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Shyamalan's film tops spoof awards Razzies

Vampires, werewolves and airbenders lead the pack at the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that hands out prizes for the year's worst films. Twilight, too, seemed to be at the receiving end of the awards.

hollywood Updated: Jan 24, 2011 20:27 IST

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 Monday 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 teen caught in a love triangle involving her vampire boyfriend (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf pal (Taylor Lautner). Pattinson and Lautner both were nominated for worst actor.



Razzies founder John Wilson said that though

Vampires Suck

was a

Twilight

spoof,

Eclipse

actually was 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 lineup was announced a day before Oscar nominations come out. Razzie winners, chosen by the group's roughly 600 voters, will be announced Feb. 26, the night before the Oscars. Three Oscar-winning divas are among nominees for worst supporting actress Cher for the song-and-dance tale

Burlesque,

Liza Minnelli for

Sex and the City 2

and Barbra Streisand for the comedy sequel

Little Fockers

.



Jackson Rathbone had a supporting-actor nomination for roles in both

The Last Airbender

and

Eclipse

. Dev Patel and Nicola Peltz also had supporting nominations for

Last Airbender

. The entire casts of

Eclipse

and

Last Airbender

were among nominees for worst screen couple or ensemble.



Last Airbender

also was chosen for worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D, a special category to mark Hollywood's current craze for shooting in three dimensions or converting 2-D movies to 3-D. The other 3-D nominees are

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

,

Clash of the Titans

,

The Nutcracker in 3-D

and

Saw 3D

. Along with worst-actress contenders Stewart and Aniston, the four "gal pals" in

Sex and the City 2 -

Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - shared a nomination. Also up for worst-actress are Miley Cyrus for the teen drama

The Last Song

and Megan Fox for the action flop Jonah Hex.



Cyrus' father, Billy Ray Cyrus, had a supporting-actor nomination for

The Spy Next Door

. Joining Pattinson and Lautner in the worst-actor category are Jack Black for the fantasy comedy

Gulliver's Travels

, Gerard Butler for

The Bounty Hunter

and Ashton Kutcher for the action comedy

Killers

and the romance

Valentine's Day.