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Razzies set to torpedo pop minx Rihanna's Battleship

Twilight also in crap movie awards' sights

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 11th January 2013 07:04 GMT

This year's Razzies look set to be a head-to-head between Battleship and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 to see which movie can walk away with the most gongs for serious celluloid undertainment.

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The annual celebration of the cinematically dire sees seven nominations for Battleship, including Worst Picture and a well-deserved Worst Supporting Actress nod for Bajan warbler Rihanna.

The latest outing in the teen bloodsucker Twilight franchise, meanwhile, is up for Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart), Worst Actor (Robert Pattinson), Worst Supporting Actress (Ashley Green), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Couple (you guessed it, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, or Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner, if you prefer), Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Screen Ensemble ("The Entire Cast"), Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel, and Worst Screenplay.

Adam Sandler, who already has a rack of Razzies on his mantlepiece thanks to picking up Worst Actor and Worst Actress awards last year for Jack and Jill, will complete a double-whammy of shame if the jury considers That's My Boy worthy of honour. The "comedy" is up for eight awards.

As predicted, Eddie Murphy is also in with a shout for A Thousand Words, nominated in the Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay categories.

Film fans who consider the inclusion of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 alongside the "bazillion-dollar board-game-based box office blunder" Battleship a tad unjust may have a point. According to the BBC, the Razzies' organisers have been waiting for the series to wrap "to heap its scorn on the franchise - as a parallel to the way the Oscars waited for the final Lord Of The Rings film before awarding it Best Picture".

Razzies founder John Wilson admitted: "This is our equivalent to The Lord of the Rings. It's our members' last chance to razz Twilight."

We'll have to wait until 23 February to see just which emotional Hollywood luminaries will take to the stage to accept their Razzies, when the results are announced the day before the Oscars. ®

And the full list of nominees is...

Worst Picture

Worst Director

Worst Actress

Worst Actor

Worst Supporting Actress

Worst Supporting Actor

Worst Screen Ensemble

Worst Screenplay

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel

Worst Screen Couple