updated 01/09/2013 AT 11:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/09/2013 AT 10:45 PM ET
Sandra Bullock took home big honors for her work in the Big Easy Wednesday night.
The People’s Choice Awards crowned the Oscar-winning actress the favorite humanitarian for her career-spanning philanthropic efforts, including her dedication to New Orleans’s Warren Easton Charter High School
“I’m not at all being modest when I say I’m not doing anything compared to what they do on a daily basis,” Bullock, 48, told the crowd gathered at Los Angeles’s Nokia Theatre.