Amy Schumer And Judd Apatow Ruled The Critics’ Choice Awards | Film News
But what else did we expect?
The dynamic duo delivered some of the funniest and raunchiest jokes during the evening. Judd Apatow started it all off when he presented Amy Schumer with the MVP award. During his speech he went boldly off script and began ranting about The Golden Globes and the The Martian categorisation – which let’s face it was unfair and just not right.
Basically, he said what we’ve all been thinking and feeling, ever since The Martian was classed as a comedy. Putting The Martian in that category just secured its win, the other films really didn’t stand a chance against the critically acclaimed science fiction drama.
After jokingly telling an extremely amused Matt Damon, that he felt like a kid who had his lunch money stolen, he went on to say “I don’t mean to be weird about it, but to all the dramas out there, go f**k yourself, and your period costumes, and your concussion, and your bears, and your sexuality, go f**k yourself!”
This garnered a lot of laughs from the audience, who probably are in agreement when it comes to the The Martian. Even Ridley Scott addressed it during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, “Comedy?” he said upon receiving the award, and continued his speech by waving his hand in a “maybe not” motion.
Apatow then went on to do what he was actually on stage to do, present an award to the lovely Schumer. “I’m here to give an award, to the funniest person in the world miss Amy Schumer,” he said. “The MVP award! They made up an award to get her here. That’s how valid these awards are”.
Schumer’s speech didn’t disappoint either, it was the perfect balance between sweet, raunchy and snarky, and she concluded with an important message too. She began by expressing a disbelief at all her success in 2015, and then addressed the critics with a heartfelt message.
“I felt very seen and heard by you guys, and understood. Sometimes with everything going on, you’re like ‘this is stupid and a waste of time’ and then someone would write something and I’d realize they get what we’re doing”.
She then perfectly blasted Hollywood sexism, “If you’re an actress and you have ‘this area’ right here, you have to write your own stuff if you wanna get it made”. She also joked about the 2015 photo shoot she did with Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar. After the photos were made public she was repeatedly called “brave” by fans and critics.
“That’s what you want everyone to say when a naked photo of you goes viral,” she joked of the picture, “you want them to say ‘What a brave photo,’ Wow, thank you”. She ended her speech on a more serious note, saying, “I want to thank Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson who died in Lafayette because a mentally ill person got their hands on a gun. But we can end gun violence together”.
She was referring to the shooting during a Trainwreck screening in Lafayette, Louisiana. An important message. Congratulations Amy, can’t wait to see what you do next.
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