Actress Halle Berry reveled in her role in the box office failure Catwoman this weekend as she accepted a Golden Raspberry Award for the action movie bomb.
A best actress Oscar-winner just three years ago for the drama Monster's Ball, Berry accepted the 2004 Razzie for worst actress Saturday evening at the 25th annual Razzies, an annual spoof of the Academy Awards telecast.
"Omigosh, oh my God," she said, feigning excitement as she hoisted her best actress Oscar in one hand and her newly won worst actress Razzie in the other. "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."
Berry is the first actor to show up to accept her award in person since Canadian Tom Green did for 2001's Freddy Got Fingered.
"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," she said.
In addition to the best actress Razzie, Catwoman also won worst film, worst direction and worst screenplay at the ceremony.
U.S. President George W. Bush took the worst actor trophy for his appearances (via news and archival footage) in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. The film also won several other honours, including worst supporting actor for U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and worst supporting actress for pop singer Britney Spears, who makes a cameo in the documentary.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed won the Razzie for worst remake or sequel.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the undistinguished honour, organizers also selected winners for special awards, including:
- Former actor and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was chosen worst Razzie loser of the first 25 years for having received the most nominations without ever winning a Razzie.
- Battlefield Earth, named worst drama of the Razzie's first 25 years.
- Gigli, named worst comedy of the Razzie's first 25 years.
- From Justin to Kelly, named worst musical of the Razzie's first 25 years.