Adam Sandler breaks record with 11 Razzie nominations

US comic outdoes Eddie Murphy's 2007 record with 11 nods for awards recognising year's worst performances

A day after the Oscars claimed to highlight 2011's best movies, Adam Sandler has received a record-breaking 11 nominations for the annual Razzie awards, which aim to recognise the year's poorest performances in film.

Sandler's haul is more than double the previous individual record of five nods held by Eddie Murphy for his 2007 film Norbit, a fairly staggering indictment. Most of the nominations are for the US comic's film Jack and Jill, in which he plays a successful advertising executive whose irritating twin sister arrives for Thanksgiving. The comedy, which itself has 12 nods, will duke it out with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, which has eight nominations. Sandler himself is up for both worst actor and worst actress, worst screenplay and worst ensemble for Jack and Jill. With his production company Happy Madison having released three films in 2011, he also has nods for screenwriting and producing efforts on Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star and Just Go With It.

Jack and Jill and Twilight are both nominated for worst picture, alongside New Year's Eve, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. Sandler appears to be the frontrunner for worst actor, although he faces stiff competition from Twilight's Taylor Lautner, Drive Angry's Nicolas Cage, Bucky Larson's Nick Swardson and British nominee Russell Brand, for Arthur. For best actress, Sandler is up against Martin Lawrence for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Twilight's Kristen Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker for I Don't Know How She Does It and New Year's Eve, and Sarah Palin for fawning documentary Sarah Palin: The Undefeated.

Other notable nominees include Oscar-winner Al Pacino for best supporting actor, playing a version of himself who falls in love with Adam Sandler's Jill in Jack and Jill. The not-so coveted worst director prize will go to either Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon), Tom Brady (Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star), Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1), Dennis Dugan (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It) or Garry Marshall (New Year's Eve).

The Razzies, or Golden Raspberry awards, were created in 1980 as an antidote to the Oscars. They are usually held on the eve of the Academy Awards, but this year are moving to 1 April. Traditionally, stars do not turn up to collect their awards, but good sports over the years have included Paul Verhoeven in 1996 (worst director and worst picture for Showgirls), Halle Berry for 2005's Catwoman and Sandra Bullock for 2010's All About Steve.

See below for a full list of nominations:

Worst picture

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Jack and Jill
New Year's Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst actor

Russell Brand (Arthur)
Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry, Season of the Witch, Trespass)
Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Abduction)
Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)
Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star)

Worst actress

Martin Lawrence (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
Sarah Palin (Sarah Palin: The Undefeated)
Sarah Jessica Parker (I Don't Know How She Does It, New Year's Eve)
Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill)
Kristen Stewart (Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

Worst supporting actor

Patrick Dempsey (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
James Franco (Your Highness)
Ken Jeong (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Hangover Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Zookeeper)
Al Pacino (playing Al Pacino in Jack and Jill)
Nick Swardson (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)

Worst supporting actress

Katie Holmes (Jack and Jill)
Brandon T Jackson (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
Nicole Kidman (Just Go With It)
David Spade (Jack and Jill)
Rosie Huntington Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Worst screen ensemble

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Jack and Jill
New Year's Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst director

Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
Tom Brady (Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star)
Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)
Dennis Dugan (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It)
Garry Marshall (New Year's Eve)

Worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
The Hangover Part 2
Jack and Jill
Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst screen couple

Nicolas Cage, and anyone sharing the screen with him in his three 2011 movies
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston or Brookyln Decker (Just Go With It)
Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes, Adam Sandler or Al Pacino (Jack and Jill)
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson (Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

Worst screenplay

Bucky Larson, Born to be a Star (written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson)
Jack and Jill (screenplay by Steve Koren and Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook)
New Year's Eve (written by Katherine Fugate)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (written by Ehren Kruger)
Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg)

• This article was amended on 28 February 2012. The original said Adam Sandler's production company is called Lucky Madison. This has been corrected.


Ben Child

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