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The Complete 2012 List Of Razzie Award Nominees

Reported by Outsiders - 07:22 PM 2012.02.26
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation announced nominations for the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards and Adam Sandler has set a new record of 11 Razzie Award nominations this year. The complete list of nominees are listed below and the "Winners" will be announced, appropriately, on Sunday, April 1 – April Fools' Day.

With three critically-panned movies released by his Happy Madison Productions, 2011 was A Berry Bad Year for Adam Sandler, who now totally dominates the list of contenders for The 32nd Annual RAZZIE® Awards. Sandler has more than doubled Eddie Murphy's old record for the most nominations accrued by an individual in a single year. As an actor, writer and/or producer on JACK & JILL, BUCKY LARSON and JUST GO WITH IT, the former SNL star has amassed a whopping 11 RAZZIE® nods, dis-honoring last year's Worst Achievements in Film.

Leading the pack for Worst Picture is Sandler's cross-dressing comedy JACK & JILL, which received 12 nods in all (becoming only the 4th film in the Tacky Trophy's history ever to get more dings than the awards have categories). Besides having the inside track to "win" the top award, JILL is also contending for Sandler as Worst Actor (as male twin Jack) Katie Holmes as Worst Supporting Actress (playing Jack's wife) and former Oscar® regular Al Pacino, nabbing his third RAZZIE® nod for playing "himself" as being madly in love with Sandler's female twin. Sandler is also nominated for Worst Actress for playing the role of Jill and, should he "win," and choose to follow in the footsteps of previous "winners" Halle Berry (CATWOMAN) and Sandra Bullock (ALL ABOUT STEVE) Sandler could potentially become the first "winner" who literally has the balls to accept a Worst Actress RAZZIE®.

Also selected as Worst Picture nominees for 2011 are: BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR (in which a Midwestern dolt comes to Hollywood to pursue a career in porno films); NEW YEAR'S EVE (which wastes some than 20 major stars on a "plot" almost as sophisticated as an episode of THE LOVE BOAT); TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (an even louder, even longer 3-D follow up to Michael Bay's 2009 Worst Picture "winner" TRANSFORMERS 2); and the 4th installment in the TWILIGHT series, BREAKING [DAWN], PART I (in which Sparkly Vampire Edward finally marries – and impregnates – Whiny Goth Girl Bella).

For the first time in RAZZIE® history, all five nominated Worst Pictures are also vying for Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Ensemble. Other well-known potential RAZZIE® recipients include: Former Oscar® winners Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, British comedian Russell Brand (a Worst Actor choice for the massively disappointing remake of ARTHUR) and The Victoria's Secret Underwear Model who replaced Megan Fox as the girlfriend of Shia Le Beouf in TRANNIES #3. A complete list of nominees is below this press release.

The RAZZIES® were created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Tinsel Town's annual glut of self-congratulatory awards by John Wilson, author of THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE and EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES. Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to 657 voters in 46 U.S. states and 17 foreign countries. "Winners" will be announced, appropriately, on Sunday, April 1 – April Fools' Day.

In addition to allowing the RAZZIES' more than 600 voting members additional time to see the drek they will eventually dishonor, this new schedule will also allow for more input from the movie-going public before the "winners" are determined. One of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation's three branches consists of average movie-goers, who pay annual dues for the privilege of casting their ballots. Among the upsides of this new timetable is that more of them will have time to visit the RAZZIES' join-up page (http://razzies.com/join.asp) and take part in the fun. The other two branches consist of film professionals (screenwriters, publicists, directors and cetera) and entertainment journalists (film critics, film bloggers, correspondents, and the like).

Worst Picture:

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Jack & Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Worst Actor:

Russell Brand, Arthur
Nicolas Cage, Drive Angry 3-D, Season Of The Witch, and Trespass
Taylor Lautner, Abduction and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
Adam Sandler, Jack & Jill and Just Go With It
Nick Swardson, Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star

Worst Actress:

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

Worst Supporting Actress:

Katie Holmes, Jack & Jill
Brandon T. Jackson (As “Charmaine”), Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Nicole Kidman, Just Go With It
David Spade (As “Monica”), Jack & Jill
The Underwear Model (Aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Worst Supporting Actor:

Patrick Dempsey, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
James Franco, Your Highness
Ken Jeong, Big Momma’s #3, Hangover Part 2, Transformers #3 and Zookeeper
Al Pacino (As 'Al Pacino'), Jack & Jill
Nick Swardson, Jack & Jill and Just Go With It

Worst Screen Ensemble:

The Entire Cast of Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
The Entire Cast of Jack & Jill
The Entire Cast of New Year’s Eve
The Entire Cast of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I

Worst Director:

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

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star (Rip-Off of Boogie Nights and A Star Is Born)
The Hangover Part 2 (Both a sequel and a remake!)
Jack & Jill (Remake/Rip-Off of Ed Woods’ Glen or Glenda)
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I

Worst Screen Couple:

Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movie
Shia Lebeouf & The Underwear Model (Aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), Transformers #3
Adam Sandler & EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker, Just Go With It
Adam Sandler & EITHER Katies Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler, Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I

Worst Screenplay:

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson
Jack & Jill, Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook
New Year’s Eve, Written by Katherine Fugate
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Written by Ehren Kruger
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, from the novel by Stephenie Meyer




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