RETIRED/REMOVED: Melissa McCarthy for The Boss

melissamccarthy_bossMelissa McCarthy as she appears in the trailer for Ben Falcone’s The Boss

The Facts

Oscar History
McCarthy has one nomination

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Bridesmaids (2011)

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Michelle Darnell, an industry titan who has to put her life back together after a prison stint for insider trading

Festivals: N/A

U.S. Distributor: Universal Pictures
U.S. Release Date: Apr. 8, 2016
U.S. Box Office: $33,271,910 (estimate as of Apr. 15, 2016)

Why I thought it could happen: McCarthy finally broke through with Globe voters last year. She also has the Ghostbusters reboot out this summer. I assumed another Globe nod could be in the cards for this comedy – McCarthy’s second outing with actor-hubby Ben Falcone as a co-writer and director.

Why it’s not happening: The reviews were rightfully tragic; The Boss is hardly a strong showcase for McCarthy’s comic skills, never mind her overall acting range. Hopefully Ghostbusters will cleanse the palate. (You’re still the best, Melissa.)

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