Since the MTV Movie & TV Awards chose to start the whole night with the Most Frightened Performance award, we kind of expected it to be ~spooky~. But it was actually pretty moving, thanks to the winner Sandra Bullock.
Instead of using the spotlight to invoke Halloween, Sandra dug deep like the A-lister she is, mentioning her two children and explaining why she took on the role in Bird Box that won her the award in the first place.
“I made Bird Box because my children asked me why I never made anything for them. So when Bird Box crossed my path, I knew this was a story I needed to make because it was about family. And when I finished the film, I went to my babies and I said, ‘Here, mommy made this for you. And even though you can’t see it until you’re 21—because apparently a movie about being a mommy is a horror film—you will know when you see it that there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for you.”
Wow, don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here wiping away my tears. Sandra’s sentiment is beautiful, and she made sure to relay it to her kids… who somehow weren’t as impressed as everyone else.
“And when I was finished, my son looked at me with his big, beautiful eyes and he said, ‘Mommy, it was superhero movies I was talking about. Those are the films you should be making. Superheroes are the ones doing the important work right now.’ I grounded him,” she joked.
Is “Best Speech of the Night” something that can win you golden popcorn trophies at the MTV Awards? @ MTV?