Will Smith and son 'Razzied'
BIG-BUDGET sci-fi flop After Earth and ensemble comedy Movie 43 led the Razzie Awards on Saturday while annual favourite Adam Sandler went home empty-handed at the ceremony that mauled Hollywood's worst films and performances of the year.
After Earth, starring Will Smith and his teenage son Jaden, picked up three gold spray-painted raspberry accolades: Jaden for worst actor, Will for worst supporting actor and worst screen combo for the father-son stars.
The US$130 million (S$165 million) film, co-written by Will Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was a major flop for Sony Corp's Columbia Pictures last year, grossing just US$60 million at the United States and Canadian box office.
Relativity Media's Movie 43, which features 16 off-beat comedy sketches with stars such as Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman, won worst picture and worst screenplay for its 19 screenwriters, and worst director for its 13 film-makers.
The Razzies, created in 1980 as an antidote to the backslapping of Hollywood's awards season and now in its 34th year, is held on the evening before the glitzy Oscars ceremony.