Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone arrive for the 84th Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA, on February 26, 2012. McCarthy was a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in Paul Feig’s sleeper hit Bridesmaids. She lost to Octavia Spencer for Tate Taylor’s The Help. (Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.)
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer’s competitors were The Help’s Jessica Chastain, The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo, and Albert Nobbs’ Janet McTeer. McCarthy’s next movie is This Is 40, directed by Judd Apatow (one of the Bridesmaids producers), and featuring Paul Rudd, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann, Albert Brooks, Chris O’Dowd, John Lithgow, and Charline Yi.