USA TODAY - It's bright and early in Los Angeles, and Sandra Bullock's son, Louis, is waiting for his oatmeal. "It's coming, dude," mom tells him, as she fields phone calls about her best-actress Oscar nomination for Gravity.
Life really doesn't get any better than this. "I get to wake up. I have a beautiful boy I get to make lunch for. I get to make my own choices. I get to make my own mistakes. I get to make the school run. I don't know how things can be any sweeter," she says.
She's the recipient of one Oscar, for The Blind Side, so what does this mean to her?
"I'm sitting here with an (expletive)-eating grin on my face. I can only go back to when I first met (director) Alfonso (Cuarón) and I told him I didn't want to work and I was in Austin. I had to act by myself in white boxes, black boxes, hanging from ceilings. You look at all this stuff and you go, isn't life just amazing? I was given the sweetest life lesson and experience in this movie. Now you get news of this."
When Cuarón won his Golden Globe, "All of us were crying at the table," says Bullock. "He has worked so hard. He never lost his mind."
Bullock feels blessed in every aspect of her life. "How did I get so lucky? I don't know. It's (expletive) awesome to be nominated in this day and age, being able to do what we did in Gravity."
As for her son, "He has no idea what I do. He doesn't care. He asks me why I was an astronaut. I let him watch occasional things. He doesn't like that I leave home at night to do these events. ... I'm staring at him right now."
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