Adam Sandler, 'Jack and Jill' Sweep Razzie Awards
Sony's comedy became the first film to "win" every category at the annual awards show honoring the worst films of the year.
Jack and Jill, Sony’s comedy starring Adam Sandler, may have one of the lowest Rotten Tomatoes scores of 2011 at 3 percent, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t win any awards.
The comedy about a reunion between a twin brother and sister (both played by Sandler) has broken a record by winning every category at the Razzies, the annual awards show honoring the worst films of the year.
The 32nd annual event took place on April Fools' Day in Santa Monica. In previous years, the show had occurred the day before the Academy Awards.
In addition to worst picture, Jack and Jill "won" for Sandler as both worst actor and worst actress (another first for the awards show), as well as Al Pacino as worst supporting actor, David Spade (who dresses in drag as Monica) as worst supporting actress and longtime Sandler collaborator Dennis Dugan, jointly awarded worst director for both Jack and Jill and Just Go With It. Sandler also starred in the latter film.
Despite scathing reviews, Sandler’s Jack and Jill opened to $26 million at the domestic box office in November en route to $74.2 million.
The full list of “winners” is below:
Jack and Jill
Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill and Just Go With It
Adam Sander (as “Jill”), Jack and Jill
Worst Supporting Actor
Al Pacino (as “Al Pacino”), Jack and Jill
Worst Supporting Actress
David Spade (as “Monica”), Jack and Jill
Worst Screen Ensemble
The entire cast of Jack and Jill
Dennis Dugan, Jack and Jill and Just Go With It
Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel
Jack and Jill (remake/rip-off of Ed Wood’s cross-dressing camp classic Glen or Glenda)
Worst Screen Couple
Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or Adam Sander, Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill, screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook