For almost forty years, the Golden Rasperry Awards (or the Razzies) have acknowledged the worst in film with the tradition being that they announce their nominations a day before the Oscars reveal theirs….
This year’s lineup sees four films up for six nominations which include the political documentary Death of a Nation. In what has been a manic time for him recently, President Donald Trump has the misfortune of being nominated in the Worst Actor category for his appearances in both Death of a Nation and the Michael Moore-documentary Fahrenheit 11/9. He is also nodded in the Worst Screen Combo lineup for his “Perpetual Pettiness and Self Pity”. We all know that the Don will probably dismiss this story as “FAKE NEWS”….
Additionally, Trump’s wife Melania and his aide Kellyanne Conway are both up for Worst Supporting Actress with Death of a Nation also recognised in Worst Screenplay and Worst Remake/Sequel.
The other three ‘stinkers’ to receive six mentions are the crime biopic Gotti, the raunchy puppet caper The Happytime Murders and the Sherlock Holmes spoof Holmes & Watson with all three shortlisted in Worst Film along with the latest Robin Hood reboot.
No stranger to previous Razzie ‘success’, John Travolta is in contention for Worst Actor for his portrayal of criminal John Gotti in Gotti with his real-life wife Kelly Preston nodded in Worst Supporting Actress. Travolta’s opponents in Worst Actor include Will Ferrell for Holmes & Watson, Bruce Willis for the Death Wish remake and Johnny Depp for his vocal role in Sherlock Gnomes.
Elsewhere, Melissa McCarthy is up for Worst Actress for her lead role in The Happytime Murders though she does have the consolation of possibly receiving her second Oscar nod tomorrow for Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Her competition in that category includes Dame Helen Mirren for the horror Winchester and Amber Heard for the crime flop London Fields.
Other high-profile names to land acting mentions include previous Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (Robin Hood) and Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades Freed) plus John C. Reilly (Holmes & Watson), Jennifer Garner (Peppermint), Amanda Seyfried (The Clapper) and Joel McHale (The Happytime Murders).
The 39th Razzie awards will take place the day before the Oscars on February 23rd.
The full list of Razzie nominees are below (‘loser’ predictions in red):
THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
HOLMES & WATSON
Johnny Depp (Voice Only), SHERLOCK GNOMES
Donald J. Trump (As Himself), DEATH OF A NATION & FAHRENHEIT 11/9
Will Ferrell, HOLMES & WATSON
John Travolta, GOTTI
Bruce Willis, DEATH WISH
Jennifer Garner, PEPPERMINT
Amber Heard, LONDON FIELDS
Melissa McCarthy, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS & LIFE OF THE PARTY
Helen Mirren, WINCHESTER
Amanda Seyfried, THE CLAPPER
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jamie Foxx, ROBIN HOOD
Ludacris (Voice Only), SHOW DOGS
Joel McHale, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
John C. Reilly, HOLMES & WATSON
Justice Smith, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kellyanne Conway (As Herself), FAHRENHEIT 11/9
Marcia Gay Harden, FIFTY SHADES FREED
Kelly Preston, GOTTI
Jaz Sinclair, SLENDER MAN
Melania Trump (As Herself), FAHRENHEIT 11/9
Etan Cohen, HOLMES and WATSON
Kevin Connolly, GOTTI
James Foley, FIFTY SHADES FREED
Brian Henson, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, WINCHESTER
DEATH OF A NATION, Dinesh D’Souza & Bruce Schooley
FIFTY SHADES FREED, Niall Leonard & E.L. James
GOTTI, Leo Rossi & Lem Dobbs
THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, Todd Berger & Dee Austin Robinson
WINCHESTER, Tom Vaughan, Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig
WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
DEATH OF A NATION (Remake of Hillary’s America…)
HOLMES & WATSON
WORST SCREEN COMBO
Donald J, Trump & His Perpetual Pettiness and Self Pity, DEATH OF A NATION and FAHRENHEIT 11/9
Kelly Preston & John Travolta (Getting BATTLEFIELD EARTH type Reviews – 0% at R.T.!), GOTTI
Any Two Actors or Puppets (Especially in Those Creepy Sex Scenes), THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly (Trashing Two of Literature’s Most Beloved Characters), HOLMES & WATSON
Johnny Depp & His Fast-Fading Film Career (He’s doing voices for cartoons, fer kripesakes!), SHERLOCK GNOMES