Surprise! Melissa McCarthy suddenly has thrust herself into the spotlight as a legitimate Oscar Contender for her work in Blockbuster Hit, Bridesmaids as sassy and tough Megan. Just today McCarthy was awarded Best Supporting Actress by both the New York Film Critics Online and Boston Film Critics Association Awards. The praise continues to roll-in for Bridesmaids also with the American Film Institute also naming it one of their Top Ten Films of 2011.
Although this isn't typically the type of Film the Academy is clamouring to hand awards to, don't be surprised if it is a major presence these next couple months as Awards Season continues to roll.
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