Amy Schumer Will Receive the Critics’ Choice MVP Award for Making “Us Laugh Until It Hurts”
Amy Schumer may have lost the Golden Globe to her bestie Jennifer Lawrence, but now she has a different award to smile about. The Trainwreck star will be honored with the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 17.
“The BFCA and BTJA are thrilled to be honoring someone as wildly talented and multifaceted as Amy Schumer with our second MVP Award,” Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association, said in a statement. “With her work in both film and television Amy proves that she can make us laugh until it hurts whatever the platform.”
The Critics’ Choice awards unveiled the award on Twitter, writing, “A trainwreck? We beg to differ. Congrats to #CriticsChoice MVP Award recipient @amyschumer!”
Schumer responded, “Thank you thank you thank you!”
Thank you thank you thank you! https://t.co/RYBps4omQF— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 12, 2016
The award show also announced the nominees for “Most Bingeworthy Show,” which include Game of Thrones, Empire, The Walking Dead, Orange Is the New Black, Outlander, and Friends—yes, Friends got a nom after more than 10 years off the air!
Fans can cast a vote for their favorite show on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by posting a hashtag with the show name and “CCA” or even using a designated emoji (check out this video for more info on how to vote). If publically broadcasting your binge-watching habits isn’t your thing, you can cast your vote with this link too.
Tune in to see all of the winners and what is sure to be a hilarious acceptance speech from Schumer when the Critics’ Choice Awards air on A&E on Sun., Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.