The annual Golden Raspberry - or Razzie - Awards has been rescheduled to April Fools' Day.

Instead of holding the alternative awards ceremony on 25 February, the day before the Oscar awards are due to take place in Los Angeles, Razzies founders John Wilson and Mo Murphy decided to delay the ceremony itself, while still announcing the nominations for the 23rd worst-movie awards on the same date in nearby Santa Monica.

"In addition to allowing the Razzies' more than 600 voting members additional time to see the drek they will eventually nominate, this new schedule will also allow for more input from the movie-going public before the contenders are determined," the organisers announced on the awards' website.

Frontrunners for this year's awards are Adam Sandler, who has acted in, produced and written several of the worst-received films, Bucky Larson, Jack & Jill and Just Go With it.

Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon could scoop a number of Razzies, with the performance of underwear model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley singled out by a number of critics.

Some performers take the Razzies in stride and with good humour. Halle Berry thanked the producers of Catwoman for "putting me in a God-awful" movie" when she collected the worst actress prize in 2007.

Sandra Bullock also attended the ceremony to accept the same award in person in 2010 for the flop All About Steve, the day before she collected the best actress award at the Oscars for The Blind Side.