Leo keen to take boxing mum to the Oscars

The actress has called on ailing Ward family matriarch Alice Ward to join her at the Oscars – but she won’t make plans until doctors give her the go-ahead to invite her.

The 80 year old suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this month (Jan11) and was briefly declared dead.

She made a miraculous recovery, was placed on life support and has since regained consciousness.

Leo tells USA Today, “She’s in fragile condition in a Boston hospital… but it would be super for her to go (to the Oscars) with me but I don’t know if the doctors will think that’s a good idea.”

Leo was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Fighter on Tuesday (25Jan11).