Heartfelt speech. So Bullock — all but ignored by critics groups — is now the front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar? Apparently. I wasn’t focusing last night when this happened — I was having my first relaxation moment since last weekend. Somebody (Pete Hammond, Tom O’Neil) needs to canvas Academy members and explain why she overtook Streep. Is it strategically possible for Carey Mulligan to take the Oscar due to the Bullock and Street votes cancelling each other out?