Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa Leo (The Fighter) has personally paid for Oscar campaign ads in the trade mags and websites to boost her chances!
And they are very try hard glam pics, mutton dressed up as lamb type shots. (no offense to Melissa but I am sure I have offended)
I like Melissa Leo as an actress very much, perhaps the awards frenzy brings out a side of a person that we, as mere mortals, cannot comprehend?
Her reasoning is that she was frustrated that she has not been able to land magazine covers due to her age – 50. She blames ageism. As a hard working respectable actress does she require covers on magazines? Does she have to be considered box office? Bette Davis suffered for years the same kind of dilemma, get over it, it has been going on for ages, as old as Hollywood itself. Don’t try and pull the wool over Bab’s eyes baby.
I smell a snake in the grass – she wants Oscar Gold real bad. I also smell a whiff of the Sally Kirklands – Oscar nominee for “Anna” back in 1987, she seems as mad as a cut snake – in my own opinion of course. Actually as I am writing this post I am thinking that Miss Leo may become another Sally Kirkland type oddity and there hasn’t been one in quite a while – whatever happened to Sean Young? Hollywood needs in your face mad people I think.
As for our Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), she is a class act, and would never pull a stunt like this. (aged 63 and not complaining) I just hope she wears a glamour frock on the night – forget the Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi! thing tho – she has a chance to wear Westwood, or Armani, or anyone other than Alex Perry.