Story by: Jack Foley
HALLE Berry emerged as the cat who got the unwanted cream when
her movie, Catwoman, was named
worst film and she was named worst actress at the annual Razzie
awards (the alternative Oscars).
Yet despite picking up the accolades, the star proved herself
to be a good sport by turning up in person to collect the award
- to the astonishment of the presenters.
She even thanked the makers of the movie for 'putting me in a
God-awful movie' and said that she had turned up because she had
been told by her mother as a child that 'if you aren't able to
be a good loser you're not able to be a good winner'.
She added: "It was just what my career needed - I was at
the top and now I'm at the bottom."
Needless to say, Berry received a standing ovation for daring
to break with tradition and attend the ceremony.
Although her presence didn't prevent the movie from also winning
the worst director and screenplay prizes.
US President, George W Bush, also
received two Razzies for bis 'performance' in Michael Moore's
scathing documentary, Fahrenheit
9/11 - although he did not attend the ceremony or send an
President Bush was named worst actor, based on footage of him
reacting to the first news of the September 11 terror attacks
on the US, and worst screen couple, for which he was paired with
either Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, or his pet goat.
Fahrenheit 9/11 also picked up Razzies for singer, Britney Spears,
and Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, who both appeared in the
Of the other winners on the night, Scooby
Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed was given the prize for worst remake
But Oliver Stone's historic epic, Alexander,
which had been up for six Razzies going into the evening,
emerged unscathed without a single prize.
The ceremony, which also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the
Razzies, is held each year on the night before the Oscars.
John Wilson, the awards' founder, said that they had been set
up to highlight the bigger films which were still awful despite
Last year's big winner, the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez' flop,
Gigli, also won worst 'comedy' of
the past 25 years, while John Travolta's Battlefield Earth won
worst 'drama' since 1980.