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'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Leads 2013 Razzie Noms, But It Doesn't Deserve To

By Matt Patches, Hollywood.com Staff

Since 1980, The Golden Raspberry Awards aka The Razzies have been voting on each year's worst of the worst in movies and performances. The yang to the Academy Awards' yin, the connoisseurs of cinema terriblé have nominated, voted on, and proclaimed winners (or losers?), just before the Oscars make their announcements. With the Academy's picks set to be revealed on Thursday, the Razzies have unveiled their 2013's nominees… and they're not that surprising. In fact, with a limited selection that includes the final Twilight movie, Adam Sandler's latest, and a gargantuan action blockbuster based on a board game, this year's Razzies come off a bit lame. Are these really the worst movies of the year?

People criticize the Academy each year for sidelining challenging, unique material in favor of mainstream dramas with recognizable faces (thus the term ""Oscar bait""). With the Razzies once again placing Twilight in their crosshairs — the franchise has been nominated in the major categories since the saga blew up with its sequel, New Moon — the once-biting takedown of Hollywood's continual blandness has evolved into what it criticizes. The Razzies are shooting fish in a barrel. The early Twilight movies may have deserved the honors bestowed upon them, but Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is far from a terrible movie. In fact, it's one of 2012's greatest miracles.

Dumping on Twilight in 2013 is a sign of archaic thinking. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 goes all out, and it's an enjoyable romp: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and even Taylor Lautner, the most vapid of the young actors, turn in their best performances in the franchise. The vampirism is cranked up to 11 with wild mythology and displays of power; the final 30 minutes is pure lunacy; Michael Sheen even deserves Oscar consideration for work as the villain. With 11 nominations (in 10 categories!), The Razzies be hatin'.

See the nominations below then sound off: what/who are the actual worst movies/actors/actresses/couples of the year?

Worst Picture

Battleship

The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure

That's My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Worst Director

Sean Anders - That's My Boy

Peter Berg - Battleship

Bill Condon - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Tyler Perry - Good Deeds / Madea's Witness Protection

John Putch - Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl - One for the Money

Milla Jovovich - Resident Evil: Retribution

Tyler Perry - Madea's Witness Protection

Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 / Snow White and the Huntsman

Barbra Streisand - The Guilt Trip

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage - Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance / Seeking Justice

Eddie Murphy - A Thousand Words

Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Tyler Perry - Alex Cross / Good Deeds

Adam Sandler - That's My Boy

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Biel - Playing For Keeps / Total Recall

Brooklyn Decker - Battleship / What to Expect When You're Expecting

Ashley Greene - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Jennifer Lopez - What to Expect When You're Expecting

Rihanna - Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor

David Hasselhoff - Piranha 3DD

Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Liam Neeson - Battleship / Wrath of the Titans

Nick Swardson - That's My Boy

Vanilla Ice - That's My Boy

Worst Screen Ensemble

Battleship

The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure

That's My Boy

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screenplay

Atlas Shrugged Part II

Battleship

That's My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel

Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance

Piranha 3DD

Red Dawn

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screen Couple

Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges

Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Tyler Perry and his drag in Madea's Witness Protection

Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, or Susan Sarandon in That's My Boy

Follow Matt Patches on Twitter @misterpatches

[Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment]

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