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Catwoman named worst film and worst actress at Razzies (2005)



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 acceptance speech.

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 documentary.

Of the other winners on the night, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed was given the prize for worst remake or sequel.

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 big budgets.

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.

 

 

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