Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy joins castmates onstage to bring laughs at Academy Awards.
By Jocelyn Vena
There were several LOL moments during the 2012 Academy Awards, and one of those moments came courtesy of the funny women from "Bridesmaids." The six stars of the box-office smash took the stage on Sunday night (February 26) to hand out a bunch of awards. They not only passed out Oscar gold, they also dished out some good-natured, albeit somewhat NSFW, laughs.
Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig were first at bat to present Short Film (Live Action) to "The Shore."
"Six beautiful, some say handsome, women were invited by the Academy not only to present three awards, but also to shatter the common belief that size does not matter," Wiig joked. "Ah, I hate to tell you guys this, but it kind of does," she further teased, likening the length of a movie to that of a certain part of a male's anatomy.
"Yes, but not length," Rudolph added. "As my grandma used to say, 'It can be short and still make your toes curl.' And I believe in my heart my grandma wasn't referring to wieners but short films."
The joke continued, with Wiig adding, "See, I'd rather have a short film with some heft that's nice to me rather than a long film that lies there and makes you do all the work."
"But sometimes a film can be too long," Rudolf said, while Wiig, holding back laughter, added, "Not for me, not for me."
With Rudolf and Wiig's joke about "wieners" over, Rose Byrne and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy picked up where they left off at the SAG Awards, playing their Scorsese drinking game. "Documentaries shine spotlight on the world around us," Byrne said.
"And in the case of the best documentary short subject, that line shines for only a short period of time, much like a moonbeam or shooting star or a flicker of a candle," McCarthy added during their poetic introduction, before someone shouted "Scorsese" and the ladies swilled liquor and handed the Documentary Short Subject award to "Saving Face."
The fun didn't end there. Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey topped off the comical interlude. "And last but not least, we've come to Best Animated Short film," McLendon-Covey said. "In 1988, this award was presented to the great John Lasseter, who has since gone on to change the world of animation when he helped create Pixar." Kemper then joked, "Yes, so technically every nominee in this category has been given the opportunity to live up to those standards, but no pressure, of course."
That pressure was handed off to "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" when it took home the 2012 Oscar.
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