Sandler’s Jack And Jill Clears Up At The Razzies

As expected, one of the lowest of the lowbrow comedies of 2011, JACK AND JILL, dominated the proceedings at Sunday night’s Golden Raspberry awards ceremony. Although, very few predicted it would be picking up all of the accolades. The razzies have coincided with the Academy awards for just over thirty years, honouring those films that fill you with dread and suicidal thoughts because of how mind-numbingly awful they are.

Adam Sandler – who co-wrote the screenplay, and portrayed both the titular characters – should be heartbroken. It is not as if 2011 happened to be a fantastic year for film, and that JACK AND JILL was just the worst of a great bunch; it was the worst film from a series of terrible films, including the likes of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, and TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1. Check out the comprehensive list of categories, nominees and winners (in bold) below…

WORST PICTURE:
* Jack and Jill
* Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
* New Year’s Eve
* Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
* Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

WORST ACTOR:
* Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)
* Russell Brand (Arthur)
* Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry 3D, Season of the Witch, Trespass)
* Taylor Lautner (Abduction, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)
* Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star)

WORST ACTRESS:
* Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill)
* Martin Lawrence (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
* Sarah Palin (Sarah Palin: The Undefeated)
* Sarah Jessica Parker (I Don’t Know How She Does It, New Year’s Eve)
* Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
* Al Pacino (Jack and Jill)
* Patrick Dempsey (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
* James Franco (Your Highness)
* Ken Jeong (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Hangover Part 3, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, The Zookeeper)
* Nick Swardson (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
* David Spade (Jack and Jill)
* Katie Holmes (Jack and Jill)
* Brandon T. Jackson (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
* Nicole Kidman (Just Go With It)
* Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE:
* Jack and Jill
* Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
* New Year’s Eve
* Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
* Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

WORST DIRECTOR:
* Dennis Dugan (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)
* Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)
* Tom Brady (Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star)
* Bill Condon (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)
* Garry Marshall (New Year’s Eve)

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL:
* Jack and Jill
* Arthur
* Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
* The Hangover Part 2
* Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

WORST SCREEN COUPLE:
* Adam Sandler and Either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill)
* Nicolas Cage and Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies
* Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)
* Adam Sandler and Either Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It)
* Kristen Stewart and Either Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

WORST SCREENPLAY:
* Jack and Jill
* Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
* New Year’s Eve
* Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
* Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

It doesn’t bode well for the intellectual potential of the human race that, although JACK AND JILL is an award-winningly inferior film, it still managed to make tens of millions of dollars at the box office.

Source: worstpreviews

Martin has been a film buff (or geek, if you prefer) for as long as he can remember. However, he lives and longs for storytelling of all kinds, and writes across numerous mediums to feed his insatiable appetite. He lives in north-west London, and his favourite films are, possibly: PAN'S LABYRINTH, THEY LIVE, PSYCHO, HIGH FIDELITY, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, STAND BY ME, SIDEWAYS and OFFICE SPACE.

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