Holmes & Watson lose big at the Razzies


You know awards season is winding down when it’s time for the annual beat up on the popular bad movies awards show, also known as the Razzies. It’s not that I’m against the Razzies, since making fun of bad movies is always such a fun experience, but the Razzies never really touch on the real worst movies of the year, just the popular bad ones. Yes, Holmes & Watson is a bad movie, but I’d rather watch that than ever sit through Slender Man or Show Dogs again. Plus it’s just a time to hate on the usual suspects, some of which deserve ridicule, others don’t. Dinesh D’Souza deserves all of the hate he gets, but John C. Reilly? The guy stars in good movies and 2018 was actually a really good year for the actor, having critically praised roles in The Sisters Brothers, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Stan & Ollie. But no, he was in a bad movie, so all of it was for nothing. 

Speaking of, Holmes & Watson raked in a healthy amount of win or losses depending on how you view it. Winning in Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Director, and Worst Remake, Ripoff, or Sequel. Coming in second place was Donald Trump with awards in Worst Actor and Worst On-Screen Pairing for archival footage of him in Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9, and Melissa McCarthy, winning Worst Actress and netting herself a Razzie Redeemer Award.

So what exactly does that mean? She’s the worst actress of 2018, but not really? She’s good, except when she isn’t? At least the Oscars are cut and dry. There’s a Best Actress winner and that’s the end of that. No qualifiers or anything. But I’ve long since given up trying to put any value into the Razzies. If you like them, you like them, and not much can change that opinion. The full list of winners and nominees are as follows:

Worst Picture

The Happytime Murders
Holmes & Watson
Robin Hood

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 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 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),” 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


Worst Remake, Ripoff, or Sequel

Death of a Nation (remake of Hillary’s America)
Death Wish
Holmes & Watson
The Meg (ripoff of Jaws)
Robin Hood

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 Screenplay

Death of a Nation
Fifty Shades Freed
Happytime Murders

Razzie Redeemer Award

Melissa McCarthey, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Peter Farrely, Green Book
Tyler Perry, Vice
Sony Pictures Animation, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
The Transformers franchise, Bumblebee

Jesse Lab
The strange one. The one born and raised in New Jersey. The one who raves about anime. The one who will go to bat for DC Comics, animation, and every kind of dog. The one who is more than a tad bit odd. The Features Editor.