Sandra Bullock Says She & Julia Roberts Have "Joint Custody" of George Clooney, Jokes About Being "Over 40"

Scoop on all the stars at the 2014 Palm Springs Film Festival

By Brett Malec Jan 05, 2014 6:50 AMTags
Sandra Bullock, Palm Springs International Film FestivalJeff Vespa/Getty Images for PSFF

At tonight's 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala, honoree Sandra Bullock brought the comic relief!

Reading internet comments about herself while accepting the award for the Desert Palm Achievement Award, the 49-year-old Oscar winner made fun of users who pointed out her age, quoting, "Sandra Bullock is over 40," adding, "Sandra Bullock is way past 40."

She then referenced a rumored feud between her and Julia Roberts over their mutual pal George Clooney, joking, "Julia, you and I are in a feud over George Clooney. We talked about this right? It's shared custody."

Bullock went on to read more online comments about herself. "There's nothing special about her acting, she's not particularly attractive, I can't stand her, she's mediocre, she's over 40," she joked, to the audience's amusement.

Later in the night, fellow honoree Meryl Streep piggy-backed on Bullock's ageist joke, telling the audience, "Everything that Sandra Googled about herself, they say about me too, except they say over 60."

Other stars who were honored during tonight's Cartier-sponsored PSIFF gala included Steve McQueen (Director of the Year), Lupita Nyong'o (Breakthrough Performance Award), Bruce Dern (Career Achievement Award), Thomas Newman (The Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing), Julia Roberts (Spotlight Award), Matthew McConaughey (Desert Palm Achievement Award), U2 (Sonny Bono Visionary Award, the cast of American Hustle and Tom Hanks (Chairman's Award).

Hanks also brightened up the night with some hunor after accepting his award from BFF Roberts. "Much like you, I think the same thing when I see Julia Roberts: Man, what a nice pair of glasses!" he joked. "They just look better and better."

On the red carpet, before the gala, Roberts told reporters that her favorite thing about awards season is "not the heels!".

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