Melissa Leo is a Trending Story because …

She won the 2011 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

“Oh wow, really truly, wow,” said Leo, who had picked up a slew of honors already during awards season. “I’m just shaking in my boots here.” She also managed to utter the f-word — dropped out in the broadcast — in her unbridled enthusiam at winning.

More About Melissa Leo from Wikipedia:

Melissa Chessington Leo (born September 14, 1960), also known as Margaret May II or Margaret May, is an American actress.

Leo is known for playing Det. Sgt. Kay Howard as a series regular on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street for the show’s first five seasons from 1993–1997. As of 2011, she is on the television series Treme, having previously been a regular on All My Children and The Young Riders. Her feature films include A Time of Destiny, Last Summer in the Hamptons, 21 Grams, Confess, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. In 2009, she received an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Frozen River. She received her first Oscar in 2011, for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter. Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer hailed her as “one of America’s most underrated character actresses”.