Sandler sweeps Razzies with 10 awards

Sydney: Adam Sandler and his movie ‘Jack and Jill’ swept the annual Razzies on Sunday in California, bagging a record-breaking 10 awards for the worst film and performances of 2011. Along with the movie’s worst picture award, Sandler won for both worst actor and actress for his dual roles in ‘Jack and Jill’, in which he plays a family man and his own pesky twin sister, a leading daily has reported.

“He didn’t play triplets, but he couldn’t have won more awards if he had,” said Razzies founder John Wilson.

Sandler also won the ‘Jack and Jill’ Razzies for 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. Pacino bagged worst supporting actor for playing himself in ‘Jack and Jill’, while Sandler pal David Spade was named worst supporting actress for his own cross-dressing role in the movie. It’s the only movie in the 32-year history of the Razzies to win every award.

Sandler’s worst-actor prize came for both ‘Jack and Jill’ and his earlier comedy ‘Just Go With It’. Dennis Dugan, the filmmaker behind both comedies, was named worst director for both the movies.

‘Jack and Jill’ also was picked as worst remake, rip-off or sequel, billed by Razzies voters as a remake or rip-off of Ed Wood’s cross-dressing cult favourite ‘Glen or Glenda?’

“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’,” Wilson said.

“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,” Wilson added.

Razzies is an Academy Awards spoof that presents prizes for the year’s worst movies.


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