God, family make appearance on Oscar red carpet

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Last year Melissa Leo let the same word slip after winning the supporting actress Oscar for “The Fighter.”


Melissa McCarthy turned her first visit to the Academy Awards into a family affair.

She was surrounded by her husband, parents and sister as she got ready for the big evening.

“My dad got choked up, then I got choked up, then my mom went, then my sister went,” she said. “My husband was like, `Separate!’ Because we all cried.”

During awards season McCarthy, nominated for supporting actress for “Bridesmaids,” has given frequent shoutouts to her hometown, the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, Ill.

“We cleaned the whole town out,” she said of taking her big family to Hollywood. “There’s nobody left tonight.”


It was also a family affair for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the Oscar red carpet.

Hollywood’s supercouple were headed into the theater when Jolie abruptly stopped and walked back toward the red carpet. There, she took Pitt’s parents by the hands and led them to a group of reporters for interviews.

As Pitt rejoined her, the crowd chanted, “Brad and Angie.”


He was in line for a possible Academy Award but Nick Nolte was just as concerned about something he might be losing.

“I’m worried about my teeth falling out,” Nolte, nominated for supporting actor for “Warrior” said on the Oscar red carpet.

“See, this one wobbles. It’s barely hanging in there,” he said, pushing on his left front tooth.

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