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"Freddy' fingered for 5 Razzies

Tom Green swept the "Razzies" awards for his much-reviled comedy Freddy Got Fingered _ and gave himself a red-carpet welcome as the first actor to accept the award in person.

Freddy was named worst picture of last year at Saturday's Golden Raspberry Awards, the annual booby-prize spoof held on the eve of the Academy Awards. It outpolled Sylvester Stallone's Driven, Mariah Carey's Glitter, Pearl Harbor and Kevin Costner's 3000 Miles to Graceland.

Green "set out to make something stupid and offensive. It's got bestiality, incest, child abuse. Uggh," Razzies founder John Wilson said. "If it is an intentionally bad movie, it is the Citizen Kane of intentionally bad movies."

Green also was chosen as worst actor and director, shared the worst screenplay award with co-writer Derek Harvie and was cited for worst screen couple _ "Tom Green and any animal he abuses."

Green brought along his own cheap red carpet and unrolled it across the sidewalk to walk on as he entered a magic shop whose small theater was the site of the awards.

"I'd just like to say to all the other nominees in the audience, I don't think that I deserve it anymore than the rest of you," Green said as he accepted the worst picture trophy. "I'd like to say that. I don't think that it would be true, though."

The only other Razzies winner ever to show up in the event's 22 years was Showgirls director Paul Verhoeven.

The Razzies are chosen by the group's 520 members. Wilson said the gold-painted, raspberry-topped trophies cost $4.79 each and he "made them the other day on my patio."

Other Razzies winners:

Worst actor: Carey for Glitter.

Worst supporting actor: Charlton Heston for Cats & Dogs, Planet of the Apes and Town & Country.

Worst supporting actress: Estella Warren for Driven and Planet of the Apes.

Worst remake or sequel: Planet of the Apes.

Across town, Memento and In the Bedroom took the top prizes at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Memento, a murder mystery about a man without memory, won four honors: best feature, best director and best screenplay for Christopher Nolan, and best supporting female for Carrie-Anne Moss.

In the Bedroom, was named best first feature, and its stars, Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson, were chosen best female and male lead.

The Spirit Awards honor lower-budget films that were at least partially independently financed. They are expected to have original, provocative subject matter and must have been released at a major film festival or commercially last year.

Other winners included Carrie-Anne Moss as best supporting female for Memento, Steve Buscemi best supporting male for Ghost World and Amelie best foreign film.

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