A Golden Globe. A Screen Actors Guild Award. And finally, triumphantly, an Oscar.
That’s the soaring, seat-of-her-pants thrill ride that directed Sandra Bullock to award-hogging glory this year. The film? Some football flick called The Blind Side.
Um, blind what? Yeah, in yet another case of release date nuisance, those folks in the US kept nominating and awarding an actress for a film that we Brits hadn’t even heard of yet, let alone seen. And a sports movie, at that.
Now, on 26 March (the same week that The Blind Side hits DVD shelves Stateside), we will finally get to see what all the fuss has been about. How does a loveable rom-com actress go from dreck like All About Steve to Oscar glory in the space of just a few swift months?
It’s a question that was asked previously in 2005, when sudsy screen lovely Reese Witherspoon nabbed herself an Academy Award for Walk The Line. Well, now we’re going to ask it again as we track the making of the flick that awarded an Oscar to a Comedy Queen.
Says Ms Bullock herself: “Everything that's happened this year wasn't planned. None of this was on the calendar.
"I just like to work. I don't usually get accolades, as you can see from a lot of my work. It's been a big year in a way I haven't gotten used to yet...”
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