It wasn’t a surprise when Sandra Bullock scored an Oscar nomination for her performance in Gravity this morning. That said, Bullock still remains her true self, an unassuming “girl next door” that is far less cliched than one would imagine. Perhaps the only person that was surprised about Bullock’s Oscar nomination was Miss.Sandra B herself.
Upon her Oscar nomination for Gravity, Bullock spoke to The LA Times while trying to “pull together lunch for a 4-year-old.” Of the disarray of her morning, Bullock said:
“Life is on such a nice little schedule. When you get an interruption like this, things switch to an earlier schedule.”
Bullock, who scored her second nomination for her performance as Ryan Stone, a medical engineer who is adrift in space after an accident occurs in an already unstable environment, wasn’t prepared to receive such a high honor, even though she has already been celebrated by some award shows.
Of her Academy Award nomination for the Alfonso Cuarón visual masterpiece, Bullock said:
“I don’t know how anyone gets used to it. I already had the most unbelievable life and work experience when I made “Gravity.” When something is received like “Gravity” — which was completely unexpected, because the studio will tell you, they thought it was going to be one of those write-off situations — you don’t expect any more. It’s already an embarrassment of riches.”
She continued to explain her strategy, which is to say she has none because as far as Bullock is concerned, she’s still a new kid on the block.
“When something like this comes along, it’s humbling. I don’t know how to explain it. Some people get nominated a lot. I don’t. I don’t take anything for granted at any moment. I don’t assume anything is coming my way. It feels so otherworldly. It’s not a competition. It gets turned into one in the outside world.”
So, what exactly is keeping Sandra Bullock humble these days? The former action star alludes to her past resume that gives her a unique perspective, and grounds the actress in a special way. Of her blockbuster bombs, Bullock said:
“When you do movies like Speed 2, you don’t have directors saying, ‘You know what? I’m going to work with her one day!” It was always a joke on my part saying, ‘Maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to work with someone like him.’ And when the opportunity came, I didn’t feel like I had anything to offer but I was smart enough to climb aboard.”
One would never know it from her LA Times discussion, but Bullock has previously won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her turn in The Blind Side.