Adam Sandler sweeps Razzie worst film 'winners' list
Adam Sandler has made history at the Razzies when his film 'Jack and Jill' swept the board, winning every possible Golden Raspberry 'award' for bad filmmaking.
Sandler even managed to pick up both Worst Actor and Worst Actress thanks to his dual role as the two titular characters.
It is the first time in the 32-year history of the gala that one film has won every category. However, the news isn't that surprising given that Sandler received a record number of nominations.
Oscar winner Al Pacino scooped Worst Supporting Actor for playing himself while the film's director Dennis Dugan picked up a gong for two Sandler vehicles - 'Jack and Jill' and 'Just Go With It'. Our one-star review of 'Just Go With It' pulled no punches, declaring that "all of the characters are actually morons."
The awards were voted on by the 657 members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. In addition, over 35,000 ballots from film website Rotten Tomatoes were considered.
Razzies founder John Wilson didn't mince his words: "He didn't play triplets, but he couldn't have won more awards if he had.
"Adam Sandler has a pretty much basic attitude of, 'No matter how dumb I make it, my fans are going to pay to see it'.
"I guess it's more about the complete lack of any genuine effort or concern or pride. An attitude of this is good enough, but when you consider what they're charging for movie tickets today, it wasn't good enough.
"It was good enough to get our attention. If you work with the attitude that you're just going to be good enough, then you're probably good enough for the Razzies."
Catch the cringe-inducing trailer for 'Jack and Jill' here at Cinemas Online.
GOLDEN RASPBERRY AWARDS FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Worst Picture: 'Jack and Jill'
Worst Actor: Adam Sandler, 'Jack and Jill' and 'Just Go With It'
Worst Actress: Adam Sander (as Jill), 'Jack and Jill'
Worst Supporting Actor: Al Pacino (as Al Pacino), 'Jack and Jill'
Worst Supporting Actress: David Spade (as Monica), 'Jack and Jill'
Worst Screen Ensemble: The entire cast of 'Jack and Jill'
Worst Director: Dennis Dugan, 'Jack and Jill' and 'Just Go With It'
Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel: 'Jack and Jill' (remake/rip-off of Ed Wood's cross-dressing camp classic Glen or Glenda)
Worst Screen Couple: Adam Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, or Adam Sander, 'Jack and Jill'
Worst Screenplay: 'Jack and Jill', screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook
Other film news
The female-led reboot of 'Ghostbusters' is now well underway with the four lead stars being revealed by director Paul Feig.
One of the biggest bits of casting news in the last few months was Tom Hardy's involvement in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' - the forthcoming superhero picture also starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' breakout starlet Margot Robbie.
Another year, another set of Oscar nominations and another round of gasps of both joy and shock as the toast of Hollywood is picked by their peers. Leading the pack are two critical darlings each with nine nominations: Wes Anderson's wonderful dramedy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and the genre-bending breakthrough 'Birdman'. 'The Imitation Game' followed closely with eight including a surprise Best Director nod.
Despite a storied career in stand-up, music and film, Woody Allen has seldom ventured into the world of television, but that's all about to change for the 'Midnight in Paris' Oscar winner.
The Golden Globes once again spread out the awards and also threw in a few surprises this year.
The British Academy Film Award nominations have been released and they are not without their controversial choices.
According to a survey by Fandango, the new 'Star Wars' reboot 'The Force Awakens' is the most anticipated film of 2015.
Chris Pine has admitted that that his headlining take on the latest incarnation of the espionage franchise 'Jack Ryan' failed and has probably killed his chances of getting a sequel to the film.
'Exodus: Gods and Kings' has been banned in Egypt, it has been confirmed.
The recent leaks of Sony's email database are continuing to flow as more information comes to light, the latest being that studio chairman Amy Pascal is keen to see Daniel Craig's James Bond be replaced by Idris Elba.
Following the demands of the Sony hackers, the Seth Rogen and James Franco political satire 'The Interview' has been shelved in its home market of America.
The London Film Critics' Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony, with Mike Leigh's historical biopic Mr Turner leading the way with seven nominations, including Film of the Year and British Film of the Year.
The massive hack on film studio sony Pictures has become a media firestorm with a wealth of sensitive information being leaked by hacking group Guardians of Peace. Here's the rundown of events:
Double Oscar winner Sean Penn hasn't been known to close in the most commercial of film projects, but as he's reached his fifties the 'Mystic River' and 'Milk' star appears to have had a change of heart.
The Golden Globe nominations have been announced and âBirdmanâ âBoyhoodâ and âImitation Gameâ are leading the pack while some heavy hitters found themselves snubbed: 'Interstellar' settled for just a music nomination for Hans Zimmer's score and Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' got nothing, as did Clint Eastwood's war drama 'American Sniper' starring a snubbed Bradley Cooper.
The hackers that struck Sony Pictures and revealed star salaries as well as leaking screener copies of some of their films onto torrent websites have taunted the studio again.
'The Fighter' star Mark Wahlberg is seeking redemption - he's just filed for a pardon over a crime he was convicted of back in 1988.
'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes took to the Pinewood Studios stage to formally announce the particulars of the forthcoming James Bond movie. The Oscar winner revealed that 007's 24th adventure would be titled 'Spectre'.
Amateur boxer turned pin-up actor turned pro boxer turned Oscar nominated actor turned pro boxer again Mickey Rourke scored a professional boxing match win at the age of 62 last week, but some sources now claim the two round fight was rigged.
One of the earliest to announce their film picks in the awards season, the Independent Spirit Awards have revealed their nominations with director Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman' leading the way with six noms.