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‘Twilight’ sweeps Razzie nominations

AFP, LOS ANGELES

The last installment of the blockbuster Twilight franchise has won the dubious honor of being nominated in every category for Hollywood’s anti-Oscar Razzie awards.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 topped the shortlist of the Golden Raspberries, handed out each year as an alternative to Tinseltown’s annual back-slapping awards season, which moves into top gear this week.

Others tipped for Razzie shame include veteran diva Barbra Streisand for worst actress in mother-son road movie The Guilt Trip, while Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler are all up for worst actor.

Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are nominated for worst actor and actress, while the film’s director, Bill Condon, was tipped for worst filmmaker, in shortlists for all 10 Razzie categories unveiled on Tuesday.

The tongue-in-cheek dishonor award will not matter much to the makers of the Twilight films — the fifth and final installment of the wildly popular franchise has taken nearly US$800 million at the box office worldwide, according to the IMDb movie industry Web site.

The other films shortlisted for worst movie of last year were Battleship, family movie The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy and A Thousand Words starring comedy veteran Murphy.

The Razzie winners is to be announced on Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg was hoping for good news yesterday as Oscar nominees were unveiled, with his Lincoln among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field.

Taiwan-born Ang Lee’s (李安) Life of Pi and Osama bin Laden manhunt movie Zero Dark Thirty by Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow are also expected to rack up Academy Award nods, as is actor-director Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama Argo.

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and musical Les Miserables are also in the running.

Best actor tips include Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln, Hugh Jackman in Les Miz and Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, while Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Helen Mirren (Hitchcock) lead on the best-actress side.

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