Razzies put bite on ‘Twilight’ as worst picture

Updated 25 February 2013
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Razzies put bite on ‘Twilight’ as worst picture

LOS ANGELES: The last “Twilight” film won the dubious honor Saturday of being awarded seven Razzies, Hollywood’s anti-Oscar Golden Raspberry prizes, handed out on the eve of the real Academy Awards. “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” won worst film, worst director for Bill Condon and worst actress for Kristen Stewart, as well as worst supporting actor, worst screen couple, worst screen ensemble and worst remake/rip-off or sequel.
The film fell short of last year’s clean sweep of all 10 categories for “Jack and Jill” starring Adam Sandler — who won this year’s worst actor for “That’s My Boy,” which also took the worst screenplay. Worst supporting actress at the 33rd annual Razzies show — held just down the road from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre where the 85th Academy Awards take place Sunday — went to singer Rihanna, making her big screen debut in “Battleship.”
The winners of nine of the 10 categories were chosen by e-mailed ballots from 657 voting members in the United States and 19 other countries.


Brewery on backfoot after Egyptian keeper declines Man of the Match award

Updated 19 June 2018
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Brewery on backfoot after Egyptian keeper declines Man of the Match award

MOSCOW: Budweiser say they “respect the religious beliefs” of all players after Egyptian keeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined his man-of-the-match award sponsored by the American beer giant at the World Cup.
Elshenawy was nominated after his stoic efforts holding off Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in Egypt’s 1-0 defeat to the South Americans in their World Cup opener on Friday.
But the 29-year-old turned down the award due to his Muslim faith.
Budweiser told AFP on Monday: “We respect the religious beliefs of all players and worked with FIFA to put a process in place for Man of The Match winners who wish to not be featured with the Budweiser branding for religious reasons.
“Official Man of The Match winners who decline the Bud trophy for religious reasons will still receive full honors, such as Mohamed Elshenawy did, and we congratulate him on his accomplishment.”