Sandra Bullock has been asked to
return her worst actress Razzie Award after she accidentally walked away with
the “priceless” original.
The 45 year-old actress collected
the dubious honour for her romantic comedy flop “All About Steve” a
night before winning an Academy Award.
She won the Best Actress award for
her role as a suburban mother who takes in a homeless black teen and guides him
to a football career in “The Blind Side.”
As a result of her Oscar win, she
made history by becoming the first person to win an Oscar and a Razzie over the
Normally the winners of the Razzie
are given a cheap replica costing just $4.79 of a raspberry on top of a film
reel spray-painted golden.
But Bullock was inadvertently given
the 30-year-old original award, which are worth thousands as a rare collector’s
“We are ready to take the
unprecedented step of asking a winner to return a Razzie,” said John
Wilson, the awards co-founder.
“As Sandra was in such a rush
after winning Worst Actress she ran off with the original handmade protype
which has been present at ceremonies since the 1980s.”
Mr Wilson said he had not yet asked
Bullock personally for the award because he wanted to respect her privacy after
her husband, Jesse James’, alleged infidelity threw her five-year-marriage into
“Sandra has our full
permission to give the Razzie to her dirt-bag of a husband,” he said.
“She’s a lovely person and it
saddens me that somebody that good-hearted has been through what she has.
Bullock, who had promised
throughout awards season that if she won the Razzie, she would accept it in
“I think this is an extraordinary
award,” she said when accepting it.
“And I didn’t realise that, in
Hollywood, all you had to do was say you’d show up, and then you’d get the
award. If I’d known that, I would have said I was appearing at the Oscars a
long time ago.”