The Happytime Razzies


Jarrod Fairclough – Say what you will about The Happytime Murders, but it sure was divisive.  Some adored it, some loathed it.  And now that it’s award season, there’s a lot of loathing to go around.  (For the record, we liked it)

The Golden Raspberry Awards, (aka the Razzies), traditionally presented the night before the Academy Awards, celebrate the worst in film.  Past winners include Halle Berry’s Catwoman, The Emoji Movie and Eddie Redmayne.  And now The Jim Henson Company have a chance to join the elite (if slightly mean-spirited) club, with 6 nominations for The Happytime Murders.

The nominated caterogies, well as their competition, include:

Worst Picture
The Happytime Murders
Holmes & Watson
Robin Hood

Worst Actress
Jennifer Garner for Peppermint
Amber Heard for London Fields
Melissa McCarthy for The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
Helen Mirren for Winchester
Amanda Seyfried for The Clapper

Worst Supporting Actor
Jamie Foxx for Robin Hood
Ludacris for Show Dogs
Joel McHale for Happytime Murders
John C. Reilly for Holmes & Watson
Justice Smith for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Worst Screen Combo
Any two actors or puppets (especially in those creepy sex scenes) for Happytime Murders
Johnny Depp and his fast-fading film career for Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (trashing two of literature’s most beloved characters) for Holmes & Watson
Kelly Preston and John Travolta (getting Battlefield Earth-type reviews!) for Gotti
Donald J. Trump and his self-perpetuating pettiness for Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9

Worst Director
Etan Cohen for Holmes & Watson
Kevin Connolly for Gotti
James Foley for Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson for Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers for Winchester

Worst Screenplay
Death of a Nation
Fifty Shades Freed
Happytime Murders

This might be the only awards show where we don’t have fingers crossed for the nominees.  Fingers crossed though that someone turns up to accept their prize, that’s always funny.