Sally Field

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8:10 p.m.:  For a woman who made such a big antiwar statement in her acceptance speech, Brothers & Sisters winner Sally Field is so...small.

8:12 p.m.:  "That's too bad," Field says sweetly, upon being informed that the "goddamned" part of her acceptance speech didn't make the Fox telecast.

8:15 p.m.:  "Oh, well," Field says, upon being informed her bleeped-out remark is going to be one of the top Emmy stories of the night.

8:16 p.m.:  Field's not done not getting upset about either being censored or stepping into a potential political minefield. "Good. I don't care. I have no comment other than, 'Oh, well.' That's my comment," she says, still as sweet as organically grown chocolate mousse. "I said what I wanted to say. I wanted to pay homage to the mothers of the world and let their work be seen and valued."

8:17 p.m.:  But come on, Ms. Field, aren't you even a tad rankled by the network censor? "Oh, well. Too bad. That's a shame," the unshakable Field says. "I had no agenda...I wanted to pay homage to mothers, period—and especially mothers who wait for their children to come home from war."

8:18 p.m.:  Field cracks! Just a teeny, tiny bit. "I think I probably shouldn't have said the 'god' in front of the 'damned.' " On the other hand, she adds, she's surprised she didn't say more words that sent the censors looking for the mute button.

—Filed by Joal Ryan

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