`Twilight: Eclipse`, `Last Airbender` nominated for Razzies

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011, 11:40 AM IST

Los Angeles: M Night Shyamalan`s `The Last Air Bender` and vampire drama `Twilight: Eclipse` are leading nominees for the Golden Rasperry Awards, which recognise the "best of worst" in Hollywood, with nine nods each, including Worst Picture.

While other contenders in the category include, `Sex and The City 2`, `Vampires Suck` and `Bounty Hunter`, Jennifer Aniston has been nominated for a Razzie in the `Worst Actress` category for both `The Switch` and `The Bounty Hunter`.

Indian origin director Shyamalan was nominated in the `Worst Director` category along with Sylvester Stallone for `The Expendables`, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer for `Vampires Suck`, Michael Patrick King for `Sex and The City 2` and David Slade for `The Twilight Saga: Eclipse`.

Jack Black has been nominated in the `Worst Actor` category for his role in `Gulliver`s Travels` and Gerard Butler has been nominated in the same category for `Bounty Hunter`.

The traditional pre-Oscar nomination night awards that recognise all that is bad in films, were announced on Sunday night.

The Razzies lineup was announced a day before Oscar nominations come out. Razzie winners, chosen by the group`s 600 voters, will be announced on 26th February, the night before the Oscars.

The awards, founded by American copywriter and publicist John J.B. Wilson in 1981, precede the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day.

The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry" and the awards themselves typically cost around USD 8 each, in the form of a "golfball-sized raspberry" which sits atop a film reel, the whole of which is spray-painted gold.

PTI