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Oct 28 2015

Kristen Wiig's Awards Bait: 'Crying in a Sweater'

Margarethere,bringing you the first of this year's Oscar-bait parodies and with it proof that awards season is fully upon us.

Kristen Wiig,on the promo circuit forNasty Baby, used her spot as a guest onJimmy Kimmel Live!to debut the trailer for her new "extremely independent"movieCrying in a Sweater(directed by Michael Bay).The title,if you can believe it,about covers it: Wiig lolls about tearfully in a series of sweaters while rhapsodic critical praise scrolls by.She's poking fun at the kind of dramatic low-budget Oscar hopeful that she's starred in more than once,but the result is silly enough that it doesn't read as snide.

My personal favorite performances in the Crying in a Sweater subgenre include Toni Collette inThe Sixth Sense,Jaye Davidson inThe Crying Game,and Cate Blanchett inBlue Jasmine,but the gold standard has to be Diane Keaton inSomething's Gotta Give:

In fact,there's a lot of overlap here with the favored TFE movie categoryWomen Who Lie to Themselves.Which prompts the question:what are your favorite crying-in-a-sweater performances?How many of them come from Women Who Lie to Themselves?

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Julia Roberts in Dying Young.

October 28,2015 | Unregistered CommenterMARK

Man that Diane Keaton crying montage is still one of the best things ever.

October 28,2015 | Unregistered CommenterRahul

Does Julianne Moore ever wear a sweater in Far From Heaven?And she does in Still Alice right?Could I just nominate the cast of The Hours?

October 28,2015 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

Nicole Kidman in 'Birth',obvs (well,an exquisitely tailored coat and blouse)
Kate Winslet in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'
Tilda Swinton in 'The Deep End'
Anne Heche in 'Return To Paradise'*
Melanie Lynskey in 'Heavenly Creatures'
Crissy Rock in 'Ladybird,Ladybird'
Kathy Burke in 'Nil By Mouth'
Mia Farrow in 'Husbands and Wives' (Okay,she didn't cry,but she WAS rocking it in a huge-ass sweater)

I don't love it,but all Grace Kelly appeared to ever do in The Country Girl was cry in an f***ing sweater!


October 28,2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmandaBuffamonteezi

If music videos count,Alicia Keys in the video for "If I Ain't Got You"after her boyfriend (played by Method Man or Redman,I always forget) gets arrested for drug dealing.The clip on YouTube obnoxiously ENDS before this part and I have no idea why.

October 29,2015 | Unregistered Commenterjakey

There must be a performance in which Michelle Williams cries in a sweater.There must.

October 29,2015 | Unregistered CommenterJones

Wendy and Lucy?

October 29,2015 | Unregistered CommenterParanoid Android
October 29,2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I LUV Kristen Wiiiiiiig!!!!!Comedy is sooooooooo much harder to pull off,this gal deserves an Oscar!!Did any1 see her spot-on impersonation o Kate Hepburn & Gloria Swanson on Youtube SNL???Pricelessssssssssss!!!

October 29,2015 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

Let's be honest: Wiig is one of the best actresses out there.I love her as a person,too.

October 29,2015 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

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