John C. Reilly, left, and Will Ferrell in "Holmes & Watson."

John C. Reilly, left, and Will Ferrell in "Holmes & Watson." Credit: Columbia Pictures/Giles Keyte

Holmes, gnomes, a Teflon Don and a puppet murder-mystery are among the top choices to receive the yearly worst-of movie awards, the Razzies.

Nominations for the 39th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, bestowed by the same-name organization of 1,047 movie-lovers paying a membership fee, were announced over the weekend, with four films earning six nods each to lead the pack: "Gotti," "The Happytime Murders," "Holmes & Watson" and the documentary "Death of a Nation." The ghost story "Winchester" received four nominations, while last year's big-budget remake "Robin Hood" got three.

Actors who did not leave unscathed include such A-listers as Johnny Depp — nominated twice for the animated "Sherlock Gnomes," as worst actor and as worst screen combo ("Johnny Depp & His Fast-Fading Film Career") — Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Melissa McCarthy, Bruce Willis and even Dame Helen Mirren.

President Donald Trump appears twice on the list: under worst actor for the documentaries "Death of a Nation," by conservative political commentator Dinesh D'Souza, and "Fahrenheit 11/9," by Academy Award-winning documentarian-gadfly Michael Moore; and worst screen combo, as "Donald J, Trump & His Self-Perpetuating Pettiness." First lady Melania Trump has a worst supporting actress nomination for "Fahrenheit 11/9."

The Razzies cheekily gave "Death of a Nation" — which, like "Gotti," earned zero positive reviews on the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — a nod for worst remake, rip-off or sequel, calling it a rehash of D'Souza's 2016 "Hillary's America." Nominators additionally listed the giant-shark movie "The Meg" in that category, as a poor relation to the 1975 classic "Jaws."


The awards will be announced Feb. 23, a day before the Academy Awards.



"The Happytime Murders"

"Holmes & Watson"

"Robin Hood"



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"


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"


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"

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