“The Artist,” the schmartist. Adam Sandler was the real winner this weekend. Or at least he is if you consider more than doubling the record number of Razzie nominations an individual has ever received in a single year to be an accomplishment.
The actor’s three films in 2011 — “Just Go With It,” “Jack & Jill” and “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” (which he helped produce) — earned Sandler a grand total of 11 Razzie nominations this year, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor. That’s pretty impressive, considering there are only 10 categories to be nominated in.
Even more impressive is that “Jack & Jill,” one of the most critically panned movies of the year, managed to score 12 nominations, also racking in more noms than there are categories. As the official Razzie website called it, it was a “Berry Bad Year for Adam Sandler.”
But Sandler’s films weren’t the only ones to be vilified by the Razzies. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” earned eight nominations, only managing to not be dishonored in the Worst Supporting Actor and Actress categories. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” also walked away with seven nominations.
It seems like this year’s Razzies are Sandler’s to lose, though. Hopefully he’ll make an appearance at this year’s ceremony — held appropriately on April 1 — since he has broken the worst-of film awards show’s previous record for most nominations. That honor had gone to Eddie Murphy for his five Razzie nominations back in 2007 for “Norbit.”
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