Back in 1989, a made for television movie was created entitled Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. The film starred Lindsay Wagner, a young Lee Majors, and a 25 year old unknown actress by the name of Sandra Bullock. Witness her amazing reaction shots:
(We won’t even get into our favorite movies ever Speed and Love Potion No. 9, because no blog post can contain our unbridled joy for these films.)
Now, in 2009, 20 years later, and Bullock has found a way to cash in on that “Oh No, That Guy Is Getting Electrocuted!” face in units of awards show gold.
Today’s Golden Globe nominations have been revealed, and Ms. Bullock scored the fabled Double Nominations in the following categories: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL for her star turn in the summer’s biggest rom com The Proposal; and BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA for her star turn (yes, two star turns!) as the Southern Republican mother of a large black boy in The Blind Side. She also nabbed a Critic’s Choice Award nom for the latter as Best Actress.
Which leads us to ask: Is Sandra Bullock Going to Win an Oscar?
We say yes. 2009 has been all hers, a year where the movies have underwhelmed both the critics and the box office, save for hers. Our guess? YES SHE WILL. Sandra has had one of the longest careers of any actress, comedic or otherwise, in Hollywood, save Double Goldy Globe nominee Meryl Streep, who didn’t really have any breakout roles this year (in comparison to her year’s past).
In fact, it looks like Sandra’s main competition will be with Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe, star of the movie Precious, a virtual unknown who breaks every mold in Hollywood, and whose Oscar buzz is overwhelming. But between these two, we’re handing the Oscar to Sandra. She’s worked this crazy movie town, and love her or hate her (and trust us, there is no in between with Sandra. You have one or two options) her time is up.
Who knows? Maybe she’ll delivery her acceptance speech in German! Sandy Bullock, a woman of many talents:
So, let’s debate the old fashioned way: Love Sandra Bullock or Hate Her? And if you hate her, you have to give a reason why, otherwise we won’t accept it. Good day.