Sunday proved to be a significant evening for comedies and comedians at the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Comedians represented in the fields of Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress as well as Best Original Screenplay. Although contenders Jonah Hill, Melissa McCartney, and Krisitn Wiig did not bring home the golden statuettes, they did have their shining moment at the awards ceremony.
Bridesmaids leading ladies Wiig and Maya Rudolph shared the stage with fellow co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Byrne, and Ellie Kemper to present the award for short film. The highlight of their evening was when Wiig and Rudolph debated whether or not size mattered. Ambiguous as their speech was, we could not tell whether they were talking about film or that certain anatomical feature. “Hate to tell you guys, but it kinda does,” said Wiig. Rudolph countered, “As my grandma used to say, it can be short and still make my toes curl.”
Who can forget the men in the white suits? Fellow comedians Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis presented the award for Best Original Song while playing the cymbals. During the presentation of the award, Galifianakis said the song “Man or Puppet” joined the ranks of other Best Song winners, “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “Moon River” and “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”.
Probably the most funny and memorable appearance of the evening was by Chris Rock while presenting the award for Best Animated Film. As expected, Rock holds nothing back. He said the following about doing voice-over work: “In animation, you can be anything you want to be. If you’re a fat woman, you can play a skinny princess…If you’re a white man, you can play an Arabian prince. If you’re a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra.”
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