Melissa McCarthy's MTV Movie Awards Speech Transcript Was Gracious & Hilarious


Actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy took to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards stage on Sunday night to collect her well-earned Comedic Genius Award. She's the first female to win the award, and only the third person to receive it. After she was announced as the winner, McCarthy crowd-surfed to the stage, then proceeded to accidentally knock her award across it. Once she'd retrieved it, she gave a speech worthy of a comedic genius. In case you missed it, I listened really closely — and the transcript of Melissa McCarthy's MTV Movie Awards speech was truly worthy of its own honor.

The Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters star has watched five of her movies become box-office hits since her breakout role in Bridesmaids, proving that McCarthy (and her no-holds-barred brand of humor) is definitely here to stay. Casey Patterson, executive producer of the MTV Movie Awards, said of McCarthy's win,

To start things off, McCarthy thanked her mother — who reportedly once told McCarthy not to worry about being likable — and past female comedians before her. Check out the full transcript below to read the rest of her amazingly gracious acceptance speech.


It was emotional, touching, and paid tribute to many deserving female comedians. It turns out McCarthy's not only a comedic genius — with an award to prove it — she's also fantastic at giving beautiful speeches.