Best Actress Sandra Bullock Gets Emotional Gay Inclusive
March 08 2010 12:00 AM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
Sandra Bullock was named Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in The Blind Side at Sunday night's Academy Awards, and her acceptance speech walked the same line of humor and drama that won her the Oscar.
The actress predictably thanked her costars, producers, and husband, but then turned emotional when she dedicated the award to all of "the mothers who take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from."
She thanked one mother in particular -- hers. Bullock thanked her mother, Helga, for forcing her to practice piano and for teaching her not to ride in cars with boys. But she also thanked her for teaching her that there is "no race, no color, no class system ... no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else."
Earlier in her speech, Bullock singled out each of her co-nominees, including Meryl Streep, who she said was "the best kisser." Bullock planted one on Streep when the two tied for Best Actress at the Critics Choice Awards
Bullock holds the rare distinction of also being named Worst Actress of 2010. She took home the Razzie for her film All About Steve Saturday night.
Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the evening with a decidedly gay vibe, serenading the crowd with an old-school Hollywood opening number.