'Twilight' finale leads Razzies worst-of list

LOS ANGELES -- The Twilight finale had better reviews thanthe franchise's previous four movies, but you'd never know it from theRazzie nominations singling out Hollywood's worst of the year.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ledthe Razzies lineup late Tuesday with 11 nominations, including worstpicture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, andsupporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene.

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Other worst-picture nominees are the naval action tale Battleship, the family flick The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, Adam Sandler's raunchy dud That's My Boy and Eddie Murphy's comedy flop A Thousand Words.

Aspoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies announcement came a littlemore than a day before Thursday's Oscar nominations. Winners for the33rd annual Razzies will be announced Feb. 23, the night before theOscar show.

The final installment in the supernatural romance involving vampires, werewolves and a moody schoolgirl, Breaking Dawn - Part 2also had nominations for worst director for Bill Condon, plus worstsequel, screenplay and screen ensemble. It picked up two nominations forworst screen couple - for Stewart and Pattinson and for Lautner andchild co-star Mackenzie Foy.

Stewart's worst-actress nomination came for two performances in 2012, her Bella Swan of Twilight and the title role in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Earlier Twilightmovies have been regular nominees for the Razzies but have not comeaway with any key worst-of awards. But the finale seems to be the oneRazzies voters have been waiting for, the way Oscar voters were waitingfor the last Lord of the Rings film, the one that finally won the big prize.

"That'sthe analogy we're making, that this is the Razzies' flipside," saidRazzies founder John Wilson. "This is our equivalent to The Lord of the Rings. It's our members' last chance to razz Twilight.

Here'show Razzies organizers describe the "Twilight" finale in thenominations announcement: "The ultimate installment of the inexplicablysuccessful series focuses on Shirtless Werewolf Jacob and his creepyrelationship with the daughter of Sparkly Vampire Edward and Gloomy GothGal Bella. Together, the four face a final showdown that will determinethe fate of Romantic-But-Boring Monsters everywhere."

Sandler - whose Jack and Jillmade Razzies history last season by winning a record 10 awards,sweeping every category - remains a Razzies favorite this time. That's My Boyran second with eight Razzie nominations, among them worst actor forSandler and supporting actor for both Nick Swardson and Vanilla Ice.

Tyler Perry was nominated for both worst actor (Alex Cross and Good Deeds) and actress (Madea's Witness Protection, in which he reprised his cross-dressing title character).

Along with Sandler, Pattinson and Perry, worst-actor contenders are Nicolas Cage for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Seeking Justice; and Murphy for A Thousand Words.

JoiningStewart and Perry in the worst-actress lineup are Katherine Heigl for"One for the Money"; Milla Jovovich for "Resident Evil: Retribution";and Barbra Streisand for "The Guilt Trip."


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