Maybe she didn't think she was actually going to win, because when "The Fighter's" Melissa Leo took the stage she seemed genuinely shocked. When the best supporting actress took the stage (after a long delay from Kirk Douglas), she kneeled to him and seemed too flustered to go through with it. "Gosh, I really am speechless," she said after cursing, which became a running joke the rest of the show. She said her thanks then backtracked and remembered: "First and foremost, thank you, Academy... It's about selling motion pictures and respecting the work, thank you so much!"
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
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