LOS ANGELES — Adam Sandler's critically lambasted cross-dressing comedy "Jack and Jill" made history of sorts Sunday at Magicopolis in Santa Monica: It became the first film to sweep every category in the 32 years of Razzie Awards, which honor the year's worst cinematic achievements.
"Jack & Jill" won for worst film of 2011 and worst actor and actress — with both acting awards going to Sandler. It took the prize in all seven other categories, too, including for Al Pacino as worst supporting actor, David Spade as worst supporting actress and Dennis Dugan as worst director.
The directing award for Dugan and the acting award for Sandler also recognized their work on another 2011 comedy, "Just Go With It."
"Jack & Jill" stars Sandler as both a successful commercial director and his own whiny twin sister; zaniness ensues when Jill arrives for a Thanksgiving visit with the family that turns into an extended stay. In "Just Go With It," Sandler plays a plastic surgeon who poses as an unhappily married man to woo single women.
The other worst film nominees included "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star," which Sandler co-wrote; "New Year's Eve"; "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1."
In the past, the Razzies, more formally known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, have been presented the night before the Academy Awards ceremony, but this year owners John Wilson and Mo Murphy changed the date to play up the comedic aspect of these "dis-honors" by handing out the awards on April Fools' Day.