The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Actress goes to Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. The actress was the front runner in the category this year and previously won the Golden Globe for this role. She thanked her mother and her fellow nominees, especially her “lover” Meryl Streep. It was emotional and humorous at the same time and for the rest of her life she’ll be cited as Academy Award winner, Sandra Bullock.
Check out her acceptance speech…
The nominees for Best Actress were:
- Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
- Helen Mirren – The Last Station
- Carey Mulligan – An Education
- Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
- Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side – Based on the humble beginnings of Michael Oher, an abandoned inner city kid who’s mother is a drug addict and father is no where to be found. A family friend finds a way to enter him into an upscale private school due to his size and athletic ability. While there he struggles with his grades, sleeps in the gym, and wears the same outfit on a daily basis. During a rainy walk from school, he’s discovered by the Tuohy family and slowly becomes a permanent staple in their lives. Throughout his stay, he’s given a tutor to help with his studies, a shot a college education, and a chance to play professional football in the NFL.
Helen Mirren – The Last Station - A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
Carey Mulligan – An Education – A coming-of-age story set in the 1960’s about a teenage girl who lives in the suburbs of London. Her life is turned into a dream when a charming playboy nearly twice her age shows up and changes her life forever.
Gabourey Sibide – Precious – (Based on the novel Push by Sapphire) Precious is set in Harlem. The story centers around an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child, who is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia – Based on the bestselling memoirs of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams), two characters, separated by time are brought together through the love of cooking. Julie, in her time of need decides to use Julia’s cookbook and life story as her inspiration to start a blog that eventually would lead to her own success.
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