The International Press Academy, which will hand out its awards March 9, just announced the list of nominees, and as expected, Sandy got her one as Best Actress for Gravity.
Actress in a Motion Picture
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Judi Dench – Philomena
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Adèle Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Gravity also landed a nomination as Best Motion Picture, and 4 more.
Candice Bergen on Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone in “Gravity”
People love her in this movie. It’s one of the ways her sheer likability serves her best. We all root for her to survive and to survive the unthinkable. Marooned in space. Alone.
There is tremendous subtlety in her performance. She doesn’t play the full-on anxiety that many actors might have chosen; she goes, instead, for a surface calm that she maintains at all costs. This keeps her semi-sane. The full-on anxiety is borne by the audience.
Clooney floating off early sucks no energy from the screen. We are with her on her journey, willing her to return. And her journey is physical as well as emotional. Her clumsy clambering about the space station in the beginning morphs into confident athleticism. She becomes a space monkey. Learning to navigate in space, she masters it in life and we are finally free to sit back in our seats. She has kept us on the edge of them for 90 minutes, most of that singlehandedly. It is a fiercely honest performance, restrained and powerfully effective. She is alive every minute.
And her legs are second to none.
(Bergen won five Emmys and was nominated for an Oscar.)
“The Heat” has all the elements you’d expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn’t — for instance, a scene involving Spanx.
Faithfully conforming to the macho genre made famous by movies such as “Bad Boys” and “Lethal Weapon,” “The Heat” is also — curiously — summer’s only studio film built around female leads: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
“If someone asks what you wanna do and you don’t really wanna work, you pick the most farfetched thing,” Bullock said. “This was it, a pairing where everyone was equal and you had these storylines that weren’t girly…. It had depth and humor and balls and action. It was just something I saw the boys getting to do.”
Sandra Bullock made a donation Friday of $1 Million to Doctors Without Borders Emergency Operations for Haiti Earthquake relief efforts.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received a $1 million donation from Sandra on Friday.
The actress made the donation to support the organization’s emergency medical operations responding to the devastation caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Haiti.
“I wanted to ensure that my donation would be used immediately to meet the needs of the Haitian people affected by this catastrophic event,” Sandra said.
Sandra Bullock says her husband Jesse James has struggled to adjust to being married to a Hollywood star.
The 44-year-old actress – who is married to motorcycle shop owner Jesse James – admits Jesse struggled when he was thrust into the spotlight after they began dating.
She said: “I think I’ve benefited from marrying him, but I think him marrying me brought on so many hardships and cruelty from people because of the limelight now being shined on all of them. Thank God he still loves me.
“I, unfortunately brought some attention to him which he didn’t necessarily want. But guess what? He loves me. I married an average Joe who normally would be fixing your car and people normally look down on what he did but I know how extraordinary he is and I’m thankful that with all the attention he’s still OK being with me. He doesn’t like it, but he’s OK.”
Sandra added she worries about the attention her career brings to her loved ones, adding the way their lives become public property is unfair.
Asked why so many famous people choose to marry other celebrities like she has done, Sandra replied: “Did you know my husband before I married him? Did you know who he was? Most people, didn’t and I’m sure he preferred that.
“My husband is an extraordinary human being, one of the most talented people I have ever met in my life, a great father, an amazing husband and an insanely funny man. No one knew who he was outside of the people who should know who he was.
“Sadly, the nature of what I do brings notice to people who have no desire to be in that spotlight, and it can destroy lives.” [Source]
Actress Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s sweetheart, but she’s not so sweet when it comes to gossip, and she told me how she feels about promoting her films…
“When you come to do things like a press tour, if people hate the film you’re miserable and if people like the film it makes it more enjoyable to do it,” the Miss Congeniality star said. [Source]
Sandra Bullock has rubbished rumours that she was ever going to appear in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables.
The Speed actress was previously linked to the project, but denied having any contact with Stallone about the film.
“I don’t know where that came from,” she told Empire. “I never read the script, I didn’t even know what the script was about. But now that I know what it’s about, I’m excited for him.”
However, Bullock admitted that she would love to return to working on action movies. “Absolutely, but finding a good one is not easy,” she said.
Bullock is currently promoting romcom The Proposal, which is released on July 22.
The Expendables will follow the story of a group of mercenaries tasked with overthrowing a South American dictator. Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Charisma Carpenter, Mickey Rourke, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the cast. [SOURCE]