2012 Oscar Winners: 'Undefeated' Director Apologizes For Cursing
Billy Crystal's blackface wasn't the only controversy from Sunday's Oscar ceremony. After winning the Best Documentary award for his work on "Undefeated," co-director T.J. Martin' mistakenly dropped an ill-fated f-bomb on live television, saying it would be "fucking awesome" if his fellow nominees were able to join him on stage. The 2012 Oscar winner apologized for the tongue slip.
"First and foremost I want to apologize for that," the filmmaker admitted. "I don't think that was the classiest thing in the world, however, with that said it did come from the heart. It was absolutely spontaneous and there's no way in the world I thought this would happen. This is the most insane thing that's ever happened."
"Undefeated" follows the football program at Manassas High School in North Memphis, Tennessee, and coach Bill Courtney, who looks to lead the team to their first playoff birth in the school's 110-year history. It's the first full-fledged sports documentary to win an Oscar since "When We Were Kings" in 1996.
Unfortunately, because of Martin's swear, the winners were cut off before thanking the North Memphis town.
"It was heartbreaking," said co-Daniel Lindsay. "Because we wouldn't be here without them."
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