Melissa McCarthy Earns MTV’s Comedic Genius Award

Melissa McCarthy in Spy
Melissa McCarthy in ‘Spy’ (Photo © 20th Century Fox)

Melissa McCarthy has the R-rated comedy The Boss heading to theaters on Friday and on Sunday she’ll pick up the Comedic Genius Award from MTV. This year’s MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Central Intelligence co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, with the awards show taking place for the very first time outside under the stars on the Warner Bros. backlot. MTV will air the awards show at 8pm ET/PT on April 10th.

MTV selected writer, producer, and actress McCarthy as the Comedic Genius Award winner “for her bold and fearless comedic style that has captured audiences hearts.” Commenting on McCarthy’s win, executive producer Casey Patterson stated, “Honoring Melissa McCarthy with ‘MTV’s Comedic Genius Award’ is exciting on so many levels, it’s the first time this award is going to a woman which is fantastic. We love Melissa for her performances but she also writes, produces and directs comedy, so this award is incredibly well deserved. The most exciting thing about Melissa is how brave she is, you don’t want to miss her moment in the show.”

McCarthy’s credits include Mike & Molly, Bridesmaids, St. Vincent, Spy, Identity Thief, and The Heat. In addition to The Boss, McCarthy has the female-driven Ghostbusters coming to theaters in 2016.

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