Watch out, Amy Adams!
Melissa Leo REALLY wants the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in The Fighter.
Melissa wants the Oscar SO much, that she's started a personal ad campaign, and has paid for Hollywood trade ads out of her own pocket.
Here's what she had to say about her decision to launch her own Oscar campaign:
“I took matters into my own hands. I knew what I was doing and told my representation how earnest I was about this idea. I had never heard of any actor taking out an ad as themselves and I wanted to give it a shot."
“I am quite certain I have not overstepped any boundaries of the Academy. I did hear a lot of very positive comments, particularly from women of a certain age who happen to act for a living and happen to understand full well the great dilemma and mystery of getting a cover of a magazine. I also heard there were negative comments, but no one said them to my face, sadly. I like to hear what people think. I could explain myself."
"All I ask of Hollywood is they consider Melissa Leo. If you want to hire me, give me a shout."
We totally appreciate what you're saying here Melissa, and we wish U the best of luck!
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