In ten years, people will look back on these Academy Awards, and specifically Sandra Bullock winning Best Actress, and the will refer to it as the biggest joke in Oscar history. Forget about Kevin Costner winning best director for Dances wtih Wolves (beating Martin Scorsese forGoodfellas!) or Marisa Tomei's Best Supporting Actress nod for My Cousin Vinny, orShakespeare in Love taking Best Picture or any of the other dubious winners of the past. Sandra Bullock - who by the way, yesterday won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress of the Year; and, to her credit, appeared to receive her "award" - is now a Best Actress Academy Award winner.
Bullock is a perfectly acceptable actress for the schlocky, one-note rom-com's she spent the bulk of her career making. This thespian isn't out of place in tripe like Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous, but how about leaving the Oscars to actors and actresses that are focusing on making movies for grown ups? I'm shocked, and frankly a little disappointed that Sean Penn; who was the presenter, didn't make a snide remark before reading out "Sandra Bullock." I don't know what makes this more mind-boggling, the fact that she won this award for The Blind Side, a film that received some pretty awful reviews; or that she improbably defeated Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep in order to do it.