updated 04/29/2010 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/29/2010 AT 2:30 PM ET
Sandra Bullock’s Best Actress acceptance speech for The Blind Side was tearful, emotional and touching. But did it include hints that the star and then-husband Jesse James had adopted son Louis from New Orleans?
“I would like to thank what this film is about for me,” Bullock said while collecting the award at the March 7 ceremony, “the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked.”
While The Blind Side is about a family that takes in a homeless boy (who goes on to become an NFL star), Bullock reflected on her own family, and thanked her late-mother, Helga. “[She reminded] her daughters that there’s no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love. That trailblazer … allowed me to have that,” Bullock said, sharing a knowing look with James, who was sitting in the audience.
It wasn’t the first time the actress brought up the topic of family during awards season. Winning the Golden Globe for the same role in January, Bullock said, “A family is not just who you were born to, or what color you are. It’s who’s got your back.”
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