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Demi Moore, 'Striptease' Win 6 Razzies for Hollywood's Worst

March 24, 1997| From Associated Press

Demi Moore and the North America box office bomb "Striptease" led annual Oscar eve dishonors Sunday, capturing six Razzie Awards for the worst in Hollywood movies in 1996.

The Golden Raspberry Foundation declared it: "Demi Does Dullest."

The 17th annual spoof of the Academy Awards is a kind of Bronx cheer for Hollywood.

"Striptease," which had only $32.8 million in North America box office receipts, won the Razzie for worst picture, actress (Moore), screen couple (Moore and Burt Reynolds), director (Andrew Bergman), screenplay (Bergman) and song ("Pussy, Pussy, Pussy (Whose Kitty Cat Are You?").

Moore's "bumbling and grinding" role actually tied in the worst actress category--with herself. In addition to "Striptease," she got a Razzie for her work in "The Juror."

No star ever shows up to collect the Razzie trophy, a golfball-size raspberry atop a film reel that is painted gold. It's worth $2.19, Razzie organizer John Wilson said. Award voters include 475 foundation members ranging from film industry professionals, journalists and publicists to Wilson's friends.

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