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Halle Berry Accepted ‘Catwoman’ Razzie Award, Set It on Fire

  • Halle Berry discussed her acting career in a retrospective video shared by Vanity Fair. 
  • Berry, 55, received a Golden Raspberry Award in 2005 for her performance in “Catwoman.” 
  • She said she accepted the award in-person because people take themselves too seriously. 

Halle Berry revealed that she set the Golden Raspberry Award she won for “Catwoman” on fire after accepting the prize in-person at the ceremony. 

The “Bruised” director appeared in a video interview for Vanity Fair to reminisce about her lengthy Hollywood career and some of her most famous roles. At one point, Berry touched on the 2004 DC film “Catwoman,” which was panned by critics and currently holds a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film scored several Golden Raspberry Awards— or Razzies — at the 2005 event, including  “Worst Picture,” with Berry winning “Worst Actress,” MTV reported. Razzies highlight the worst cinematic projects each year. 

Berry made headlines when she held her Razzie in one hand, and her Oscar for her 2002 performance in “Monster’s Ball” in the other, during her acceptance speech.

“I went to the Razzie because I feel like we all take ourselves so seriously,” Berry, 55, told Vanity Fair. “If we get an award, if we get the Oscar, we somehow are made to feel like we’re somehow better than everybody else, but we’re really not. You were just chosen that year by your peers, and you were acknowledged for doing what they considered stellar work.” 

Berry then questioned whether winning an Oscar makes an actor better than their cohorts before deciding “not at all.” 

“If you find yourself face to face with a Razzie, does that mean you’re the worst actor there ever was? Probably not. You just got the piss taken out on you that year by a group of people that can,” Berry said. 

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Halle Berry won best actress at the 74th Academy Awards.

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Berry added that if she can show up to the Academy Awards, then she can make an appearance at the Golden Raspberry Awards as well.

“I always learned that if you can’t be a good loser, then you don’t deserve to be a good winner,” she said. 

Then, Berry revealed that she made sure to leave the Razzie in the past. 

“So I went there and made fun of myself. I had a great time, and then I set that thing on fire,” Berry said. “That’s what I did!”

Representatives for Halle Berry did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

Although “Catwoman” may not be Berry’s favorite work, she’s shown great enthusiasm for her directorial debut, “Bruised,” which was released on


in November 2021. The actress, who also played the film’s main character, said she broke two ribs during filming. 

She later said she wouldn’t direct and act in the same film ever again.

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