Sandra Bullock says she wasn't aware that she had nabbed a Best Actress Oscar nomination Tuesday morning.
Of her nomination, she said, "I think it's just so big that maybe when I am about 74, I'll have that moment in a grocery store with my walker and go, 'Oh, my God! This year has been mind-blowingly amazing!'"
She said she has plenty of preparations to make before the March 7 show at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. "I've never done this before!" she told Matt Lauer.
She then joked, "I do believe some liposuction is in order, a very strict diet regime, and I will acquire a very light English accent. I was going to say that I should start wearing glasses, but I already wear glasses, so I am already sort of there."
Bullock — best known for romantic comedies like Miss Congeniality and Two Weeks Notice — has won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy — a blonde Memphis mother who takes in a homeless, high-school student — in The Blind Side, which is based on a true story.
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Bullock said: "I'd always assumed that the road to Oscar was planned. I thought people chose projects that were considered 'Oscar-worthy.' No one wanted to make this film. I didn't want to make this film for the better part of the year. Everyone is as blindsided – can I say that? – as I am."
Ironically, the day before her receiving her Oscar nomination, Bullock received a worst-actress nomination for All About Steve from the Golden Raspberry Foundation, host of the annual Razzies.
If Bullock walks home with both awards (the Razzies take place the night before the Oscars), she will be the first person ever to win a Razzie and an Oscar in the same weekend.
Other stars have reacted to their Oscar nominations:
"I am proud and grateful to stand with these women who have given such a range of beautiful, indelible performances this year!!" — Meryl Streep, Best Actress nominee for Julie & Julia
"I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy." —Penelope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress nominee for Nine
"I'd like to thank the Academy for this honor. Congratulations to Matt Damon on his nomination. I'm especially grateful to Clint Eastwood, Invictus producer, Lori McCreary, and the entire cast and crew of Invictus. Most importantly, thank you to Nelson Mandela for his encouragement, his blessing and his friendship – without which, this film would not have been possible." —Morgan Freeman, Best Actor nominee for Invictus
"I thought I was managing my expectations, but on hearing the news I discovered new and unfamiliar vocal tones. Perhaps I should do another musical." — Colin Firth, Best Actor nominee for A Single Man
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