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Razzie awards to be announced on April Fools' Day

Still of Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill
Organisers have suggested Adam Sandler could lead the nominations this year for his contribution to film

The Razzies, which honour the year's worst films, are to be given out on 1 April, organisers have announced.

The spoof prizes, formally known as The Golden Raspberrys, have traditionally been awarded the day before the Oscars.

Nominations will be announced on "Oscar Eve" - 25 February - with the main awards handed out April Fools' Day.

Organisers said moving the awards would allow its voting members more time "to see the drek they will eventually nominate".

In a statement, they said: "John Wilson and Mo Murphy, co-owners of the Razzies, saw a unique opportunity to do something they've wanted to do since their awards were created in 1980: emphasise [its] comedic intent by unveiling the "winners" of Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy on April Fools' Day."

It added the new schedule would also allow for more input from the movie-going public before the contenders are determined.

Organisers suggested Adam Sandler could top the list of nominees at this year's awards for his roles in Just Go With It, Bucky Larson and Jack and Jill.

He could also be a frontrunner in the worst actress category for playing Jill in the latter film.

M Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender won the most prizes at last year's awards with five including worst director.

Ashton Kutcher was named worst actor for Valentine's Day while his co-star Jessica Alba won worst supporting actress.

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