“Jack and Jill,” the Adam Sandler gender-bending comedy, is predicted to win seven of the 10 races at the Razzie Awards on April Fool’s Day. Sandler, who has prevailed with just of his nine previous Razzie bids (Worst Actor: “Big Daddy,” 1999), is expected to take home four prizes on Sunday.
Our Editors and Users expect his limpid laffer to claim Worst Picture, Actor, Actress (both Sandler), Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Director (Dennis Dugan), Screenplay (Sandler, Ben Zook, Steve Koren) and Couple (Sandler with himself, Pacino or Katie Holmes).
Holmes is in a battle for Worst Supporting Actress with one-time underwear model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who has a slight edge (at odds of 5 to 4) for her film debut in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
“Jack and Jill” is also likely to lose Worst Remake/Rip-off/Sequel to “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” the fourth film in the “Twilight” franchise which has odds of 11 to 10. And the all-star cast of “New Year’s Eve” is expected to claim Worst Ensemble as it has odds of 5 to 4.
In the race for Worst Picture, “Jack and Jill” is far ahead with odds of 1 to 2. Sandler also had a hand in “Bucky Larson,” which is in second place with odds of 6 to 1.
For both Worst Actor and Actress, Sandler is also the clear favorite. As Jack, he enjoys odds of 8 to 15 while Taylor Lautner can manage odds of only 11 to 2 for his appearances in “Abduction” and “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.”
And such is the love (or loathing) for Sandler that his performance as Jill is favored to win Worst Actress (at odds of 2 to 3) over Sarah Palin in the inaptly-named documentary “The Undefeated.” The losing 2008 VP candidate has odds of only 7 to 2.
Oscar champ Pacino has odds of 11 to 10 to take Supporting Actor over last year’s Oscar host James Franco whose performance in the misfire “Your Highness” earned odds of 10 to 3.
Dennis Dugan is expected to finally win Worst Director after two losses for helming both of Sandler’s 2011 cinematic gems — “Jack and Jill” and “Just Go With It.” Dugan leads with odds of 4 to 7 over another three-time contender Michael Bay (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) who has odds of 5 to 1.
Sandler had a hand in both of the leading contenders for Worst Screenplay. The script for “Jack and Jill” leads with odds of 11 to 8 while Sandler’s work with Allen Covert and Nick Swardson on “Bucky Larson” has odds of 23 to 10.
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