Bullock 'Stunned' With Golden Globe Nods
SANDRA BULLOCK was "beyond stunned" when she discovered she had been nominated for two top honours at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards - because she's up against her idols DAME HELEN MIRREN and MERYL STREEP.
The 45 year old received nods for Best Actress in both the Drama and Comedy or Musical fields for The Blind Side and The Proposal, respectively.
She's up against the likes of Mirren, Streep, Emily Blunt and Julia Roberts - and the star is delighted she's in such prestigious company.
In a statement, she says, "I am beyond stunned. Just to be included in the company of these amazing women I have so admired (sic) thru the years, has left me slack jawed with awe.
"It is TRULY an honour just to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press, and I will cherish this moment with all the artists I have worked with behind the scenes, who truly make me look good!"
Robert Downey Jr., who was nominated in the Best Actor in a Comedy Or Musical category for his role in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie, is equally thrilled he's up for the award.
He says, "I share this honour with (co-star) Jude Law and all of my castmates, my great director Guy Ritchie and the rest of the team whose collaboration and camaraderie helped make this new incarnation of Sherlock Holmes possible."
The Golden Globe Awards, hosted by British comic Ricky Gervais, will take place on 17 January (09) in Los Angeles.