by Kate Newton
The Razzies have once again beaten the Academy Awards to the punch of reflecting back on the films of the year—but for this awards show, the picture isn’t so pretty.
The Golden Raspberry Awards have dishonored Hollywood’s most shamelessly awful films annually since 1981; the ceremony unfolds the day before the Academy Awards and is rarely attended by any of the nominees (it’s a little known fact that celebrities - especially comedians - seldom possess an actual sense of humor when the joke’s on them).
Adam Sandler, who hasn’t appeared in a decent movie since he made pursuing Razzie MVP a full-time career, will fall short of his 10 wins for last year’s Jack and Jill after receiving only nine nominations for That’s My Boy. Better luck next year, Adam.
The most ambitiously awful film of 2012 in the Razzie universe was undisputedly Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two, which received a nod in nearly every category, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress for Kristen Stewart (the Razzies landed two low blows by also acknowledging her the staying power of her expressionless stare in Snow White and the Huntsman), and Worst Couple, twice over. If you listen closely, you can hear the anguished cries of millions of American pre-teens, who will be appeased when the franchise gets rebooted before they even send in their college applications.
Hardly strangers to the Razzie game, Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance/Seeking Justice) and Tyler Perry (Alex Cross/Good Deeds) each garnered a handful of noms, while some celebrity favorites proved not even they are immune to ridicule: Liam Neeson (Battleship/Wrath of the Titans) and Barbra Streisand (The Guilt Trip) are up for Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Actress, respectively.
Check out the full list of nominations here, courtesy of Vulture: