Halle Berry staged an
Oscar-worthy parody of her Academy Awards meltdown at last night’s 25th
annual Razzie awards in Los Angeles. Breaking with tradition, the
Catwoman star showed up in person to collect her award as the worst
actress of 2004.
Explaining her decision to attend the event, Berry said: "My mother told me that if you couldn’t be a good loser then there’s no way you could be a good
Not only did she arrive and collect her Razzie, she even put on a show:
Berry famously broke down at the podium upon winning the
2002 best actress Oscar for her role in Monster’s Ball. She mimicked
that moment again last night, faking sobs on stage for a full minute
while clutching her Academy Award in one hand and her Razzie (actually
a spray-painted golf ball) in the other.
But her speech, when it finally came, went out of its way to spread the
blame for Catwoman’s failure. "I want to thank Warner Brothers for
casting me in this piece of shit," she announced to tumultuous
laughter. She added: "I’d like to thank the rest of the cast. To give a
really bad performance like mine you need to have really bad actors."