The Razzies have a proud history of honoring the worst in cinema. Former Worst Picture winners include disastrous classics "The Last Airbender" (2010), "Battlefield Earth" (2000), and "Showgirls" (1995).
Despite relatively respectable reviews – scoring 52 on MetaCritic, better, for instance. than a recent Oscar nominee for Best Picture, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" – "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" swept the Razzie nominations with 11, including Worst Picture. If it wins, it would be the best reviewed movie ever to do so at the Razzies, based on available MetaCritic scores.
The film will have strong competition from a pair of previous winners. Adam Sandler co-wrote, produced, and starred in last year's Worst Picture, "Jack and Jill," which won all 10 Razzie categories. He returns this year with another widely panned starring vehicle: the comedy "That's My Boy," in which he plays a man who fathered a child with his teacher when he was 13. The film is up for eight prizes, including Worst Actor for Sandler.
Eddie Murphy was a multiple winner for "Norbit" in 2007. This year, his film "A Thousand Words" made the Worst Picture lineup, as well as Worst Actor (Murphy) and Worst Screenplay.
Much like 2009 winner "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Battleship" is a sci-fi action thriller based on a popular toy, in this case the low-tech board game in which players make guesses to sink each other's hidden fleets. Helmed by actor-turned-director Peter Berg, the film has seven nominations.
Rounding out the Worst Picture lineup is the little-seen children's film "Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure." Released in August, the film follows the title characters – named Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie – on their search for five magical balloons. Though the film opened in more than 2,000 theaters, it earned less than half a million dollars in its opening weekend – the worst opening for a wide-release film in box office history. It is also nominated for Worst Ensemble.