by Lekan Olanrewaju
Perennial Raspberry award favourite, Adam Sandler has set a new record for number of nominations. The actor has nabbed 11 nominations in this year’s edition of the Academy Awards spoof which seeks to “reward” the worst efforts in film. Sandler broke the record for cinematic awfulness previously held by Eddie Murphy who once bagged 5 nominations in a year.
Sandler’s nominations most notably include one for “Worst Actress” for his cross-dressing role in “Jack & Jill” a comedy he wrote and produced in which he plays fraternal twins, one male, one female. The flick also got nominated for “Worst Picture”, along with another movie he co-wrote and co-produced, “Bucky Larson”- a comedy about a would-be porn star.
Other nominees in this category include “New Year’s Eve”, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I.”
His competition in the Worst Actress category includes former Alaska governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, for the documentary “Sarah Palin: The Undefeated”, Martin Lawrence, also for a cross-dressing role in “Big Momma’s Like Father, Like Son”, Sarah Jessica Parker for “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and “New Year’s Eve” and Kristen Stewart for “Twilight”.
Sandler’s other nominations include Worst Screen Ensemble for the entire cast of “Jack & Jill”, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel for “Jack & Jill,” which the Razzie foundation members deemed a remake/rip-off of Ed Wood’s “Glen or Glenda.” and “Bucky Larson,” seen as a rip-off of “Boogie Nights” and “A Star is Born”, Worst Screen Couple for Sandler and either Aniston or Brooklyn Decker in “Just Go With It,” Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or Sandler himself in “Jack & Jill”, and Worst Screenplay for “Jack & Jill” and “Bucky Larson”.
Other nominees for Worst Actor are Russell Brand for “Arthur”, Nicolas Cage for the tri-fecta of “Drive Angry 3D,” “Season of the Witch” and “Trespass”, Taylor Lautner for “Twilight” and “Abduction” and Nick Swardson in “Bucky Larson”.