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Melissa McCarthy Emmys 2011 Acceptance Speech: Shout Out to Her Girls! (Video)

Melissa McCarthy Emmys 2011 acceptance speech

Melissa McCarthy Emmys 2011 acceptance speech

Melissa McCarthy was not only an Emmys 2011 winner, but she was the winner of the first ever Emmy Awards Best Comedy Actress pageant!

When the best actress nominees were announced, they each took to the stage, holding hands in a mock pageant moment.

Ultimately, there can only be one winner and it was McCarthy, taking home the Emmy for her role in Mike & Molly.

Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara even crowned Melissa and presented her with a bouquet of roses.

Too funny!

In her acceptance speech, Melissa McCarthy said, “Holy smokes. Wow, it’s my first and best pageant ever. I’m from Plainfield, Illinois, and I’m standing here and it’s kind of amazing.”

McCarthy also gave a shout out to her kids in her acceptance speech – don’t you love when the moms talk to their little ones through the TV?

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