Almost everyone expected Sandra Bullock to take home the best actress trophy from the 2010 Academy Awards for her role in The Blind Side, but it was still a sweet victory for the often underestimated actress anyway. We do have to wonder, however, how she reallyÂ feels about being voted both the best actress and the worst actress of the year all in the same week.
Sandra Bullock tearfully offered thanks to her mother during a moving acceptance speech for best actress at the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Although we were leaning toward Gabourey Sidibe for Precious, we don’t begrudge Bullock for her best actress win. It was obviously the role of a lifetime for Bullock and she played it well.
Amusingly enough, Sandra Bullock was just as gracious accepting a worst actress Razzie Award shortly before the Oscars for her performance in the terrible romantic comedy All About Steve. Bullock even said on the red carpet at the Academy Awards that she would place her Razzie and her Oscar side by side on her mantel if she won. Guess she’ll have to live up to that promise now!
“It’s one of those rare occasions in a lifetime when all the puzzle pieces come together and they work,” Bullock said before the Oscars got underway. “You can’t manufacture that. You can’t plan it. You can’t fix it. It’s sweet â€” unexpected but very sweet.”
Congrats Sandra! We hope this means you’ll have a lot more meaty scripts to choose from in the future. Not that we don’t love you as the cheese ball hottie that you are, but every now and then it’s nice to see you’ve actually got acting chops under all that charm.
The Sandra Bullock starring feel-good film The Blind Side finally managed to overtake New Moon at the box office in its third week in theaters. The Twilight Saga:New Moon dropped to second place from last weekend, with $15.7 million in ticket sales.
The Blind Side surged to the number one spot in the box office, raking in $20.4 million in sales. The film opened at the number 2 spot against New Moon, but has now overtaken the blockbuster vampire sequel. Not a big deal for Summit Entertainment, however, considering New Moon has already stacked up a total gross of over $245 million.
Brothers, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire, crept into third place at the box office, bringing in only $9.7 million. Heist thriller Armored stumbled into fourth place, while the John Travolta and Robin Williams comedy Old Dog rounded out the top five.
Twilight: New Moon scored number one at the box office again this weekend, but faced stiff competition from the Sandra Bullock starring feel-good film The Blind Side. New Moon continued its box office domination over the weekend, coming in first with $42.5 million in ticket sales. The real story, however, was the meteoric rise of Warner Bros. The Blind Side.
The story of a Southern woman who adopts a homeless youth and supports him pursuing his athletic dreams was a major hit at the box office, raking in $40.1 million. Just a few million more and The Blind Side would have pulled off a major coup at the box office.
The end of the world disaster film 2012 rounded out the top three films, with Old Dogs and A Christmas Carol finishing off the top three. The much hyped action flick Ninja Assassin failed to even break the top five, recouping only $13.1 million of the film’s $40 million budget so far.
The question is, can New Moon hold on for yet another week in the number one spot? Should be interesting to see how next week’s list pans out.