Congratulations to Adam Sandler, who is now officially considered the worst actor in the worst movie of 2011.
After making history by receiving a record-setting 11 nominations for the annual Razzie Awards (kind of like the anti-Oscars, celebrating the worst in movies) for last year's "comedy" Jack and Jill, Sandler broke new ground again by sweeping every category to take home 10 Razzie Awards in a ceremony held April 1.
Jack and Jill was awarded Worst Picture, and Sandler -- who plays twins in a dual role -- won for both Worst Actor and Worst Actress. He also scored Razzies for Worst Screenplay (which he co-wrote), Worst Ensemble and Worst Couple.
Additionally, the movie took home Razzies for Worst Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Worst Supporting Actress (David Spade in a cameo role, in which he, too, appears in drag) and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel (the governing body of the Razzies claim that Jack and Jill is a rip-off of Ed Wood's Glen or Glenda?). Dennis Dugan was awarded Worst Director as the man responsible for making both Jack and Jill and Sandler's other terrible 2011 comedy, Just Go With It, which also scored a bunch of Razzie nominations.
Jack and Jill became the first movie in the 32-year history of the Razzie Awards to win every award.
I really didn't like Jack and Jill -- like, really didn't like it -- but it's pretty clear that the folks at the Razzies were out to make a statement. Calling the movie a rip-off of Glen or Glenda? or awarding David Spade for a cameo role are pretty big stretches, making it obvious that they wanted the movie to win in every category and bent things to fit that narrative. I'm not complaining, because that movie is the worst, but someone clearly had an axe to grind.
Unlike past winners Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry, Sandler did not accept his awards in person. He should have shown up as "Jill."
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