Adam Sandler comedy 'Jack and Jill' sweeps the Razzies
Adam Sandler's critically lambasted cross-dressing comedy "Jack and Jill" made history of sorts Sunday at Magicopolis in Santa Monica: It became the first film ever to sweep every category at the 32nd annual Razzie Awards, which honor the year's worst cinematic achievements.
"Jack and Jill" won for worst film of 2011 and worst actor and actress — with both awards going to Sandler. It took the prize in all seven other categories too, including for Al Pacino as worst supporting actor, David Spade as worst supporting actress and Dennis Dugan as worst director.
The directing award for Dugan and the acting award for Sandler also recognized their work on another 2011 comedy, "Just Go With It."
Going into the tongue-in-cheek awards, Sandler had scored a record 11 nominations for himself as an actor, actress, writer and producer.
"Jack and Jill" stars Sandler as both a successful commercial director and his own whiny twin sister. Zaniness ensues when Jill arrives for a Thanksgiving visit with the family that turns into an extended stay. In "Just Go With It," Sandler plays a plastic surgeon who poses as an unhappily married man to woo single women.
The list of other worst film nominees included "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star," which Sandler co-wrote; "New Year's Eve"; "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1."
In the past, the Razzies, more formally known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, have been presented the night before the Academy Awards ceremony, but this year co-owners John Wilson and Mo Murphy changed the date to play up the comedic aspect of these "dis-honors" by handing out the awards on April Fool's Day.
— Susan King
Photo: Adam Sandler, left, and Adam Sandler in "Jack and Jill." Photo credit: Tracy Bennett/Columbia Pictures.