Funny Ladies Cure Boring Awards Shows
Last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, heralded as an important precursor to who might win in the Oscars acting as well as best-picture categories, was pretty much a snoozefest until "The Bridesmaid'"s three major stars came out to introduce the film clip for their movie, nominated for best ensemble acting. Their discussion of the "on-set drinking game triggered by whenever someone says "Scorsese'...was a clear and hilarious reminder of just why there has been so much awards season love for 'Bridesmaids' in the first place," according to the HitFix staff (and we concur).
It's also a reminder of how funny ladies have been stepping up lately to cure awards show ennui, as when all the nominees for 2011 best lead actress in a comedy series Emmy got up on stage, beauty- pageant style, with the winner crowned with a tiara.
So we're really happy that, even though it wasn't nominated in the best-picture category, all six funny ladies of "The Bridesmaids" will be on stage Feb. 26 presenting an award. "No word yet on which category they'll present or how Bruce Vilanch will work very relevant and timely sink-defecation jokes into their shtick," writes S.T. Vanairsdale II.
And we should note that Melissa McCarthy is the one constant through all these bands of funny ladies.