Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

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Melissa Leo, a former resident of southern Vermont, was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her role in "The Fighter." Leo, who moved from New York City to Putney at age 9 when her parents divorced, won a Golden Globe last week in the same category for her performance in "The Fighter." She is competing for the Oscar against Amy Adams, also for "The Fighter"; Helena Bonham Carter of "The King’s Speech"; Hailee Steinfeld, the child actress from "True Grit"; and Jacki Weaver of "Animal Kingdom." #Melissa_Leo
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