The Word: Adam Sandler earns 11 Razzie nominations

Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes at the premiere of the Razzie-nominated “Jack and Jill” last November in California.
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While the world continues their celebration of the Oscars and the best and brightest in Hollywood, let’s take a moment to look at the worst. Specifically, poor, poor Adam Sandler, who is saddled with the sad honor of earning 11 Razzie nominations (a record!) for his various work as an actor, writer and producer on three movies for 2011: “Jack and Jill,” “Bucky Larson” and “Just Go With It.” Sandler received two Worst Actor nominations, one for “Just Go With It” and another for “Jack and Jill.” Oh, and he also received a Worst Actress nod for “Jack and Jill” (the bright side:?at least he’s breaking gender barriers).

His “Jack and Jill” co-stars, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino, each received a Worst Supporting Actress and Actor nomination for their work in the film, respectively. Way to bring down Pacino, Sandler.

It’s time for Sandler to pick up a copy of the 1998 edition of “Stop with the Fart Jokes: Transform Your Career and Become an Oscar Winner in No Time” by Tom Hanks. Soon, he’ll be starring in “Punch Drunk Love II: Still Drankin’,” where he and Emily Watson end up adopting a middle-aged deaf, mute and blind train hobo who teaches them the true meaning of life.

Worst film noms:
   
“Jack and Jill”
“Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” (Sandler also co-wrote)
“New Year’s Eve”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1”

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