While we're all gearing up for the 2014 Academy Awards, there's a different sort of long-standing awards tradition that took place over the weekend: the Razzie Awards, which honors the best of the worst in film in each year. And this year M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith's 'After Earth' and the celeb-heavy ensemble anthology comedy 'Movie 43' took home the most prizes with three awards each.
The "Golden Raspberry" Razzie awards set out to do the opposite work of the Academy Awards and "honor" the year's worst films, and every year, they have plenty of material to work with. While 2013 may have been one of the best years for movies in recent memory, it was also home to enough deplorable junk to make this a fairly interesting (if not at all surprising) year for Razzies.
Last night, Bill Condon's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' swept the 2013 Golden Raspberries, taking home seven "awards" including Worst Picture and Worst Director. The 'Twilight' films have always been a favorite at the annual celebration of bad cinema and it's obvious that they wanted to send the beloved/mocked franchise out in style. Still, we can't help but wonder...is it time to completely retool the Razzies?
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has been handing out Razzie Awards to honor the worst achievements in motion pictures for 32 years, and it looks like they've finally found their Meryl Streep.
On Sunday night, the group awarded Adam Sandler's 'Jack and Jill' 10 awards out of the 12 for which it was nominated -- a new record.