Considering the sheer number of nominations “Jack and Jill” and “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” received for 2011’s Razzie Awards, it was already clear that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions last year released some of the worst cinema ever to grace movie screens. But to be awarded every single one of the internet’s famously insulting awards? That’s more than an off year.
The Razzies, the yearly awarders of the “Golden Raspberry” to the worst movies and actors of the year, awarded 10 out of 10 awards to “Jack and Jill’s” actors, directors, and writers. Adam Sandler himself was awarded the Worst Actor and Worst Actress Razzies for his portrayal as both Jack and Jill, a role for which he wore a fat suit and women’s clothing.
Sandler’s co-star Al Pacino was awarded the Worst Supporting Actor Razzie. Katie Holmes, who played Sandler’s (Jack’s) wife in the movie, managed to fly under the Razzies’ radar, and David Spade was awarded the Worst Supporting Actress Razzie for his portrayal of “Monica” in the movie.
The Razzies hated “Jack and Jill” so much they even went out of their way to give the movie the Worst Remake award. Using some tortured logic, they portrayed the movie as a remake of the Ed Wood movie “Glen or Glenda”.
Here’s a rundown of the 10 awards and their specific recipients:
Worst Picture: “Jack and Jill”
Worst Actor: Adam Sandler for “Jack”
Worst Actress: Adam Sandler for “Jill”
Worst Supporting Actor: Al Pacino as himself
Worst Supporting Actress: David Spade as “Monica”
Worst Screen Ensemble: The entire cast of “Jack and Jill”
Worst Director: Dennis Dugan for “Jack and Jill” and “Just Go With It”
Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel: “Jack and Jill”
Worst Screen Couple: Adam Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, or Adam Sandler
Worst Screenplay: “Jack and Jill”
In case you’ve forgotten the horror that was the trailer for “Jack and Jill” or (God forbid) you saw the movie, here’s a little reminder, complete with George C. Scott’s reaction: