The excited starlet accidentally turned the airwaves blue after swearing during her acceptance speech
In her excitement, the actress – who picked up a golden gong for her role in Christian Bale hit The Fighter – forgot the ceremony was being broadcast live across America, and swore during her speech.
Earning herself the only bleep of the night, Melissa set frantic producers racing to cover up her mistake, in time for the slightly delayed showing on television.
‘When I watched Kate [Winslet win the same award] two years ago, it looked so f**ing easy!’ Melissa said during the speech.
Realising her mistake, the sheepish actress clapped a hand to her mouth in horror, as host Anne Hathaway joked: ‘Wow, I thought the ‘F’ stood for ‘The Fighter.’ It’s the young and hip Oscars!’
‘Oh my god! Oh wow!’ Melissa managed to carry on. ‘Really, really, really truly wow. I know there have been a lot of people saying some real, real nice things to me for several months now. But I am just shaking in my boots here.’
The actress later apologised for her use of the expletive, explaining she got caught up in the moment, and didn’t mean to offend.
‘I apologise to anyone they offend,’ Melissa told reports. ‘There is a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular. I did not mean to offend, and [it was] a very inappropriate place to use that particular word,’ Leo told journalists.
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