How to Play the Bridesmaids’ Drinking Game

From left: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy

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updated 01/29/2012 AT 9:00 PM ET

originally published 01/29/2012 AT 10:10 PM ET

That’s one way to pass time during a two-hour awards ceremony.

The ladies of Bridesmaids enjoyed Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards one sip at a time with a game they invented that honors a filmmaker who’s no stranger to winning the top prize: Martin Scorsese.

Taking the stage with beverages in-hand to present their film, which was nominated in the outstanding cast category, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy explained the rules to their drinking game of choice.

“You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word ‘Scorsese,’ ” McCarthy explained, a mini bottle of Grey Goose in her hands.”You’d be surprised how much that comes up in just casual conversation because people like to throw that thing around.”

Case in point: “Do you think Scorsese saw our movie?” Wiig asked. Take a swig.

The most valuable player: Steve Buscemi, who was honored for his work individually and as part of an ensemble on Boardwalk Empire. In both acceptance speeches, he made sure to thank the show’s executive producer – Scorsese.

Cheers to that!


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