The night before the best in cinema was celebrated at the Oscars, the worst in cinema was celebrated at the Razzies, and genre films were well represented.
Earlier this year, the nominees for the 34th annual Razzie Awards were announced, and several of the year's biggest sci-fi, fantasy and horror duds were on the list. After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi adventure starring Jaden Smith and his father, Will, earned six nominations, while Gore Verbinski's much-maligned The Lone Ranger earned five. Both films were also up for the top Razzie prize: Worst Picture of 2013. So who took home the trophies Saturday night?
Well, both After Earth and The Lone Ranger "lost" the Worst Picture award to the comedy anthology Movie 43, but both films still earned awards. After Earth "won" Razzies in three of the six categories in which it was nominated, including Worst Actor for Jaden Smith, Worst Supporting Actor for Will Smith, and Worst Screen Combo for the father-son duo. The Lone Ranger, meanwhile, left with only one award: Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel. After Earth's three wins also tied it for most wins on the night alongside Movie 43 (Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay).
The other genre films up for Razzies -- Machete Kills (Worst Supporting Actor for Lady Gaga), Scary Movie 5 (Worst Supporting Actress for Lindsay Lohan, Worst Screen Combo for Lohan and Charlie Sheen, and Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel), The Smurfs 2 (Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel) and A Haunted House (Worst Supporting Actor for Nick Swardson) -- were all shut out.
So, now that Awards Season is officially over, it's time to start looking ahead to what films we might be talking about in these categories next year. What do you think? Have you spotted any early Razzie contenders yet?
(Via Rotten Tomatoes)