Academy Offers 'Bridesmaids' a Consolation Prize: Presenter Gig

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"Bridesmaids" may not be up for Best Picture, but the cast of the hit comedy just scored themselves more stage time at the Oscars.

Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig have been tapped as presenters (we're assuming en masse, not individually) at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, according to Deadline.

The Academy may have set itself up for some good-natured ridicule with booking the six actresses -- even though the film scored two nominations (Best Supporting Actress for McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Wiig and Annie Mumolo), we have a feeling the cast agrees with the general consensus of the public in that it also deserved a Best Picture nomination. Having them all up there at once just might inspire them to ... comment on the issue.

Oh, we're sure they'll behave themselves -- but brace yourselves anyway, especially if there's a chocolate fountain somewhere nearby.

This year's Academy Awards ceremony actually marks the first time any of the six cast members are attending the Oscars, which is pretty exciting in and of itself. No word yet on what they'll be presenting, though we doubt it will be for Best Supporting Actress or Best Original Screenplay -- it would be pretty awkward if they announced the winner and then had to suddenly leave the stage if it wasn't "Bridesmaids"-related.

See what happens when all things Oscar are revealed on Sunday, Feb. 26.