Razzie Awards 2013: 'Breaking Dawn 2' Leads the Nominee Pack, Of Course

For some, the Academy Awards mark the pinnacle of a year’s worth of cinematic achievement. The purported "best films of the year" are showered with one accolade after another for hours on end, punctuated by the occasional musical number, video montage, or emotional acceptance speech. Frankly, it’s all a bit much.

But let’s not forget the lesser known but equally painful ceremony that comes the night before Oscar. Since 1980, the Golden Raspberry Awards, or the "Razzies," have done a commendable job recognizing the absolute worst and most aggressively unwatchable films of the year. Here are your nominees for 2012:


Worst Picture:

Battleship

The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure

That's My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Worst Director:

Sean Anders, That's My Boy

Peter Berg, Battleship

Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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 2 / Snow White and the Huntsman

Barbra Streisand, The Guilt Trip

Worst Actor:

Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance / Seeking Justice

Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words

Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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 2

Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You're Expecting

RihannaBattleship

Worst Supporting Actor:

David Hasselhoff, Pirannha 3-DD

Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screenplay:

Atlas Shrugged Part II

Battleship

That's My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel:

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Piranha 3-DD

Red Dawn

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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 2

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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

As you can see, the overall frontrunner is the latest Twilight entry, with a nomination in every one of the twelve categories. If it wins them all, it will surpass Ben-HurTitanic, and The Return of the King’s eleven respective Oscar wins and set a new Razzie record.

Also, apparently there’s a film called The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure. Just saying.

The Golden Raspberry Awards are not (yet) a televised event, but it appears you can watch them here on the official YouTube channel Saturday, February 23 (exact time TBD).