SANDRA BULLOCK: Oh, if this were only not televised, so I could use the appropriate words I’m feeling right now. [laughter] I am Sandra Bullock, and I’m an actor. And I am...[applause]…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.
In 2006, I sat in this room with a little film called “Crash,” and I got to look at the people who got me here. So, to the Screen Actors Guild, thank you so much. [applause]
To the opportunities from John Lee Hancock, our director, who allowed me to step up to the plate. To Francie Brown, my dialects coach, who stayed in the room when I had a temper tantrum.
To Alar Kivilo, our cinematographer. If you saw what I looked like in the morning, and what ended up on film, two very different things. [laughter] To my fellow actors on screen: Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates, the list goes on and on. I adore you and I’m inspired by you. 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. [laughter] And I leave you there and then you come back with, like, Morgan Freeman’s email. I don’t know how you do it. [laughter] I love you so much, and you’re really hot. And... [laughter] I want you so much. [laughter]
And just to everyone in this room, thank you for making me proud to be an actor, and allowing me to be here. And just accepting me. Thank you so much. [applause]