Best Supporting Actress Oscar goes to…Melissa Leo!


Well, Melissa Leo’s Glamour Shots didn’t hurt! Take note, future Oscar nominees! Melissa Leo won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter after a prolonged presenting duty done by Kirk Douglas. I get that Kirk is a legend and everything, but I just felt for the nominees who had to sit there through his convoluted speech with their nerves in tatters. In her speech, Melissa said in part: “I’m just shaking in my boots here… thank you David O. Russell, the actors, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams…Yeah, I am kind of speechless, golly there’s people up there. When I saw Kate win two years ago, it looked so F-CKING EASY.” She was referring to Kate Winslet, by the way. And she cursed on live television! Shocking. They bleeped it really fast though. Thank God for the time delay.

Anyway, this was expected. Melissa won the Globe, the SAG and a bunch of critics awards. Her Glamour Shots didn’t hurt, and honestly, this is probably the only award The Fighter is going to win. Sorry, I forgot about Christian Bale! Whatev. Congrats to Melissa! Considering she was winning everything, it wouldn’t have hurt her to have prepared something a little less… trashy, I guess?





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  1. Wait.What? says:

    I’m in Canada…and they did not bleep it here. Hilarous!

  2. Anon says:

    I actually think that Christian Bale will win Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter too, so shouldn’t be their only award.

  3. Dea says:

    Watching Oscars and keeping celebitchy open – can’t wait to see your writings on Oscars’ fashion, Kaiser.
    BTW, I loved her speech. Quite touching. And Kirk Douglas was phenomenal. She was really lucky to be given the award by him. Great moment to remember.

    Please write about dresses. Best for me was Ann Hathaway’s red dress. And the worst, Nicole Kidman. Can’t believe she wore that for Oscars. She had wore much better than that in all previous awards.

  4. Dea says:

    I must admit I liked a lot Paltrow’s dress as well.

  5. Jb says:

    I thought Kirk Douglas was an inappropriate announcer. I mean, come on. That was painful to see.

  6. Marjalane says:

    What a hideous woman! Everything about her screamed obnoxious. God, this show blows!

  7. Majosha says:

    I agree that Kirk went on and on to the point of agony. I know he’s a legend and all, but good god, just spit it out already.

  8. Kristin says:

    Hailee earned that! ugh! I hope we see more of her in the upcoming years!

  9. Kiki says:

    I liked Mr. Douglas´ introduction… I think he deserves to do whatever he wants… Also, she was not bleeped in Mexico… I clutched my pearls as you say Kaiser…

  10. P.M. says:

    I was hoping for HBC but oh well….

  11. lucy2 says:

    Not shocked she won, she was the front runner so I was a bit surprised she wasn’t more prepared. I guess you never know how stunned you’ll be until it happens? Something about her just strikes me as sort of low rent. She seems to be a great actress though.

    Glad Christian won too, again no big surprise.

  12. poof says:

    So glad Melissa Leo won. Love that Kirk Douglas was there. When you are that old, and was famous, and a good person, you deserve to feel relevant. Seriously, how long is he going to be around. Just saying.

  13. Devon says:

    What the eff is going on with her feet in the last picture?? Is she trying air things out down there?

    Her dress was hideous. Looked like a doily.

  14. Jackson says:

    Sorry for being the meanie here but that intro was awkward, painful to watch and seemed to take up 15 minutes of the show. And Melissa Leo didn’t seem especially touched to me, she seemed fake. As in, ‘I’m supposed to come up here and gush and be flustered and even, oh my, drop an f-bomb.’ Bleh. Low-rent, indeed. And while I liked the shape of her gown, it looked quite cheap in interviews before the show – a gold tablecloth with a doily over top.

  15. Sassy says:

    No bleeped out version here! (I’m in Canada). I didn’t particularly care for her speech. It was meh.

  16. devilgirl says:

    What a classy woman. NOT.

  17. Mimi says:

    Goodness people are mean lol. First of all Kirk Douglas is like 200 years old and sometimes at that age you have trouble talking quickly. Melissa Leo def earned that oscar. She was awesome in The Fighter. I was laughing during her entire speech. She was funny lol.

  18. albeli says:

    Her speech was SO effing annoying.

  19. Jacq says:

    What did you expect? She looks like a (barely) cleaned-up meth-addict. She has a tattoo on her tit for God’s sake….

  20. caramia says:

    I agree that Douglas should not have been put to such a daunting task in his state since he had suffered a stroke and to see him leering at Melissa Leo was nauseting and inappropriate to me what ever happened to dignity? In my opinion his movies were awful and he always overacted not that that has anything to do with anything, but it seems in Hollywood all you have to be is old and you get all kinds of accolades and respect. I suppose all Charlie Sheen has to do is just wait 50 years for a standing ovation? maybe its just the margaritas

  21. Chris says:

    No bleeped out version in Australia and it was on in the middle of the day. Obviously Melissa hasn’t quite shaken off the character. I actually thought the f-bomb was the high point of the night’s worst speech.

  22. Az says:

    The only thing classier than Melissa Leo’s acceptance speech was Kevin Smith congratulating her on twitter and using said tweet to pimp out Red State.

  23. Venus says:

    Kirk Douglas has had a stroke, not to mention he is older than dirt. Furthermore, he was SPARTACUS, for the love of cheese!! I loved his intro — it was hilarious.

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    Ok, correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Melissa Leo also play John Goodman’s wife on Treme? I think she does.

    She has a “rode hard; put away wet” look about her, no?

  25. Kaitain says:

    When Kirk Douglas was born, the battle of the Somme had just been fought a few months before, in the middle of the first world war. A few months later, Lenin would be one of those who brought about the Russian Revolution, overthrowing the czar and leading to the formation of the Soviet Union.

    Puts things in perspective.

  26. Spike says:

    Kind of sad to hear all the incredibly mean comments. I’ve loved Melissa since Homocide: Life in the Streets. She’s a great actress and I can understand her being flummoxed.

    She also had triumphed over a very difficult domestic violence situation with another actor I used to like John Heard.

    I congratulate her and give her a lot of credit on her win. She’s worked a long time to earn it.

  27. Jaye E says:

    Her stock in Hollywood has just risen…I hope she hires a stylist. And if she already has one, fire that bitch…STAT!

  28. JulieM says:

    Spike, thank you for that info. I didn’t know she was being harassed by John Heard. Glad she won and she could have shown a little more class but I was really pulling for Amy Adams. I’m beginning to wonder if Amy will ever win. 3 noms, no gold.

    And Geez guys, give Kirk Douglas a break. The man survived a massive stroke.

  29. jen34 says:

    @Spike Yes, I loved her as Kay on H:LOTS. She also was featured on a documentary I watched on public television on actors/acting. I didn’t even recognize her at first. The basic theme of the documentary was how difficult it was to be a working actor. I remember she said something about how it is either feast or famine, and I had the impression that at that moment she was kind of living paycheck to paycheck. I was happy for her when she started getting some good roles.

  30. VV says:

    She was tacky. Other people who were totally fresh to the experience went up there and represented themselves and their projects well.

    She just went into spazzy actress mode.

    Also, that’s Kirk Douglas b*tches. They don’t make em like that anymore…92 and has more personality and spark that the dopes hosting that show last night.

    To the people nagging, sit down.

  31. OriginalGracie says:

    Yes, Kirk is old and because of his stroke has trouble speaking clearly. But are we so used to the quick pace of modern life that we can’t sit for five minutes and listen to what the man is saying? He is an amazing man with a huge career behind him.

    Melissa is just a real person. She is a realistic, gritty, get right down to it actress who acts her heart out. No, she isn’t some spoiled diva like Halle Berry. She throws her heart and soul into a part. Just because she isn’t all hearts and flowers and cutesy pie is no reason to dis her.

    And come on. In 2011 we are dismayed to hear the F-bomb? I bet if Christian Bale had said it during his speech all would be saying how funny it was. Don’t be haters.

  32. OriginalGracie says:

    And she was in Homicide: Life on the street! One of the best shows ever! That alone gets her a pass in my book forever.

    That was a superlative book and a kick-ass series with so many great moments.
    Oh man, I need to find that on DVD and buy it to relive that pleasure.

    Plus she was nominated in 2009 for Frozen River so she obviously has the chops.

  33. ol cranky says:

    I’m sorry but I have to agree with Jackson, I found Leo’s speech to be trashy, fake and badly overacted

  34. Quest says:

    Leo was annoying and for god’s sake why did she take the cane away from Kirk. It would have been halarious if he had boinked her on the head for that.

    Really, the F-bomb was so false. Ugh

  35. Crash2GO2 says:

    OK, I’m officially a fan now. Go Melissa!

  36. TXCinderella says:

    Her dress reminds me of a crocheted tablecloth that my great Aunt gave me. Not sure how old she is, but she looks rough.

  37. GeekChic says:

    It’s funny and sad to me that people are ragging on her for her appearance. First of all, were she botoxed and injected to hell and back, you would be calling her out for that, too. Secondly, she is a character actor, not a leading lady. She needs to be able to encompass that “every woman” type of persona. Getting a facelift or other surgery would ruin that. I get the feeling that she has worked her ass for for many years without much in the way of acknowledgment or success (hence those ridiculous ads), and has never really lived the “glamorous” Hollywood lifestyle. Instead, she seems rough around the edges, which again works for her as a character actor as it makes her easy to relate to on the screen.

    (As an aside, that dress is a huge no on anyone, at any time.)

  38. Judy says:

    Accidental dropping of the F bomb…yeah, right…accidentally on purpose. She so overacted a totally rehearsed speech, including the F bomb. Not the time or the place…she has NO CLASS and belongs in a trailer park.

  39. jojo says:

    I agree with Spike — she has worked hard for many years and is a great actress. I think she was due for some recognition. After watching The Fighter I was thinking that she deserved a nomination. Loved the F Bomb – didn’t get bleeped here in Canada — and loved Kirk Douglas! Sometimes these shows take themselves too seriously — was a nice touch to let him have some fun!

  40. flotus says:

    She looked so surprised that she one! Seriously!!! She campaigned no-stop for this and acted as though she had been godsmacked when she won. Not buying it or her….

  41. LindaR says:

    In the eighties I used to put a coloured tablecloth underneath a lace one so that the colour showed through. Red for Christmas, turquoise for Easter, brown or dark orange for Thanksgiving. You get the picture. Leo’s dress reminded me of this. I guess for an Oscar party I would have put a shiny gold tablecloth under the lace one. Just like she did with this dress.

  42. original kate says:

    that boob tattoo is trashy beyond words.