The 2010 Razzie Awards Winners: The Best Of The Worst
Sweeping an awards show can be a dubious distinction when it comes to the 2010 Razzie Awards Winners. The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation annually honors the worst of the worst films and performances and bestows Razzies upon the mostly absent “winners” (although good sports like Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck and Halle Berry have graciously accepted their awards in person). Each year, the Worst Achievements in Film are noted on the night before the Academy Awards. The Razzies were founded to incinerate cinematic sin, and the 31st Annual “winners” were well deserving of the honor.
“The Last Airbender” M. Night Shyamalan’s attempt to bring the anime TV series into a 3D flick clearly earned the Best of the Worst honors for the year with a sweep of Razzie distinctions in 2010. Shyamalan won the Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture awards. The Worst Supporting Actor statue went to Jackson “Rathbone, better known for his “Twilight” series offenses. Lastly, the movie so offended the Golden Raspberry judges that they created a brand-new category for its visual affronts, the Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D. Could Ed Wood’s notoriously bad “Plan 9 From Outer Space” have a competitor for the worst film of all time?
“Sex and the City II” This regrettable return to the once-acclaimed female foursome scored three Razzies for its painful road trip to the Middle East including Worst Sequel. In this shrill, unfunny and unbearably long (146 minutes) reprise of four New Yorkers quipping about men, love, and clothes, even die-hard fans may have been willing to admit that the franchise has churned out every possible double-entendre and break-up/make-up of Carrie and Mr. Big. The entire cast earned Worst Screen Ensemble and leading ladies Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis shared the Worst Actress statue. Maybe these forty-somethings can finally resist yet another go-round and strut their way into the franchise sunset once and for all.
Jessica Alba. The winner of the Worst Supporting Actress award managed to offend in not one, not two, but four films in 2010. The always lovely Ms. Alba managed to garner negative attention for her roles in drama (“The Killer Inside Me”) as well as comedy (“Little Fockers”). She fared no better in action (“Machete”) or romantic comedy (“Valentine’s Day”). After five previous nominations, Alba finally has a Razzie for her mantle, but she may want to postpone working on that Oscar acceptance speech.
Ashton Kutcher. Alba’s “Valentine’s Day” co-star won the Worst Actor statue for his performance as a jilted Los Angleles florist, as well as his attempt at action comedy opposite Katherne Heigl in “Killers.” Mr. Demi Moore still landed a lucrative gig replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 after receiving his Golden Raspberry, but will his record-breaking Twitter follower count suffer?