Amy Schumer’s Hilarious Critics’ Choice Acceptance Speech

Amy Schumer Critics Choice Awards Speech
Victoria Webster

Jan 19, 2016

Amy Schumer won the award for MVP (Most Valuable Person), but in true Schumer style, she could not settle for a traditional A lister speech.

From the get go she poked fun at herself, introducing herself as “plus-plus-size actress Amy Schumer.”

Amy Schumer Critic's Choice Award
Image: @amyschumer

A definite highlight was when she dug into the superficiality of Hollywood.

“Thank you for this trophy, covering the reason I have to write my own [stuff],” the Trainwreck star laughed, holding the award over her mid-section. “If you’re an actress and you have this area right here, you have to write your own stuff if you want to get it made.”

Amy also made reference to her essentially nude Pirelli calender photo by Annie Leibovitz.

Amy Schumer by Annie Leibovitz

“This is where I get really brave. That’s what you want everybody to say when a naked photo of you goes viral, you want them to say: ‘What a brave photo.’ Like wow, thanks. Thank you.”

Amy cheekily went on to thank the mangers she had previously fired.

“I thought I could make slightly more money with other people so I went to them”

Amy Schumer with Storm Troppers
Image: @amyschumer

The 34-year-old was right in that choice. Her first film Trainwreck has grossed over $100-million at the box office, and she has won numerous awards such as an Emmy and a Peabody for her semi-autobiographical Comedy Central TV series with guts “Inside Amy Schumer.”

Schumer thanked Trainwreck‘s director Judd Apatow for believing in her: “Thank you so much, I can’t believe that this whole year has happened and that Judd let me tell my story and I’m so happy I don’t have to talk about how autobiographical it is anymore.”

Schumer also mentioned her boyfriend and date to the award show, 29-year-old Chicago furniture designer, Ben Hanisch. The love-struck couple of were all about PDA on the night.

Amy Schumer with boyfriend Ben Hanisch
Image: @amyschumer
Amy Schumer New York Tshirt
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Amy Schumer really is not a typical actress. Not only because she is not a size zero and is vocal about sex, but because she deals with the industry in a transparent, blunt and almost always hilarious manner.

This favourite quote of the night showcases why Amy is definitely the most valuable person:

“This is so boring, I am so sorry you guys. Shut up Amy. Nobody cares,” she said.

For those who do care… here are the winners of the night.

Mad Max, directed by Australian filmmaker George Miller had an incredible run, winning nine awards, including best director. The film is certainly one to watch for The Academy Awards on February 28, with its 10 nominations.

Leonardo Dicaprio is also a favourite for The Oscars, taking home the Critics Choice for best actor in a film.

Here is the full list of winners:

Film Winners
Best picture: Spotlight
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Supporting actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Supporting actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Young actor/actress: Jacob Tremblay, Room
Acting ensemble: Spotlight
Director: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Original screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adapted screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Animated feature: Inside Out
Action movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
Actor in an action movie: Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road
Actress in an action movie: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Comedy: The Big Short
Actor in a comedy: Christian Bale, The Big Short
Actress in a comedy: Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Sci-fi/horror movie: Ex Machina
Foreign language film: Son of Saul
Documentary feature: Amy
Song: See You Again, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, Furious 7
Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Television Winners
Actor in a comedy series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Actor in a drama series: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Actor in a movie made for television or limited series: Idris Elba, Luther
Actress in a comedy series: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Actress in a drama series: Carrie Coon, The Leftovers
Actress in a movie made for television or limited series: Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Comedy series: Master of None
Drama series: Mr. Robot
Movie made for television or limited series: Fargo
Supporting actor in a comedy series: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Supporting actor in a drama series: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Supporting actor in a movie made for television or limited series: Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Supporting actress in a comedy series: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Supporting actress in a drama series: Constance Zimmer, UnREAL
Animation series: BoJack Horseman
Reality show: The Voice
Structured reality show: Shark Tank
Talk show: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Unstructured reality show: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown


By Victoria Webster

Victoria Webster is a contributor for The Carousel. She began her journalism career by studying Media and Communications at The University of Sydney.



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