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Donald Trump nominated for Worst Actor at 2019 Razzie Awards

Melania joins husband with Worst Supporting Actress nod at annual celebration of the worst in cinema

Donald Trump has been nominated for Worst Actor award for his appearances in documentaries 'Death of a Nation' and 'Fahrenheit 11/9'. AFP
Donald Trump has been nominated for Worst Actor award for his appearances in documentaries 'Death of a Nation' and 'Fahrenheit 11/9'. AFP

US president Donald Trump is among the nominees at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as The Razzies. The annual awards, first handed out in 1981, celebrate the very worst of the year’s cinema, and recent winners in the Worst Movie category have included not-quite-classics such as Fantastic Four and The Emoji Movie.

Trump is nominated this year for his appearance in archive footage in not one, but two documentaries – Dinesh D'Souza's Death of a Nation and Michael Moore’s Farenheit 11/9. First lady Melania Trump lines up alongside her husband, with a Supporting Actress nomination for her own role in Moore’s film, while the president has also picked up a second nomination for Worst Screen Combo for “himself and his self-perpetuating pettiness” in the same pair of documentaries.

Trump’s competition for Worst Actor includes Johnny Depp for Sherlock Gnomes, Will Ferrell for Holmes & Watson, John Travolta for Gotti and Bruce Willis for Death Wish.

Melania’s competition in the Worst Supporting Actress category, meanwhile, includes Kellyanne Conway (also as herself in Fahrenheit 11/9), Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades Freed), Kelly Preston (Gotti), and Jaz Sinclair (Slender Man)

The unnaturally orange one previously picked up a Worst Supporting Actor gong in his pre-presidential days, for his cameo as a flirtatious businessman in 1991’s Ghosts Can’t Do It.

This year's not-so-hopefuls for Worst Picture include Gotti, The Happytime Murders, Robin Hood, Winchester and, surely the favourite, Holmes & Watson.

The 39th annual Razzie Awards will take place on February 23, the night before the 91st Academy Awards. You can see the full list of nominees on the official Razzie Awards YouTube channel.

Nominees and winners of the Razzies are voted for online by around 1,000 Razzie members from 24 countries, who sign up online and pay a $40 (Dh147) membership fee.

Winners of the year's worst films are given a gold, spray-painted trophy at the ceremony.

The full list of nominees:

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, The Happytime Murders

Johnny Depp & His Fast-Fading Film Career, Sherlock Gnomes

Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly, Holmes & Watson

Kelly Preston & John Travolta, 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, Winchester

Worst Screenplay

Death of a Nation, written by Dinesh D’Souza and 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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Updated: January 21, 2019 01:01 PM

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