It wouldn’t be movie awards season without the Golden Raspberry Awards to let some of the air out of Hollywood’s celebratory balloon. Well, actually, this year it would. More than a month after the Oscars ceremony, the official point at which everyone stops caring about movie awards, the committee behind the Razzies finally got around to announcing this year’s prize recipients… or recipient, as the case may be.
In years past, the Razzies have handed out dishonors for all the worst crap that Hollywood shoveled onto theater screens on the day before the Oscars broadcast. That timing made perfectly logical sense. For some reason, the prizes were pushed back to April Fool’s Day this year, long after anyone would bother to pay attention to them. In what may have been an attempt to drum up some interest anyway, for the first time in Razzie history (oooohhhh….), a single film swept all categories. That would, of course, be Adam Sandler’s cross-dressing crapfest ‘Jack and Jill‘, which walked home with the following awards:
Worst Actor: Adam Sandler
Worst Actress: Adam Sandler
Worst Supporting Actor: Al Pacino
Worst Supporting Actress: David Spade
Worst Screen Ensemble
Worst Director: Dennis Dugan
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Worst Screen Couple: Adam Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or Adam Sandler
Some of these are, obviously, a stretch to make the gimmick work. The “Worst Screen Couple” is clearly a duplicate of the “Worst Screen Ensemble” prize. To shoehorn ‘Jack and Jill’ into the “Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel” category, the committee has labeled the film a “remake/rip-off of Ed Wood’s Glen or Glenda.” Whatever.
By singling out this admittedly-awful movie, the Razzies have once again opted to take easy pot-shots at a target that everyone already acknowledges is terrible. Where’s the fun in that? Wouldn’t it be nice, just once, to see the Razzies take aim at some overrated piece of Oscar bait claptrap like ‘The Help‘? I might have some ounce of respect for them if that ever happened… not that I expect it to.
In the meantime, look for the Razzies to move back to their traditional day-before-the-Oscars timetable next year.
[via ABC News]