Behind Sandra Bullock's 'Blind Side' Oscar Nomination

2000's "Miss Congeniality" made Bullock a household name.

"She's likeable," Thomson said. "By today's standards, she's not quite the girl next door, she's the divorcee next door."

Then came 2009; the year in which Bullock paid her romantic comedy dues ("The Proposal"), fronted a feel-good film ("The Blind Side"), and, well, flopped ("All About Steve"). Fittingly, the night before this year's Oscars, Bullock is up for a worst actress Razzie for her role as a "stalkerish" crossword puzzle writer in that last mess of a movie.

Bullock starred in "Two Week's Notice" in 2002.

Bullock Could Be Best and Worst

"She certainly is aware that 'All About Steve' is not her best work," said John Wilson, head of the Razzie awards, which has been recognizing the worst in the movie industry since 1980. "This is not about her as a person, this is about the character she plays in the movie."

If you haven't seen the film, Wilson will save you the trouble:

Bullock acted alongside her "Speed" co-star Keanu Reeves again in 2006's "The Lake House."

"The main thrust of the film, which I think is meant to be endearing but it ends up kind of creepy, is that she's fixated with Bradley Cooper's character. And she writes crossword puzzles. She's very odd. She all but rapes him in his van the minute she sees he's attractive. Then she proceeds to stalk him across the entire Midwest, through a tornado, down a well. At the end of the movie, when she falls down the well, you don't really want her to get up."

Bullock's big year began with "The Proposal."

As with the best actress Oscar, according to Wilson, Bullock all but has that Razzie in her hand. She told USA Today that she is "so showing up" to the March 6 ceremony should she win.

"I have to enjoy that as much as getting an Oscar nomination," she said of her Razzie nom. "It is the great balance in our business."

And if she scores the Academy Award the following night? She'll be the talk of the town, she'll be on magazine covers the world over. Her per-movie price will rise and her mantel will sparkle with that shiny hunk of gold and metal.

In the end, however, Thomson said:

"The truth is it would mean very little. She is at an age where her looks are not going to improve, where she may already have taken certain decisions about what to do with her looks -- I say may -- and her parts are going to get more strained in that she's getting older. So it's not going to make a great deal of difference."

Bullock has said she has done her best work ever since being married to husband Jesse James.
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