Lindsay Lohan “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” VIDEO [04/26/11]

Lindsay Lohan can hardly wait to put her troubles behind her and start working on the race toward her first Oscar win, the scandal-plagued starlet told NBC’s Jay Leno Monday.

During a surprise visit to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week, Lindsay admitted that her personal life has been peppered with bad choices, but she now wants to move forward.That’s some goal, considering that Los Angeles judge Stephanie Saunders recently sentenced Lohan to 120 days behind bars for violating probation. She’s being prosecuted for allegedly swiping a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry shop in January.

“It was definitely shocking,” Lohan said of the sentence. “I was kind of numb…
“I was kinda shocked (by the sentence). We didn’t really expect the outcome to be what it was, but I’m a big girl and I’m gonna do what I’m told to do and that’s what I have to do to continue on with working in my life and I’m taking responsibility…I think that I was treated the way I should be treated.”

“I think that being young and being in the position that I was in, you don’t really take the time to appreciate what you have and it’s all kind of a whirlwind and people make decisions for you,” Lindsay told Leno, just moments after receiving a standing ovation from the audience.

“But I’m not a kid anymore. I’m 24. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I recognize that, but I’m in the clear now and I feel like as long as I stay focused, I’ll be able to achieve what I want to achieve.”

Still, you’ve got to give La Lohan credit for having moxie. When Jay asked where she’ll be in six years, she confidently said: “Hopefully sitting here after I’ve won an Oscar. That would be ideal.”