posted by Lindsay Robertson – Sat Mar 6 2010, 11:32 PM PST
When Sandra Bullock found out she was nominated for a Worst Actress award in this year’s Golden Raspberry contest for her work in the summer oddball comedy “All About Steve,” she promised to attend the ceremony and claim her prize if she won.
Despite the Oscar nominee’s very busy weekend, Bullock followed through on her vow, showing up at the ceremony in Los Angeles carting a wagon full of “All About Steve” DVDs and a refreshing sense of humor for a movie star.
But Bullock — who is a major Best Actress contender for her role in “The Blind Side” — wasn’t just there to poke fun at herself. The actress, who also co-produced “All About Steve,” was there to defend her film. Despite bad reviews, it actually made a profit at the box office.
“Something tells me you all didn’t watch the film,” Bullock said as she accepted the award at Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood.
That’s where her little wagon full of DVDs came in. “We brought everybody in the audience a DVD of ‘All About Steve,'” Bullock said. She told them that if they all watched the film and decided that it wasn’t that bad, she would come back next year to “give back the Razzie.”
Bullock also had a copy of the movie script on hand, and joked that she would stay there all night going line-by-line with the audience to see if she could have delivered it better than she did on film.
Bullock’s good humor is unusual for the Razzies, a ceremony dedicated to showcasing the worst films and performances to come out of Hollywood each year. However, she’s not the first star to show up and claim her trophy. Halle Berry famously accepted hers in 2005 for “Catwoman,” and other celebrities who’ve made the Razzie walk of shame include Tom Green (for “Freddy Got Fingered”) and director Paul Verhoeven (for “Showgirls”).
But Bullock didn’t just win Worst Actress for “All About Steve” — she also shared the Worst Couple award with her co-star Bradley Cooper, not in attendance. “Again, if you had seen the film, seen it with your eyes, it’s pretty much a film about a woman stalking a man,” she joked. “That doesn’t really set up the premise for a loving couple. So giving us the Worst Couple award is kind of duh.”
Bullock also voiced her suspicion that she only won because she’d promised to attend the ceremony if she did, joking: “I said I would show up and then I miraculously won!” Actually, Bullock had to go out of her way to attend the ceremony, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. She had to briefly break away from her hosting gig at a charity event called “The Night Before,” benefitting the Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation, in order to accept her Worst Actress award. If Bullock wins Best Actress tonight at the Oscars, she’ll be the first person ever to win a Razzie and an Oscar in the same year.
Bullock wasn’t the only Razzie “winner” Saturday night. Here’s a full list of this year’s worst films and performers.
Thoughts on Article:
I love Sandra Bullock. Not a big fan of “All About Steve” unfortunately, especially since I paid $4.99 On Demand to see it and was a little bit disappointed at the ending. However, I think the movie carries a nice message and her acting most certainly did not suck. Even if the movie did, which I am not sure (have to watch it again and see). I love her in “The Proposal” and have not yet seen “The Blind Side,” it looks like a really positive and inspirational move, I am looking forward to seeing it.