Adam Sandler shatters record for awfulness as 2011 Razzie Award nominations announced

It’s been a tradition since 1980 for The Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. “The Razzies“) to serve as a tongue-in-cheek alternative to Oscar’s big night. Whereas the Academy Awards gala offers glitz, glamour and somewhat self-serving pats on the back from Hollywood peer to Hollywood peer, the Razzies have taken a different tact — recognizing what many of us filmgoers know, that much of what the Tinseltown dream factory churns out can be pretty dreadful.

It had been typical for the Razzies to piggyback on the Oscars, announcing its “winners” the night before the Academy’s big event. But this year, the Razzies shook things up. They announced their nominees last night, Oscar eve, and will be announcing the winners, appropriately, on April 1.

Already the change was historic, as Adam Sandler set a Razzie record for the most single-year nominations, earning 11 and shattering the previous record of five garnered by Eddie Murphy at the 2007 nominations. Sandler’s nominations ran the gamut from acting to writing, and spanned across his involvement in three films: Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star; Jack & Jill; and Just Go With It. Jack & Jill itself received 12 nominations overall, two of which include Sandler as Worst Actor and Worst Actress for his dual role as a man and his twin sister.

Also of Razzie historical note, for the first time, all five nominated Worst Pictures will also be vying for Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Ensemble.

Complete 32nd Annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Award Nominations

WORST PICTURE 2011
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Jack & Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 

WORST ACTOR 2011
Russell Brand — Arthur
Nicolas Cage — Drive Angry 3-D, Season of the Witch and Trespass
Taylor Lautner — Abduction and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Adam Sandler — Jack & Jill and Just Go With It
Nick Swardson — Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

WORST ACTRESS 2011
Martin Lawrence (as “Momma”) — Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Sarah Palin (as herself) — Sarah Palin: The Undefeated
Sarah Jessica Parker — I Don’t Know How She Does It and New Year’s Eve
Adam Sandler (as “Jill”) — Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR 2011
Patrick Dempsey — Transformers: Dark of the Moon
James Franco — Your Highness
Ken Jeong — Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son; The Hangover Part II; Transformers: Dark of the Moon; and Zookeeper
Al Pacino (as himself) — Jack & Jill
Nick Swardson — Jack & Jill and Just Go With It

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 2011
Katie Holmes — Jack & Jill
Brandon T. Jackson (as “Charmaine”) — Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Nicole Kidman — Just Go With It
David Spade (as “Monica”) — Jack & Jill
The Underwear Model (a.k.a. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) — Transformers: Dark of the Moon

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE 2011
The entire cast of Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
The entire cast of Jack & Jill
The entire cast of New Year’s Eve
The entire cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The entire cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

WORST DIRECTOR 2011
Michael Bay — Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Tom Brady — Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Bill Condon — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Dennis Dugan — Jack & Jill and Just Go With It
Garry Marshall — New Year’s Eve

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL 2011
Arthur
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
(rip-off of Boogie Nights and A Star is Born)
The Hangover Part II (a sequel AND a remake)
Jack & Jill (remake/rip-off of Ed Wood’s Glen or Glenda)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

WORST SCREEN COUPLE 2011
Nicolas Cage and Anyone Sharing the Screen With Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies
Shia LaBeouf and The Underwear Model (a.k.a. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) — Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Adam Sandler and EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker — Just Go With It
Adam Sandler and EITHER Katie Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler — Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart and EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson –  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

WORST SCREENPLAY 2011
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson)
Jack & Jill (Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler; Story by Ben Zook)
New Year’s Eve (Written by Katherine Fugate)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Written by Ehren Kruger)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg)

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One Response to Adam Sandler shatters record for awfulness as 2011 Razzie Award nominations announced

  1. Kermit L says:

    There should be a new Razzie category: Best Acting In A Really Bad Movie.

    I nominate Young Adult

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