Melissa Leo had a premonition about her f-bomb — EXCLUSIVE – Entertainment Weekly

On February 28, 2011, in Latest News, Movies, by nadia

Image Credit: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com “I did not write a speech.

Melissa-LeoImage Credit: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com“I did not write a speech. I hope I don’t regret that later on.” — Melissa Leo to EW, just hours before dropping the f-bomb during her Oscar acceptance speech.

Melissa Leo was hoping Amy Adams would take home the Oscar. When she told EW on the red carpet that she’d neglected to write a speech, she also said, “I hope that I will instead be clapping hysterically for Amy. She was so fantastic in that role. She just owned it, embodied it. It is a shame to be nominated against her, but if it came down to her and me, I want to hear her name.”

So fast-forward to the ceremony: When Kirk Douglas finally announced Leo as the Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress, the look on her face was one of utter disbelief, and her bubbling excitement on stage quickly revealed she wasn’t pretending to be modest on the red carpet. “Oh my, oh my God. Oh wow, really, really, really, really, really, truly wow,” she began, as she began to thank her colleagues from The Fighter and her family. “Okay. Yeah, I am kind of speechless. Golly sakes, there’s people up there too. When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago, it looked so f—ing easy!” (Leo later spent time in the press room apologizing for her less-than-PG choice of wording.)

There’s another reason Leo was likely grateful to pick up the award. On the red carpet, the actress also spoke to EW about the tribulations of being an older actress in Hollywood. “I know the harsh truths of my reality,” she said. “I am a 50-year-old woman in a town and a business that worships youth and perfection at practically any cost. But after Frozen River [the 2008 film that won Leo an Oscar nomination], things just picked up for me and have made 45-to-50 pretty sweet. I am getting great work offered to me. I am making friends. I feel good. In some ways, I feel like the luckiest middle-aged broad on the planet. But I also know that I am fighting for it and working very hard to be good at my job and to take advantage of all the opportunities I am given. And I try to remember to have a blast.” And anyone who watched Leo’s speech would have agreed: She did. (Reporting by Carrie Bell)

Read more:
Oscars 2011: What you didn’t see on TV
Anne Hathaway’s Oscar dresses: We have the EXCLUSIVE details!
James Franco tells first Charlie Sheen joke at Oscars
Melissa Leo drops an f-bomb, Kirk Douglas hams it up
Oscars 2011: The winners list

Continue reading here: Melissa Leo had a premonition about her f-bomb — EXCLUSIVE – Entertainment Weekly

Incoming search terms:

  • amy adams wetting

Celebrity Parents Rock The Academy Awards

On February 28, 2011, in Celeb, by ayesha

New parents Amy Adams & fiancé Darren Le Gallo walked the red carpet last night. Christian Bale took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

New parents Amy Adams & fiancé Darren Le Gallo walked the red carpet last night.

Christian Bale took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He got choked up thanking wife Sibi Blažić & daughter Emmeline.

Hollywood royalty, Warren Beatty & Annette Bening, were all smiles last night.

Nahla’s mommy, Halle Berry, radiated the red carpet at the 2011 Academy Awards.

Cate Blanchett, mom of 3 boys, attended the Oscars.

Single mom Sandra Bullock radiated in red just one year after her big Oscar win.

Parents to 2 kids, Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter rocked the Academy Awards last night.

Céline Dion & René Angélil made their first red carpet appearance since the October birth of their twin boys.

Dad of 2 boys, Colin Firth took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in The King’s Speech.

Academy Award-winner and mom-of-one, Jennifer Hudson, looked stunning on the red carpet.

Parents of 2 girls, Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban showed some PDA on the red carpet.

Hot couple alert! Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves, parents of 2 kids, sizzled on the red carpet.

Mom-of-two, Gwyneth Paltrow walked the red carpet solo last night.

Parents-to-be, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied celebrated her win for Best Actress in Black Swan.

Mom of 3 boys, Sharon Stone went for a dramatic look last night.

Parents of 4 kids, Mark Wahlberg & wife Rhea Durham enjoyed the Oscars last night.

Single mom Michelle Williams was nominated for her performance in Blue Valentine.

Academy Award-winning actress and mom-of-two, Reese Witherspoon, presented an award last night.

Continue reading here: Celebrity Parents Rock The Academy Awards

Natalie Portman: Radiant In Rodarte

On February 28, 2011, in Celeb, Movies, by ayesha

Natalie Portman proudly held her Oscar after winning for Best Actress at the Academy Awards on Sunday (February 27).

Natalie Portman: Radiant In Rodarte

Natalie Portman proudly held her Oscar after winning for Best Actress at the Academy Awards on Sunday (February 27).

The actress rocked her baby bump in a flowing Rodarte gown.

During her teary acceptance speech, Portman called her fiancé Benjamin Millepied “my beautiful love.”

She added, “[He] has now given me my most important role of my life.”

In the press room backstage, she spoke more about her pregnancy. Portman said she doesn’t know the baby’s gender and that the baby kicked during the song portions of the ceremony.

When asked what she’d tell her child-to-be about her Oscar experience, her reply was down to earth.

I think I will just thank them. [Pregnancy] has sort of been a protection against all of the hoopla, and the part that keeps you centered. [It reminds you] what is actually important in the midst of a lot of shiny stuff that is more superficial.”

Photos: Fame / Bauer Griffin


Continue reading here: Natalie Portman: Radiant In Rodarte

Page 260 of 263« First...102030...258259260261262...Last »
WordPress Blog