Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Melissa McCarthy wins Emmy 2011 for leading comedy actress

Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy won her first Emmy and a glitzy prom queen's crown for leading role as actress in a comedy series on Sunday for her role as Molly Flynn on the CBS hit "Mike & Molly." This 41 year-old American actress and comedienne played the role of Sookie St. James on the WB series "Gilmore Girls" from 2001-07 and Deana on the 2007-09 ABC comedy "Samatha Who?" Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" earned his second Emmy trophy in the best actor category. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards are being handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and the show is being televised live on Fox TV.

She won many more fans earlier this year as the outrageous, man-crazy Megan in the box-office smash "Bridesmaids," earning a Teen Choice Award nomination for best Scene Stealer Female. "Holy smokes. Wow, it's my first and best pageant ever," said a beaming McCarthy. "I'm from Plainfield, Ill., and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing."

Her new film "This is Forty" and "ID Theft" in 2012 and "Untitled Melissa McCarthy Project" in 2013 are going to hit the screen. Hopefully more Emmy are waiting for her in those years.