Razzies nomination date pushed back

Jan. 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Razzie Award "winners" for the worst of Hollywood will not be announced one day ahead of the Academy Awards this year, as they usually are, organizers said.

Razzie nominations are generally revealed the day before Oscar nods for cinematic excellence are announced. The winners of Razzies are then traditionally handed out the day before Oscars are distributed.

The organizers of the dubious Razzie honors said Sunday they plan to shake up the schedule this year, so they will announce the "winners" April 1.

"When they got a look at the 2012 calendar, John Wilson and Mo Murphy, co-owners of the Razzies, saw a unique opportunity to do something they've wanted to do since their awards were created in 1980: emphasize the Razzies' comedic intent by unveiling the 'winners' of Tinsel Town's tackiest trophy on April Fools' Day," a news release said.

Razzie nominations are to be announced Feb. 25, the day before Oscars are presented.

"The Last Airbender" was declared the "winner" of five Razzie Awards last year, including Worst Picture and Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D.

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