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February 28, 2011 1:13 AM

Melissa Leo had two firsts at the Academy Awards Sunday night. She won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Fighter” and she dropped what may be the first F-bomb in the history of the Academy Awards. She talked about the award and her language backstage.

“I applaud you for taking your character from the movie on stage, dropping what I think is the first ever F-bomb in the Oscars,” said an interviewer. “How does that feel?”

“I had no idea,” said Leo. “Those words, I apologize to anyone that they offend. There’s a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular.”

Clearly nervous on stage as she accepted the award from Kirk Douglas, Leo said, “When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago it looked so [bleep] easy.”

The remark was bleeped so TV audiences never heard her, though they did hear the audience explode in laughter.

If the Academy wanted young and hip in co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway, they got it in Melissa Leo.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20037083-10391698.html

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Melissa Leo was born on September 14th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Leo

September 14th, 1960

September 14th

9 + 14 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = her personal year (from September 14th, 2010 to September 13th, 2011) = Speech.  In the news.

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards

James Franco

Franco, who currently can be seen in “127 Hours,” will be making his second appearance on an Oscar telecast. His other film credits include “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Date Night,” “Milk” and “Pineapple Express.” Franco is also known for his portrayals of Harry Osborn in the “Spider-Man” trilogy.

Anne Hathaway

Hathaway will be making her fifth appearance on an Academy Awards telecast. She was recently seen in “Alice in Wonderland” and currently can be seen in “Love and Other Drugs.” Hathaway’s other film credits include “Bride Wars,” “Becoming Jane,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Princess Diaries.” She was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her lead performance in “Rachel Getting Married.”

from:  http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/hosts.html

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today, via press release, that actors James Franco (127 Hours) and Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs) will be hosting the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony on February 27th, 2011. The move to younger talent surely comes as an effort to get a younger demographic to watch the awards telecast which has been falling in ratings for years. Though Hathaway and Franco have appeared prominently in previous ceremonies, this will obviously mark the first time either has hosted the big event.Previously Hathaway showed off her vocal talents in a musical number with ceremony host Hugh Jackman (amongst other presenting appearances). Franco has only appeared at the awards once previously in the form of a hilarious pre-taped sketch featuring his character from Pineapple Express chilling out with co-star Seth Rogen (also in character) and famed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer are very pleased to have both talents aboard saying, “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27.”

Surely the telecast will use Hathaway’s musical talents at some point and Franco’s comedic sensibilities also help, but the two have appeared in a variety of films from the action of Spider-Man to the family comedy of The Princess Diaries, so anything is possible. The other interesting aspect lies in the fact that Franco has a good chance to be nominated for Best Actor from his performance in 127 Hours and Hathaway is somewhat in the running for a Best Actress nod for Love and Other Drugs. Unless I’m mistaken, no host has simultaneously been nominated at the very ceremony they are hosting, so that’s some sort of added bonus. I guess we’ll find out when the Oscars air on ABC on February 27, 2011.

from:  http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/james-franco-and-anne-hathaway-hosting-83rd-academy-awards/

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Anne Hathaway was born on November 12th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Hathaway_(actress)

November 12th, 1982

11 + 12 +1+9+8+2 = 43 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Entertainer.  Entertaining.

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November 12th, 1982

November 12th

11 + 12 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = her personal year (from November 12th, 2010 to November 11th, 2011) = In the news.  Photos.  Celebrity.  Popular.  Good looking.  Charisma.  Personality.  Image.

 

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James Franco was born on April 19th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Franco

April 19th, 1978

April 19th

4 + 19 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = his personal year (from April 19th, 2010 to April 18th, 2011) = In the news.  Photos.  Celebrity.  Popular.  Charisma.  Personality.  Image.

 

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