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Sunday, March 22, 1998 Published at 23:01 GMT

World: Americas

Kevin Costner is Hollywood's Raspberry King

The day before the United States film industry hands out its annual Academy Awards or Oscars, a light-hearted send-up of the event has been held in Hollywood.

In what's known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, Kevin Costner's box-office disaster "The Postman", was voted the worst film of 1997.

The film, set in a post-apocalyptic America, received five Raspberries, with Mr Costner named as worst director and worst actor.

For the second year running, the Raspberry for worst actress went to Demi Moore, who starred as a marine commando in the film "GI Jane".

When the Academy Awards are presented on Monday night, many of the real Oscars are expected to be won by the most expensive film ever made, James Cameron's "Titanic".

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