Bullock, Streep Trade Oscar Death Threats

Bullock, Streep enjoy friendly rivalry as Oscar race heats up

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 3, 2010 5:36 AM CST

(Newser) – Sandra Bullock may be this award season's darling, but she's not letting it go to her head: Instead, she and fellow best actress Oscar nominee Meryl Streep are enjoying a friendly rivalry. "With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, 'You've got to watch your back. I'm gonna cut you. I'm gonna take you down,'" Bullock tells the AP.

Streep's response? "She sent me dead orchids and told me to die, so I sent her a case of liquor and told her to toast to white trash," says Bullock, who memorably kissed Streep on the lips when they tied at the Critics' Choice Awards. The newly-minted Oscar nominee seems to have a similarly positive attitude about her recent Razzie award nomination, telling USA Today, "If I win, I am so showing up."

Actresses Sandra Bullock, left, and Meryl Streep are seen on stage as they accept the best actress award at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Actresses Sandra Bullock, left, and Meryl Streep are seen on stage as they accept the best actress award at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Meryl Streep, center left, and Sandra Bullock get ready to kiss as they tie for the award of best actress on stage at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Meryl Streep, center left, and Sandra Bullock get ready to kiss as they tie for the award of best actress on stage at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Meryl Streep, left, and Sandra Bullock kiss as they tie for the award of best actress on stage at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Meryl Streep, left, and Sandra Bullock kiss as they tie for the award of best actress on stage at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Sandra Bullock, right, and actress Meryl Streep pose together after winning the Best Actress award at the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
Actress Sandra Bullock, right, and actress Meryl Streep pose together after winning the Best Actress award at the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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Meryl and I have a special relationship. We rib each other. I asked her if she would attend the Oscars with me. I would wear the tuxedo. We could go together and come out of the closet with our love for each other. Meryl is a good kisser.
- Sandra Bullock

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