Melissa McCarthy made history at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

On April 10, 2016, Melissa McCarthy mob surfed to the stage at the MTV Movie Awards.

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But comedians like McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Leslie Jones, Mindy Kaling, and so many others have been shaking things up in recent years through their feminist messaging and their blockbuster success. American moviegoers are increasingly open to the idea that females are funny after all( who would have believed ?) and these changing attitudes are evident at the box office.

Here’s to hoping a woman winning a slapstick award won’t be all that newsworthy in the years to come…

…and also that McCarthy will never accept an award any other way than how she did at those movie awards.

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