The Academy Awards weren’t the only gongs handed out in the Hollywood this past weekend. On the eve of the most glamorous day in show business, the annual Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out in a location slightly less salubrious than the Dolby Theatre. “Celebrating” the worst in mainstream cinema, the Razzies are voted on each year by critics, fans and industry professionals in a strictly non-rigorous process.
This year, in a highly competitive field of critically reviled films, the final installment of the Twilight Saga were the clear winners, receiving Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Re-make or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple (Lautner and Mackenzie Foy).
In fact, Breaking Dawn: Part 2‘s perfect sweep was ruined by That’s My Boy. Leading man Adam Sandler and screenwriter David Caspe were both feted by the Razzie committee, having worked created a film that many punters saw as an early favourite to win the Golden Raspberry.
In very much the same way that Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: Return of the King took home most of the Oscars in 2003, it’s suspected that Breaking Dawn: Part 2‘s ignominious honours were awarded for the trilogy as a whole — a lifetime achievement diss, if you will.
Sadly the Twilight cast were indisposed and unable to collect their tiny plastic trophies, preventing a repeat of the time Halle Berry actually turned up to collect her Worst Actress prize for Catwoman. She actually graced the event clutching her Oscar, putting on a display of histrionics to rival her Oscars acceptance speech. It was actually pretty cool of her.