Start spreading the news!!!!
This is really happening!!!
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!
Do U think Melissa Leo deserves to win Best Supporting Actress this year?