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Adam Sandler (Jack, Jill) Sets New Razzie Record

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While the Academy last night showed an utter lack of recognition for Adam Sandler's daring attempt at taking on multiple characters--one of which was even mentally ill (I think?)--the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have not made the same glaring oversight. The Razzie award nominations were announced this weekend, as you've probably already theorized by the above title, they were quite generous to Sandler. Thanks to his gratuitous involvement in Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson: Born To Be a Star, AND that thing with Jennifer Aniston, Sandler this year pulled in a record-setting 11 nominations, which is more than twice the prior single-year record set by Eddie Murphy--fitting when you consider that Norbit does kind of feel less than half as degrading now that we have Jack and Jill as a freshly-bewigged touchstone.

Cinema's most resilient little filth-loving cockroach, Nicolas Cage, also received an expected nod for having rooted around in Drive Angry, Season of the Witch, and Trespass. The gaping maw of Taylor Lautner sucked in its second consecutive Worst Actor nomination, and two-time Worst Actor nominee Al Pacino picked up a second Worst Supporting Actor nomination for his willing participation in Jack and Jill's romantic subplot.

Sadly, it was not a very strong showing for the ladies this year; a full 40% of the actress nominations went to men who had assumed the role of women, which is either deeply sad or surprisingly progressive. There's your gender studies thesis. And here's the full 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/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 Brookyln 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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