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
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:
The Happytime Murders
Holmes & Watson
Jennifer Garner, Peppermint
Amber Heard, London Fields
Melissa McCarthy, The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
Helen Mirren, Winchester
Amanda Seyfried, The Clapper
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)
Holmes & Watson
The Meg (rip-off of Jaws)
Etan Cohen, Holmes & Watson
Kevin Connolly, Gotti
James Foley, Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson, The Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers, Winchester
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
Updated: January 21, 2019 01:01 PM