The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 won in seven categories at the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards in California last night. The vampire series - whose stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy won solo prizes - dominated at the annual ceremony, which celebrates the worst movies in Hollywood.
As well as being named Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, the entire cast picked up a gong for Worst Screen Ensemble. Individually, Kristen Stewart was awarded with Worst Actress (also for her role in Snow White and the Huntsman) while Bill Condon picked up the Worst Director prize.
Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner was recognized individually with Worst Supporting Actor and collectively with Mackenzie Foy as they were named Worst Screen Couple.
Elsewhere, after he swept the boards with every award at last year's ceremony, Adam Sandler won Worst Actor for his role in That's My Boy, which beat The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 for Worst Screenplay.
Jennifer Lawrence is glad that she wasn't cast as Bella Swan in the Twilight films. The 22-year-old actress auditioned for the lead female role in the vampire franchise, but is glad she wasn't picked for it because she's not sure she could cope with the paparazzi attention Kristen Stewart receives.
"Oh yeah, for sure. I remember when the first movie came out, seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet and getting papped wherever she went. For me, and I'm assuming for her, it was just another audition. Then it turned into this whole other thing," she said when asked whether she was disappointed with not winning the role.
Jennifer now has her own fame-inducing role as heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise - which is also adapted from a series of young adult novels. The young starlet was unsure about starring in the blockbuster films after earning critical acclaim for her roles in smaller movies: "I was worried it would be overwhelming and that no one would be able to see me as any other character. But I really cared about the movie. I'm proud of The Hunger Games as I am of any of the other films I've done."
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After having been kicked down to the number two spot behind The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 for three weeks, the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, is back on top this week with $11 million.
The animated holiday film Rise of the Guardians jumped up one spot to number two, bringing in $10.5 million while the popular teen vampire/werewolf franchise dropped down two spots to number three with $9.2 million. Lincoln and Life of Pi stayed put at numbers four and five with $9.1 million and $8.3 million respectively.
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Twilight fans have yet to be stopped, as they have successfully won The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 its third consecutive week at the top of the box office with $17.4 million.
The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, came in a close second with $17 million. Lincoln and Rise of the Guardians also stayed put in their spots at number three and four with $13,509,000 and $13,500,000 respectively. Life of Pi rounds out the top five with $12 million.
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Vampire lovers are no match for James Bond and Abraham Lincoln.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took number one at the box office for a second consecutive week since its debut, raking in $43 million this Thanksgiving weekend. Skyfall and Lincoln stayed put at number two and three with $36 million and $25 million, respectively. Fourth place went to newcomer The Rise of the Guardians, which pulled in $24 million while Ang Lee's latest film, Life of Pi, came in at number five with $22 million for its debut.
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The end of the Twilight
franchise saga has arrived, and its fans made sure it went out with a considerable box office take.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 took the number one spot with $141.3 million this weekend, pushing last week's top earner, Skyfall, back to number two with $41.5 million. Lincoln was added to around 1,700 theaters, boosting its sales to $21 million and thus securing the number three spot. Disney's Wreck-It Ralph fell two spots to number four with $18.3 million while Flight also dropped two spots to number five with $8.6 million.
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Kristen Stewart thinks she will be working for her on-screen daughter in the future.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 star has revealed she is completely smitten with her "amazing" young co-star Mackenzie Foy - who plays her daughter Renesmee in the new movie - and would love for the 12-year-old actress to direct her in a movie when she is older.
"She's like one of the coolest kids I've ever met. She use to always be like, 'I want to be a movie director.' I think every single member of the cast was like, 'Cool! Call me for a job because I will work for you!' She's amazing," Stewart said.
The 22-year-old actress - who wowed onlookers in a sparkling lace jumpsuit by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad paired with Louis Vuitton heels - also paid tribute to her fans and admitted they kept her going over the past five years: "To sustain energy from one project for five years is pretty remarkable and we wouldn't have been able to do that if we were the only fans. But to turn up to here and have a million people doing that with you is insane and amazing. It's contagious. A once in a lifetime."
Kristen Stewart would have "turned mad" if she hadn't been able to work on other projects. The 22-year-old actress admits portraying Bella Swan in the five Twilight Saga movies has taken a lot of "patience," so she was glad to have been able to shoot smaller films in between working on the vampire blockbusters.
"I lived in the Twilight world for about four years - that's a very long time that demands a lot of patience on your part. Thank God, I had the opportunity to do smaller movies like The Runaways, Welcome to the Rileys, and On the Road in between. Otherwise I'd probably have turned mad," she said.
Kristen - who recently admitted to cheating on boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders - also insisted she doesn't get upset by the "circus" that surrounds her personal life as a result of her fame from the Twilight Saga because the films mean so much to her:
Robert Pattinson doesn't think he'd return to the Twilight Saga for "a billion dollars."
The British actor has portrayed vampire Edward Cullen in all five movies of the series and admits the thing he was most pleased about coming to an end was wearing uncomfortable contact lenses for the role.
"It's a relief not to put the contact lenses in. It's been absolutely awful having those stupid things in my eyes. Even if they said, 'We'll give you a billion dollars to do it again,' I don't know that I'd want to."
Robert can next be seen starring as billionaire tycoon Eric Packer in Cosmopolis and says the film has given him the "happiest moments" of his life: "I saw Cosmopolis and liked it. I don't normally like my stuff but I didn't really recognize myself. I was so terrified to do it at the beginning and thought I was going to f**k it up and everyone's going to say, '[Director] David Cronenberg's sold out...' so to get it to Cannes was the coolest thing ever. Getting this movie, getting it into Cannes and getting the movie I got recently are three of the happiest moments of my life."
The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids lead the nominations at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
The action film and the comedy motion picture both have eight nods apiece, which will see them go up against each other for Best Cast and Movie of the Year alongside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games - the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy - will see her take on Bridesmaids star Kristin Wiig for Best Female Performance, as well as Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love), Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Rooney is also up for Breakthrough Performance and Best On-Screen Transformation for her portrayal of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the English language version of the Swedish thriller alongside Daniel Craig.
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