Belfast Telegraph

Sandra's Oscar doubts

Sandra Bullock will spend the rest of her life earning her Academy Award.

The actress won the best actress Academy Award for her 2009 portrayal of real life mother Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

Sandra still hasn't really got her head around the win.

"I didn't feel worthy of it when I got it, so I feel like, OK, I'm going to spend the rest of my life hopefully earning it, but having a really good time in the process as well.

"I still haven't gotten around to having my moment with it yet. Maybe one day it will come. What it does do is make you realise how hard you have to work to earn it," she admitted at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her new movie Gravity.

The Blind Side was the true story of a homeless man called Michael Oher who was taken in by Leigh and eventually became an American football star.

Sandra received her accolade at the same time that she'd just adopted her son Louis Bardo Bullock.

Having a baby at home meant her mind was elsewhere when she picked up the award.

"Most people have that out-of-body experience when they win the Oscar. I had a little newborn at home. So my body was already out of itself.

"I think it was the universe's way of humbling me and saying, 'You know what's important? The acid reflux vomit that's happening right now," she said.

New film Gravity wowed audiences at the film festival.

Co-starring George Clooney, the pair play a medical engineer and an astronaut who have to work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the role was a tough one for Sandra.

"It was lonely but in the best way. It was frustrating, painful, it was isolating. It was an amazing experience to be able to do as an actor but I think more importantly as a woman.

"It could have very easily gone to the role of a man and I appreciate that Alfonso (wrote it) for a woman," she said.

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