As the race for the year’s most coveted trophies came to a close with this weekend’s Oscars ceremony, another much less prestigious awards competition was just getting started. Nominations have been announced for the 32nd Razzie Awards, handed out to the “worst achievements in film” each year.

Leading the 2012 list is Adam Sandler, whose involvement in Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson, and Just Go With It earned him a record-breaking eleven Razzie nominations. That’s more than twice as many as the previous record holder, Norbit¬†star¬†Eddie Murphy, received in 2007. Other standouts include Nicolas Cage, Ken Jeong, Sarah Palin, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, and The Hangover Part II. Read the full list of nominees after the jump.

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Against all laws of nature, Big Momma’s House 3 keeps happening, though it probably won’t be called that. Martin Lawrence is going to go back into rubbery drag for the third outing, and he’ll be joined by Brandon T. Jackson of Tropic Thunder and Percy Jackson. Guess everyone’s gotta eat, but why does it have to be a shit sandwich?

This one will see “FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Lawrence) and his 17-year-old nephew, Trent (Jackson), go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them.” The f ilm shoots in Atlanta soon; if I’m out for drinks sometime in the next month and come across the casts and crews of this and Hall Pass fighting in the streets, Anchorman style, I’ll be so happy. [Variety]

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Exhale: Big Momma’s House 3 Still Happening

Let the fanboy email inquiries cease: The latest “momma of all comedies” is plopped for a 2009 release. Over the weekend, IESB spoke to producer, David T. Friendly, who confirmed that the second sequel in the hit Martin Lawrence undercover fat-suit franchise, Big Momma’s House 3, is currently in the scripting stage and on the fast track/conveyor belt after originally being due this year.

No word if Paul Giamatti will reprise his role from the first film. Ever. Combined, the first two entries grossed $190 million domestically.

Discuss: Possible (permanent) endings for the sequel and franchise.

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