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The Razz: RAZZIE BERRY DELIGHT; Good loser Halle braves awards to pick up gong for worst actress.


HALLE Berry may not have a hit film under her belt this year, but she proved she does have a sense of humour when she turned up to collect a Razzie at the weekend.

Now don't mistake a Razzie for our special end-of-year Razz Awards. The annual Hollywood prize is for the worst offerings on the big screen.

Halle, who won an Oscar in 2002 for her part in Monster's Ball, was named worst actress for her role in Catwoman at the ceremony in Hollywood's Ivar Theatre.

And the 38-year-old even spoofed her own Oscar-winning speech during the event, gasping: 'Omigosh, oh my God. I never in my life thought that I would be here winning a Razzie.

'It's not like I ever aspired to be here, but thank you.'

She also thanked the French director of the film, Pitof, and her manager.

'He loves me so much,' said Halle. 'He convinces me to do projects even when he knows it is sh*t.'

President Bush won the worst actor award for his appearance in news and archival footage of Michael Moore's satiric documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 during the 25th annual Razzies, which mock the Hollywood glitz and glamour of the Oscars. Britney Spears' fleeting cameo in the same film brought her the worst supporting-actress award.

Razzies founder John Wilson said that the prizes were not meant to mock Michael Moore's film, only those statements Bush and the others made while 'putting their highly paid, highly skilled feet in their mouths repeatedly and sucking on them'. And Wilson did not mock Berry either, but said: 'Don't get us wrong. She's a very talented actress, a very beautiful woman, who just made a mistake.

'We're not trashing Halle Berry as a human being. We're only saying, we're so sorry you chose to do this.'

Berry, one of several Oscar-winning actors to be dishonoured by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, was the first actor to accept a Razzie in person since Tom Green for his part in 2001's Freddy Got Fingered.

Dressed in a simple black dress, she said: 'When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there's no way you could be a good winner.'

But she added: 'I hope to God I never see these people again.'

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who gave up Hollywood to become the governor of California, was chosen worst Razzie loser of the first 25 years, a special prize given to actors who received the most nominations without ever winning.

He was nominated in the supporting category for Around the World in 80 Days but lost to Donald Rumsfeld.

Other Razzies went to Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed for worst sequel and Catwoman for worst director (Pitof ) and screenplay.


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Date:Feb 28, 2005
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