Melissa Leo cemented her name in Academy Awards history last night, but not merely because the 50-year-old made the list of 2011 Oscar winners.
After winning Best Supporting Actress honors for her role in The Fighter, her colorful acceptance speech certainly took the audience by surprise.
With an unnecessary and unexpected f-bomb, Melissa set producers scrambling to bleep the verbal gaffe in time for the tape-delayed airing on ABC ...
Getting choked up, the star exclaimed: "When I watched Kate [Winslet] win [the same award] two years ago, it looked so f*%king easy!"
Co-host Anne Hathaway joked shortly thereafter: ‘Wow, and here I thought the 'F' stood for 'The Fighter.' It's the young and hip Oscars!’
The actress later apologized for her use of the expletive, explaining she got caught up in the moment, and didn’t mean to offend anyone.