Razzie Awards: 'Gotti,' 'Holmes & Watson' Among Nominees for Worst Picture

11:59 PM 1/20/2019

by Katherine Schaffstall

John Travolta, Melissa McCarthy, Bruce Willis, Jennifer Garner and Donald Trump are among the acting nominees for the 39th annual celebration of the worst movies of the past year.

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The nominations for the 39th annual Razzie Awards have been announced. The awards show "honors" the worst films of 2018.

This year's nominees for worst picture, as opposed to the Oscars' best picture, include Gotti, The Happytime Murders, Robin Hood, Winchester and the "comedy whose own ads admit it 'doesn't have a clue,'" the Razzies said in its announcement, Holmes & Watson.

Nominees for worst acting include John Travolta for Gotti, Melissa McCarthy for The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party, Bruce Willis for Death Wish and Jennifer Garner for Peppermint. The "best-known Razzie repeat offender" Donald Trump is also nominated for his appearances through archival footage in the documentaries Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9.

The 2019 Razzie Awards nominations were announced Sunday via a video on the Razzies Awards YouTube channel. The 39th annual Razzie Awards will take place Feb. 23, the night before the 91st Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, on Jan. 28, the Razzie revealed the five contenders for the Razzie Redeemer Award, given to a performer or studio "who redeemed themselves from Razzie-favorites to critic’s picks. We hope we might have had a tinge of influence in their progression."

The nominees are Melissa McCarthy (nominated for both an Oscar and two Razzies this year), Tyler Perry, director Peter Farrelly, the Transformers franchise and Sony Animation Studio. The winner be be selected by a public vote for the first time via the Razzies' website. "Usually the Razzie Organizers choose the winner for this particular category, but the choices were so intriguing we wanted to open it up to public voting," organizers said in a release. Past recipients include Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson and Sylvester Stallone.

A full list of the 2019 Razzie Awards nominees follows.

Updated Monday, Jan. 28: Added Razzie Redeemer Award nominees.

  • Razzie Redeemer Award

    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 Movie 43 and more shallow choices like Dumb and Dumber 2 etc… to director/co-writer of the deeply heartfelt Green Book

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

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

  • Worst Picture


    The Happytime Murders

    Holmes & Watson

    Robin Hood


  • 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 and 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