Melissa Leo sure had a night of firsts on Sunday: her first Oscar and according to Variety, the first time anyone actually let an F-bomb slip past their lips on-air at the awards. After blurting out the offending word during last night’s episode, Melissa Leo apologized for swearing in her acceptance speech. “I really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean to offend, and [it was] probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word,” Leo admitted to Entertainment Weekly. “ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular.” Considering we start yelling four-letter words when we find a dollar in our coat pocket, we’re not one to judge Leo’s blunder.
She might be a rookie to the awards ceremony, but Leo realized her Oscars faux-pas the second she opened her mouth. “As soon as I said it, of course I heard it and I worked in television for a long, long time and I have a great respect for the rules especially of network television,” Melissa told Access Hollywood. “I know where they earn their bread and butter and how they pay their workers and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s through advertising. Advertising has a big problem [with what I said].” Oh please. You think Natalie Portman or Colin Firth weren’t two seconds away from screaming profanities into the microphone? Melissa just said what we were all thinking. Or at least what we would have been thinking if we’d just won Best Support Actress AND had to wrangle Kirk Douglas around the stage.