Melbourne: Melissa Leo, who grabbed the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2011 Academy Awards, has apologized for using f-word during her acceptance speech.
Leo, who won the award for her role as the tough-talking mother of two boxers (Mark Wahlberg and best supporting actor winner Christian Bale) in ‘The Fighter’, let the word slip out as she took to the stage, reports the Age.
“When I watched Kate two years ago, it looked so f***ing easy,” the actress said, while referring to last year’s winner Kate Winslet.
She said the word was inappropriate for the occasion.
“There is a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular,” she added.