Adam Sandler Sets Worst-Movie Record with Razzies Sweep

Adam Sandler and Co have scored a new high among voters of the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that presents prizes for the year’s worst movies.

It’s the first time in its 32-year history the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation dishonored the same film in every category, either as a film or for its performances, direction, and writing. Photo: Columbia Pictures

As for Sandler himself, the actorvhad been nominated for a record 11 categories for the Hollywood anti-awards, won Worst Actor and Worst Actress – for playing both the male and female roles in ‘Jack and Jill.’

“Adam Sandler has a pretty much basic attitude of, `No matter how dumb I make it, my fans are going to pay to see it,'” Razzies founder John Wilson.

He kept on talking: “I guess it’s more about the complete lack of any genuine effort or concern or pride. An attitude of this is good enough, but when you consider what they’re charging for movie tickets today, it wasn’t good enough.”

“It was good enough to get our attention. If you work with the attitude that you’re just going to be good enough, then you’re probably good enough for the Razzies. He didn’t play triplets, but he couldn’t have won more awards if he had,” said Wilson.

“It’s not really a clean sweep,” he continued, explaining that the 12 total nominations for the movie included more than one in the supporting acting categories. “So it will go into the record books with an asterisk.”

The list of Sandler’s ‘victories’ includes awards for the worst ensemble, worst screen couple opposite either himself or co-stars Al Pacino or Katie Holmes and worst screenplay as a co-writer on the movie.

Nominees for the Razzies usually don’t turn up to claim their awards up at the spoof event. However, there wwere a few exceptions. For example,  Halle Berry turned up in 2005, and Sanda Bullock gamely appeared last year, handing out DVD copies of her offending performance in box office flop “All About Steve.”

Unlike the prestigious gold-plated Oscar statuettes, the Razzie trophy has the form of a raspberry, roughly the size of a golf ball, sprayed with gold paint and nestled on a reel of old Super 8 film. The statuette has an estimated value of about five dollars.

Yahoo! News reports that last year’s big Razzie winner was martial arts fantasy flick “The Last Airbender,” for worst movie, worst director, worst screenplay and worst supporting actor, while “Sex and the City 2” won one of the dubious honors.

The nominees of the awards are usually chosen by 657 voters in 46 US states and 17 foreign countries and are announced on the Saturday before the Oscars.

But this year organizers decided to make an exception, announcing the nominees on the eve of the Oscars, while saving the prize-giving show to April 1 – April Fools’ Day.

But, as People claims, it could be a one-time experiment. Wilson said he got feedback from voters of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, which anyone can join for a membership fee, that they prefer handing out their prizes around Oscar time. “I think our members prefer the faux glamor of having it be Oscar eve,” Wilson added.

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