She’s back!! Sandra Bullock made a surprise appearance at the 2010 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards which were taped in Los Angeles, CA last night for broadcast on on June 20. While everyone was expecting Sandra to make her return to the public spotlight tonight at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, she shocked everyone (including the staff of the Guys’ Choice Awards) by appearing on stage last night to collect the Troops Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year (an award that was voted on exclusively by members of the US military forces). Here is a photo of Sandra Bullock on stage at the Spike Guys’ Choice Awards last night and some deets about what went down:
In her first public appearance since the back-to-back news of her divorce and the adoption of her adorable baby son Louis, Sandra Bullock returned to the spotlight Saturday night, making a memorable surprise appearance at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards. There to accept the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of the Year, from presenter Robert Downey, Jr. – the honor was bestowed by members of the military – the Blind Side Oscar winner, looking stunning in form-fitting black, leather mini-dress, received a standing ovation from the audience inside the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. “Let’s be honest here, just for a moment. We’re all going to be honest, right?” Bullock, 45, told the crowd. “Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. [improvised explosive device] explosion that became my personal life?!” Once the laughter subsided, she added, “No, it’s okay. Because I would do it over again if it was to entertain our troops , and our extraordinary troops deserve something much more than some actress in a tight dress talking herself.” She also told them, “I would sing, but you’ve seen enough pain in your lifetime. I would dance – I’m a pretty good dancer, but as I mentioned, the dress is pretty tight.” Members of the military stationed throughout the world were the only ones permitted to vote in the “Troops Choice” category, and did so via the Spike Web site. The crowd at the ceremony Saturday was made up of members of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as such entertainment stars as Robert DeNiro, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Jon Hamm and others. Bullock’s appearance was kept secret from even the show’s staff and participants, PEOPLE was told. U.S. Army 1st Sergeant Nicholas McClain, who shared the stage with Bullock, told PEOPLE afterward, “Originally we were told she wasn’t going to be here at all, and somebody would be accepting on her behalf. So it was a great surprise to see her coming out on the stage.” The award went to Bullock, McClain, said, “Just because a lot of the movies that she does – they provide different venues for everybody to see us. And we know that she has a lot of great support for the troops. And she’s America’s Sweetheart, regardless of anything that’s been going on in her past.” As for sharing a stage with the Oscar winner, he said, “It was a great honor. She’s a beautiful woman and a great supporter of the military.”
Aww … yay! What a great surprise. But, by now, we should not be all that surprised with Sandra and her surprises. After all, she shocked the world by adopting a baby boy that NO ONE knew about and managed to keep it a secret for months without anyone being the wiser. She’s a sneaky one, that Sandra. Not to take away too much from the MTV Movie Awards which will air LIVE tonight on MTV … but this was a nice coup on the part of the Spike Guy’s Choice Awards. I love that Sandra‘s award was given to her by members of the US military — how could she not show up to collect this fun honor. But, while the Guys’ Choice Awards has the honor of being the site of Sandra‘s return to the spotlight, the MTV Movie Awards will be the first time we actually get to see her on stage, in person. Sandra Bullock is a classy, classy lady … and she is loved by many. It’s so great to see her back on stage, collecting awards. I know many people are excited to see her the MTV Movie Awards tonight … but this surprise at the Guys’ Choice Awards was a nice little treat. Welcome back, Sandra … we’ve missed you!