The Razzies 2019: Holmes and Watson

Posted on February 23, 2019 at 8:04 pm

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The Golden Raspberry Awards, known as the Razzies, announced their winners Saturday, awarding the best of the worst in film. As usual, the Razzies tend to go for the obvious and repetitive, and sometimes blame the performers when it isn’t their fault. This year they got rather political. And there’s a bit of a surprise here with Melissa McCarthy being called out for two terrible movies, when tomorrow night she’s up for an Oscar for an excellent one.

Worst picture: Holmes and Watson
Runners-up:
“Gotti”
“The Happytime Murders”
“Robin Hood”
“Winchester”

Worst director: Etan Cohen, “Holmes & Watson”
Runners-up:
Kevin Connolly, “Gotti”
James Foley, “Fifty Shades Freed”
Brian Henson, “The Happytime Murders”
The Spierig Brothers (Michael and Peter), “Winchester”

Worst actress: Melissa McCarthy, “The Happytime Murders”and “Life of the Party”
Runners-up:
Jennifer Garner, “Peppermint”
Amber Heard, “London Fields”
Helen Mirren, “Winchester”
Amanda Seyfried, “The Clapper”

Worst actor: Donald J. Trump (as himself), “Death of a Nation” and “Fahrenheit 11/9”
Runners-up:
Johnny Depp, “Sherlock Gnomes”
Will Ferrell, “Holmes & Watson”
John Travolta, “Gotti”
Bruce Willis, “Death Wish”

Worst supporting actress: Kellyanne Conway (as herself), “Fahrenheit 11/9”
Runners-up:
Marcia Gay Harden, “Fifty Shades Freed”
Kelly Preston, “Gotti”
Jaz Sinclair, “Slender Man”
Melania Trump (as herself), “Fahrenheit 11/9”

Worst supporting actor: John C. Reilly, “Holmes & Watson”
Runners-up:
Jamie Foxx, “Robin Hood”
Ludacris (voice), “Show Dogs”
Justice Smith, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Worst screen couple: “Donald J. Trump and his self-perpetuating pettiness,” “Death of a Nation” and “Fahrenheit 11/9”
Runners-up:
“Any two actors or puppets,” “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”

Worst screenplay: “Fifty Shades Freed”
Runners-up:
“Death of a Nation”
“Gotti”
“The Happytime Murders”
“Winchester”

Worst remake, ripoff or sequel: “Holmes & Watson”
“Death of a Nation”
“Death Wish”
“The Meg” (ripoff of “Jaws”)
“Robin Hood”

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The Razzies 2017: Batman v. Superman, Zoolander 2, and Hillary’s America

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Each year at Oscar time the Golden Raspberry Awards (the Razzies) pay “tribute” to the worst films of the year.

The big “winner” this year was “Hillary’s America,” an anti-Hillary Clinton “documentary” from Dinesh D’Souza, who was awarded Razzies for worst film, worst director, and worst actress for the woman who portrayed the former first lady, Secretary of State, Senator, and Presidential candidate. D’Souza deserves some sort of good sport award for showing up to accept the honors. Other awardees included “Batman v. Superman” and “Zoolander 2.” Mel Gibson’s comeback was recognized with a “Razzie Redeemer award” for “Hacksaw Ridge.”

Worst picture: “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”

Worst actor: Dinesh D’Souza, for “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”

Worst actress: Rebekah Turner, for “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”

Worst director: Dinesh D’Souza, for “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”

Worst supporting actor: Jesse Eisenberg, from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Worst supporting actress: Kristen Wiig, from “Zoolander No. 2.”

Worst screenplay: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Worst ripoff or sequel: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Worst screen combo: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

The Razzie Redeemer Award: Mel Gibson, for “Hacksaw Ridge”

Barry L. Bumstead Award (for a movie that cost a lot and lost a lot): “Misconduct”

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Awards: Independent Spirit and Razzies 2015

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Tonight’s the big night. The Oscars. And that means that yesterday two of the other most significant movie awards were announced. The Independent Spirit awards are given to the people who make movies outside the studio system. These are passion projects. As Julianne Moore, tonight’s likely Best Actress winner for “Still Alice,” said when she accepted her Independent Spirit award for that same role, the budget for the film was so small that she brought her own food and underwear to the set and they didn’t have equipment to film indoors at night time. Keep in mind that her other film in 2014 was the no-chance-of-any-award-ever “Non-Stop.” Independent films are where stories are told because people want to tell them, not because they will make the most money. And the awards show is a hoot. Where else would you see an award winner take time out of thanking everyone to insult the airline that lost his luggage and also happened to be one of the event’s sponsors?

Here are the winners of this year’s Independent Spirit awards.

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Copyright 2014 Fox Searchlight

BEST FEATURE
Birdman
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

BEST MALE LEAD
Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST SCREENPLAY
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Citizenfour
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras
Producers: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Ida (Poland), Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Nightcrawler
Director: Dan Gilroy; Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

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copyright 2014 Lionsgate

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Justin Simien, Dear White People

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross, Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Land Ho!
Writers/Directors: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens; Producers: Christina Jennings, Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy

LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The Kill Team, Director: Dan Krauss

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Chris Chison

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
H., Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia

And then there are the Razzies, given to each year’s worst movies. Bravo to the Razzies for adding a new “Razzie Redeemer” category to recognize a previous winner who has gone on to do great work.

WORST PICTURE: “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST ACTOR: Kirk Cameron, “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST ACTRESS: Cameron Diaz, “The Other Woman”/”Sex Tape”
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kelsey Grammer, “Expendables 3″/”Legends of Oz”/”Think Like a Man Too”/“Transformers: Age of Extinction”
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Megan Fox, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
WORST DIRECTOR: Michael Bay, “Transformers: Age of Extinctions”
WORST SCREENPLAY: “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST SCREEN COMBO: Kirk Cameron & his ego, “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF, OR SEQUEL: “Annie”
THE RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD: Ben Affleck — from “Gigli” to “Argo” and “Gone Girl”

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The Razzies — The Worst Films of 2012

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

The day before the Oscars, the Razzies are awarded to the worst films of the year. Adam Sandler, who swept the awards last year for “Jack and Jill,” managed to get only two Razzies (worst actor, worst screenplay).  The last chapter of “Twilight’ was the big winner/loser this year, with Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart) Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Couple (Lautner and 12 year-old Mackenzie Foy), and Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel, and Worst DirectorDon’t agree?  You can be a Razzie voter next year.

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and the Very, Very Independent — the Spirit Awards and the Razzies

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The Spirit Awards for independent film were announced yesterday, as were the Razzie nominations for the worst films and performances of 2011.  Good news for “The Artist,” not such good news for Adam Sandler, who broke the record for the most Razzie nominations, because three of his films were included along with his performances as both actor and actress (in drag) in “Jack and Jill.”

Spirit Awards

BEST FEATURE: “The Artist”
BEST DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
BEST MALE LEAD: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
BEST FEMALE LEAD: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
BEST SUPPORTING MALE: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”
BEST FIRST FEATURE: “Margin Call”
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Feature Under $500,000): “Pariah”
BEST SCREENPLAY: “The Descendants”
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY: “50/50”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “The Artist”
BEST DOCUMENTARY: “The Interrupters”
BEST FOREIGN FILM: “A Separation”
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD: “Margin Call”

 

The Razzies (Golden Rasberry Awards)

WORST PICTURE •  Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star • New Year’s Eve •Transformers: Dark of the Moon •The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1  

WORST ACTOR • Adam SandlerJust Go With It Jack and Jill • Nick Swardson , Bucky Larson •Russell Brand , Arthur • Taylor Lautner , Abduction Breaking Dawn • Nicholas Cage , Drive Angry 3-D, Season of the Witch, Trespass

WORST ACTRESS •  Adam Sandler,  Just Go With It &  Jack and Jill •  Sarah Palin,  Sarah Palin: The Undefeated •  Sarah Jessica Parker,  I Don’t Know How She Does It  New Year’s Eve • Kristen StewartThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 • Martin Lawrence,  Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR • Al Pacino, Jack and Jill •  Patrick Dempsey,  Transformers: Dark of the Moon •  James Franco, Your Highness, •  Nick Swardson , Jack and Jill & Just Go With It • Ken Jeong  for four movies—Big Mommas,The Hangover: Part II, Transformers & Zookeeper.

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS • David Spade , Jack and Jill •  Martin Lawrence,  Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son •  Nicole Kidman , Just Go With It • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Transformers: Dark of the Moon • Katie Holmes, Jack and Jill

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLES • The Entire Cast of Bucky Larson • The Entire Cast of Jack and Jill • The Entire Cast of New Year’s Eve • The Entire Cast of Transformers • The Entire Cast of  Breaking Dawn

WORST SCREEN COUPLE •  Nicholas Cage & “anyone sharing the screen with him in any of his three 2011 films” •  Shia LaBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,  Transformers • Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston or  Brooklyn Decker,  Just Go With It • Adam Sandler & Katie HolmesAl Pacino or himself,  Jack and Jill • Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner or  Robert PattinsonBreaking Dawn.

WORST PREQUEL, SEQUEL, REMAKE OR RIPOFF • Arthur •  Bucky Larson •  The Hangover: Part II • Jack and Jill • Breaking Dawn

WORST DIRECTOR •  Michael Bay,  Transformers •  Tom Brady,  Bucky Larson •  Bill CondonBreaking Dawn • Dennis Dugan,  Jack and Jill  Just Go With It •  Garry Marshall,  New Year’s Eve.

WORST SCREENPLAY • Bucky Larson • Jack and Jill • New Year’s Eve •  Transformers • Breaking Dawn

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