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Sandra Bullock accepts first People's Choice Humanitarian Award

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Sandra Bullock has been presented with the first-ever People's Choice Award for 'Favourite Humanitarian'.

The actress accepted the gong at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday (January 9) in recognition of her philanthropy.

39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Press Room: Sandra Bullock

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In 2005, Bullock adopted New Orleans' Warren Easton Charter High School, which suffered $4 million (£2.5 million) in damage after Hurricane Katrina.

Her friend and Miss Congeniality 2 co-star Regina King introduced a highlight reel showing her relief efforts.

Bullock joked when receiving the prize: "Two things: Regina, could you be in better shape? It's just all kinds of wrong. And she just dropped the F-bomb, by the way. I don't know if you heard it, but I did."



Bullock adopted her son Louis from New Orleans in 2010, and has a home in the Garden District.

She credited the volunteers for rebuilding the charter school, continuing: "That little clip that you saw does not even begin to scrape the surface of the amazing volunteers and humanitarians that I've come to love in New Orleans.

"And I'm not at all being modest when I say I don't do anything compared to what they do on a daily basis. I am simply blessed to be able to do what I do because of what you allow me to do, and that is write a check and be a really good cheerleader and that's it."

Bullock received a standing ovation from a crowd that included Emma Watson, Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston.

Walgreens will also make a donation of $1 for each person who likes the company's Facebook page this month.

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