Sandra Bullock's Oscar acceptance speech is less Miss Congeniality and more repect for your fellow women
Though I was just as happy to see Jeff Bridges, The Dude, win the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" as I was to see Sandra Bullock win the oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role," something about their speeches struck me.
Jeff Bridges thanked his parents who loved showbiz and, after rambling for a bit, thanked his wife and kids, etc. You can't blame a Dude for feeling overwhelmed.
Sandra Bullock, however, channeling her inner Miss Congeniality Gracie Lou Freebush. kicked off her acceptance speech by addressing each and every one of the other women who were up for the award. I'm actually pretty certain that she was the only award-winner to acknowledge her fellow nominees.
Humble. Sharing. Caring. Down-to-earth. And, once you add classy and hilarious to that list... you have yourself a true role model.
And no, I don't think it had anything to do with her playing the Miss Congeniality part. I think it had everything to do with showing respect for her fellow women and sharing that moment with them.
Hands down, Sandra Bullock's speech was the best of the night.
PS: Props to Kathryn Bigelow for winning "Best Director" and "Best Picture" of the year. A great year for women in the film industry. Let's keep making amazingness for the world to see!
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