The 39th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, known as the Razzies, honored Hollywood’s worst films and performances. donald trump won a razzie award for worst supporting actor for his cameo appearance in which film? in the film Ghosts Can’t Do It.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was nominated in the category of worst supporting actor for his cameo appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Subsequent Movie Film.
Ghosts Can’t Do It (1990)
The Golden Raspberry Awards, or the Razzies, are a parody of events like the Oscars that award movies and performances based on how bad they are. This year, the election-fraud film Absolute Proof and singer Sia’s heavily panned directorial debut Music were among the big winners at the annual event. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani also won a Razzie for his unwitting cameo in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel.
Trump is no stranger to a movie set and he’s even made some pretty good appearances on TV in the past, but his film career isn’t exactly extensive. He did, however, star in a few films during the 90s and one of them managed to win him a Razzie. The 1989 film Ghosts Can’t Do It was a romantic comedy that starred Bo Derek and Anthony Quinn. It also featured a cameo from Donald Trump as himself. The film was a major disaster at the box office and it ended up winning a number of Razzies that year including Worst Picture, Worst Actress, and Worst Supporting Actor.
In his brief scene in the film, Trump plays Deiter Von Cunth, the husband of Bo Derek’s character. He’s a mobster who wants his wife to have a child. The only problem is that she doesn’t want to get pregnant and he ends up murdering her.
It’s not the kind of role that Trump would likely be proud to put on his resume if he were running for President this year, but he might just use it as an example when explaining why he thinks his acting talents are superior to that of the average American. He’s a lot better than most people think and his role in the film is actually pretty funny. Plus, he gets to wear a giant suit that makes him look like a mummy. It’s definitely worth watching if you have nothing better to do with your time. It’s also available to stream online for free through Hulu.
Death of a Nation (2019)
While the Oscars honor the best in film, the Razzie Awards are meant to highlight the worst. The annual awards ceremony announces the winners of its prestigious Golden Raspberry trophies in a YouTube video, usually the day before the Academy Awards. This year’s big “winners” include the clueless Holmes & Watson parody, which won four gold spray-painted trophies for Worst Picture, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, Worst Director (Etan Cohen), and Worst Supporting Actor for John C. Reilly’s turn as a witless Doctor Watson. donald trump won a razzie award for worst supporting actor for his cameo appearance in which film? Trump and his White House spin-meister Kellyanne Conway also picked up two Razzies, with the President getting the Worst Actor award for his archival footage in both Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9.
Rightwing flamethrower Dinesh D’Souza is a perennial nominee at the annual awards ceremony, but this year he finally won one. D’Souza’s latest documentary, Death of a Nation, compares Trump to Abraham Lincoln and likens the Democratic Party to fascism. The movie has made more than $5 million at the box office, but critics have panned it, with a 0% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In other Razzie categories, John Travolta’s biopic Gotti won a Worst Picture nomination, and Melissa McCarthy picked up both the worst actress award for The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party as well as the only “good” prize, the Razzie Redeemer Award. Fifty Shades Freed was the only major studio release to pick up a Worst Screenplay nomination.
The awards ceremony has come under fire in recent years for giving anyone who pays $40 the right to vote for the worst movies of the year, but it’s still a fun way to poke fun at Hollywood. Watch this year’s announcement video below, or check out the complete list of winners at The Golden Raspberry Awards official website.
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2019)
With the US government still shut down, President Trump can at least take comfort in a win at a prestigious Hollywood award ceremony. He has been nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award, also known as the Razzies, for his role as himself in Dinesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9. The tongue-in-cheek awards hand out gongs for the worst movies and performances of the year, and voted on by an online community. This year’s ceremony saw Australian singer-songwriter Sia’s controversial movie Music scoop a leading three prizes. It won worst picture, worst actress for Kate Hudson and best supporting actress for Maddie Ziegler, while director Sia took the coveted worst director prize. The film had been criticised for casting a neurotypical actor as a non-verbal autistic girl and depicting the use of restraints on the autistic character, both controversial subjects.
The 41st annual Razzies were handed out on Monday night. Trump is up against Johnny Depp, Will Ferrell, John Travolta and Bruce Willis for Worst Actor, with Melania and Kellyanne Conway nominated as themselves. The mob movie flop Gotti and the Sherlock Holmes comedy Holmes & Watson each received six nominations.
Fahrenheit 11/9 is not the first documentary in which Moore tackles the question of how Trump became president, but it feels like a rather late one. He spends much of the film rehashing his previous polemics on the subject, and a lot of it feels stale and rehearsed. The film’s recurring montages of Trump’s buffoonish vulgarity are a constant source of groaning disbelief and mocking laughter, rather than a convincing argument about how he came to power.
Despite a weak year for major studio releases, some of the more interesting winners included Melissa McCarthy in two categories—Worst Actress and Worst Screen Combo for her roles in The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party. It was a record-breaking haul for the actress, who is a perennial Razzie favorite. It was a less satisfying year for serious movies about politics and government, with BlacKkKlansman leading the pack with five nods.
Holmes & Watson (2019)
It wouldn’t be awards season without the annual Golden Raspberry Awards, otherwise known as the Razzies. The mock awards ceremony has been recognizing the worst movies and performances for 39 years, and this year saw some surprising winners. President Trump topped the list of biggest winners, taking home two of the awards for worst actor for his appearances in the documentaries Death of a Nation from Dinesh D’Souza and Fahrenheit 11/9 from Michael Moore. White House aide Kellyanne Conway also took home a Razzie for her archival footage in Fahrenheit. John Travolta’s mafia biopic Gotti and the flopped Sherlock Holmes comedy Holmes & Watson were among the other big winners at this year’s ceremony.
Ferrell and Reilly have teamed up for Talladega Nights, Step Brothers and several Funny or Die videos, but their chemistry is not enough to save the mediocre Holmes & Watson. This slapstick film is filled with sexual innuendo and gross-out humor that fails to make the characters likeable or entertaining. The movie’s reliance on sex jokes and period design make it seem more silly than serious, and the acting is poor.
Family Discussion Points
This movie contains a lot of lewd humour, including simulated riding and slapping on a giant zucchini and the sexual innuendo of “fish pie and semen.” The characters drink alcohol often, and there are references to drug use (including marijuana) and even euthanasia. The movie also depicts a man trying to commit suicide and provides alternative methods to do so, which could raise concerns with parents. It also depicts bullying, which could be uncomfortable for some kids to see.
Other films that won Razzies include the raunchy puppet comedy The Happytime Murders and the Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me. Australian singer-songwriter Sia’s controversial movie Music won three prizes, including worst actress Kate Hudson and worst supporting actress Maddie Ziegler. The movie was heavily criticized for its portrayal of autism, and Sia apologised for using the non-verbal actress as a model. The Sacha Baron Cohen sequel Borat: Subsequent Movie Film won two awards, including one for the infamous cameo by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.