I hate the Razzies, truly I do. It’s not often I talk about something related to the film world in such harsh terms, but as the years go by and you begin to grow up and look at things a little closer, you begin to realize just how stupid they are. Last year I made a similar statement to which Razzies founder John Wilson found it necessary to contest causing me to write my own reply. I mention all of this because I truly felt I would never cover the Razzies again, and I guess, for the most part, I’m not necessarily covering them with this article as much as I am taking pleasure in Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech at the Razzies in which she shows great character while at the same time pointing out the stupidity of it all.
Bullock, the current front-runner to win this year’s Oscar for Best Actress, was “awarded” the Golden Raspberry Award for her performance in All About Steve as well as shared an award with her Steve co-star Bradley Cooper for Worst Screen Couple.
When the likelihood of her winning became known Bullock told Entertainment Weekly, “Oh my God, how fantastic is that? I’m showing up if I win.” Well, despite attending a charity event to benefit the Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation on Saturday night she lived up to that promise and made an appearance.
Reminding the audience of her promise, Bullock began her acceptance saying, “I didn’t realize that in Hollywood all you have to do is say that you’ll show up and then you’ll [win the award]. If I had known that I would have said I was appearing at the Oscars a long time ago.” It was after this she began delving into the logic problems with the entire proceedings.
Bullock, accompanied by a crate of All About Steve DVDs for the audience, said, “Something tells me you all didn’t really watch the film, because I wouldn’t be here if you really watched it and understood what I was trying to say.”
Gold Derby gives us the following exchange, which is edited out of the video below in which Bullock says, “I brought the shooting script [and] I’m willing to go through page by page, read the line the way I did it in the film and, if anyone wants to give me a line read of how I could’ve done it better… We can do this till about 4 o’clock in the morning. Or you guys can just watch the movie and rethink your decision, and I’ll show up next year and we can go out for a drink afterward.” According to the Gold Derby report this was when the audience cheered and applauded. I have to wonder if they understood what she was saying or merely cheering at the idea of getting a drink. My assumption is the latter.
Bullock continued by addressing the award for worst screen couple saying, “Again, if you had seen the film, seen it with your eyes, it’s pretty much a film about a woman stalking a man. That doesn’t really set up the premise for a loving couple. So giving us the worst couple award is kind of a duh.” Of course, the award, I would assume, is for the least believable on-screen couple, but as Sandra points out, they aren’t exactly splitting atoms when it comes to awarding the Razzie “winners”.
You can check much of it out for yourself directly below.