When there’s the 2012 Writers Guild Awards: East! SNL alum, Rachel Dratch, hosted the event while other hilarious comics, directors, and writers (such as Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, and Judd Apatow) were there to liven things up. Granted, the broadcast already happened but I’d rather watch re-runs of that than this year’s Oscars. The only reason I’m tuning in is to see if Bridesmaids wins for Best Original Screenplay and Melissa McCarthy for Best Supporting Actress. Other than that, I don’t think I’ve seen a single film that’s up for a nomination this year. The Descendants? Really, Academy? I think you just love George Clooney. Well, then again, who doesn’t. Speaking of Clooney, don’t you think my Uncle Jimmy looks just like him? Sometimes when I introduce him to people I say, “This is my Uncle George, uh, I mean Jimmy.”
- For my previous reason please see #15. Just wanted to add a:
- *Side note: Melissa McCarthy can now introduce herself as “Academy Award Nominee Melissa McCarthy” because she was just nominated for an OSCAR for Best Supporting Actress in Bridesmaids! I know I would introduce myself that way if I were her. No matter who asked me:
“What’s your name, Miss?”
I’d always answer with:
“Oh, it’s Academy Award Nominee Melissa McCarthy. That’s capital A-”
It makes for a longer autograph (and possibly more wrist injuries) but, hey, that’s the price you pay.
Are you ready for Melissa McCarthy to dominate CBS’s comedy lineup as hard as she rocked the entirety of last year? The Mike & Molly star just sold her second half-hour show to the network, a sitcom THR says revolves around a 37-year-old man living with his parents. This follows McCarthy’s September sale of a half-hour comedy project about a mid-40s woman in a midlife crisis. Both shows were co-written by McCarthy’s husband and Bridesmaids co-star Ben “Air Marshall Jon” Falcone. We’re thisclose to devoting a significant amount of every day toward merrily cheerleading for Melissa McCarthy.