This morning, the Academy Award nominations were announced. Now, I know what you're thinking. The Academy Awards are for movies, so why are we talking about them here on a TV blog? Well, it turns out that many of our favorite TV stars are in fact multi-talented! So congratulations to the following TV stars who just got nominated for an Academy Award:
Jim Rash (Dean Pelton on Community)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
The terrific Kristen Wiig, along with her writing partner Annie Mumolo, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the blockbuster comedy Bridesmaids. The film also has a great supporting cast with television roots, including Wiig's former SNL co-star Maya Rudolph (who now stars in NBC's Up All Night), The Office's Ellie Kempner, and the scene-stealing Melissa McCarthy, who also earned an Academy Award for Supporting Actress for her role in this film (McCarthy also stars in the CBS comedy Mike & Molly). Here is Academy Award nominee Kristen Wiig in SNL and Bridesmaids:
Brett McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords)
The Academy Awards air Sunday February 26th, so tune in to see who wins! Good luck to Jim, Kristen and Brett!