I don't doubt that Sandra Bullock is effective in The Blind Side, but I highly doubt she outperforms the other actresses nominated alongside her for a SAG Award, let alone Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia. I think she is racking up wins because she's so fucking nice and smart and accomplished and diligent—which come to think of it are better reasons than most to unfairly win awards. How many people have won Oscars due to an onslaught of studio-paid campaigning? So I guess I can't get too riled up that after winning the Golden Globe and especially last night's SAG, Bullock seems to be the front-runner for Oscar gold, narrowly ahead of the previously awarded, supremely more gifted Streep.
Bullock's complete likability was on full display in her spot-on intro of Betty White, who received a warm, even tear-jerkingly appropriate life achievement honor from SAG last night. Even as the butt of one of the funniest lines White's ever given (at 88, her timing is as remarkably intact as the rest of her), Bullock is utterly charming.
Now if only I could like ANY of her movies...
Above, check out the entire Betty White salute. It's so perfect that these two teamed up in a popular (but really stupid) movie and became admiring friends. They both seem to have it all together in ways that people of their stature rarely do.