Film - The Razzies

As is traditional, the Razzies are awarded the day before the Oscars are handed out. Here's the list of this year's winners/losers...

What do you mean, "what's a Razzie?" The Razzie awards (which if you'd been paying attention over the past several years on this site you would know already) are "a light-hearted parody of award shows in general (and The Oscars in particular)" and awards for the WORST rather than best in a wide range of film categories have been presented every year since 1980, making this their 39th year.

The game was afoot as the big winner (loser) this year Holmes & Watson, which took four gold spray-painted trophies, among them Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Supporting Actor (for John C. Reilly playing a woefully witless Doctor Watson).

Melissa McCarthy also pulled off the unprecedented feat of being deemed both Worst Actress for TWO films AND being voted as the winner of the Razzie Redeemer Award in the same year (because she is also up for an Oscar this year, thereby having, in some way, "redeemed" herself - allegedly. Did she "do the triple" and add the Academy Award to her double raspberry ripple? Find out in our Oscars coverage here).

Also taking two trophies was 45 himself, Donald J. Trump, getting Razzied at for Worst Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his archival appearances in both Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9. Trump, combined with "His Self-Perpetuating Pettiness" were selected as Worst Screen Combo. His political cohort, Trump’s White House spin-meister Kellyanne Conway was also named Worst Supporting Actress for “playing herself” in Fahrenheit 11/9.

The only other award for the night, Worst Screenplay, was the only “win” for the final instalment of the perpetually Razzie-nominated franchise, Fifty Shades Freed (see, it's not even award-worthy "bad," just really really bad!).

See the complete list of nominations below with the Razzie recipient marked as ** WINNER **.


The Happytime Murders
Holmes & Watson **WINNER **
Robin Hood


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


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 **WINNER **
Bruce Willis / Death Wish


Jamie Fox / Robin Hood
Ludacris (Voice Only) Show Dogs
Joel McHale / Happytime Murders
John C. Reilly / Holmes & Watson **WINNER **
Justice Smith / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Kellyanne Conway (As Herself) Fahrenheit 11/9 **WINNER **
Marcia Gay Harden / Fifty Shades Freed
Kelly Preston / Gotti
Jaz Sinclair / Slender Man
Melania Trump (As Herself) Fahrenheit 11/9


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 **WINNER **


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


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


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 **WINNER **
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


**WINNER ** Actress: Melissa McCarthy - who went from a multi-Razzie darling to a critically acclaimed Oscar Nominee for her out-of-caricature role in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Actor: Tyler Perry - from a multi-Razzie nominee and winner for his self-imposed Madea trap to his role as Colin Powell in the Oscar and Golden Globe favorite - Vice.

Director: Peter Farrelly from Razzie Winner for one of the directors of Movie 43 and more shallow choices like “Dumb and Dumber” etc… to director and co-writer of the deeper humanistic story and heartfelt “Green Book.”

Franchise: From the Razzie targeted heap of metal Transformers to the more innocent and endearing 3 dimensional approach taken with Bumblebee.

Studio: Sony Animation Studio who brought you the crass multi-Razzie winner, Emoji Movie to the highly acclaimed Spider Man Into The Spider-Verse which was loved by critics and audiences alike.

Image - Razzies Website/IMDb
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