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Posted at 8:48 AM ET, 01/24/2011

The Razzie nominations: 'Eclipse' and 'Airbender' lead the field in wretched filmmaking

By Jen Chaney

"Last Airbender," getting much, um, love from the Razzies. (Zade Rosenthal)

The Razzie Award voters clearly don't care for Bella Swan, M. Night Shyamalan or anything connected with Carrie Bradshaw.

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "The Last Airbender" have earned nine Razzie nominations from the group of voters that routinely honors the worst achievements in Hollywood. "Eclipse" and "Airbender" were both nominated for worst picture, alongside "The Bounty Hunter," "Sex and the City 2" and "Vampires Suck." That's right, the Razzie voters have boldly declared that they hate "Twilight" and movies that make fun of "Twilight," which makes total sense to anyone who actually had to sit through "Vampires Suck."

The "Sex and the City" sequel scored an impressive seven nominations, 10 if you count the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kirstin Davis and Cynthia Nixon were nominated collectively for worst actress. The only categories that neglected to mention the Manohlos-meets-Muslim-culture comedy were the ones that "honored" male performances (Chris Noth is so breathing a sigh of relief right now) and the new "eye-gouging misuse of 3-D" award.

Proceed to the jump for the complete list of nominees and some notable Razzie snubs.

Of course, not every truly terrible work of cinema received its due. Even at the Razzies there are snubs. Among this year's overlooked works of excrement:

"Furry Vengeance" -- This is truly shocking. I thought for sure that this wretched attempt at family entertainment would earn a nod for worst picture, or at least one for Brendan Fraser's performance as a guy repeatedly taking shots in the crotch from fake woodland creatures. Did Razzie voters simply not see it?

"The Back-Up Plan" -- Razzie voters have generously recognized the work of Jennifer Lopez in the past. Missing this opportunity to honor her again seems like an oversight.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" -- Surely this Freddy Krueger knock-off deserved a nominee in the Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel category.

That said, here's the complete list of nominees for this year's Razzies. While Sandra Bullock showed up at least year's ceremony to collect her trophy, I am thinking that Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristen Stewart won't make it this year, should one of them win worst actress. Bullock should totally come back and present, then take all the attendees out for beers like she promised last year.

Worst Picture

The Bounty Hunter
The Last Airbender
Sex & the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

Worst Actor

Jack Black -- Gulliver's Travels
Gerard Butler -- The Bounty Hunter
Ashton Kutcher -- Killers and Valentine's Day
Taylor Lautner -- Eclipse and Valentine's Day
Robert Pattinson -- Remember Me and Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Actress

Jennifer Aniston --The Bounty Hunter and The Switch
Miley Cyrus -- The Last Song
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon -- Sex & the City 2
Megan Fox -- Jonah Hex
Kristen Stewart -- Eclipse

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Alba -- The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine's Day
Cher -- Burlesque
Liza Minnelli -- Sex & the City 2
Nicola Peltz -- The Last Airbender
Barbra Streisand -- Little Fockers

Worst Supporting Actor

Billy Ray Cyrus -- The Spy Next Door
George Lopez -- Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine's Day
Dev Patel -- The Last Airbender
Jackson Rathbone -- The Last Airbender and Eclipse
Rob Schneider -- Grown-Ups

Worst Eye-gouging Misuse of 3-D

Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Nutcracker 3-D
Saw 3-D

Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble

Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler -- Bounty Hunter
Josh Brolin’s Face & Megan Fox’s Accent -- Jonah Hex
The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender
The Entire Cast of Sex & the City 2
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director

Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer -- Vampires Suck
Michael Patrick King -- Sex & the City 2
M. Night Shyamalan -- The Last Airbender
David Slade -- Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sylvester Stallone -- The Expendables

Worst Screenplay

Last Airbender
Little Fockers
Sex & the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Sex & the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

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By Jen Chaney  | January 24, 2011; 8:48 AM ET
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Comments

Twilight: Eclipse cost $68 million to make. Just a quick check at boxofficemojo: domestic and foreign sales combined for $693,579,566.00. And that doesn't include merchandising....I don't think they care too much if they got the "Razzie"

Posted by: twilliamrobert | January 24, 2011 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Twilight: Eclipse cost $68 million to make. Just a quick check at boxofficemojo: domestic and foreign sales combined for $693,579,566.00. And that doesn't include merchandising....I don't think they care to much if they got the "Razzie"

Posted by: twilliamrobert | January 24, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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