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At 45 years old, Sandra Bullock has recently won her first Oscar, her first Golden Globe Award -- and she's about to add to the bling on her mantel with her first lifetime achievement award. Bullock will be attending the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 6, to accept MTV's Generation Award -- an honor previously bestowed upon Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey (but never before to a woman).
Accepting the honor means Bullock will make her first public appearance since the Jesse James scandal. Other than the out-of-nowhere People cover story in which she debuted her adopted baby Louis, Bullock has essentially remained in hiding since the Oscars in early March. And while James appeared on Nightline Tuesday to try explaining his past mistakes, Bullock has all the sympathy she needs -- and she's smart enough to save her first public appearance for a moment when she can really shine.
The MTV Movie Awards have been good to Bullock over the years, nominating her three times in the "most desirable female" category, and four for best female performance (she won both for 1995's Speed). While dramas dominate most awards ceremonies, MTV voters like honoring the genres that have made Bullock a star: romance, sci-fi/fantasy, action and comedy. Indeed, Bullock's comedy The Proposal is up for more awards this year than her critically acclaimed drama The Blind Side. Still, it's clearly more than Bullock's talent that's being honored this year by MTV: it's also her new status as a survivor, a heroine to women who've been wronged. We have no doubt she'll get a standing ovation -- and not just because Miss Congeniality is good at cracking people up in her movies.
The MTV Movie Awards air on June 6, 9 p.m. ET.
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