The most prominent exception to that streak would have to be Paul Haggis' Crash, and while I don't think that Bullock is so scheming as to put herself in another Oscar-baiting melodrama out of hopes of continuing that glory to more... individual ends, I hardly think it's coincidence that The Blind Side is the based-on-a-true-story tale of Bullock helping an oversized, undereducated minority teen who in turn makes her a better person. Yahoo! has the trailer; we've included it after the jump.
Warner Bros. seems to be positioning this as the feel-good pick of the Thanksgiving season, with a November 20th release. Their hope-and-sports-and-triumph-and-did-we-mention-it's-a-true-story seemingly ready-set crowd-pleaser, We Are Marshall, got a similar holiday release - albeit around Christmas time - and drew underwhelming returns at the box office and awards podium. I don't know what odds Ms. Bullock stands against the likes of New Moon and Old Dogs... but hey, there's always Miss Congeniality 3.