As the world anticipates Hollywood's annual pat on the back at the Oscars tonight, "winners" of last night's Golden Raspberry Awards for the worst in film can only shake their heads, wondering where they went wrong. With The Sixth Sense a distant memory, M. Night Shymalan and his misguided The Last Airbender took home Razzies for Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay and, in a brand-new category, Worst Eye-gouging Misuse of 3-D. Airbender's Jackson Rathbone was also named Worst Supporting Actor, for good measure. According to Razzies founder John Wilson, "[The Last Airbender] is only an hour-and-a-half long, but it feels like a month. The dialogue was so unintelligible it's like a foreign film without subtitles."
The other film taking home multiple gold spray-painted statuettes was Sex and the City 2, whose quartet of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Davis were jointly named Worst Actress. The film also earned Razzies for Worst Screen Couple or Ensemble and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel. Said Wilson: "It was released in the middle of a period of American history when everyone's scrounging not to lose their homes, and these women are riding around in Rolls-Royces, buying expensive shoes, and just throwing money around like they're drunk."
Ashton Kutcher (who should be happy to win anything at this point) was named Worst Actor for Killers and Valentine's Day, while Jessica Alba brought Worst Supporting Actress shame upon herself through the collective weakness of The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete, and Valentine's Day. The Razzies are chosen by 637 voters in 46 U.S. states and 17 other countries. Marmaduke's George Lopez can now officially breathe a sigh of relief.