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Razzie Awards Announce 2019 Nominations

A look back at the films that didn't spark joy

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The Razzie Awards nominations are out and a handful of last year’s cinematic disasters made the infamous list. Nominated this year are the buddy comedy “Holmes & Watson,” a rare miss for Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and the adult comedy “The Happytime Murders,” a rare miss for Melissa McCarthy. These two films tied for the most nominations with “Gotti,” and “Death of a Nation.”

We should point out that while some actors and directors have joined in on the award show, it’s mostly just a mean spirited way to kick these projects while they are already down.

There are ten categories this year, and the nominations were made official on Monday morning. “Robin Hood” had one of the largest budgets on the Worst Picture list, the film only made $9M on its opening weekend before going on to make $80M worldwide for Lionsgate. With an estimated budget of $100M, the film starred Ben Mendelsohn, Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, and Eve Hewson. “The Happytime Murders” cost an estimated $40M, and it brought the studio troubles from the start. The project was almost immediately sued by Sesame Street after the first trailer debuted, and the film opened with a $9.5M weekend before ending its theatrical run with only $27M worldwide. Another film on the list was “Winchester,” with Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, two actors that rarely pick unfavorable projects. “Gotti” was an expected choice this year, the film starred Stacy Keach, Kelly Preston, and John Travolta, and was panned by critics before it even hit theaters. The project sits with a 0% on RottenTomatoes.

We won’t know the winners until the new year, but people usually seem to be more interested in which films were nominated, rather than the winners. The awards are given out just before the Oscars, to pour some more salt on the wound.

WORST PICTURE

  • Gotti
  • The Happytime Murders
  • Holmes & Watson
  • Robin Hood
  • Winchester

WORST ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Garner / Peppermint
  • Amber Heard / London Fields
  • Melissa McCarthy / The 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 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

WORST SCREEN COMBO

  • Any Two Actors or Puppets (Especially in Those Creepy Sex Scenes) / The 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 / The Happytime Murders
  • The Spierig Brothers (Michael and 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
  • The Happytime Murders, Screenplay by Todd Berger, Story by Berger and Dee Austin Robinson
  • Winchester, Written by Tom Vaughan and The Spierig Brothers
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