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January 25, 2012

Are Mainstream Awards Important in Comedy?
by Liz McKeon - 2

By WICF Editor Liz McKeon

After yesterday's Academy Awards nominations were announced, I was excited to see Melissa McCarthy recognized, of course, and after her Emmy win I think it's safe to say she's having an incredibly good couple of seasons. It made me wonder about other comedians and comic actors and actresses and how they've done in the general entertainment awards categories. Then, I stumbled across Scott Mendelson's piece over at "The Huffington Post." Mendelson derides the treatment of what he calls "populist" entertainment:

"With as much respect as possible for Melissa McCarthy (who did her job and got laughs as the scene-stealing clown), her nomination as the biggest representation of the film is a sign that it was mostly written off as the 'girls shit in a sink' movie. A film filled with realistic and three-dimensional female characters received its only major acting nomination for its most over-the-top and least realistic character. I'm not trying to pick on McCarthy, I'm happy she'll be getting tons more work off of the success of the film, so if you want to see her ace a more three-dimensional role, track down The Nines. Or just check out the early seasons of "Gilmore Girls.""

Read the rest of the article here:
"The Lesson for This Year's Oscar Nominees? Don't Be an R-rated Film!"

What do you think about comedians, pop culture, and awards?


  1. I was surprised by the nomination at all since the movie was an ensemble cast with everyone getting some of the credit for its success. Personally, I think the Best Writing (Original Screenplay) nomination is much more telling of what people think of the movie.

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