Adam Sander made history this weekend as his movie Jack and Jill swept the Razzies.
Along with the movie’s worst-picture award, Sandler won for both worst actor and actress for his dual roles in Jack and Jill, in which he plays a family man and his own pesky twin sister.
“He didn’t play triplets, but he couldn’t have won more awards if he had,” said Razzies founder John Wilson.
Sandler also shared the Jack and Jill Razzies for worst ensemble, worst screen couple opposite either himself or co-stars Al Pacino or Katie Holmes and worst screenplay as a co-writer on the movie.
Pacino won as worst supporting actor for playing himself in Jack and Jill, while Sandler pal David Spade was named worst supporting actress for his own cross-dressing role in the movie.
But the Razzies did not overlook Sandler’s other starring role from last year. Sandler’s worst-actor prize came for both Jack and Jill and his earlier comedy Just Go With It. Dennis Dugan, the filmmaker behind both comedies, was named worst director for both flicks.
The awards were announced at a gag ceremony Sunday night at a magic shop in Santa Monica, Calif. Razzie winners usually are announced the night before the Oscars, but organizers this time decided to move out of Hollywood’s busy awards season and do their show on April Fool’s Day.
But it could be a one-time experiment. Wilson said he got feedback from voters of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, which anyone can join for a membership fee, that they prefer handing out their prizes around Oscar time.
“I think our members prefer the faux glamor of having it be Oscar eve,” Wilson said.