Adam Sandler breaks Razzie records

The 32nd Annual Razzie Award nominees were announced  just one night before movie fans and connoisseurs sat down to watch and honor this year’s best pictures and actors at the 84th Academy Awards. This year Adam Sandler dominated the Razzies with eleven nominations — more than doubling Eddie Murphy‘s old record of five — for the most nominations raked in by an individual in a year.  Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star and Jack and Jill, both written and produced by Sandler, are in the running for worst picture. Adam himself received a worst actor nomination for his performances in Jack and Jill and Just Go With It. Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 also made the list in the worst picture category. Nicolas Cage, a familiar face at the Razzies, received a nomination for worst actor for his performances in Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass. The Razzies Awards are set to take place on April Fool’s Day — no other day would better fit this awards show. ~Kayla Thompson

Full list of nominees:

Worst picture
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Jack and Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst actor
Russell Brand (Arthur)
Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry, Season of the Witch, Trespass)
Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Abduction)
Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)
Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star)

Worst actress
Martin Lawrence (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
Sarah Palin (Sarah Palin: The Undefeated)
Sarah Jessica Parker (I Don’t Know How She Does It, New Year’s Eve)
Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

Worst supporting actor
Patrick Dempsey (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
James Franco (Your Highness)
Ken Jeong (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Hangover Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Zookeeper)
Al Pacino (Jack and Jill)
Nick Swardson (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)

Worst supporting actress
Katie Holmes (Jack and Jill)
Brandon T. Jackson (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
Nicole Kidman (Just Go With It)
David Spade (Jack and Jill)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Worst screen ensemble
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Jack and Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst director
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 and Jill, Just Go With It)
Garry Marshall (New Year’s Eve)

Worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
The Hangover Part 2
Jack and Jill
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst screen couple
Nicolas Cage and anyone sharing the screen with him in his three 2011 movies
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It)
Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes, Adam Sandler or Al Pacino (Jack and Jill)
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

Worst screenplay
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson)
Jack and Jill (screenplay by Steve Koren and 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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Comments & Discussion

  1. anonymous2 • February 27, 2012 @ 1:27 PM

    At least Adam Sandler has loyal fans.

  2. TheTruth • February 27, 2012 @ 1:54 PM

    Congrats on the nominations! Hope you take home all eleven.

  3. Sam • February 27, 2012 @ 2:09 PM

    Adam sander rocks. Just go with it was hilsrious

  4. Sam • February 27, 2012 @ 2:10 PM

    Adam sandler rocks. Just go with it was hilsrious

  5. Chris • February 27, 2012 @ 2:53 PM

    I thought he was great in “Just go with it” and i never like movies like that.

  6. Jo • February 27, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    I thought Jack and Jill was pretty funny…I don’t know why everyone hated it so much.

  7. Nameless • February 27, 2012 @ 3:10 PM

    Why is Transformers even on thsi list?? This just goes to show the Razzie’s are stupid. That movie was freakin awesome!!!

  8. Canadian • February 27, 2012 @ 5:09 PM

    The Razzies are SO dumb! Why do ppl even pay any attention to them

  9. Lloyd • February 28, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

    Just Go With It was hillarious…Haters gon’ hate! Hope he goes and gives acceptance speeches if he wins.

  10. Alex • February 29, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

    Adam Sandler movies, other than “Punch Drunk Love” are absolutely awful.

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