The nominations for the 2012 Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced. Every year on April Fools’ Day the Razzies honour the worst of the worst in the world of film, presenting ‘winners’ with a golden raspberry in recognition of their truly abysmal contributions to cinema.

Setting a record with a total of eleven nominations, it looks as though the biggest loser in 2012 will be Adam Sandler. His unusually high number of contemptuous nods can be attributed to his unusually high number of awful films in 2011, namely Jack and Jill, Just Go With It and Bucky Larson: A Star is Born. His nominations include Worst Picture (Jack and Jill), Worst Actor (Jack and Jill, Just Go With It), Worst Actress (Jack and Jill), Worst Screen Ensemble (Jack and Jill), and two nominations in the Worst Screen Couple category, pairing him with either Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker in Just Go With It, or a choice of Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, or himself in Jack and Jill.

Worst Actress is notable this year for including nominations for two men (alongside Adam Sandler, Martin Lawrence is also nominated for his cross-dressing role in Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son). Also up for Worst Actress is politician Sarah Palin (as herself) in documentary Sarah Palin: The Undefeated. It will come as no surprise to most that vampire tween romance Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been nominated in almost every category, clocking up a total of eight nods.

As for the least coveted category, Worst Film, it’s a bar room brawl between Bucky Larson and Jack and Jill (two of Adam Sandler’s rotten eggs), shameless holiday cash-in New Year’s Eve, Michael Bay’s latest epically ridiculous flop Transformers: Dark of the Moon and, of course, the most recent addition to the agonisingly immortal Twilight Saga.

See below for the full list of 2012 Razzie nominees:

WORST PICTURE
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
Jack & Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One

WORST ACTOR
Russell Brand (Arthur)
Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry, Season Of The Witch, Trespass)
Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Abduction)
Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill, Just Go With It)
Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star)

WORST ACTRESS
Martin Lawrence (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
Sarah Palin (Sarah Palin: The Undefeated)
Sarah Jessica Parker (I Don’t Know How She Does It, New Year’s Eve)
Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)
Kristen Stewart (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Patrick Dempsey (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)
James Franco (Your Highness)
Ken Jeong (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Hangover Part 2, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Zookeeper)
Al Pacino (playing Al Pacino in Jack & Jill)
Nick Swardson (Jack & Jill, Just Go With It)

WORST SUPPPORTING ACTRESS
Katie Holmes (Jack & Jill)
Brandon T Jackson (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son)
Nicole Kidman (Just Go With It)
David Spade (Jack & Jill)
Rosie Huntington Whiteley (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
Jack & Jill
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

WORST DIRECTOR
Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)
Tom Brady (Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star)
Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1)
Dennis Dugan (Jack & Jill, Just Go With It)
Garry Marshall (New Year’s Eve)

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
The Hangover Part 2
Jack & Jill
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

WORST SCREEN COUPLE
Nicolas Cage, and anyone sharing the screen with him in 2011
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of The Moon)
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston or Brookyln Decker (Just Go With It)
Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes, Adam Sandler or Al Pacino (Jack & Jill)
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1)

WORST SCREENPLAY
Bucky Larson, Born To Be A Star (Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson)
Jack & Jill (Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook)
New Year’s Eve (Written by Katherine Fugate)
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (Written by Ehren Kruger)
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg)

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