Could Adam Sandler be on his way to another Worst Actor victory at the Razzie Awards for his performances in “The Cobbler” and “Pixels“? He has already won three times (“Big Daddy” in 1999, “Jack and Jill” and “Just Go with It” ion 2011, “That’s My Boy” in 2012). One more would tie the record set by Sylvester Stallone, who, remarkably enough, is now a frontrunner to win an Oscar, so maybe it wouldn’t be such bad news for Sandler after all.
Sandler is the frontrunner to win according to the combined predictions of Expert film journalists we’ve polled, Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Razzie winners and hundreds of total Users who make up our largest and often savviest bloc of predictors.
All seven of our experts currently betting on the Razzies forecast a victory for Sandler: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Adnan Virk (ESPN).
Our editors, however, are divided. Four out of six of us are predicting Sandler: Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, O’Neil and Sheehan. But Chris Beachum is betting on second-time nominee Johnny Depp (“Mortdecai“), and I think it’ll be Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey“), who has incited Razzie wrath for the first time.
Our top users are also split, though they strongly favor Sandler. Twenty-one of them forecast Sandler compared to just three who predict Dornan.
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Photo credits: “Pixels” by Moviestore/REX