For the second time in as many days, Sandra Bullock stepped before the public, looking radiant and collecting awards.
Sunday night her prize was the Generation Award, presented at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards and marking her first televised appearance since the March 7 Oscars and the domestic drama that followed.
Defining the Generation Award as something that goes to "old people" who are clearing out to make way for younger ones, Bullock told the crowd inside Universal City's Gibson Amphitheater, "That's not going to happen. I'm staying. Because no matter what you might have seen or heard or read lately, I love what I do. And I'm not going anywhere."
Further clearing the air, Bullock, 45, said in response to what may have been reported about her, "One, I'm not dead. Two, everyone has cellulite, not just me. Paparazzi need more flattering lenses. And whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired."
All-Star IntroductionScarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and Betty White introduced Bullock, with the very mention of her name receiving a standing ovation, followed by prolonged applause – all as Bullock was sitting in the audience.
"I'm not alone when I tell you I hope you know how loved you are," said Cooper, also acknowledging that their movie flop, All About Steve, had cleaned up at this year's Razzies – happily, the same week Bullock won her Oscar for The Blind Side.
White said of Bullock, "You are grace defined, and I adore you madly." Then, in keeping with the riotous nature of the MTV Awards, White made fun of Bullock's movies, twisting all their plots into pieces. (At the Jan. 23 Screen Actors Guild Awards it was Bullock who presented the Life Achievement Award to White.)
Finally, Johansson just stood on the stage and said nothing. Once Bullock got up to the microphone, she told Johansson that she loved her, but her presence was "a little weird," and asked what she was doing there. The tall blonde explained that she was there for her husband, Bullock's The Proposal costar Ryan Reynolds, who couldn't attend. Johansson also noted that Bullock and Reynolds should have won the MTV Award for Best Kiss (which instead went to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson), because their kiss was "so sweet."
So Bullock lip-locked with Johansson. That accomplished, Bullock said, "Can we please go back to normal – because therapy is really expensive." She also asked for a prayer for those contending with the oil spill in the Gulf.
First Woman to WinBullock's win also marks the first time the Generation Award – MTV's version of the Life Achievement honor – has gone to a woman since the category was introduced in 2005. Previous winners, in chronological order, were Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller.
Saturday night, at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, Bullock made a surprise appearance – and received a standing ovation when she accepted the Troops Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. Members of the military stationed around the world voted on the award, and the ceremony will be aired on Spike TV June 20.