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Kristen Wiig (far right) earned an Oscar nomination for the screenplay for "Bridesmaids" (in which she starred with, from left, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Maya Rudolph). For her Saturday night farewell on "Saturday Night Live," she received an emotional, high-profile send-off after seven years as part of the cast on the NBC-TV show. (Universal Pictures via Associated Press)

Kristen Wiig (far right) earned an Oscar nomination for the screenplay for "Bridesmaids" (in which she starred with, from left, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Maya Rudolph). For her Saturday night farewell on "Saturday Night Live," she received an emotional, high-profile send-off after seven years as part of the cast on the NBC-TV show. (Universal Pictures via Associated Press)

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