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Emmy upset: Melissa McCarthy’s beauty pageant moment at the Emmys!

Melissa McCarthy almost fainted when she was nominated, so what did she do when she was given the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy? Read on to find out.

Melissa McCarthy — from breakout star to Emmy Award-winner.

Melissa McCarthy nearly fainted when her name was read during the 2011 Primetime Emmy nominees announcement, so how did she handle winning the Emmy for her lead role in Mike & Molly?

The CBS star donned a tiara and raised a bouquet flowers!

When Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara read the list of nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy series, every single lady marched up on stage and formed a support line — or beauty pageant line — that included Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Laura Linney, Martha Plimpton, Edie Falco and Melissa McCarthy.

When Melissa McCarthy’s name was read, the entire line of nominees enveloped her in a giant hug — pageant style — as Rob Lowe placed a tiara on her head and handed her bouquet of flowers.

Watch the moment, it was pretty stellar.

Melissa McCarthy really came into her own on Mike & Molly, but it was her breakout role in the movie Bridesmaids that showed her range.

Did you catch Melissa McCarthy’s big win at the 2011 Emmy Awards? What did you think?

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