Adam Sandler Earns Well-Deserved Record-Setting 11 Razzie Nominations

Congrats aren't just in order for the winners of tonight's Film Independent Spirit Awards; major props go to Adam Sandler for an outstanding showing in today's Razzie nominations announcement, which found the Jack & Jill/Just Go With It star breaking the previous record for most personal Razzie nominations earned in a year. (Sandler won 11 nominations, while Jack & Jill itself earned 12.) Eddie Murphy, guess you're off the hook for the Year of Norbit. See the full list of fairly obvious nominees vying for Golden Raspberry (dis)honors after the the jump and leave your predictions below.

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

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

Martin Lawrence, Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son
Sarah Palin, Undefeated
Sarah Jessica Parker, I Don’t Know How She Does It/New Year’s Eve
Adam Sandler, Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

Patrick Dempsey, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
James Franco, Your Highness
Ken Jeong, Big Mommas 3, Hangover Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Zookeeper
Al Pacino, Jack & Jill
Nick Swardson, Jack & Jill/Just Go With It

Katie Holmes, Jack & Jill
Brandon T. Jackson, Big Mommas 3
Nicole Kidman, Just Go With It
David Spade, Jack & Jill
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Jack & Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Breaking DawnThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

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

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
The Hangover 2
Jack & Jill
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

Nicolas Cage and anyone
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston/Brooklyn Decker, Just Go With It
Adam Sandler and Holmes, Pacino, or himself in Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart and RPattz or Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

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

The Razzies will be announced on April 1. More info here.


  • forever1267 says:

    How is "jack and Jill" in the Worst Remake/Ripoff/Sequel/Prequel. It is, technically, an "original" screenplay, isn't it?

    • KevyB says:

      The Razzies site claims it is a "remake/rip-off of Ed Wood's Glen or Glenda", which it obviously isn't, but how else would they have made Sandler the new Razzie record-holder? Yes, it's obviously fixed, but, really, does anybody deserve it more? In fact, put more people and films in each category!

      And I'm all for Oscar-bait getting the treatment too, but why take away a nomination from any of those five deserving movies? Why not add categories? Worst Oscar-Bait Movie! Worst Animated Film (plenty to choose from last year)! Worst Actor Playing a Woman! Worst Attempt to Get Fox News Viewers out of Their Houses!

  • AS says:

    I am outraged that War Horse & The Daldry were completely snubbed. The Razzie's have zero credibility.

    • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

      To Ben's point below as well, The Daldry is precisely the kind of film the Razzies should be recognizing: malformed Oscar bait and pretentious, spineless, megaserious bids for mainstream legitimacy. And if they wanted to really rattle the ideological cage, they should have supplemented Palin's (albeit stupid) best actress nomination with a full slate of noms for Atlas Shrugged.

      Anyway, the Razzies look about as appealing as any creature that subsists entirely on low-hanging fruit, so yeah. Have fun, guys!

  • Shane says:

    They seem to be pretty Team Edward, don't they?

  • Ben says:

    The reason the Razzies suck, to my mind, is that they play the whole thing for laughs. Adam Sandler, Martin Lawrence, David Spade and Brandon T. Jackson ALL nominated as actresses?

    Hahaha! Will the hilarity never end!?

    Nominating a bunch of dudes as actresses for playing women is the exact same joke made by their movies, and is the reason they were so shitty to begin with.

    These awards would have more power, more currency and be genuinely funnier if they played it straight and legitimately singled out terrible work for notice, without pulling punches, without nominating such obvious and intentionally bad films, and without playing up to the trite, antiquated comedic angles that make these pandering shitfests so worthy of ridicule and rebuke in the first place.

    Yes, I am asking the Razzies to have integrity. As with the Oscars, it's the only way they can ever truly mean anything.

  • Trace says:

    Must be fun picking on Nic Cage, but with all those Ghost Rider fans stuck watching an inferior version of Drive Angry, who's laughing now?

  • I laughed more with this film -- Jack and Jill -- than any other this year. Adam Sandler seems to what to give leverage to those who are trying to sort their way through to personal growth by allowing themselves to be gross, awkward, (flatulent,) foolish. I sense this in a lot of films -- regression from the adult (and guarded/ cynical) -- and though certainly not beyond criticism, overall for humane purpose. In this film he seems to be wallowing in it, but it is true that if you learn to think of shit as just another artist's building block, you, one, may start finding yourself genuinely not disgusted with one or another aspect of yourself; and two, that you can make something with it. A castle of shit may indeed perhaps be more something than a diamond in the rough ... and perhaps even one refined, if one looks at it and sees also a decisive argument against the astray.

    • Yashar says:

      Dude, WTF are you talking about? A castle of shit is still shit. You can't polish a piece of shit.
      Also, you don't happen to have an alias called Armond White, do you?

      • Trace says:

        I think he's saying that shit don't always stank. And probably not, Armond genually loves Adam Sandler movies (though thankfully he doesn't get to name them; as if "improvisation" was somehow a better title than "just go with it"; it's the same thing, yo!).

      • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

        I think films like this get so villified because there's an effort in them to get comfortable, to accept, what most people have decided they're fully bent on denying. I'm calling "shit" all of aspects of yourself that you've been more or less instructed to keep well out of sight. Since this may mean a good portion of who we actually are, not allowing ourselves to accept and be comfortable with them, sticking only with what isn't going to draw on us any real fire, may not leave us with resources to build anything *truly* beautiful or remarkable. Sandler, at risk of drawing real fire on himself, is showing fidelity to our often-spurned (parts of our) selves -- which aren't necessarily, ONLY amazing! (which Sandler makes clear), but certainly shouldn't be dumped so fast their actual value can't be ascertained.

        When social conventions become really tight, those who give license to their authenticity are more likely to seem simply socially inadequate and repulsive. I think we should remember that, so that we don't become too dumb. And also, we should remember that if someone seems to us a total loser, they may not surprise by demonstrating through some work of art capacities of themselves we were previously wholly unaware of, but may just be working something masterful with we can only let ourselves recognize as gross. To us, their true great works will be entirely compromised for being built of shit. The unworked diamond beats it without even trying.

  • Meh... says:

    Worst Couple
    Nicolas cage and anyone????

  • DWG says:

    Where's 'Tree of Life' for Worst Picture?

  • NYartdealer says:

    I just don't see the aforementioned titles as actual films. They are film-style products released in lieu of actual films. Take a fake Rolex for example. It looks like the real thing, you wear it on your wrist, etc. but after awhile, it doesn't even tell time. It's not really a watch.

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