What do Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Joel McHale, and John C. Reilly have in common with Donald Trump? They are all 2019 Razzie Award nominees. On Sunday, the governing body for the Razzies announced their nominees for the worst of the worst in cinema.
The nomination video compared the nightly news disasters from 2018 with the disasters at the movies in 2018. The President of the United States earned a Worst Actor nomination for two films: Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9 (First Lady Melania Trump earned a nomination for Worst Supporting Actress in the latter).
Two comedies ranked among the most nominated films with six nominations each. McCarthy, who was nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and McHale’s The Happytime Murders, a dark comedy featuring a cast of puppets and humans, was nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay.
Ferrell and Reilly earned Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor nods, respectively, for their box office bomb Holmes and Watson. The film, based on the classic detective pair, was also nominated for Worst Picture; Worst Screen Combo; Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel; and Worst Director.
The Happytime Murders and Holmes and Watson received six Razzie nominations each.
With six nominations each, The Happytime Murders and Holmes and Watson, are among the most highly nominated films. Other bad comedies nominated for the dubious award include The Clapper (Amanda Seyfried for Worst Actress) and Show Dogs (Ludacris for Worst Supporting Actor). Animated film Sherlock Gnomes was nominated for both Worst Supporting Actor (Johnny Depp’s voice role) and Worst Screen Combo (Johnny Depp & His Fast-Fading Film Career).
Industry insiders John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy have been poking fun at Hollywood with the infamous Golden Raspberry Awards for almost four decades. This year will be no different. The 39th annual Razzie Awards take place on February 23, just a day before the 91st annual Academy Awards. The awards are based on votes by members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, which includes moviegoers, journalists, and industry employees.
Click here for the full list of nominees or watch the video, featuring Razz Berry, here: