Sandra Bullock's Oscar Speech: Let's Hear it for the Moms

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This one's for the moms. Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Between thanking the academy and insisting that it was an honor just to be nominated, how many actors remember to give props to their mamas?

Sandra Bullock did.

Accepting her Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal Leigh Anne Tuohy, a well-to-do Memphis mom who adopted Michael Oher, a teen in foster care who goes on to play in the NFL, Bullock made sure she gave kudos to the people who don't get thanked enough.

"I would like to thank what this movie was about for me, which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from," Bullock said.

The actor also thanked her mom, Helga, "for not letting me ride in cars with boys 'til I was 18, 'cuz she was right, I would have done what she said I was gonna do."

Bullock wasn't the only winner to impart positive messages between thanking their agents and their lawyers (like Mo'Nique's message to her husband: "Thank you for showing me that sometimes you have to forego doing what's popular in order to do what's right.") Check out Jezebel's e-cards of the night's best quotes!

Related: Oscars 2010 Show Review: Decent, But What a Drag
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