In 1955, Eva Marie Saint wasn't about to let her pregnancy (with her first child, Darrell, whom she delivered two days later) keep her from attending the Academy Awards in order to accept the Oscar for her performance in On the Waterfront.
The gossip columnists of the day weren't cruel enough to diss her for her obvious baby bump. Instead they latched onto this off-the-cuff remark in her acceptance speech: “I think I may have the baby right here!”
Louella Parson called it “tasteless,” whereas Hedda Hopper blamed Saint for “cheapening the ceremony.”
Ha. Today, we'd all be cooing our congratulations at the screen for her double triumphs.