I have enjoyed Melissa McCarthy’s work since she played Sookie, best friend of the main character and funny, sweet, often neurotic chef, on Gilmore Girls.
Last year CBS introduced a sitcom called Mike and Molly; the adventures of two overweight people who meet at an Overeater's support group and pursue a relationship. Melissa was back on TV.
Melissa's Molly is adorable and strong and funny and sweet and often fearless.
I imagine being fearless is necessary to have a career in show business. Especially for women. Especially for larger women.
As my Nana used to say - We always cheer for the chubby girl.
Last night the chubby girl heard lots of cheers - Melissa won an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
"I'm from Plainfield, Illinois, and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing."
All of the nominees in this category are spectacular but I am so very pleased that Melissa won.