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Friday, 20 March, 1998, 14:23 GMT
Stars up for a raspberry award bashing
Demi Moore
Demi Moore outstripped the Golden Raspberry Awards last year
As Hollywood prepares to honour the biggest and best movie stars, a group of faithful film followers are getting ready to present their own satirical awards bash to celebrate the worst films and performances of 1997.

The 18th Golden Raspberry Awards, held a day before the Oscars in Hollywood, are a tongue-in-cheek way of presenting prizes to the year's worst offerings.

This year several top names are battling it out for Tinsel Town's least coveted trophy.

Head-to-head in the race for worst picture are Batman & Robin and Speed 2: Cruise Control. Other embarrassments are Anaconda, Kevin Costner's The Postman and Steven Seagal's Fire Down Below.

Kevin Costner and Steven Seagal also feature in the worst actor category. The ladies include Sandra Bullock and Last Year's Worst Actress winner Demi Moore, who was nominated for her two performances in Striptease and The Juror.

Other high profile humiliations on the Razzie list include former Oscar contenders such as Willem Dafoe, Faye Dunaway and director Oliver Stone.

Those that share a places in the Razzies as well as the Academy Awards are Lost World: Jurassic Park and the song How Do I Live? from Con Air.

The light-hearted spoof awards ceremony was created in 1980 by advertising writer John Wilson. The trophies are voted for by the Golden Raspberry Foundation's 475 members, who consist of film professionals, journalists and fans.

Winners of the Razzies' 12 categories will be announced on Sunday (March 22) and just in case a star turns up - which has never been the case - Razzie trophies comprising of a golf-ball sized plastic raspberry atop a gold-painted film reel, will be waiting for them.

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