Wednesday 7 December 2016

Sandra Bullock delivers inspiring 'working moms' acceptance speech at People's Choice Awards

Sasha Brady

Published 07/01/2016 | 14:09

Sandra Bullock accepts the award for favourite movie actress for Our Brand Is Crisis at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Sandra Bullock accepts the award for favourite movie actress for Our Brand Is Crisis at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Sandra Bullock has never shied away from confronting sexism in Hollywood so it makes sense that she would use her time on stage at the People's Choice Awards to pay her respects to the other women nominated in her category.

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The 51-year-old actor praised working mothers and the pressures they face in juggling careers with parenthood.

"I was trying to figure out why I love what I do so much, and it wasn’t so much the end result," the Our Brand Is Crisis star said when presented with the Favorite Movie Actress award.

"It’s the people I meet, and the memories I make, and once again, you, the people, have allowed me to be in great company tonight with these women I share this category with. ... They all break molds, push that glass ceiling up, and they’re all mamas.

Cast members Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton pose at the premiere of
Cast members Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton pose at the premiere of "Our Brand Is Crisis" in Hollywood.

"We’re all working mamas who love what we do."

Bullock then went on to speak about her children. When her son saw the brunette star get ready for the awards ceremony and asked where she was going, Bullock replied: "To a show". Her son probed, "What's the name of the show?" and when he found out, he wanted to know if he would also be winning an award.

Bullock told him that in order to get an award at the show, he'd need to appear in movies or on television. Her son responded that he had acted that year, in something called "Videos 2015." "You mean the videos I shoot on my iPhone?" Bullock asked him. Yes, those are the videos her son was referring to.

Actress Sandra Bullock and son Louis Bardo Bullock
Actress Sandra Bullock and son Louis Bardo Bullock

She decided to humour him and asked what he'd say in an acceptance speech for his work in "Videos 2015." He said, "Thank you to the world and thank you to the planet." He'd keep it simple.

So, "On behalf of 'Videos 2015,' thank you to the planet, and on behalf of this momma, I would like to say thank you to the people on this planet for once again the great company, giving me a memory, and this [award]," Bullock finished.

Sandra Bullock
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