Adam Sandler Sets New Razzies Record
On Sunday night, the critical dud "won" 10 of the 12 Razzies for which it was nominated – a new Razzies record – being "dis-honored" in the categories of worst picture, actor and actress, supporting actress (David Spade as "Monica"), supporting actor (Al Pacino as himself), screen ensemble, director (Dennis Dugan), remake/rip-off (of Ed Wood's notorious Glen or Glenda), screen couple (Sandler and Katie Holmes and/or Al Pacino and/or himself).
"It's not really a clean sweep," Razzies founder John Wilson tells PEOPLE, explaining that the 12 total nominations for the movie included more than one in the supporting acting categories. "So it will go into the record books with an asterisk."
The previous record holder was 2007's I Know Who Killed Me, starring Lindsay Lohan. It took home eight Razzies, including two for Lohan, who played twins.
With 657 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, the Razzies have been honoring the worst achievement in motion pictures for 32 years now.
This year's ceremony kicked off something new by not taking place on the night before the Oscars, but on April Fools' Day, instead. It also returned to Magicopolis in Santa Monica, Calif., a combination theater, magic shop and children's birthday venue.
"At least this year there's not a birthday party showing up afterward," says a relieved Wilson, author of The Official Razzie Movie Guide.
And despite the Razzie benchmark now set by Jack and Jill, the unfunny comedy wasn't Wilson's personal favorite stinker of the year. That distinction went to the little-seen September release Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which starred Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci and Don Johnson and received a zero rating from Rotten Tomatoes, the movie review website. It was also co-written by Adam Sandler.
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