From Popeater Staff: Melissa Leo kicked off the winning speeches at the 2011 Oscars with quite a memorable slip up ... memorable for all the wrong reasons. One moment, the Best Supporting Actress winner was speechless, the next she had censors working overtime when she let an f-bomb fly during her speech.

"I'm just shaking in my boots here," 'The Fighter' star said. "Yeah, I am kind of speechless. When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago it looked so much f----ing easier."

Backstage, Leo was quick to apologize for her obscenity. "I had no idea. This word ... I apologize to anyone that they offended. There's a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular. I really don't mean to offend and it's probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word."
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