2012 Razzie Award Nominations: Adam Sandler Breaks Record with Most Nominations, Sarah Palin Gets One
This year on the eve before the Oscar telecast the Razzies would have been given out. Instead, it is the announcement of nominations from Saturday night for the very worst in films. The actual Razzie Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 1, April Fool's Day. Adam Sandler set a new record for the most nominations in a single year as actor, producer and screenwriter in his disastrous comedy "Jack and Jill."
- What are the Razzie Awards?
- Past Winners of the Razzies or Golden Raspberry Awards
- And the Berry "Rasp"berry Nominees are...
What are the Razzie Awards?
The Razzie Awards is quite simply the presentation of the very worst in film and acting for 2011...period. Ever since 1981 its founder John Wilson created the anti-award show to counteract Oscar’s glittery fest of honoring the very best in cinematic achievement. Why not dis-honor the very worst Hollywood had to offer in one calendar year to the masses at multi-cineplex’s across the nation and globally?
Traditionally the Golden Raspberry Awards or Razzies, much like the Academy Awards or Oscars, are held on the eve of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. For the first time the Razzie nominations were not announced on the eve of the Oscar nomination announcements back in late January. It was decided since April Fool’s Day fell on a Sunday it was the better choice for their upcoming awards ceremonies this year.
On the eve of the 84th Academy Awards telecast on Saturday, Feb. 25, Adam Sandler broke all records for his 11 Razzie nominations in his various films, most notably the gender-bender comedy disaster known as “Jack and Jill.” Sandler overwhelmingly broke the old record of most nominations held by Eddie Murphy in a single year. “Jack and Jill” received the most nominations, 12 in all, totaling more nominations then are Razzie categories based on its dual roles. “Transformer: Dark of the Moon” secured nine nominations while Razzie’s beloved “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I” garnered eight. The bloated ensemble cast of Oscar winners and A-Listers “New Year’s Eve” collected five including the Worst Picture category. A former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate was nominated for Worst Actress.
Past Winners of the Razzies or Golden Raspberry Awards
Halle Berry (Catwoman) and Sandra Bullock (All About Steve) are the only A-List actresses to have won and accept their raspberry trophies in person. Other notables, A-Listers and Academy Award winners include former President George W. Bush (Fahrenheit 9/11), Ben Affleck (Gigli), Sylvester Stallone (Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!), et al), Roberto Benigni (Pinocchio), Madonna (Swept Away, et al), John Travolta (Battlefield Earth), Kevin Costner (The Postman, et al) and Bill Cosby (Leonard: Part 6) just to name a few.
On the flipside there’s been an infamous famewhore celebrity who won one year, Paris Hilton, as if that were a complete surprise. It would take pages upon pages to list the amount of famous pop stars, Oscar winners and nominees in the distant past who had the embarrassing distinction of winning or being nominated for a Razzie.
The major winners at the 1st Golden Raspberry Awards were for Worst Actress: Brooke Shields (The Blue Lagoon), Worst Actor: Neil Diamond (The Jazz Singer) and Worst Picture “Can’t Stop the Music” featuring the disco music group, Village People, and starring The Kardashian’s step-daddy, Bruce Jenner.
And the Berry "Rasp"berry Nominees are...
Without further ado here are all the nominees for the 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards. For the first time in Razzie history all of the nominees for Worst Picture have been nominated for Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Ensemble. Like every year at the Razzies there are a number of Oscar winners nominated. What is even more pathetic one particular acclaimed actor appeared in one of the Worst Picture nods. Men in drag were a common element within this year's nominees. It’s a tough job for founder John Wilson and company, but somebody’s gotta do it.
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
Russell Brand - Arthur
Nicolas Cage - Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass
Taylor Lautner - Abduction and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Adam Sandler - Jack and Jill (as Jack) and Just Go with It
Nick Swardson - Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Martin Lawrence (as Big Momma) - Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Sarah Palin (as herself) - The Undefeated
Sarah Jessica Parker - I Don’t Know How She Does It and New Year’s Eve
Adam Sandler (as Jill) - 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 II, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Zookeeper
Al Pacino - Jack and Jill
Nick Swardson - Jack and Jill and Just Go with It
Worst Supporting Actress
Katie Holmes - Jack and Jill and The Son of No One
Rosie Huntington-Whitely - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Brandon T. Jackson (as Charmaine) - Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Nicole Kidman - Just Go with It
David Spade (as Monica) - Jack and Jill
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 and Just Go with It
Garry Marshall - New Year's Eve
Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson - Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Steve Koren and Adam Sandler (with story by Ben Zook) - Jack and Jill
Katherine Fugate - New Year's Eve
Ehren Kruger - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Melissa Rosenberg (from the novel by Stephenie Meyer) - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Worst Screen Couple
Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies: Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass
Shia LaBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whitely - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker - Just Go with It
Adam Sandler & Al Pacino or Adam Sandler - Jack and Jill
Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (Rip-off of "Boogie Nights" and "A Star Is Born")
The Hangover Part II (Sequel)
Jack and Jill (Remake/Rip-off of "Glen or Glenda")
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (Sequel)
Worst Screen Ensemble
Entire Cast of Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Entire Cast of Jack and Jill
Entire Cast of New Year’s Eve
Entire Cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Entire Cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
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"Adam Sandler Sets New Record for Most RAZZIE Nominations in a Single Year", Razzies.com
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A "Cliff Notes" History of the Razzies, Razzies.com
Razzie Awards 2011: Complete List of Nominations, GoldDerby.com
All Photos from Wikimedia Commons.