In 2018, Hollywood couldn’t stop itself from making bad choices. From trashing literary classics, sewing potty-mouths onto once beloved puppets, to taking true-life legends and turning them into trivial tripe. And that only covers the Worst Picture nominees for this year’s 39th Annual Razzie® Awards, dis-honoring the year’s Worst Achievements in Film.
The big “winners” include the clueless “parody” of Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective, Holmes & Watson, which took four gold spray-painted trophies, among them Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Supporting Actor (for John C. Reilly playing a woefully witless Doctor Watson).
Melissa McCarthy pulled off the unprecedented feat of being deemed both Worst Actress and the winner of the Razzie Redeemer Award (for following up her worn-out slapstick projects with a much more redeemable role) in the same year. McCarthy’s Happytime Murders and Life of the Party were Razzed, while her highly acclaimed Can You Ever Forgive Me? took the Razzie Redeemer trophy. Also taking two trophies was 1991 Worst Supporting Actor “winner” (and now a Razzie Repeat Offender) Donald J. Trump, impaled for Worst Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his archival appearances in both Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9. Trump, combined with “His Self-Perpetuating Pettiness” were selected as Worst Screen Combo, and Trump’s White House spin-meister Kellyanne Conway was named Worst Supporting Actress for “playing herself” in Fahrenheit 11/9. Worst Screenplay was the only “win” for the final installment of the perpetually Razzie-nominated franchise, Fifty Shades Freed. A complete list of “winners” is included below, and the 39th Razzie Announcement Video unveiling this year’s “winners” will be available on Saturday, February 23rd – the now traditional day before the 91st Annual Giving Out of the Little Gold Naked Men.
Current Voting Razzie Members (1,071 from all 50 US States and two dozen foreign countries) were eligible to cast ballots online, selecting “winners” in ten categories. This year’s Razzie Redeemer result was determined by a public vote at the awards prediction site GoldDerby.com.
39th Annual RAZZIE® AWARD “WINNERS”
Holmes & Watson
Melissa McCarthy / Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD
Melissa McCarthy for following up her dual Razzie winning appearances
with her more complex role in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Donald J. Trump (As Himself) Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/ 9
WORST SCREEN COMBO
Donald J, Trump & His Self-Perpetuating Pettiness,
Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kellyanne Conway (As Herself) Fahrenheit 11/9
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
John C. Reilly / Holmes & Watson
WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Holmes & Watson
Etan Cohen / Holmes & Watson
Fifty Shades Freed, Written by Niall Leonard, from the Novel by E.L. James
“WINS” PER PICTURE
Holmes & Watson = 4 / Fahrenheit 11/9 = 3 / Death of a Nation = 2
Fifty Shades Freed = 1 / Happytime Murders = 1 / Life of the Party = 1
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