Critics' Choice MVP Award Recipient Amy Schumer Apologizes for Her "Boring" Speech, Gives New Boyfriend a Shoutout
It wasn't long before Amy Schumer was giving funny frontman T.J. Miller a run for his money at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night. At this year's show, Miller is playing host, while Schumer is the lucky recipient of the Critics' Choice MVP Award. When Miller greeted the comedienne during the ceremony, he wound up telling her "not to be "funnier than the host"—a clear nod to Schumer on her big night.
As expected, Schumer, 34, looked white-hot on the red carpet in a sizzling dress by Calvin Klein (above). Once inside, she met up with her new beau, Ben Hanisch, and they were seen canoodling throughout the evening.
Schumer was welcomed onstage to claim her award by Trainwreck director, Judd Apatow, who had plenty of kind words to say about the actress—and her absolutely amazing year—before playing some of her funniest movie moments. As for Schumer's acceptance speech?
"This is so boring, I am so sorry you guys. Nobody cares," she joked midway through her speech, before graciously thanking the critics. "I really do want to thank the critics and I mean it," Schumer said. "I felt very seen and heard by you guys... and understood. So, thank you. Your work helps my work."
The Inside Amy Schumer star went on to thank her supportive team, family, Trainwreck co-star Bill Hader, Comedy Central, and Universal—just to name a few. To her boyfriend, Schumer dropped a subtle, but oh-so-sweet sentiment when she smiled and said "Hi, Ben." Too sweet.
Schumer's honor, bestowed by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, comes as a nice surprise after she was topped by bestie, Jennifer Lawrence, at the Golden Globes. Tonight, Schumer was honored for making us "laugh until we cry," which she's certainly done time and time again. Watch her full acceptance speech below.