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Johnny Depp, John Travolta & Donald Trump Among 2019 Razzie Nominees

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Johnny Depp, John Travolta, and President Donald Trump are just a few of the famous people and films nominated for the 2019 Razzie Awards. Every year, the Oscars - or Academy Awards - honor what their voters believe to be the best films released in the year prior. The 2019 Oscar nominations are set to be revealed this morning at 9am EST, with the actual ceremony taking place on February 24. Since 1981 though, the Golden Raspberry Awards - or Razzies - have also existed, making it their tongue-in-cheek mission to recognize the worst films released the previous year.

The Razzies regularly hands out awards to what they deem to be the Worst Actor, Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, and other dubious honors. The ceremony has also previously awarded things like Worst Original Song, Worst Visual Effects, and Worst Screen Ensemble, although those particular categories are currently inactive. Understandably, most winners don't show up to the ceremony to accept their awards in person, although some celebrities have amusingly done so, memorably including Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock. The Rock also graciously accepted his Razzie for Baywatch via social media.

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As revealed by THR, the Razzie nominees for 2019 have been announced, and feature a large array of talented people that didn't turn out their best work in 2018, to say the least. Most likely to cause controversy is the inclusion of President Donald Trump, for his "appearances" in the documentary films Fahrenheit 11/9 and Death of a Nation. Interestingly, one of those films presents a negative view of Trump's presidency, while the other showcases a positive take. Hollywood luminaries Johnny Depp and John Travolta also earned nods. The full list of nominees is below.

Worst Picture

Gotti

The Happytime Murders

Holmes & Watson

Robin Hood

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

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 & 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

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Leading the pack when it comes to the 2019 Razzie nominations is the mobster biopic Gotti, starring Travolta as the titular crime boss. Gotti famously earned a rare 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and sank like a stone at the box office. Gotti earned nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Travolta), Worst Supporting Actress (Kelly Preston), Worst Screen Combo (Travolta and Preston), Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Interestingly, despite the controversy surrounding Depp's casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Oscar-nominee is actually being nominated for his voice work in the animated movie Sherlock Gnomes.

Other movies heavily trashed by the Razzies this year include the widely panned Will Ferrell comedy Holmes & Watson - which also at one point held a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes - the toilet humor-packed puppet parody The Happytime Murders, and the erotic threequel Fifty Shades Freed, which capped off one of the worst reviewed trilogies in film history. While 2018 played host to some great films, like any other year, it also birthed some absolutely awful examples of the motion picture art form.

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The Razzies will be awarded on February 23, the night before the Oscars.

Source: THR

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