Kristen Wiig's surreal Oscar experience

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Kristen Wiig leads the cast of this comedy as a maid of honor who begins to come unglued as she leads her best friend (played by Maya Rudolph) down the road to matrimony. Making the experience especially memorable and somewhat miserable is a group of colorful bridesmaids (played by Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper). Directed by Paul Feig.

June 4th, 2012

Kristen Wiig found being nominated for an Oscar ''surreal''.

The 38-year-old actress and her writing partner Annie Mumolo were in contention for the Best Original Screenplay prize for 'Bridesmaids' at this year's Academy Awards and though they didn't win, Kristen is delighted all her work on the comedy has paid off.

She said: ''To hear my name and Annie's announced, after five years of writing and working on the film - it was surreal.

''Professionally, the reception of this film has allowed me opportunities I could only dream of and I am incredibly grateful. It all feels like one big highlight.''

Although she was pleased to be nominated for an award, Kristen says it is the response of fans of the movie that mean the most to her.

She said: ''People have told me that the film made them laugh and cry and that the friendships really resonate with them. For me, there is no better compliment than that.''