Melissa Leo Backstage at the Oscars: Sorry for the F-Bomb

“The Fighter” actress admits that certain segments of her acceptance speech were “Very inappropriate.”

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After receiving her Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "The Fighter" actress Melissa Leo made another speech backstage — apologizing for the F-bomb that she let slip while collecting her statuette.

Leo admitted that the epithet was "a very inappropriate place to use that particular word …those words, I apologize to anyone that they offend."

As for her presenter Kirk Douglas' lengthy introduction, Leo noted that she was actually grateful for his protracted run-up, as it gave her a chance to calm down.

"Actually," she said, "he was doing us all this huge favor because the longer he strung it out, the calmer and calmer I got to be."