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Golden Globes: Supporting Actress Melissa Leo for The Fighter

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2011 at 2:50AM

Californian Melissa Leo looks sensational accepting her Golden Globe for The Fighter. She was afraid she was too young to play Mark Wahlberg's mother but went to the meeting with David O. Russell. "It's all work, man."
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Californian Melissa Leo looks sensational accepting her Golden Globe for The Fighter. She was afraid she was too young to play Mark Wahlberg's mother but went to the meeting with David O. Russell. "It's all work, man."

Leo was the expected winner in this category, which is wide open as far as Oscar nominations go; Leo and co-star Amy Adams are both expected to get nominations, along with True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld and The King's Speech's Helena Bonham Carter.

This article is related to: Awards, Golden Globes


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.