American actress Sandra Bullock, who starred in the feature The Blind Side (2009) and received a Best Actress Oscar for the film, is being questioned about the award. The eligibility of the award was reconsidered when former NFL player, Michael Oher, who served as the inspiration for the story, filed a lawsuit to terminate the guardianship of couple Shawn and Leigh Anne Tuohy.
The player filed a lawsuit against the Tuohy family, arguing that he was never adopted. Oher claimed that the Tuhys told her they were going to adopt her, but instead asked her to sign a guardianship agreement, giving them the legal authority to sign business agreements on her behalf. With this process, the curatorship will be withdrawn.
Upon learning of this, actress Sandra Bullock said she was surprised by Michael Oher’s recent revelations. According to the DailyMail website, the news shocked the artist as he had taken part in a conspiracy based on lies.
“Like everyone else, I always thought it was a good family. That story was hard for me to read, and I send my prayers to everyone involved. I hope it is resolved in the best possible way for everyone”, the artist said in an interview with the Daily Mail.
Although a section is in favor of taking back the award and at the same time, there is a group that defends the permanence of Oscars, but there is no deadlock on this issue. The Oscar is not transferable as per the rules of the awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that the actress would not have to return the statue even if the film’s story was not true.