In a humorous antidote to all the high-fluff Oscar talk, the Razzie Awards were bestowed last night in Hollywood honoring the worst film achievements of the year. These dubious awards are put together by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation to spotlight those films that were reviled by critics and considered tomato-throwing duds by film-going audiences. As is their tradition, the Razzies ceremony is held on the eve of the Academy Awards.
The Last Airbender was honored with 5 Worsts: Film, Director for M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Screenplay (also written by Mr. M, what a low since The Sixth Sense), Supporting Actor (Jackson Rathbone, who?). Plus a new category had to be created with all the extraneous films going 3-D, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D. I skipped this film, and thank goodness I did, because it didn’t look like much.
The gabby and fashion-centric ensemble of Sex and the City 2 were chosen for Worst Screen Ensemble, plus a joint Worst was given to all four of the leading ladies: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis. Plus it managed to beat out Twilight Saga: Eclipse for Worst Sequel. But the film is still a hilarious series of gay montages filled with ultra-gay camp. Check out Liza Minnelli as the featured wedding singer doing her take of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” in the gayest and most outrageous wedding party we all wish for.
The rest of the Worsts went to Ashton Kutcher for Worst Actor in both Killers and Valentine’s Day. Jessica Alba got put down for Worst Supporting Actress with all four films she appeared in last year: Machete, Valentine’s Day, The Killer Inside Me and Little Fockers. Oh yes, I almost forgot, that Jackson Rathbone guy was also honored in another movie I avoided, Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Worst Supporting Actor along with that Airbender flick he also appeared in.
So let’s now look forward to the glossy and high-brow affair at the Oscars tonight. Too bad we don’t have that rare instance when an actor is considered both best and worst at the same time. That occurred last year when Sandra Bullock was voted Worst Actress with her dud All About Steve, then turning around just 24 hours later, winning the Oscar for Best Actress in The Blind Side.