Worst of 2018: Helen Mirren and John Travolta top Razzie Awards nominations

Helen Mirren, John Travolta and Donald Trump are all nominated. Source: Youtube/Zero Media (left), YouTube/JoBlo Movie Trailers (centre) and YouTube/TIFF Trailers (right).

They may be some of the most well-known stars in Hollywood, but every year major actors and actresses are singled out and left red-faced in the annual Razzie Awards.

And 2018 is no different, as everyone from Helen Mirren and John Travolta to the Trumps and Jennifer Garner have been singled out as the worst actors and actresses in movies.

The Golden Raspberry awards, more commonly known as the Razzies, mock the ‘worst of the worst’ in the movie industry, with categories including Worst Actor and Actress, Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor and Actress and more.

Once eagerly-anticipated films including Happytime Murders, Winchester and Fifty Shades Freed were singled out for their spectacular cinematic flops, while Holmes & Watson, Robin Hood and Gotti all got a nod too.

Elsewhere, while US President Donald Trump isn’t known for his acting abilities, he did appear in documentaries Fahrenheit 11/9 and Death of a Nation last year – and he’s received nominations in both the Worst Actor and the Worst Screen Combo categories. He’s not alone, and First Lady Melania Trump was also named and shamed alongside counsellor for the White House, Kellyanne Conway, in the Worst Supporting Actress category.

Topping the list however, three movies earned six nominations each including Holmes & Watson starring hit actor Will Ferrell, Death of a Nation and The Happytime Murders.

The ‘winners’ of Hollywood’s most dreaded awards will be announced on February 23, the day before the Oscars. Here are all the nominations announced by the Razzies for 2018:

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), 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 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 supporting actor:

Jamie Foxx, Robin Hood

Ludacris (voice), Show Dogs

Joel McHale, Happytime Murders

John C. Reilly, Holmes & Watson

Justice Smith, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Worst picture:


The Happytime Murders

Holmes & Watson

Robin Hood


Worst screenplay:

Death of a Nation

Fifty Shades Freed


Happytime Murders


Worst director:

Etan Cohen, Holmes & Watson

Kevin Connolly, Gotti

James Foley, Fifty Shades Freed

Brian Henson, Happytime Murders

The Spierig Brothers (Michael and Peter), Winchester

Worst remake, spinoff 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),” 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

What do you think of this year’s nominations? Have you seen any of the movies?

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