Sandra Bullock won big at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, taking home awards in four categories.
Bullock won Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress for The Heat. She was nominated with co-star Melissa McCarthy for Favorite Movie Duo but won the award for Gravity with co-star George Clooney. The 49-year-old also won the award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for her role in the Alfonso Cuaron-directed space drama, which won for Favorite Drama Movie.
Bullock won nine of her 16 People’s Choice Award nominations since 1996, but remained humble when she accepted her newest awards.
“An actor can’t do what they do without hundreds of amazing people working for them and alongside them,” she said. “I learned so much this year. I got to work with Melissa McCarthy on ‘The Heat.’… And on ‘Gravity,’ the nicest people in the world would string me up and leave me there, and I still had an amazing time.”
McCarthy joined Sandra Bullock on stage later to accept the award for Favorite Comedic Movie. In addition to the cast and crew, the duo also thanked the city of Boston, where parts of the movie were filmed.
The People’s Choice Awards are just the beginning of what could be a stellar awards season for Bullock. She is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Gravity, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
She is also the favorite to win Best Actress at the Academy Awards, even though the nominations won’t be announced until January 16. She won the award in 2010 for The Blind Side, her very first nomination.
Sandra Bullock also won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama that same year, having previously been nominated three times in the Musical or Comedy categories for While You Were Sleeping (1996), Miss Congeniality (2001), and The Proposal(2010).