Are you sick of hearing about the Oscars and all the amazing movies you haven’t seen and probably won’t see until they end up on TV when you are bored or too hung over to even reach for the remote? Let’s take a look at the flip side of Hollywood lauding Hollywood: Adam Sandler officially had a crappy year when it came to the Silver Screen. The former SNLer has taken the record when it comes to the Razzies, the awards show that honors the year’s worst films, being nominated for a whopping 11 categories.
Jack and Jill, in which Sandler plays both a man and his annoying sister, is getting serious recogntion. He is nominated for both worst actor and worst screenplay couple for that flick, as well as his role in Just Go with It. He also gets double attention for worst-picture and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel with nods to both Bucky Larson and Jack and Jill.
Sandler will be competing with other terrible films like New Year’s Eve and Transformers: Dark of the Moon and actors like Nicolas Cage and Taylor Lautner in the April 1, ceremony.
Sandler should take heart, the critical panning of Jack and Jill was pure comedy gold with lines like "More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside." Additionally, he can now claim victory over Eddie Murphy, who held the previous record for most Razzie noms for Norbit, for being worse at playing drag opposite himself. That’s a very special feat in and of itself.
The Oscars aren’t the only awards show happening this weekend. The Independent Spirit Awards take place today to honor, as the name suggests, independent films. While you probably don’t need another opportunity to see The Artist win everything, this is a much less stiff affair. The always funny Seth Rogen is slated to host, meaning there will probably be a lot of drug and fart jokes, and as he confirmed in an interview, a ton of dick jokes. More on that below and a livestream of the red carpet starting at 2pm.
Rogen sat down with the Hollywood Reporter to give them a preview on what to expect, saying he doesn’t need to see Shame "to make a lot of dick jokes about Michael Fassbender.” He also complimented George Clooney’s joke on the matter, but thinks he might have stolen it from him. “I had actually done one at the National Board of Review a couple weeks earlier that was maybe even better. He was there. So my theory is, he saw me and tried to improve on what I had done.”
And finally, when asked "How much will attendees hear about your erection during the Spirits show?” he responded “For once, I hope to turn the attention on other people’s dicks.” So there you have it. The whole interview can be found here.
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Bad news: Ryan Gosling of ‘Hey Girl’ and Internet fame (along with some movies) will not be attending tonight’s Golden Globe Awards because he is out of the country. Good news: Uggie, the dog from the black and white silent film The Artist has been credentialed and will be let in, ensuring there will still be something cute to look at.
While Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo sparkled on screen, the Jack Russell terrier stole the show as the lead character’s trusty sidekick. This is a serious coup for the pup since seating is limited for this year’s ceremony. Deadline reports he’ll be required to have a photo taken for an official badge and be walked down the carpet and enter the ballroom with his trainer.
The film has been nominated for six major awards so let’s hope they deck him in a mini-tuxedo and have him bark an acceptance speech for the ulitmate ‘awe, so adorable,’ moment.
For dogs with less celebrity than Uggie like Cosmo from The Beginners, a publication called Dog News Daily will be presenting the first ever Golden Collar Awards.