Michael Oher claims he did not receive any money for Sandra Bullock’s film because of his life

Sandra Bullock’s 2007 film, based on the life story of NFL star Michael Oher, was a box office hit, but did The Blind Side win an Oscar and how many nominations did it receive?

The film, based on the book of the same name, stars Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy and Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher. The NFL star has claimed in a new petition that he was never adopted in real life, unlike how he was portrayed in the film, and that Sean and Leigh put him into a conservatory community.

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Did The Blind Side win an Oscar?

The Blind Side earned Sandra the 2010 Oscar for Best Actress.

Directed by John Lee Hancock, the book is said to have told the true story of Oher allegedly Just before he turned 11 in 1996, he became a Tennessee ward and began living on the streets, reports CNN.

Michael Lewis’ book of the same name was published in 2006 and the film was released three years later. The film received rave reviews and grossed over $300 million at the box office. It was realized with a budget of 29 million US dollars.

Tim McGraw plays Sean, while Sandra stars as Leigh. The Blind Side can be streamed on major platforms like HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more.

How many nominations did the film receive?

“The Blind Side” received two nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards – Best Picture and Best Actress.

The film didn’t make the Best Picture category, but Sandra won the Oscar for her impeccable performance in the 2009 film.

Other films that competed in the Best Picture category alongside Blind Side included The Hurt Locker, which was declared the winner, Avatar, District 9, An Education, Inglorious Basterds, Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, A Serious Man, Up and Down in the Air.

Michael Oher claims he was never adopted

The NFL star reportedly claims in his petition that he was never adopted by the Tuohy family and was placed in a guardianship that “deprived him of millions of dollars.”

But in a statement to the Daily Memphian, Sean said the family was “devastated” when they learned of Oher’s claims.

“It’s troubling to think that we would make money off any of our children. But we’re going to love Michael at 37 the same way we loved him at 16,” he said.

The petition alleges that the soccer player received no payment for the film, while the Tuohys allegedly negotiated the film’s deal through an agency, earning “$225,000 plus 2.5% of all future ‘defined net proceeds'” would have received.

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