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Loser: People who said Melissa Leo torpedoed her Oscar chances
So let me get this straight: Last year, there was a small pocket of pundits who said that because Mo'Nique refused to play the Oscar game and campaign, she wouldn't win. Well, now we have to refer to her as "Oscar Winner Mo'Nique" forever. This year, people said Melissa Leo couldn't win, because she played the game too hard and took out her own "For Your Consideration" ads and gave some really bonkers interviews. And now she's an Oscar winner. Sure, she was loopy. Sure, she was frequently incoherent. Sure, she used language unsuitable for small children in her speech. Sure, she needed Kirk Douglas to cart her off stage. But she did it her way, every step of the way and never compromised. So you can win a Supporting Actress Oscar by playing it Mo'Nique's way. And you can win a Supporting Actress Oscar by playing it Melissa Leo's way. There's no wrong way to campaign.