Sandra Bullock

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Jennifer Lawrence wasn't the only person who bailed on Sunday's 67th British Academy Film Awards. Sandra Bullock had planned to walk the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House, but the Gravity star decided to stay at home at the last minute. So where was America's Sweetheart that night?

According to The New York Post's Page Six, Bullock was busy taking care of her 3-year-old son, Louis, who reportedly wasn't feeling well. And as she's said countless times, motherhood is Bullock's priority.

Gravity won six of its 11 BAFTAs nominations that night, including Outstanding British Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Original Music, Best Sound and Best Special Visual Effects.

The 49-year-old movie star will return to the red carpet in due time. Bullock is nominated in the Best Actress category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards 2 where she'll compete against American Hustle's Amy Adams, Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett, Philomena's Judi Dench and August: Osage County's Meryl Streep. Gravity is up for nine other awards on March 2, including Best Picture.

Bullock and the film's director, Alfonso Cuarón, recently sat down with CBS This Morning to discuss the making of Gravity. The moviemaker said he was looking to cast a leading lady who possessed "immediate accessibility in a character that is very shut off," and Bullock fit the bill. "When I met with Sandra, what struck me was her fearlessness. And I think that's what combined the whole thing."

The Oscar winner, meanwhile, had to be convinced to take the role. "I wanted to stay home and be with this beautiful, new little person in my life," Bullock said of her son, then an infant, "and I had thought that I had absolutely nothing to offer, nothing at all to offer. Then here [Alfonso] comes, the person I'd longed to work [with]. So, it was a very difficult sort of crossroads that I found myself at."

Bullock also discussed what it was like to work alongside George Clooney. "People love to talk about what a prankster he is, and how good-humored he is, but he is such a workhorse," the actress said of her costar, with whom she shared little screen time. "When he arrives on set, he brings his producer hat, his actor hat, his writer hat, and he is there 24/7 in any capacity that you might need him."

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