Adam Sandler’s ‘Jack and Jill’ Sets New Razzies Record
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has been handing out Razzie Awards to honor the worst achievements in motion pictures for 32 years, and it looks like they’ve finally found their Meryl Streep.
On Sunday night, the group awarded Adam Sandler‘s ‘Jack and Jill’ 10 awards out of the 12 for which it was nominated — a new record.
The alleged comedy, which saw Sandler playing both halves of a male/female set of twins, picked up “honors” in the categories of worst picture, actor and actress (both for Sandler), supporting actress (David Spade playing “Monica”), supporting actor (Al Pacino as himself), screen ensemble, director (Dennis Dugan), remake/rip-off (of Ed Wood’s ‘Glen or Glenda’), and screen couple (Sandler and Katie Holmes and/or Al Pacino and/or himself).
“It’s not really a clean sweep,” Razzies founder John Wilson told People, adding that the movie’s dozen nominations included more than one in the supporting acting categories. “So it will go into the record books with an asterisk.”
The Razzies have a noted disdain for actors in the dual-role of twins. Before ‘Jack and Jill’ became its most-awarded film ever, the record was previously held by Lindsay Lohan’s notorious 2007 dud, ‘I Know Who Killed Me,’ which racked up eight Razzies, including one each for the twins Lohan played.
The awards ceremony used to be held on the eve of the Oscars, but this year marked the first time the Razzies were handed out on the more-fitting April Fool’s Day. Also fitting? The locale: a theater, magic shop and children’s birthday venue called Magicopolis in Santa Monica, Calif.
Sandler himself was a no-show at the awards, but that’s not unusual. In fact, Halle Berry is the only actor of note who’s actually collected her raspberry trophy in person.
Back in 2005, she shocked pretty much everyone in attendance when she walked out on stage after taking the honors for ‘Catwoman,’ giving a hilarious acceptance speech in which she thanked studio Warner Bros. “for putting me in a godawful piece of s— movie.”
So why did she make an appearance at the Razzies ceremony? “When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you can’t be a good loser, you can’t be a good winner,” she said. “If you can’t take the criticism, then you don’t deserve the praise.”