The finale to the vampire saga "wins" seven, as Adam Sandler and Rihanna are also "honored"

By Stephen M. Silverman
February 23, 2013 10:00 PM
Andrew Cooper, SMPSP/Summit

Who’s misérable now?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Adam Sandler and Rihanna are among the “winners” of the 33rd annual Golden Raspberry Awards – the Razzies – which are not so much handed out as they are thrown at those who are voted as perpetrating Hollywood’s worst achievements of the year.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the fifth and final installment in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga, was recognized in seven categories, including worst picture.

The flick’s Kristen Stewart was also cited as worst actress; Taylor Lautner, worst supporting actor; Lautner and 12-year-old Mackenzie Foy, worst screen couple; the entire cast, including Robert Pattinson, worst screen ensemble, and Bill Condon, worst director.

In addition, the film, which since opening last November has taken in more than $828 million at the box office, was named worst sequel.

Sandler, who last year monopolized the Razzies – and set a record by winning in 10 categories with the “comedy” Jack & Jill – this year got only two awards: for worst actor of the year and worst screenplay, both for That’s My Boy.

Unlike the Oscars, which keep voting tallies a secret and will be handed out Sunday night during a very glamorous event, founder and Head RAZZberry John Wilson announced Razzie recipients Saturday night in the utilitarian Continental Breakfast Room of the Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame hotel, near (and yet so far from) the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards.

Wilson revealed to the press that although Rihanna, as worst supporting actress in the movie Battleship, won her Razzie by a landslide, worst screenwriter Sandler only beat the authors of Breaking Dawn by a single vote.

It’s close shaves like that that really make or break the Razzies.

Adam Sandler, in That's My Boy, and Rihanna, in Battleship
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The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.