Gotti and Holmes & Watson are among the top contenders to be named worst movie of 2018 at the upcoming Golden Raspberry Awards.
The spoof film prizes, also known as the Razzies and Razzie Awards, were announced in a YouTube video by organisers on Sunday night (20Jan19), with John Travolta’s crime-drama Gotti and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s buddy comedy Holmes & Watson each receiving six nominations.
In addition, Melissa McCarthy’s black comedy The Happytime Murders garnered six nods, as did Dinesh D’Souza’s political documentary Death of a Nation, while Winchester, Robin Hood, Fifty Shades Freed and Death Wish all received multiple nominations.
Travolta is up for the Worst Actor for his performance as mob boss John Gotti, with the category rounded out by Bruce Willis in Death Wish, Ferrell in Holmes & Watson, Johnny Depp in animated feature Sherlock Gnomes, and perhaps most controversially, U.S. President Donald Trump is nominated over archival footage of himself in documentaries Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9.
Travolta and his real-life wife Kelly Preston also scored a nod for Worst Screen Combo.
Meanwhile, McCarthy is up for worst actress in two films, The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party, while Peppermint’s Jennifer Garner, London Fields’ Amber Heard, Winchester’s Helen Mirren, and The Clapper’s Amanda Seyfried join her in the category.
The winners of the 39th edition of the Razzie Awards will be announced on 23 February – the night before the 91st annual Academy Awards.
The full list of Razzie Awards nominations is as follows –
The Happytime Murders
Holmes & Watson
Jennifer Garner – Peppermint
Amber Heard – London Fields
Melissa McCarthy – The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
Helen Mirren – Winchester
Amanda Seyfried – The Clapper
Johnny Depp (voice only) – Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell – Holmes & Watson
John Travolta – Gotti
Donald Trump – Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9
Bruce Willis – Death Wish
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 – Fahrenheit 11/9
Marcia Gay Harden – Fifty Shades Freed
Kelly Preston – Gotti
Jaz Sinclair – Slender Man
Melania Trump – Fahrenheit 11/9
Worst Screen Combo:
Any two actors or puppets – The Happytime Murders
Johnny Depp and his “fast-fading film career” – Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly – Holmes & Watson
Kelly Preston and John Travolta – Gotti
Donald J. Trump and his “self-perpetuating pettiness” – Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9
Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel:
Death of a Nation
Holmes & Watson
Etan Cohen – Holmes & Watson
Kevin Connolly – Gotti
James Foley – Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson – The Happytime Murders
Peter and Michael Spierig – Winchester
Death of a Nation – Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley
Fifty Shades Freed – Niall Leonard
Gotti – Leo Rossi and Lem Dobbs
The Happytime Murders – Todd Berger and Dee Austin Robinson
Winchester – Tom Vaughan, Peter and Michael Spierig
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