Sandra Bullock will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The awards gala will be held on Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center — the second day of the fest, which runs Jan. 3 to 13.
Bullock’s performance in Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” has generated substantial awards buzz following her Oscar for “The Blind Side” in 2010. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, who finds herself lost in space after a routine mission goes terribly awry. She has described the role as the most physically, emotionally and mentally challenging experience of her life.
The Palm Springs Fest previously announced that Matthew McConaughey would also be honored with the Desert Palm award, and duo also nabbed top acting honors at October’s Hollywood Film Awards.
Space thriller Gravity took £6.23 million on its opening weekend in Britain, it was announced today.
Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock and produced in Britain, it has already taken $470 million (£300 million) at the box office worldwide.
The figures make it the best opening weekend in Britain for any Clooney film, beating Ocean’s Eleven which took £5 million. It was also the best for Bullock, beating The Proposal at £3.25 million.
Expectations for Gravity were high after a string of glowing reviews after it premiered at the London Film Festival last month.
Last Wednesday (November 7) Sandy attended a special screening of Gravity held by LA Times, and I have a few pictures up in the gallery:
It was announced a few minutes earlier the nominees in movies, TV and music for the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards and as expected, there’s plenty of Sandy for us to vote for! Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again, finalist voting ends on Dec. 5.
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Movie Duo
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)
Favorite Comedic Movie
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Favorite Dramatic Movie
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
I have added screen captures of Eric Blakeney’s 2000 film Gun Shy, starring Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson and Oliver Platt:
The gallery was updated with some Gravity production stills and some behind-the-scenes photos as well.