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'Last Airbender,' 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' lead 31st annual Razzie nominations

January 24, 2011 | 12:01 am

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M. Night Shyamalan may have received best director and screenplay Oscar nominations for the 1999 best picture nominee "The Sixth Sense," but more recently his films are being nominated for the Golden Raspberry -- Razzie -- Awards. His 2010 misfire, "The Last Airbender," makes him a threepeat offender in the Razzie world after 2006's "The Lady in the Water" and 2008's "The Happening."

His 3-D version of the popular animated TV series scored nine Razzie nominations Monday morning, including worst picture, director, remake, screenplay, worst screen couple/worst ensemble and a new Razzie category, worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D.

Also scoring nine thumbs down was the box-office giant "Eclipse," the third installment in "The Twilight Saga."

Joining "Airbender" and "Eclipse" in the worst picture category are "The Bounty Hunter," "Sex and the City 2" and "Vampires Suck."

Battling it out for worst actor are nominees Jack Black for "Gulliver's Travels," Gerard Butler for "The Bounty Hunter," Ashton Kutcher for "Killers" and "Valentine's Day," Taylor Lautner for "Eclipse" and "Valentine's Day," and Robert Pattinson for "Remember Me" and "Eclipse."

Worst actress nominees are Jennifer Aniston for "The Bounty Hunter" and "The Switch," Miley Cyrus for "The Last Song," all four gal pals from "Sex and the City 2," Megan Fox for "Jonah Hex" and Kristen Stewart for "Eclipse."

Those with the dubious distinction of being nominated in the supporting actress category are

Jessica Alba for four films, "The Killer Inside Me," "Little Fockers," "Machete" and "Valentine's Day"; Cher, "Burlesque"; Liza Minnelli, "Sex and the City 2"; Nicola Peltz, "The Last Airbender"; and Barbra Streisand for "Little Fockers."

The worst supporting actor category includes Billy Ray Cyrus, "The Spy Next Door"; George Lopez for "Marmaduke," "The Spy Next Door" and "Valentine's Day"; Dev Patel, "The Last Airbender"; Jackson Rathbone for "The Last Airbender" and "Eclipse"; and Rob Schneider, "Grown Ups."

Joining "Last Airbender" in the worst eye-goughing misuse of 3-D category are "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," "Clash of the Titans," "The Nutcracker in 3D" and "Saw 3D."

Nominees for worst screen couple/worst ensemble are Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler for "The Bounty Hunter"; Josh Brolin's face and Megan Fox's accent in "Jonah Hex"; and the entire casts of "The Last Airbender," "Sex and the City 2" and "Eclipse."

Vying with Shyamalan for worst director are Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer for "Vampires Suck," Michael Patrick King for "Sex and the City 2," David Slade for "Eclipse" and Sylvester Stallone for "The Expendables."

Besides Shyamalan, worst screenplay nominees are John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey for "Little Fockers," Michael Patrick King for "Sex and the City 2," Melissa Rosenberg for "Eclipse" and Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer for "Vampires Suck."

Joining "Last Airbender" in worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel are "Clash of the Titans," "Sex and the City 2," "Eclipse" and "Vampires Suck."

Though the "winners" rarely ever show up to receive their Razzie, Sandra Bullock, who won the lead actress Oscar last year for "The Blind Side," did attend to pick up her Razzie for "All About Steve" the night before the Academy Awards.

The Razzies will be announced Feb. 26 -- the evening before the Oscars -- at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood.

-- Susan King

Photo: M. Night Shyamalan on the set of "The Last Airbender." Credit: Zade Rosenthal / Paramount Pictures

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