Melissa McCarthy made history last night at the MTV Movie Awards.


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

Comedian to do list Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) December 14, 2015

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 women are funny after all (who would have thought?) and these changing attitudes are evident at the box office.

Here’s to hoping a woman winning a comedy 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 last night.

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