Winning an award on Oscar weekend is generally a time for celebration, but for M. Night Shyamalan and the ladies of “Sex and the City 2,” Saturday night’s near clean sweep at the 31st Annual Golden Raspberries was likely to inspire anything but. What a twist.
Created to (dis)honor the very worst in cinema during the previous year, the Razzies bestowed their top prize to Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender.” Based on the anime series “Avatar,” “Airbender” took home five trophies, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D and Worst Supporting Actor for co-star Jackson Rathbone.
The wins were a breakthrough of sorts for the director once thought to be among the very best of his generation, as Shyamalan’s previous film, “The Happening,” was nominated for, but failed to win, Worst Picture and Worst Director at the 2008 Razzies.
“Sex and the City 2” managed to score three gold spray-painted statuettes, including wins for Worst Sequel, Worst Screen Ensemble and Worst Actress, which was presented to all four of the flick’s stars — Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Also winning at the satirical awards show were Aston Kutcher, who took home the Worst Actor prize for his performances in both “Killers” and “Valentine’s Day,” and Jessica Alba, winner of Worst Supporting Actress for her turns in four films — “The Killer Inside Me,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete” and “Valentine’s Day.”