The Razzie Awards are Going to be a Little Different This Year…

You're going to have to wait until April Fool's Day to find out what the worst movie of 2011 is.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

The Razzie Awards, Hollywood's cynical answer to the Academy Awards, are going to do things a lot differently this year. For years now, the awards that nobody but Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock wanted to win announced their nominations the day before the Osars did, and their winners the day before the Oscars telecast. That's going to change now, with the nominations announced the day before the Oscar ceremony and the winners announced on April Fool's Day, Entertainment Weekly just revealed.

So what happened?

Razzies founder John Wilson says that the Razzies have apparently long wanted to move to April Fool's Day, but more importantly that the extra time will give the 600 Razzie voters "additional time to see the dreck they will eventually nominate." Sounds reasonable. Like the Oscars, the Razzies are often criticized for giving their top awards, at least, to easy studio punching bags like Love Guru and The Last Airbender, while genuinely worse films often get overlooked. Likely candidates for this year's Worst Film include such high profile stinkers as Green Lantern, The Smurfs and Sucker Punch, but maybe they'll be able to make room for such lower-profile crapfests as Atlas Shrugged and Sanctum this time out.

Time will tell if losing the Oscar zeitgeist affects the Razzies in a positive or negative way, but in the spirit of the awards, we're thoroughly prepared to tell you if it sucks.

CraveOnline will be back with more Razzie news if we ever get over seeing Apollo 18…