‘Last Airbender’, ‘Sex & the City’ win Razzies

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‘Last Airbender’, ‘Sex & the City’ win Razzies

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LOS ANGELES - Martial arts fantasy flick “The Last Airbender” swept the board at the pre-Oscar Razzie awards for worst movies of 2010 Saturday, while “Sex and the City 2” also won one of the dubious honors.

“Airbender,” a box office hit but a critical miss, took the Golden Raspberry for worst movie, worst director, worst screenplay and worst supporting actor, as well as the useful new category of Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D.

Director M. Night Shyamalan, described as a “repeat offender” at the annual spoof eve-of-Oscars awards, could take some comfort as he failed to win Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, for which he was also nominated. It was won by “Sex and the City 2.”

“The Last Airbender” tells the story of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Shyamalan “reimagined the faux-anime television series ‘The Last Airbender’ into a jumbled, jump-cut mess of a movie that fans of the show hated even more than critics did, “if that’s even possible!” said Razzie organizers.

Someone must have liked it though, as the summer 2010 movie has so far taken nearly $320 million at the box office worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, a movie tracking Web site.

“Sex and the City 2” - which has earned $290 million - earned worst ensemble Razzie, as well as the worst actress award, jointly bestowed on stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon.

Worst actor meanwhile went to Ashton Kutcher, for his performance in not one but two films last year: “Killers” and “Valentine’s Day.”

Jessica Alba won the worst supporting actress award for “The Killer Inside Me,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete” and “Valentine’s Day.”

The Razzies winners were announced on the eve of the Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season.

British historical drama “The King’s Speech” is the frontrunner, although others vying for Oscars glory include Facebook movie “The Social Network,” ballet thriller “Black Swan” and classic Western remake “True Grit.”

Nominees for the Razzies rarely turn up at the spoof pre-Oscars awards event, although Sanda Bullock gamely appeared last year, handing out DVD copies of her offending performance in box office flop “All About Steve.”


AFP

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`라스트 에어밴더`는 26일 오후7시30분(현지시간) 미국 LA 반스달 갤러리 극장에서 열린 제31회 골든 라즈베리 시상식에서 최악의 영화 작품상, 최악의 감독, 최악의 극본, 최악의 조연상,최악의 3D 효과 등 5개 부문을 휩쓰는 불명예를 안았다.

아카데미 시상식 하루 전날 열리는 골든 라즈베리 시상식은 여타 상과는 달리 최악의 작품 및 배우를 꼽는 것으로 유명하다. 심사위원단에는 영화관계자와 골든글로브 심사위원도 포함돼 있다는 게 공공연한 비밀이다.

`라스트 에어벤더`는 이번 시상식을 앞두고 작품상과 감독상 등 무려 9개 부문에 노미네이트돼 일찌감치 대량 수상이 예고됐다. 최악의 조연배우상을 받은 잭슨 라스본은 역시 9개 부문에 노미네이트된 `이클립스`에도 출연해 눈길을 끌었다.


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섹시스타 제시카 알바는 `더 킬러 인사이드 미`로 최악의 조연여배우상에 선정됐다.

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