EW has confirmed that previous Best Actress Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Sandra Bullock will present at this year’s Academy Awards. Witherspoon won in 2005 for Walk the Line, Kidman won for The Hours in 2002, Berry won for Monster’s Ball in 2001, and Bullock won for The Blind Side in 2009.
The Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday, February 24.
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Sandy was presented with the first-ever People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. In 2005, Bullock adopted New Orleans’ Warren Easton Charter High School, which sustained $4 million worth of damage after Hurricane Katrina hit. The single mom’s good pal, Regina King, introduced a highlight reel featuring Bullock’s continued relief efforts.
When a Vera Wang-clad Bullock took the stage, she was typically humble — and hilarious. “Two things: Regina, could you be in better shape? It’s just all kinds of wrong,” the 48-year-old honoree asked. “And she just dropped the F-bomb, by the way. I don’t know if you heard it, but I did.”
Bullock — who adopted her son Louis from New Orleans in 2010 and has a home in the Garden District — credited the volunteers for rebuilding the charter school.
That little clip that you saw does not even begin to scrape the surface of the amazing volunteers and humanitarians that I’ve come to love in New Orleans, and I’m not at all being modest when I say I don’t do anything compared to what they do on a daily basis. I am simply blessed to be able to do what I do because of what you allow me to do, and that is write a check and be a really good cheerleader and that’s it.
You will not find a student there that doesn’t know that they are loved and cared for under that roof. Half the senior class is attending college classes in their free-time. We have 100 perfect graduation rate. The students and faculty go to school on Saturdays to either study or to help others. I would so never make it in that school! They compete, but they never cut each other down. And all that happens not because it’s easy, but because they do not allow themselves any other option than to succeed, even when life outside of those walls gives them no indication of support and hope.
Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock will accept the award for “Favorite Humanitarian” at PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013, to be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11)(9:live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The People’s Choice Awards will honor Sandra Bullock with the first-ever award for “Favorite Humanitarian” for her generous philanthropic efforts throughout her career, specifically her ongoing commitment to Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Sandra Bullock adopted Warren Easton Charter High School less than six months after Hurricane Katrina closed the heavily damaged building. She has contributed funds for college scholarships for graduating seniors, band uniforms, athletic equipment and has helped fund the renovation to the auditorium and the construction of a school-based health clinic. To celebrate these efforts, Bullock will be presented with a custom Waterford Crystal trophy during PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013.
Sandra Bullock is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. To read more about the ranking, you can check this link.
Sandy is ranked at #11 at Vulture Rankings, #08 at Studio Favorite, #19 at Most Respectable, #05 at Tabloid Target and #21 at International Stars.
It feels like Sandra Bullock has turned a corner in her career, even if she’s yet to fully make good on it. The comedy queen surprised in 2009 when she powered The Proposal to a then-career-best $163 million… and trumped that just a few months later when The Blind Side grossed a staggering $255 million and earned her an Oscar for Best Actress. Yes, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close came along last year to give Bullock two back-to-back films nominated for Best Picture — something no one could have foreseen back in her Two Weeks Notice/Miss Congeniality 2 days — but it hardly felt like Bullock cashing in her new capital.
Instead, it feels like 2013 will be the year that she truly tests her newfound mettle: In addition to starring almost single-handedly in Alfonso Cuaron’s innovative sci-fi film Gravity, she’ll be seen in a big ol’ comedy with Melissa McCarthy, this one manned by Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig instead of Bullock’s usual list of anonymous rom-com directors. Will she still have that shine four years after the biggest year of her life? We think audiences will cut her some slack for taking time off to deal with personal matters (including a messy divorce and a newly adopted son), and the general public seems to agree, since they handed Bullock the highest likeability score on this entire list.
Domestic Box Office: $47,900,000
Overseas Box Office: $36,300,000
Studio Value: 8
Likeability : 84%
Oscars: 1 win
Critics’ Score: 46
Magazine Covers: 14
Tabloid Value: 8
Thanks to Claudia for the heads up!
Variety reports that Sandra Bullock is joining Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) for an untitled female buddy comedy and it will center on the strained relationship between a high-strung FBI agent and a “unconventional” Boston police officer. If it’s not clear who will play who, well, then you clearly need to watch more movies. “Parks and Recreation” scribe Katie Dippold has written the script, Feig will direct, naturally, Bullock and McCarthy will star while Chermin Entertainment will produce. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute.
The ‘Blind Side’ actress has been selected to be admitted into the 2012 Warren Easton Hall of Fame, for her charitable donations to Warren Eason Charter High School, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Sandra has been involved in charitable projects with the educational establishment since the natural disaster and this year is donating $25,000 in scholarships, according to Fox8live.com.
The 20th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 18th in Easton’s auditorium.
Sandra is well known for her philanthropy. Last year she donated $1 million on behalf of her family to the American Red Cross’ Japan relief effort after the country was hit by an earthquake. She also gave $1 million to Doctors Without Borders to assist with helping Haiti following an earthquake in 2010.
Sandra Bullock and moviemaker Brett Ratner have released a joint statement dismissing rumors of a romance.
The odd couple has been linked in a new In Touch magazine cover article, but Bullock and Ratner insist the report, which suggests the pair was spotted kissing and cuddling at an Oscars party, is all wrong.
“We think that it’s incredibly sad that in these times, this magazine would resort to complete fabrication, solely for financial gain. There is not a shred of accuracy in their story. We have not seen nor spoken to each for over a decade. We both had a great time after the Oscars, just not with each other.”