I’m officially old. I couldn’t even make it through the MTV Movie Awards. Had it not been for an appearance by Sandra Bullock, I probably wouldn’t have even tried.

I’m officially old. I couldn’t even make it through the MTV Movie Awards. Had it not been for an appearance by Sandra Bullock, I probably wouldn’t have even tried.


Much hype was given to Bullock’s attendance, mainly because it was her first real public appearance since her widely publicized split from her cheater husband, Jesse James. That isn’t why I watched. I like Bullock and I would have watched to see her regardless.


Bullock was honored with the MTV Generation Award, an award bestowed to actors and actresses who have transcended a generation and yet are still relevant.


Does that make any sense? I didn’t think so, either.


Bullock accepted the honor from “All About Steve” co-star Bradley Cooper, “The Proposal” cast member Betty White and Scarlett Johansson, wife of Ryan Reynolds, who co-starred alongside Bullock in “The Proposal.”


Bullock could see why Cooper and White were present, but questioned why Johansson was there. Johansson joked she wanted to lay one on Bullock, to which the two stars embraced.


If anything could have been cooler than that, it was Bullock’s acceptance to the given honor of the Generation Award.


“I love what I do,” she said. “I’m not going anywhere.”


Then, after kissing Johansson, she said, “Can we please go back to normal?”


I couldn’t agree more. I am sick of hearing about James’ sexual addiction and the number of scary, gross and despicable women he got with.


The truth will always be that James is a slimeball and that he made one of the biggest screw-ups ever.


The Generation Award is a ridiculous way of getting someone to show up at an awards show. Yes, Bullock’s body of work has been consistent, worthy and top notch, but she’s only 45. White, who is 88, would have better been suited for the Generation Award.


Plus, Bullock received just about every major acting award for her work in “The Blindside” long before any scandal involving James broke out. So why did MTV give the female performance award to Kristen Stewart then? You got me!


Stewart’s win was just the beginning for the night. “Twilight” pretty much eclipsed the night for a second year in a row as “New Moon” took home trophies for Best Movie, Best Kiss, and Robert Pattison’s double wins for male performance and Global superstar.


I still don’t get the whole “Twilight” thing, either.


I might be a little out of touch with such awards shows, something I thought I’d never become. When they hand out awards for such categories as Biggest Badass Star and Scared As (you-know-what) Award, it’s time for me to surf on by.


David T. Farr is a Sturgis (Mich.) Journal Correspondent. E-mail him at farrboy@hotmail.com.