updated 01/06/2010 AT 4:15 PM ET
•originally published 01/06/2010 AT 11:00 PM ET
The people have spoken – and they love Sandra Bullock!
The Blind Side star beat out stiff competition, including Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Stewart, to be named favorite movie actress at the 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards, televised live from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre Wednesday.
No stranger to the ceremony – this marks the star’s fifth win for favorite movie actress since her first nomination in 1996 – Bullock, 45, was a double winner Wednesday night: Her film The Proposal, costarring Ryan Reynolds, was named favorite comedy.
“I am only up here because I am fortunate to work with people who make me look good,” a tearful Bullock said while accepting her award. “[Thanks] most of all to my family … Life is hard sometimes, but we get through with laughter.”
The actress also acknowledged her fans. “Thank you to everyone who voted,” she said, “because you’re voting for all the people who make me look good – and you’re making me look very good.”