After he introduced America to the second-greatest Springsteen impression of all time on SNL and left an indelible mark on hundreds of thousands of millennials (many of whom can recite They're All Gonna Laugh At You by heart when inebriated), it was initially expected that Adam Sandler would make the transition from goofball to serious thespian in a few easy leaps. Yet during tonight's Oscar ceremony, Sandler will not be honored for his dramatic work alongside the other nominees. Instead, he'll presumably be at home crying into his money and making his toiletries tell him in silly voices how talented he is, because Sandler has just been nominated for a record 11 Razzie Awards (for Worst Actor, Worst Picture, and Worst Director, among others).
As the individual with the most nominations in Razzie history, Sandler — who has been similarly "honored" by the Razzie committee many, many times before — replaces similarly disappointing comic-turned-actor/frequent Razzie nominee Eddie Murphy, who clinched a then-record five nominations for 2007's Norbit. Here's a breakdown of Sandler's nominations (most of which are for last year's critically reviled "comedy" Jack and Jill):
Worst Actor: Just Go with It, Jack and Jill (for the part of Jack)
Worst Actress: Jack and Jill (for the part of Jill)
Worst Screen Couple: Just Go with It (opposite Jennifer Aniston), Jack and Jill (opposite Katie Holmes, as Jack, and opposite Al Pacino, as Jill)
Worst Picture: Bucky Larson, Jack and Jill
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel: Bucky Larson, Jack and Jill
Worst Director: Bucky Larson, Jack and Jill
Worst Screen Ensemble: Bucky Larson, Jack and Jill
Sandler joins other illustrious nominees Taylor Lautner and Nicolas Cage in the Worst Actor category, and New Year's Eve, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Breaking Dawn are also nominated for Worst Picture. The ceremony will be held on April Fool's Day, so check it out if you're interested in seeing what the human embodiment of broken dreams and squandered potential looks like (although to be fair, this is coming from someone who's seen Billy Madison maybe 497 times, and that's actually kind of a modest estimate; so perhaps I'm not in the best position to judge Adam Sandler for his life choices).