03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Will Leigh Anne Tuohy Win Sandra Bullock Her Oscar?

It's the family and football drama that's managed to score touchdowns at both the box office where by its third week it shockingly eclipsed New Moon and in Oscar betting pools, where its star Sandra Bullock is favored to be among the five Best Actress contenders, if not the very victor herself.

But among the elements that make The Blind Side, based on author Michael Lewis's 2006 best-seller The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, so winning already are the two real-life characters at its center: the outspoken and protective mother Leigh Anne Tuohy (forcefully played by Bullock) and the homeless, high-school student she takes into her wealthy Memphis household, Michael Oher

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