Vampires, werewolves and airbenders lead the pack at the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that hands out prizes for the year’s worst films.
The blockbuster supernatural tale The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and the action fantasy The Last Airbender tied for the most nominations with nine each, including worst picture.
Also nominated for worst picture are Jennifer Aniston’s action comedy The Bounty Hunter, Sarah Jessica Parker’s romantic romp Sex and the City 2 and the Twilight parody Vampires Suck.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart had a worst-actress nomination for her role as a teenager caught in a love triangle involving her vampire boyfriend (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf pal (Taylor Lautner). RPatz and Taylor were both nominated for worst actor.
Razzies founder John Wilson said that though Vampires Suck was a Twilight spoof, Eclipse was actually funnier to watch.
“I know people who are into Twilight who take it totally seriously and they’re very vociferous,” Wilson said. “Those of us who are not Twi-hards, we don’t get it. I don’t actually know any teenage girls who have had to make the choice between a werewolf and a vampire.”
The Last Airbender was adapted from the animated TV series about a young hero with the power to reunite feuding nations of people who can control air, water, fire and earth. Last Airbender filmmaker M Night Shyamalan received Razzie nominations for worst director and screenplay.
“All of this gobbledygook language about airbenders and fire benders and water benders,” Wilson said. “You feel like you’re on a bender watching the movie. It’s completely illogical.”
The Razzies line-up was announced a day before Oscar nominations come out. Razzie winners, chosen by the group’s roughly 600 voters, will be announced on February 26, the night before the Oscars.