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Adam Sandler Earns Record Breaking 11 Razzie Nominations; 'The Hangover Part II' Nominated For Worst Sequel & Remake

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 26, 2012 11:43 AM
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Usually held one day before the Academy Awards, this year the Razzies are changing the game a bit, choosing instead to unveil their nominations this weekend, with the ceremony to take place on April 1st -- that's right, April Fools Day. So who earned the distinction in 2011 of the best at being the worst? Adam Sandler.

Breaking the previously record held by Eddie Murphy, Sandler earned 11 Razzie nominations in all for the Worst Achievements In Film in the past year ("Jack & Jill" earned a total of 12 nods). Starring in two movies -- "Just Go With It" and pulling double duty in "Jack & Jill" -- in addition to producing "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star," the Razzie folks had plenty to choose from in what was a banner year for Sandler mediocrity. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" brought up the rear with seven nominations each. But the fun of the Razzies are the creative ways in which they take jabs at the movies.

"The Hangover Part II" hilariously was nominated for being both the worst sequel and remake, while both Sarah Palin and Al Pacino earned nods for playing themselves. Both Sandler and Martin Lawrence earned Worst Actress for their cross-dressing turns ("Jack & Jill" and "Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son," respectively) while Rosie Huntington-Whitely is referred to as The Underwear Model who paired up with Shia LaBeouf for Worst Screen Couple.

Anyhow, check out the best of the worst below. 

Worst Picture

BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison Productions

JACK & JILL
Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison Productions

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Warner Bros / New Line Cinema

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Paramount Pictures / Hasbro

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I
Summit Entertainment

Worst Actor

Russell Brand
ARTHUR

Nicolas Cage
DRIVE ANGRY 3-D, SEASON OF THE WITCH and TRESPASS

Taylor Lautner
ABDUCTION and TWILIGHT S.B.D. PART I

Adam Sandler
JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

Nick Swardson
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR

Worst Actress

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
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Supporting Actor

Patrick Dempsey
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

James Franco
YOUR HIGHNESS

Ken Jeong
BIG MOMMA'S #3, HANGOVER PART 2, TRANSFORMERS #3 and ZOOKEEPER

Al Pacino (As "Al Pacino")
JACK & JILL

Nick Swardson
JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

Worst Supporting Actress

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 (aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Worst Screen Ensemble

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 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Director

Michael Bay
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Tom Brady
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR

Bill Condon
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Dennis Dugan
JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

Garry Marshall
NEW YEAR'S EVE

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

ARTHUR

BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
(Rip-Off of BOOGIE NIGHTS and A STAR IS BORN)

THE HANGOVER PART 2
(Both a Sequel AND a Remake!)

JACK & JILL
(Remake/Rip-Off of Ed Woods' GLEN OR GLENDA)

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Screen Couple

Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies
Shia LeBeouf & The Underwear Model (aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) TRANNIES #3
Adam Sandler & 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 & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson / TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Screenplay

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

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I
Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg

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10 Comments

  • Pedro | February 27, 2012 10:43 AMReply

    Supporting actress is missing on this list.

  • Kevin | February 27, 2012 7:00 PM

    Sorry about that, should be in there now.

  • Betty b | February 26, 2012 4:17 PMReply

    "The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all. " ~ Mark Twain..Ditto :-)

  • Ken | February 27, 2012 1:11 AM

    Twain did not foresee just how stupid the public would become 100 years later.

  • caro | February 26, 2012 2:51 PMReply

    they could do a prize for the laziest movie and HANGOVER 2 would win (it deserve)

  • Daryl Hannah | February 26, 2012 1:39 PMReply

    Sucker Punch was robbed.

  • caro | February 26, 2012 2:50 PM

    true

  • Stygian Scribe | February 26, 2012 1:34 PMReply

    Here's an interesting analysis of the Razzies: http://filmverse.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/2012-razzies/

  • George | February 26, 2012 1:32 PMReply

    That depends did these movies set standards.
    Did they have great storytelling.
    Did they include some of the actors best performances.
    Or were they all contrived and cliched films that continue to take up space and prove that Hollywood has low standard when it concern film quality.

  • jonathon | February 26, 2012 1:01 PMReply

    This has always been a funny concept for me. i used to get mad because they put good movies on here every year but then i realized its just opinions and really has no meaning to anything. So i just read the nominations and laugh. funny stuff.

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