The last chapter of the vampire-romance franchise garners seven awards while Sandler and Rihanna are also ‘honored’
The Razzie Awards had one last chance to sink their fangs into the Twilight movie series, and they went for blood.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the last film in the cinematic adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s popular vampire-romance book series, was the recipient of seven awards at the 33rd Razzies, given out annually by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation to the worst movies of the year as a counterpoint to the Academy Awards.
Not surprisingly, Twilight garnered the major “prize” — Worst Picture — over such fare as Battleship, A Thousand Words, Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure and That’s My Boy!
Kristen Stewart was named Worst Actress for her role as Bella Swan and her performance as the title heroine of Snow White and the Huntsman. Her Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner won Worst Supporting Actor and was also one-half of the Worst Screen Couple Razzie with Mackenzie Foy. The movie also picked up a spray-painted Worst Director trophy for Bill Condon, Worst Screen Ensemble for the entire Twilight cast and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Twilight, which had only one other Razzie to its name (Jackson Rathbone won Worst Supporting Actor two years ago for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender), didn’t quite measure up to last year’s 10-Razzie haul by the Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill, which swept the awards for the first time since the ceremony’s creation in 1980.
Sandler continued his streak from last year by winning Worst Actor for That’s My Boy!, which also was deemed Worst Screenplay. And pop star Rihanna, taking a dip into action-movie waters, was named Worst Supporting Actress for Battleship.
Nine of the 10 Razzie winners were determined by 657 voting members in 47 states and 19 foreign countries. The nominees and winners in the Worst Remake Rip-Off or Sequel category were decided by 70,000 votes via a special poll at RottenTomatoes.com.