ABC Catches Melissa Leo Oscars F-Bomb

ABC and its affiliates could relax the morning after The 83rd Annual Academy Awards. In accepting her prize for the Best Supporting Actress, Melissa Leo (The Fighter) got carried away. "When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago it looked so f***ing easy," she said, immediately covering her mouth in horror that she'd just dropped the f-bomb on live TV. Fortunately, the producers were able to zap the gaff. Airing such language has brought heavy FCC fines in the past.

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Gene Johnson says:

February 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

It’s interesting. Everyone new what she said even though ABC was able to delete the sound during the telecast. How much difference is there in reality when everyone knows what she said, and thinks “oh, the just bleeped what she said” vs. actually hearing it? Hearing it aurally is that much different than thinking about it? Seems to me it’s just another example of the ludicracy of the indecency enforcement scheme.

    Matthew Castonguay says:

    February 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    What James said!