TV Stars Eying Oscar: Who Made the Cut? Who Got Snubbed?
The most high profile names to make the cut: Mike & Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy, who snagged a best supporting actress nod for her scene-stealing turn in Bridesmaids, and Damages‘ Glenn Close, a best actress nominee for Albert Nobbs.
McCarthy’s Bridesmaids co-star, Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig, also scored a nomination for best original screenplay for co-writing the box office smash with Annie Mumolo.
In the adapted screenplay category, Community‘s Jim Rash (Dean Pelton!) was recognized (along with Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon) for penning the screenplay adaptation of The Descendants.
One TV star who many thought would be experiencing a gold rush today — Secret Life of the American Teenager star Shailene Woodley — failed to make the supporting actress cut for her revelatory performance as George Clooney’s daughter in The Descendants.
For a complete list of nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards, visit out sister site Deadline.com. The ceremony airs Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.