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Razzie Nominations Announced: Donald Trump Cited Multiple Times


With the Academy Award nominations being announced tomorrow, here’s something a little lighter as a momentary distraction. The Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as the Razzies, have announced their annual nominees. This “worst of” nominations list attempts to shine a light on the films and performances that were the opposite of high quality in a given year. For 2018, they’re at it again, with a new political wrinkle. This isn’t something to pay much attention to, but on the eve of the Oscars nominations, something silly like this is a change of pace, at least. Consider it an appetizer of sorts before the main course in the morning.

This year, the Razzies were led by Gotti, which was “honored” with six nominations. Also taking in a half dozen nods was The Happytime Murders. In the top category of Worst Picture, those two movies were joined by Holmes and Watson, Robin Hood, and Winchester. Other works cited throughout with noms included Death of a Nation, Fifty Shades Freed, and more.

Interestingly, as mentioned above, the Razzies also got political this year. Not only did they rightly pan Dinesh D’Souza’s propaganda in Death of a Nation, they specifically cited Donald Trump multiple times. His appearance there counted, but also in Michael Moore’s actually quite fantastic documentary Fahrenheit 11/9. It’s kind of terrible that they’ve included the doc as a Razzie nominee, but citing Trump is just a shot at him, not the film. Make of that what you will.

These are the Golden Raspberry nominations for this year:

WORST PICTURE
“Gotti”
“The Happytime Murders”
“Holmes & Watson”
“Robin Hood”
“Winchester”

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 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”

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WORST ACTOR
Johnny Depp (voice), “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), “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”

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WORST SCREENPLAY
“Death of a Nation”
“Fifty Shades Freed”
“Gotti”
“The Happytime Murders”
“Winchester”

WORST REMAKE, RIPOFF or SEQUEL
“Death of a Nation” (remake of “Hillary’s America”)
“Death Wish”
“Holmes & Watson”
“The Meg” (ripoff of “Jaws”)
“Robin Hood”

WORST SCREEN COMBO
“Any two actors or puppets (especially in those creepy sex scenes),” “The Happytime Murders”
“Johnny Depp and his fast-fading film career,” “Sherlock Gnomes”
“Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (trashing two of literature’s most beloved characters),” “Holmes & Watson”
“Kelly Preston and John Travolta (getting ‘Battlefield Earth’-type reviews!),” “Gotti”
“Donald J. Trump and his self-perpetuating pettiness,” “Death of a Nation” and “Fahrenheit 11/9”

To be sure, these are silly nominees. Frankly, they’re not especially worth paying attention to. It’s just a quick little diversion. If you get a kick out of them, great. I’m glad to provide you with a chuckle or two. If they’re just annoying to you, well, they’re easy to ignore. The Academy will have a classier crop of nominees in less than 24 hours, so sit tight…


Stay tuned to see the better nominations tomorrow when Oscar makes their announcement!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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