Actors Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock took home the top acting honors at the 82nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
Bridges won Best Actor for his role in “Crazy Heart.”Â In the film, Bridges portrays Bad Blake, a washed-up country-western singer whose meeting with a young journalist may help him to turn his life around.
Bridges,who comes from a famous acting family, had a special message in his acceptance speech:
Â “Thanks Mom and Dad for introducing me to a groovy profession.”
Bullock won Best Actress for her role in “The Blind Side.”Â In the film, based on a true story, Bullock portrays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a suburban mom who takes in a homeless African-American teenager and encourages his talents as a football player. The Tuohy family was present in the audience at the Kodak Theatre.
“I would like to thank, what this film is aboutÂ for me, which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children, no matter where they come from,” said Bullock in her emotional acceptance speech.Â Bullock continued on to thank her late mother in a touching tribute about love and life, in whichÂ Bullock said allowed her to have “that” (tearfully pointing to husband, Jesse James) and “this” (holding up her Oscar).
And even with the emotions running high, Bullock showed her sense of humor, referencing her “lover” and co-nominee Meryl Streep, whom she famously shared a kiss with at the Critics Choice Awards after they tied for Best Actress.
And to think, just one day earlier, Bullock accepted two Razzie awards, which honor the worst movies and performances of the year (she won for “All About Steve”).Â Her grace, sense of humor, and of course acting abilities, prove that she really is a winner.
Bridges and Bullock are both first-time Oscar winners.
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