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'Tiresome' Tom Cruise wins Razzie
Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes
Razzie judges found Cruise's and Holmes' antics tiresome
Twenty-four hours before the Oscars, Tom Cruise has suffered the ignominy of being awarded a Razzie - at a ceremony marking Hollywood's worst moments.

He won the award for "most tiresome tabloid target" for his "antics with fiancee Katie Holmes".

Earlier Brokeback Mountain won best feature and best director at the Independent Spirit Awards.

The ceremonies are part of the build-up to the main event, the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night.

The organisers of this year's Razzies have dubbed 2005 "a very bad year for movies", making it a good year for the Razzies.

The "most tiresome" category was introduced this year to salute "the celebs we're all sick and tired of".

Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy is this year's worst actress

In the "most tiresome tabloid target" Tom Cruise won ahead of... Tom Cruise - also nominated for attacking psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs in a TV interview.

However, the clear winner in the Razzies overall was the movie Dirty Love, which not only won worst picture, but worst actress for Jenny McCarthy, worst screenplay and worst director.

The worst actor award went to Rob Schneider for Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, while Paris Hilton won worst supporting actress.

Provocative

In the Independent Spirit Awards there was no out-and-out winner, with four films that are also vying for Oscar glory picking up two ISAs each.

Brokeback Mountain won the best feature award and best director for Ang Lee, while Capote, Transamerica and Crash also took two awards.

The ISAs are presented to low-budget films deemed to show originality, provocative subject matter and a high degree of independent financing.

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain has already won its first awards

Often they honour different films to the Oscars, but this year many of the winners are also Oscar nominees.

Capote's Philip Seymour Hoffman took the best male lead award and the film won best screenplay (by Dan Futterman); Transamerica won for Felicity Huffman's female lead and first screenplay (Duncan Tucker); and Crash won for supporting male (Matt Dillon) and first feature.

The 78th Academy Awards take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Sunday, with Brokeback Mountain leading the field with eight nominations.

Ang Lee has a best director nomination for the cowboy romance, building on his Bafta and Golden Globe success, while its star Heath Ledger is up for best actor.

The Academy has shunned blockbusters in its best picture category in favour of Brokeback Mountain, race drama Crash, Capote's study of a relationship with a murderer and the political Munich and Good Night, and Good Luck.

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On Friday UK bookmaker William Hill cut Crash's odds from 8/1 to 6/4 but still put Brokeback Mountain ahead at 1/2.

Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck, and Memoirs of a Geisha - adapted from the best-selling book by Arthur Golden - all share six Oscar nominations.

British actresses Dame Judi Dench and Keira Knightley will go head-to-head for the best actress Oscar, for Mrs Henderson Presents and Pride and Prejudice respectively.

British actor Ralph Fiennes missed out on an Oscar nomination for The Constant Gardener, but co-star Rachel Weisz is in the running for best supporting actress.

UK movie Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit vies with Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and Howl's Moving Castle for the best animated film award.

Badgered, by UK film-maker Sharon Colman, competes in the animated short film category, while Six Shooter and Cashback compete in the live action short film section.

Last year's Oscars ceremony saw Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby take the best picture prize while its stars Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman won acting awards.


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