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Oscar liveblog: Sandra Bullock's moment

March 7, 2010 |  8:56 pm

Oscars Sandra Bullock 8:44 pm: Oprah Winfrey's nod to Gabourey Sidibe not as treacly as it could be (though interesting to hear her describe "Precious" as "our movie" when she came on long after the movie was finished). Stanley Tucci steals the show, as he often does, with his facetious description of Streep and her "selfishness" in grabbing Oscar nominations. But she doesn't grab a win -- that goes to Bullock -- and Streep's O'Toole-ian streak at the Oscars continues.

In her speech, Bullock nods to her persistent campaigning with a "Did I really earn this or did I just wear y'all down?" then goes into a mode we've indeed seen many times this season -- wiseacre (quip about Meryl Streep kiss and a reference to the time "George Clooney threw me in a pool") turning to sentimental. We're ready for her backstage, where we'll probably get ... more of the former.

So the academy gives what's essentially a lifetime achievement award to Jeff Bridges for a role that deserves it all on its own but doesn't do the same for Streep in a role that perhaps deserves it a little bit (but not that much) less.

-- Steven Zeitchik

Photo: Sandra Bullock. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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Get over yourself Steven. Anyone who has followed Sandra's career and actually watched "The Blind Side" knows this was, like Bridges, a performance of a lifetime.

Don't let Sandy's wise-cracking overshadow her lovely speech mister! She let down her guard, even only for a moment, but it was a nice moment! In lieu of Meryl, maybe she'll make out with YOU in the press room...if you're nice...


More to the point, who cares? First time ever I didn't watch -- wait and see -- I won't be the only one who's bored with "the show".

Well Steven... you just kinda threw up all over yourself, didn't you.

I loved Sandra's speech, but was disappointed she didn't mention her husband, Jesse. They are the real deal.

I also loved Meryl's performance. No one else could have played Julia Child. Meryl's the best.

Congratulations Sandy!!!!!!!!!! You are the BEST. You truely deserve this. You are a powerful spirit and a genuine soul and we love you! YAY! You also looked the most stunning in your gorgeous golden down. You go girl xoxox From Australia.

Sandra did so mention her husband, she actually thanked her mother for raising her to be the type of woman who knows a good man when she finds one - and she looked and pointed right at him, camera panned to him, and he was tearing up.


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