The 2013 Razzie Nominations
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The 2013 Razzie Nominations Name Check the Usual Suspects, But Fail to Break the Surface

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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The problem with the Razzie nominations these days is that they aim for the big, easy targets most likely to elicit attention. Was Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II a bad movie? Of course, it was. Was it one of the worst of 2012? Only in the context of the damage it's done to the pop-cultural landscape. Is Katherine Heigl a terrible person? Of course she is. Was her performance in One for the Money one of the worst of the year? Actually, no: She was better than the movie deserved. Likewise, Kristen Stewart was not good, but she certainly wasn't heinous in Snow White and the Huntsman. I think they're just checking off the Adam Sandler, Twilight, and David Hasselfhoff boxes. I doubt they've even seen many of these films. The Razzies don't unearth the worst of the year; they validate our own perceptions of the worst, based mostly on films few of us have seen.

I do see a lot of Tyler Perry on the list, however. The problem is, the worst movie of the year, which contained the worst supporting performance of the year (Matthew Fox) is missing from the nominations. At least Perry was appropriately recognized for his risible performance. But, by God, Wrath of the Titans, Ghost Rider, Playing for Keeps, and Gone deserve more opprobrium. For another take, check out Amanda's Worst of 2012.

Here are the 2013 Razzie Nominations.

Worst Picture
"Battleship"
The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure"
"That's My Boy"
"A Thousand Words"
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"

Worst Director
Sean Anders - "That's My Boy"
Peter Berg - "Battleship"
Bill Condon - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
Tyler Perry - "Good Deeds" / "Madea's Witness Protection"
John Putch - "Atlas Shrugged: Part II"

Worst Actress
Katherine Heigl - "One for the Money"
Milla Jovovich - "Resident Evil: Retribution"
Tyler Perry - "Madea's Witness Protection"
Kristen Stewart - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" / "Snow White and the Huntsman"
Barbra Streisand - "The Guilt Trip"

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage - "Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance" /" Seeking Justice"
Eddie Murphy - "A Thousand Words"
Robert Pattinson - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
Tyler Perry - "Alex Cross / Good Deeds"
Adam Sandler - "That's My Boy"

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Biel - "Playing For Keeps / Total Recall"
Brooklyn Decker - "Battleship / What to Expect When You're Expecting"
Ashley Greene - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
Jennifer Lopez - "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
Rihanna - "Battleship"

Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff - "Pirannha 3-DD"
Taylor Lautner - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
Liam Neeson - "Battleship / Wrath of the Titans"
Nick Swardson - "That's My Boy"
Vanilla Ice - "That's My Boy"

Worst Screen Ensemble
"Battleship"
"The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure"
"That's My Boy"
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipsed Part II"
"Madea's Witness Protection"

Worst Screenplay
"Atlas Shrugged Part II"
"Battleship"
"That's My Boy"
"A Thousand Words"
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel
"Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance"
"Pirannha 3-DD"
"Red Dawn"
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
"Madea's Witness Protection"

Worst Screen Couple
Any two cast members from "Jersey Shore" in "The Three Stooges"
Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II"
Tyler Perry and his drag in "Madea's Witness Protection"
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, or Susan Sarandon in "That's My Boy"

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