Although dozens of movies are released every year, it makes sense that we only recognize up to ten in the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards. This is because generally, the vast majority of the movies released in a given year are pretty bad. Sometimes really bad. That’s why America has the Razzie Awards: a recognition of the worst cinema of the past year. And in this world of widespread big screen garbage, it must really take a lot for a single individual to stand out among the rest. Ladies and gentlemen, Adam Sandler: the recipient of eleven Razzie Award nominations for 2011—a new record.
To be fair, Sandler is not always a propagator of bad movies. Over the years, he has treated audiences to some fun and interesting stuff (check the high end of the Adam Sandler Stupidity Scale for reference). But this year, what the world got from Sandler was…less of a treat. Sandler’s 32nd Annual Razzie Award nominations come attached to his work in the films Jack & Jill, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and Just Go with It. Sandler earned nods in such categories as Worst Picture (as producers for both Jack and Jill and Bucky Larson) as well as for Worst Actor, Worst Actress (now that’s transcendent), Worst Screenplay, Worst Ensemble and Worst Onscreen Couple, with multiple nominations in several of the categories.