Oscar-Mania! Will Oscar Gold Strike Another DCW50 Sitcom Star?
With Oscar season fully underway, we turn our eyes to our two stunning stars that will be making special appearances at this year’s Academy Awards.
Melissa McCarthy, comic extraordinaire and beloved lead of the sitcom Mike and Molly (airing weeknights at 11:00 pm), took another step towards the dramatic with her role as Lee Israel in Marielle Heller’s literary drama Can You Ever Forgive Me? This “based on a true story” flick follows Israel’s fall from notoriety into a life of creative deception and masterful forgery. Her gripping performance landed her a well deserving spot as one of the nominees for best Actress.
The hilarious and heart felt sitcom Mom‘s own Allison Janney (airing weeknights at 6:00 pm) will be making an appearance as a presenter this year. It has been customary for the previous winners of a category to present the award at the next Oscars. Although it has not been announced what category Janney will be presenting, The Academy has confirmed her role as a presenter along with Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell.
Be sure to keep your eyes pealed for our two DCW50 Stars and let us know what you thought on twitter by tagging us @DCW50!