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The Fighter's Melissa Leo Talks Oscar Campaign and Her F-Bomb in the 2011 Oscars Press Room

Melissa Leo Talks Oscar Campaign and Her F-Bomb

The Oscars are under way, and our US Sugar Sisters are live in the press room where the winners are stopping in after collecting their trophies. First up is best supporting actress winner Melissa Leo, who was glowing about completing her award season sweep for her role in The Fighter. She apologised for her F-bomb and gushed about Kirk Douglas, but was a bit short about her recent Oscar campaign:

On swearing during her speech: "I had no idea. Those words, I apologise to anyone that they offend, there's a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular. I really don't mean to offend in probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word in particular."

On Kirk Douglas stalling the winner announcement: "You know it's really funny, because if anyone's an actor, he's an actor. He was doing us all this huge favour because the longer he strung it out, the calmer I got to be . . . It strung it out in a rather delightful way for me, and allowed a heart rate that got fairly high as the category was announced to settle a little bit and wait until the envelope was read."

On whether she feels vindicated about her controversial Oscar campaign: "There's nothing to vindicate and there was no campaign. It was a photograph in a magazine."

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