Film - The 39th Razzie Award Nominations


With the Oscar nominations happening today, yesterday saw the traditional unveiling of the film award nominations nobody (except Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) is proud of, yes, it's The Razzies...

For once, The Favourite is NOT a favourite in a film awards nominations list! Although the acknowledged National Treasures of British film do not get off scot-free as Dame Helen Mirren is on the Worst Actress list for her part in the horror film Winchester, which also gets a nod in the (un)coveted Worst Picture award. But that film can thank its lucky stars that it only has 4 nominations (the other two being for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay) as no fewer than FOUR films tie for the top/bottom spot of getting 6 nominations - Gotti, Holmes & Watson, Death of a Nation and The Happytime Murders.

It's comforting in a way that a John Travolta flick (Gotti this time) makes the grade again, in what is fast becoming somewhat of a Razzie tradition, as is the general lambasting of Johnny Depp's "unconventional" film choices and the new tradition of the appearance of Melissa McCarthy - this time being nominated for Worst Actress in TWO different films - now that's a talent. Also those Muppet sex scenes in The Happytime Murders? What were they thinking?! Talking of  muppet sex, it is surprising that the finale of the Fifty Shades trilogy only got three nominations. I guess that shows the calibre of the films that got more...

The "winners" of this year's Razzie Awards will be announced on 23rd February, the day before the Oscars and, without further ado,

"With a stumbling stock market, a possible impending Presidential impeachment, raging wild fires, devastating floods, mass shootings and a litany of plagues that reached near Biblical proportions, 2018 was a year overfull with disasters..." 

Here's the full list:



WORST PICTURE

Gotti
The Happytime Murders
Holmes & Watson
Robin Hood
Winchester


WORST ACTRESS

Jennifer Garner / Peppermint
Amber Heard / London Fields
Melissa McCarthy / Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
Helen Mirren / Winchester
Amanda Seyfried / The Clapper


WORST ACTOR

Johnny Depp (Voice Only) Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell / Holmes & Watson
John Travolta / Gotti
Donald J. Trump (As Himself) Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9
Bruce Willis / Death Wish


WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jamie Fox / Robin Hood
Ludacris (Voice Only) Show Dogs
Joel McHale / 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


WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Two Actors or Puppets (Especially in Those Creepy Sex Scenes) Happytime Murders
Johnny Depp & His Fast-Fading Film Career (He’s doing voices for cartoons, fer kripesakes!)
Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly (Trashing Two of Literature’s Most Beloved Characters)
Holmes & Watson
Kelly Preston & John Travolta (Getting BATTLEFIELD EARTH type Reviews!) Gotti
Donald J, Trump & His Self Perpetuating Pettiness / Death of a Nation & Fahrenheit 11/9


WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

Death of a Nation (Remake of Hillary’s America...)
Death Wish
Holmes & Watson
The Meg (Rip-Off of Jaws)
Robin Hood


WORST DIRECTOR

Etan Cohen / Holmes & Watson
Kevin Connolly / Gotti
James Foley / Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson / Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers (Michael & Peter) / Winchester


WORST SCREENPLAY

Death of a Nation, Written by Dinesh D’Souza & Bruce Schooley
Fifty Shades Freed, Screenplay by Niall Leonard, from the Novel by E.L. James
Gotti, Screenplay by Leo Rossi and Lem Dobbs
Happytime Murders, Screenplay by Todd Berger, Story by Berger and Dee Austin Robinson
Winchester, Written by Tom Vaughan and The Spierig Brothers


Image - Razzies Website/IMDb