Archive for the Bridesmaids category
Over 100 pictures from the public appearances Kristen Wiig made in 2011 have been added to our gallery! This was the breakout year for Kristen, as she starred in the phenomenally great and funny Bridesmaids and in the Alien comedy Paul. She attended promotional screenings for the former around the world and attended some other events back stateside as well. Check out lots of new pics and albums in our photo gallery!
Kristen Wiig was one of the screenwriters in The Hollywood Reporter’s interview called “How Top Screenwriters Hone Their Craft”. She talked about writing the screenplay for Bridesmaids and how it came about.
Co-writer, Bridesmaids (with Annie Mumolo)
“Bridesmaids was our first screenplay. I knew how scripts worked, but I didn’t know what should generally happen on page 30, or in three acts, so we bought one of Syd Field’s books on screenwriting. When Annie and I turned in our original draft, she was seven months pregnant — and then she was seven months pregnant again when we shot the movie. We joked that when her babies came out, their first words were going to be ‘Judd’ [Apatow, who produced the movie] and ‘rewrite.’ There are a lot of sad moments in the film, which we really wanted. In the end, the story is the most important thing. It’s story first and funny second.”
After some time without being able to upload new video clips to the archive, our host has finally fixed the problem – and I have added tons of new videos! Over 20 clips, ranging from interviews and behind the scenes-footage to bloopers and more, from the promotion of Bridesmaids have been added. Simply click on the previews below to watch the new clips, then stay tuned for lots more that is still to come!
As previously mentioned, the second annual Comedy Awards air this Sunday on Comedy Central, so be sure to tune in to see Kristen Wiig accept several awards. One of them was for Comedy Screenplay which she accepted alongside Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo. Comedy Central has released a preview clip which includes just that: the two recipients wrestling over their trophy onstage. Watch the clip by clicking on the image below!
The nominees have been announced for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards and to the surprise of no one, Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games lead the way with eight (!) apiece. Kristen Wiig herself took two nominations: Best Female Performance and Best Comedic Performance! View the nominations Bridesmaids received below, and see the complete list at MTV’s website. Go vote for Bridesmaids to win!
- Movie of the Year
- Best Female Performance – Kristen Wiig
- Breakthrough Performance – Melissa McCarthy
- Best Comedic Performance – Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy
- Best Cast
- Best Gut-Wrenching Performance – Food poisoning turns the girls’ dress fitting into a disaster
- Best On-Screen Dirtbag – Jon Hamm
The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards was held last night in New York City, and Bridesmaids was the big winner of the night! The event – celebrating comedy films and TV – awarded the film with Best Movie, Best Director for Paul Feig, Best Original Screenplay for Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo and Best Actress for Melissa McCarthy! Kristen was on hand to accept the awards, even fighting Annie over who should take home the trophy. 45 pictures have been added to our photo gallery. Be sure to catch the show when it airs on Comedy Central on May 6!
The nominations for the 2nd Annual Comedy Awards have been announced; television series Modern Family and 30 Rock, and films Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love landed the most nominations with five each! Kristen Wiig received three nominations herself; Best Comedy Actress – Film, Best Comedy Actress – TV and Best Screenplay for Bridesmaids. Read all the Kristen-related nominations below, then head on over to the official website to check out all the nominees. The show is set to be held on May 6 – good luck, Kristen!
- Performance by an Actress – Film (Bridesmaids)
- Comedy Screenplay – Film (Bridesmaids)
- Comedy Film (Bridesmaids)
- Performance by an Actress – TV (Saturday Night Live)
- Comedy Writing – TV (Saturday Night Live)
- Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series (Saturday Night Live)
This is truly fantastic news for everyone involved with the movie! Bridesmaids has become the most-ordered vide-on-demand title of all time, the studio said Wednesday. In just more than four months in release, the movie has more than 4.8 million VOD rentals, according to Rentrak’s OnDemand Essentials. That is a gross of more than $24 million.
The movie, which earned Melissa McCarthy an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress and garnered Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig a best screenplay nod, grossed more than $288 million worldwide in its theatrical run, and has taken in more than $100 million in Blu-ray and DVD sales.
Video-on-demand, while growing, remains a fraction of the digital revenue stream. Other digital platforms, including internet video on demand, pay-per-view and hotel viewings have totaled more than 7 million orders, grossing $40 million domestically.