ABC had to bleep Mark Mangini when he took the Oscar stage

By Lynette Rice
February 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST
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Maybe he should have squeezed it in the thank you crawl.

Sound editor Mark Mangini dropped the F-bomb when he took the stage Sunday to accept an Oscar with David White for Best Sound Editing on Mad Max: Fury Road

Mangini raised his arm and yelled ‘F— yeah’ before accepting his prize. 

It was the first bleep of the night by ABC’s Standards and Practices Department. 

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Backstage, Mangini realized he may have crossed the line. “I’m gonna hear it from my wife, so that’s about as big a regret as one can have.”

Added White, “It’s pretty intense up there, you know… It’s typically Australians that do the swearing. So the fact that I didn’t swear, I deserve the Oscar just for that.”

—With reporting from Marc Snetiker

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