Sandler sets Razzie record: 11 worst-movie noms

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (AP) - When Adam Sandler’s bad, he’s really bad, according to voters for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that singles out the worst movies of the year.

Sandler received a record 11 nominations Saturday for the Razzies as star, producer or writer on three 2011 movies _ “Jack and Jill,” “Just Go with It” and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.”

That more than doubled the previous record of five Razzie nominations held by Eddie Murphy for 2007’s “Norbit.”

Sandler’s nominations include worst actor for both “Jack and Jill” and “Just Go with It” _ and worst actress for “Jack and Jill,” in which he plays a family man and his own twin sister.

Sandler also had two nominations as worst screen couple opposite Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker in “Just Go with It” and opposite Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or himself in “Jack and Jill.”

As a producer, Sandler was credited with worst-picture and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel nominations for both “Bucky Larson” and “Jack and Jill.” He also shared in worst-screenplay nominations as a writer on both movies, and a worst-ensemble nomination for “Jack and Jill.”

“It’s almost karmic for someone to have made that much razz-able stuff in one year,” said Razzies founder John Wilson. “He has angered someone really powerful, I would say.”

Along with “Bucky Larson” and “Jack and Jill,” worst-picture contenders are “New Year’s Eve,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn _ Part 1.”

“Jack and Jill” led with 12 nominations, with “Transformers” second with nine and “Breaking Dawn” right behind with eight.

Razzie nominations were released on the eve of the Oscars. Winners will be announced on April Fool’s Day.

For worst actor, Sandler is up against “Bucky Larson” star Nick Swardson, along with Russell Brand for “Arthur”; Nicolas Cage for “Drive Angry,” “Season of the Witch” and “Trespass”; and Taylor Lautner for “Abduction” and “Breaking Dawn.”

Swardson also was nominated for worst supporting actor for “Jack and Jill” and “Just Go with It.”

For worst actress, Sandler is joined by another cross-dressing actor, Martin Lawrence in “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.” Also nominated were Sarah Palin for her documentary “The Undefeated”; Sarah Jessica Parker for “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and “New Year’s Eve”; and Kristen Stewart for “Breaking Dawn.”

Several Oscar winners made the Razzies list, among them Cage (a best-actor winner for “Leaving Las Vegas”) and Pacino (a best-actor winner for “Scent of a Woman”), who was nominated for worst supporting actor for “Jack and Jill.”

Bill Condon, an Oscar winner for his “Gods and Monsters” screenplay, was among the worst-director nominees at the Razzies for “Breaking Dawn.”

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