'Bridesmaids' Wins Most-Viewed Movie in Annual Xfinity On Demand Awards
UPDATED: Beyonce, Tosh.0 and 'SpongeBob SquarePants' are among additional honorees.
The hit comedy Bridesmaids, which is nominated for two Academy Awards, won the 2011 Xfinity On Demand Award for Most-Viewed New Release Movie. Comcast announced the winners in the categories of Xfinity TV’s Most-Watched Movies, TV Series, Kids Series and Musical Artists on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Wendi McLendon-Covey, who plays the cynical cousin Rita in the film, accepted the award on behalf of the Bridesmaids cast and crew. McLendon-Covey hinted at what her Oscar’s acceptance speech would be on Sunday if the film brings home an award and spilled on who she thinks is the funniest person in the cast.
Watch the video here.
Other winners include Beyonce for Most-Watched Overall Musical Artist; Tosh.0 for Most-Watched Overall TV Show and SpongeBob SquarePants for Most-Watched Overall Kids TV Series.
“With nearly five billion views on Xfinity On Demand last year alone, these award winners truly represent which entertainment choices pop culture is embracing, and we congratulate the winners as true standouts in their genres,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, Vice President, Video Services, Comcast.
These winners, among others, helped bring in the most views in the service’s history in 2011 with an average of 400 million views per month.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this story stated that the film is nominated in the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards.