Sandra Bullock steals show at People's Choice

Thu Jan 7, 2010 12:21am EST
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By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sandra Bullock entered Hollywood Awards season in high fashion on Wednesday winning two People's Choice honors for the relationship comedy "The Proposal" and for favorite movie actress.

The "Twilight" vampire romance series took home four People's Choice trophies: favorite movie, favorite franchise, top on-screen team for its actors, and one of its stars, Taylor Lautner, landed the award for breakthrough movie actor.

Other key movie winners were Johnny Depp, who was named favorite movie actor, and Hugh Jackman, who claimed the trophy for top action hero for his role in the comic book movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

Television honors went to "House" for best drama and "The Big Bang Theory" for top comedy. Music trophies were claimed by Carrie Underwood for favorite country singer and Taylor Swift for top female artist, while Keith Urban was named top male singer, and Mariah Carey named favorite R&B artist.

But it was Bullock who had a big night with a People's Choice honor in each hand following two major hits in theaters in 2009, "The Proposal" and "The Blind Side," in which she plays a woman who helps transform a homeless youngster into an American football star.

Her work already has earned the actress Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations, and she is among the favorites for an Oscar nod for her work in "Blind Side."

On stage, she teared up when accepting her second People's Choice award, which are voted upon by fans in an online poll, and thanked her family, father, husband and fans.

She told reporters her recent success with critics, awards and at box offices was "unplanned, unexpected and unreal."   Continued...

<p>Actress Sandra Bullock (L) poses with her favorite movie actress award presented by George Lopez in the photo room at the 2010 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>