Melissa McCarthy Lands Oscar Nod

The Plainfield native was nominated for her scene-stealing role as Megan in "Bridesmaids."

Add another feather to the cap of actress -- the native has been nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Bridesmaids.

Her competiton: Bernice Bejo, The Artist; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; and Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, The Help.

To see the full list of nominees, click oscar.go.com/nominees.

To watch a clip of McCarthy in Bridesmaids, click here or go to videos.

Noreen Rosenbaum Blair January 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Congrats to Melissa McCarthy!!!! Loved her in this movie - she was really the only one I did like. I love her in Mike and Molly too...she's awesome!
Nancy Coppin Maynard January 24, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Way to go, Melissa. Very happy for you.
Sarah Adamson January 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Melissa McCarthy is an hysterical actress and an amazing person. When she received the Emmy for "Mike and Molly" she gave Plainfield a 'shout out.' She's proud of her Midwest roots and am so happy for her as she has worked very hard to get to this point in Hollywood. Her work on "Saturday Night Live' was some of the best this past season! Congratulations to her and to the town she loves so much!
Christine Cacciatore January 25, 2012 at 03:28 AM
hvr! hvr! she is so funny!


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