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Sandra Bullock wins Best Actress

india Updated: Mar 08, 2010 10:37 IST

Sandra Bullock won the best actress Oscar and her first Academy Award on Sunday for her role as a suburban mother who takes in a homeless black teen and guides him to a football career in The Blind Side.

Bullock's winning performance helped make "The Blind Side" the first film with a sole female lead ever to surpass $200 million in U.S. and Canada ticket sales. Bullock's role in the sports drama is based on a real Tennessee woman.

(Reporting by Zorianna Kit; Editing by Mary Milliken and Sandra Maler)