You might have expected it, but Sandra Bullock was truly shocked when she won the Oscar, she told reporters backstage at the Academy Awards on Mar. 7! “I didn’t aspire to this,” she said of her award. “I was in awe of it. I admired it. I got to watch it like everyone else did or present, but it wasn’t something that I said, ‘one day when I get the Oscar …’”
Sandra — who beat out Meryl Streep, Gabourey Sidibe, Helen Mirren, and Carey Mulligan for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Blind Side — confessed, “This came out of left field, every pun intended. This is the film I said ‘no’ to. It just was such odd circumstances and things came together in a way that I just didn’t see coming. No one saw coming. And I think that’s what makes it so overwhelming and unexpected.”
She also promised to keep doing what she does best … comedy! “Just because I won an Oscar, I don’t want to ever stop doing something that makes people laugh. I love making people laugh!”
Of the film, Sandra said, “I think it makes a great inspirational story when you can see it work, when you see what someone can rise to the occasion and do. And I think that’s what works so well in stories like that. I love stories about passion and love. Love of country, love of people. Love of sport. It’s just it makes a good film.”
Sandra, who is married to motorcycle hunk Jesse James, showed her famous down-to-Earth attitude when she told reporters backstage that after winning the Oscar: “I just want a burger and I just want some food! I want to sit down, take the shoes off. You know, we got some friends that are all meeting. I just want to eat … I just want to relax and just eat. And I’d like a nap. I’d like a nap, too!”
Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech
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