Sandra Bullock’s year continues its upswing with news that the 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival is honoring her with the American Riviera Award on Feb. 5. The award, which recognizes actors who have had a strong influence on American cinema, is being given to Bullock for her turn in the recent hit “The Blind Side,” as well as for the range she’s shown throughout her career in films such as “Crash,” “While You Were Sleeping” and “The Proposal.”
The American Riviera Award might just be a positive sign for Bullock in regard to her future this award season. Previous recipients have included Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke and Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker and Philip Seymour Hoffman. And she’s certainly in buzz-worthy company: The festival is also honoring Colin Firth with its Outstanding Performance of the Year for “A Single Man.” Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”), Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”), Stanley Tucci (“Julie & Julia,” “The Lovely Bones”) and Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education”) will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award. And “Avatar” director James Cameron is being named this year’s Modern Master. The festival runs from Feb. 4 to 14.
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NY Post: It’s been a banner year for PopWrap’s beloved Sandra Bullock. She kicked things off in June with “The Proposal,” which not only gave her the best opening weekend of her career ($33.6 million) but went on to become her highest grossing film ever ($164 million).
Then after the summer speed bump that was “All About Steve,” she returned two weeks ago with “The Blind Side.” In its opening weekend, the football flick made $34 million, besting the record she set only five months earlier. It’s already made $102 million and is poised to unseat her Ryan Reynolds co-starring rom-com as the most lucrative movie of Sandra’s career! Oh, and there’s serious awards talk for her performance.
The first accolade she’s set to receive is the coveted American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this February. The prestigious honor has previously gone to Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Forrest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke and Tommy Lee Jones. Sandy is one of the rare women to receive the award.
“Bullock’s career-capping performance in ‘The Blind Side’ encompasses everything we have loved about her since the early ’90s, from the deft physical comedy in ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ to the mettle of her role in the Academy Award-winning ‘Crash,’” said Roger Durling, the festival’s director. “What a most perfect time to salute this enduring movie star’s lengthy career.”
Hell to the yeah!
Last November 25 Sandy was at Ellen, and as always did a great and funny interview. I added caps and the video itself, you can see it below:
The Ellen Denegeres Show – November 25, 2009: Screencaptures | Watch Video
Note: I’m still looking for this video in HD quality, the caps will be replaced if I found it.
I know our site is lacking some content, but I’ll be working on it. As you can see, we have a new look. It was done since this pictures came out, in June, but I wasn’t able to find time to code it. Until today.
I hope you guys like it, I think it fits much better with Sandy’s personality than the previous one.
Sandra has been busy lately promoting “The Blind Side”. I was a little behind here when the subject is videos and captures, but I did a good update today. Added captures and videos of latest interviews Sandra did, mostly captures are in HQ, for your viewing pleasure.
Sandra went on Ellen Degeneres show last November 26, I’ll be uploading the video and captures soon. For now on, you can enjoy this ones:
The View – November 17: Screencaptures | Watch Video
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – November 19: Screencaptures | Watch Video
Lopez Tonight – November 24: Interview Screencaptures | Chola Girl Screencaptures | Watch Video
I would like to thank Gabriel from Warner Bros for sending me the links for awesome appearance of Sandra last night on Lopez Tonight. You can watch the videos below, I’ll be adding captures asap.
Watch the Chola makeover clicking in the cut below:
Thanks again, Gabriel!
Awesome interview! Captures will be added tomorrow.
As previously posted, Sandra attended last night the premiere of “The Blind Side” in her new city, New Orleans. The event was done to raise money for Warren Easton High School, devastated by Katrina in 2005. Check the pictures below:
Appearances > 2009 > November 19 – “The Blind Side” New Orleans Benefit Premiere
Actress Sandra Bullock will walk the red carpet in New Orleans on Thursday for an evening premiere of her latest film, “The Blind Side.”
Bullock, who recently bought a home in New Orleans, is hosting the event with film studio Warner Bros. to raise money for Warren Easton High School, which was flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Bullock already has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the school for scholarships, new band uniforms, auditorium renovations and a new health clinic.
The movie, which opens in theaters nationwide Friday, is based on a true story of a poor teenager taken in by a family and recruited by a major college to play football. It also stars country singer Tim McGraw.