Judd Apatow did an interview with Variety, and it’s basically about how hard comedies are shafted during awards seasons. He says there’s this big misconception that comedies are much easier to make than dramas or action flicks, so comedies rarely, if ever, get nominated for big awards, and I agree. I think it’s sad that well-made comedic films with great scripts and solid acting don’t get more recognition, but this year might be different. This year, Bridesmaids could win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Bridesmaids just burst into the Top 10 list of predicted nominees for Best Picture, according to a poll of Oscarologists by Gold Derby. At this point it’s unknown how many nominees there will be, though. It will fluctuate between 5 and 10, depending on the strength of support behind the films.
The sudden awards surge for Bridesmaids is fueled by its recent performance at the Golden Globes (nominations for Best Comedy/Musical Picture and lead actress Kristen Wiig), SAG Awards (nom for supporting actress Melissa McCarthy and an unexpected bid for best ensemble) and American Film Institute (10 Best Films of 2011).
Pretty much everyone I’ve ever met, including myself, absolutely loved Bridesmaids. And hey, everyone loves Melissa McCarthy too. Those facts, along with all the award nominations should, in a perfect world, at least make for a nomination, right? Please?
December 21, 2011 at 7:30 am by Emily
I wonder who Kristen Wiig is dating these days, you have absolutely never asked yourself.
But the answer to this non-question sure is titillating! Why, the SNL ham was spotted with none other than Fabrizio Moretti at a Black Keys afterparty two nights ago. I’m sorry, did I say “spotted with” Moretti? I meant “on.” She was spotted on Fabrizio Moretti.
According to the New York Post‘s source, “They were literally on top of each other.” On top of each other! Literally! My word! Gracious! (Also, they were “canoodling.” But were they literally canoodling? The world may never know.)
Anyway. Nice work, Kristen! To many more public makeout sessions! If that’s your thing, I mean.
December 7, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
It’s an especially notable distinction: most of GQ‘s Men of the Year are, well, men. (The 2009 Bro of the Year, for instance, was Paul Rudd.) This didn’t stop GQ from photographing Wiig in some pointedly un-bro-like lingerie, but whatever. I do like that she apparently drinks champagne through a straw.
The profile accompanying Wiig’s accolade was penned by none other than her Bridesmaids costar, Jon Hamm. His article is, uh, a lot shorter than GQ‘s other MOTY articles—here’s Michael Shannon’s profile, for comparison—but Hamm’s take on Wiig’s meteoric rise is complimentary and earnest.
He begins his profile of Wiig by describing their Bridesmaids sex scene together:
Bounding around in a flesh-colored thong, trying not to sweat all over Kristen while a hundred crew members are literally like, “Can we get this done, please?”—our embarrassment coupled with everyone else’s exhaustion lent that scene a particularly awkward sensibility. But it was inspiring to watch Kristen quarterback the team, be the cheerleader and decisionmaker, and then get in front of the camera and be hilarious.
Hamm goes on to give Wiig away as an “incredibly shy” person, for whom over-the-top acting is just that: an act. “But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL,” Hamm reassures us. “She can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character.”
November 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
Here is a sad admission: I DON’T LAUGH THAT OFTEN. But this? This Saturday Night Live sketch from last night’s episode? Oh, I belly-laughed. I may have even guffawed. It was terrible, and I’m sorry. Except for, Kris Jenner is kind of the worst ever, and boy oh boy, did I laugh at Kristen Wiig’s version of Kris Jenner. Meanwhile, Andy Samberg’s limited talents (sorry!) were perfectly utilized in his portrayal of Kris Humphries. Oh, my God, and then Taran Killam as Bruce Jenner. Oh, my God. Just watch. (Charlie Day hosted.)
No, I do feel bad for laughing. I feel awful, actually: Kim Kardashian has reportedly flown to Minnesota to love-tackle (that’s a basketball term, right?) estranged husband Kris Humphries. Kim feels she was brash in ditching her husband of 72 days, evidently, and while this doesn’t signal a real reconciliation, I’m actually relieved that Kim is at least sort of trying.
November 6, 2011 at 11:15 am by Jenn
And I’m barely exaggerating when I say “all the celebrities.” There’s Ben Stiller, Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Black, and Kevin Spacey. Did I miss anyone? Oh, Bill Clinton. Goodness
October 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
I’m crazy about the Bridesmaids spread in the newest issue Harper’s Bazaar, obviously. We rarely get to see ladies who are known for being creative and funny playing model, and when they do get the chance, there’s usually something very special about the shots.
I’m pretty sure that the theme of this shoot was supposed to be “ladies who went out and shopped too much and had immediate buyers remorse,” and while I don’t see any of these chickens being idiots like ALL THAT, I do think that’s a pretty brillo concept for a shoot.
And how pretty is Maya Rudolph? I can never get over it.