Sunday, January 24, 2010

SAG Awards

Betty White was a hoot in her Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech. SOURCE for excerpts from article.
The funniest acceptance speech goes to lifetime achievement award winner Betty White, who still can rile up a room after 88 years. After buddy Sandra Bullock lightly teased White during her introduction (said Bullock: “She starred in four different television shows called The Betty White Show. Four. Most people would stop naming shows after themselves after the third one.”), White approached the podium and thanked her pal: “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?” But she was just getting started: “I am still to this day starstruck. I look out at this audience and I see so many famous faces. But what really boggles my mind is that I actually know many of you. And I’ve worked with quite a few. Maybe had a couple.” (Props to George Clooney, who, while presenting best performance by a cast in a motion picture, told the audience: “I think it was 1987, I did an episode of The Golden Girls, and I would like to thank Betty White for her discretion.”) And you have to respect White, if only for that high-slit dress. Backstage, she told reporters, “You got to use everything you possibly can!”
Betty White had only praise for Bullock backstage. "She's the epitome of what a movie star should be," White said. "She's not only gorgeous and talented, but she's also the most down-to-earth human being."

And this:
Sandra Bullock is really turning out to be the darling of the awards season. Just check out the speech she delivered after winning her best actress award for her work in The Blind Side: “So proud to say that in a room full of faces that have inspired me, and allowed me six years ago to say I’m going to stop working, ’cause I wasn’t doing good work, and audition again. And you say goodbye to the money, and you say goodbye to all the things that you became comfortable with…And to my husband, Jesse, who works so hard all day, and you get dressed up in monkey suits, and you sit at a table with people you don’t know. And I leave you there and then you come back with, like, Morgan Freeman’s email. I don’t know how you do it. I love you so much, and you’re really hot. And I want you so much.” Backstage, the actress could barely believe her win — she told reporters: “It’s a fluke. I feel that it’s wrong. I made a bet with the driver — my money was on Meryl.” And when another reporter told her she was now the frontrunner, she shushed him.

Full speech here and worth watching for the loving expression husband Jesse James has on his face. Charlie and I became fans of his when he was in Celebrity Apprentice and did it on his own, no matter how much Trump tried to badger him into calling on his wife. Sandra Bullock also said at the Critics Choice Awards how it was no surprise that her work got better after she married him and that now she knew what it was like for someone to have her back. They seem to have a good marriage, and I'm glad.

This is the year for Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Christoph Waltz, and Mo'Nique. I'm also really happy for Juliana Margulies for her role in The Good Wife. She's excellent on that and said her parents called her after every episode and have always been supportive. She said they were proud of her in everything she's been in except not so much for Snakes on a Plane. LOL! I'm sure! If you haven't seen The Good Wife, watch it. I still have movies on my list to see!

February will be TV heaven for me with the Olympics and other awards shows!!


Dan said...

great speech!!!

Howard said...

Was a very good show, better than the Golden Globes at least for me. And Betty was outrageously fun!

David Dust said...

Betty cracked me up!!!


Mark in DE said...

BW is such a funny lady! Its not hard to be a funny character when you're reading a script. Being a funny lady 24x7 is completely different.

Kyle said...

Leave it to Betty to steal the show!