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09/19/2011 12:39 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2011

Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy, Includes Plainfield Shoutout In Speech

Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy included a hometown shoutout in her Emmys acceptance speech Sunday night after winning best lead actress in a comedy series for Mike & Molly.

"I'm from Plainfield, Illinois, and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing," she said during the Sunday night awards ceremony.

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