Adam Sandler swept the Razzies over the weekend, setting a new record by nabbing trophies in all 10 categories for the cross-dressing comedy Jack & Jill. Um, congratulations?
According to a release, Jill became “the first film in the 32-year history of the Razzies to ‘win’ every single tacky trophy handed out at the annual Oscar spoof.” By the end of the evening, Jill had earned: Worst Picture; Worst Actor; Worst Actress (which the Razzies claim is an unprecedented event); Worst Supporting Actor -- for Al Pacino, for chrissakes; Worst Supporting Actress (for David Spade); Worst Director (for Dennis Dugan) and more.
But Sandler didn’t “win” where it matters by showing up to collect his own Razzies. Two years ago, Sandra Bullock swung by the Razzies to pick up her trophies for All About Steve, earning heaps of instant goodwill by playing along with the joke. It helped that she also won the Oscar that year for The Blind Side, making it easier to laugh at herself for the bomb that was Steve. Maybe Sandler isn’t ready to laugh about Jack & Jill yet? Well, then he knows how the rest of us feel.
Rarely do Razzie winners come back to compete the next year. Eddie Murphy, the Twilight cast … they usually get crapped on and then move on to other, similarly horrible things. Sandler has That’s My Boy due in theaters this summer, pairing him with Andy Samberg, and while it looks questionable, I’m not sure it’s instant Razzie bait the way Jill was. I guess we shall see.
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