This weekend Sandra Bullock became the first person to win both an Oscar and a Razzie. Her Best Actress win at Sunday night's Academy Awards for The Blind Side came one night after her win at the Razzies, the awards given out for the worst performances of the year. There, Bullock "won" Worst Actress "honors" for All About Steve.
Backstage in the Oscar Press Room, Bullock said she was proud of both awards.
They're going to sit side by side, as they should. You know they're both ... we're in the entertainment business. That's what we're supposed to do. You know, it's ... you take the good with the not so good. But I had the best time at the Razzies last night. It is what it is and, you know, it probably means more that both of them happened at the same time because it's the great equalizer. You know, nothing ever let's me get too full of myself. It quickly chops me off at the knees, and I like it that way because it just ... it keeps things stable and they'll sit side by side in a nice little shelf somewhere, the Razzie maybe on a different shelf, lower.
Even though she has won an Oscar, Bullock maintains that she will continue to choose projects like she has before, possibly ending up at the Razzies again sometime in the future.
I want to do everything. I've always been one of those people that I don't like when people tell me I can't do something. Just because, you know, I did commercial films doesn't mean I couldn't do wonderful small art house films. Just because I won an Oscar, I don't want to ever stop doing something that makes people laugh. I love making people laugh. I don't know what I'm going to do next. I sort of wanted this to sort of all die down, but I'm going to make mistakes and I'm going to make everyone roll their eyes and I'm going to maybe do something that works, but I just want to keep working in every genre that I'm allowed to until I'm asked to not do it anymore. Posted 03.09.10 by Ryan
Sure, this year the Academy has removed the cheesy Best Song performances and implemented a backstage Thank-You Cam to try to move the festivities along. But that's hardly enough to guarantee a rousing viewing experience.
Forget the ballots, we've got a better game to keep the evening and your party lively (although we wouldn't skip the full bar). Print our 2010 Awards BINGO cards and markers. Standard, Four Corners, Blackout — how you choose to play is up to you. That said, we recommend one rule change: To make a winning card official, the player must yell out "That's a BINGO!" in a thick-German accent. Posted 02.23.10 by reelz
This morning, nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Leading the 2009 race are Avatar and The Hurt Locker, each with nine nominations, including Best Picture.
The eight other movies in this year's expanded Best Picture race are The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, and Up in the Air.
To find out what other movies and people received nods from the Academy, see the complete list of 2009 Oscar Nominees.
Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will host the awards show on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Posted 02.02.10 by reelz
The first major awards show of the season is just weeks away. On Friday, January 15, the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be broadcast live on VH1 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This week the nominees were announced.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest movie critics organization in the United States and Canada, bestows the awards. Nominees, especially winners, often bring home Academy Awards. Here is a glimpse at the best of the batch — movies that have earned an 85+ rating. Posted 12.17.09 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Blind Side ||$20.4M ||$129.3M ||Weepy ISD (Inpirational Sports Drama) turning into one of the better box office stories of 2009. |
|The Twilight Saga: New Moon ||$15.7M ||$255.6M ||$255M on a mere $50M budget, this series is like an ATM. |
|Brothers ||$9.7M ||$9.7M ||Holiday moviegoers apparently don't like their drama quite this drama-y. A definite disappointment. |
|A Christmas Carol ||$7.5M ||$115.M ||This Jim Carrey Christmas pic has been in the Top 5 for 5 straight weeks. |
|Old Dogs ||$6.9M ||$33.9M ||This dog is fading fast, but still cracks Top 5. |
Bomb of the Week: Everybody's Fine's opening was as unmemorable as its title, as the Robert De Niro holiday pic will be completely forgotten by Christmas. Posted 12.06.09 by reelz
Even the trailer for The Blind Side had us in tears. What about the movie?
"...an uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama."
— Joe Leydon, Variety
"The result isn't solid at all — it's more like cotton-candy uplift."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Sticking safely to proven inspirational sports-movie/fish-out-of-water formulas while holding the inherent sociological issues to the sidelines, the dramedy doesn't skimp on the crowd-pleasing stuff, but given the setup, there also was room for more thought-provoking substance."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"The movie's manipulation is loathsome, but the whole thing is so skillful — the schematic structure, its calculatedly competent performances and appealing visuals, the commitment to overcoming adversity — that you may just weep."
— Aaron Cutler, Slant Magazine
"Sports movies have a long, troubled history of well-meaning white paternalism, with poor black athletes finding success through white charity. But The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis' non-fiction book, finds a new low."
— Scott Tobias, Onion AV Club Posted 11.19.09 by reelz