Just in time for the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards. “Winners” of the awards (meant to (dis-) honor the “Worst Achievements in Film” during 2011) will be accordingly announced this year on (when else?) April Fools’ Day.

Leading the pack of 2012 Razzie contenders are some usual suspects, in the form of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise (thanks to Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Adam Sandler in a record-breaking nomination run, due to his involvement with such critically-ravaged titles as Just Go with It, Jack and Jill, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.

Sandler has managed to smash Eddie Murphy’s record for most Razzie nods in a single year (the latter received 5 back in 2007) by stacking up a whopping 11 nominations in 2012. That’s due to Sandler – the indisputed king of “high-concept” blockbuster comedy – having played three different roles onscreen last year, while also being paired up as a screen couple opposite multiple actresses AND an actor. Sandler also co-wrote both Jack and Jill and Bucky Larson (which he also served as a producer on).

The third Transformers flick was next in line as the big 2012 Razzie nod “winner,” thanks largely to the film’s human players like Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Ken Jeong, and Patrick Dempsey all landing nominations. The Transformers films may be Oscar-nominated for their technical achievements, but the franchise’s non-CGI characters remain as unpopular as ever.

Overall, the 2012 Razzie nominees have proven to be a familiar lot, composed of cash-cow franchises (Transformers, Twilight) and well-established actors (Sandler, Nicolas Cage) that moviegoers love to hate. Feel free to let us know who else you think should’ve been “honored” with a Razzie – or, alternatively, doesn’t deserve the flack they’re receiving – in the comments section of this article.

Here is the complete list of this year’s Razzie Award nominations:

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 I

WORST ACTOR

  • Russell Brand – ARTHUR
  • Nicolas Cage – DRIVE ANGRY 3D, SEASON OF THE WITCH and TRESPASS
  • Taylor Lautner – ABDUCTION and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1
  • Adam Sandler – JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT
  • Nick Swardson -BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR

WORST ACTRESS 

  • Martin Lawrence (As “Momma”) – BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
  • Sarah Palin (As “Herself”) – SARAH PALIN: THE UNDEFEATED
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT and NEW YEAR’S EVE
  • Adam Sandler (As “Jill”) – JACK & JILL
  • Kristen Stewart – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART I

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 II, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and ZOOKEEPER
  • Al Pacino – JACK & JILL
  • Nick Swardson – JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

WORST SUPPORTING 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

  • The Entire Cast of BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
  • The Entire Cast of JACK & JILL
  • The Entire Cast of NEW YEAR’S EVE
  • The Entire Cast of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
  • The Entire Cast of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

WORST DIRECTOR

  • Michael Bay – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
  • Tom Brady – BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
  • Bill Condon – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I
  • Dennis Dugan – JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT
  • Garry Marshall – NEW YEAR’S EVE

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL

  • ARTHUR
  • BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR (Rip-Off of BOOGIE NIGHTS and A STAR IS BORN)
  • THE HANGOVER PART II (Both a Sequel AND a Remake!)
  • JACK & JILL
  • (Remake/Rip-Off of Ed Woods’ GLEN OR GLENDA)
  • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

  • Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies
  • Shia LeBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
  • Adam Sandler & EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker / JUST GO WITH IT
  • Adam Sandler and EITHER Katie Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler / JACK & JILL
  • Kristen Stewart & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson / THE TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I

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
  • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I – Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg

Source: The Razzies