Amy Schumer won the Critic’s Choice MVP and while she was gracious enough in accepting the speech, she also kinda stuck it to them AND I LOVE IT.
She used her big, shiny MVP Award as a physical prop, holding it over her midsection when she said:
“I am plus-plus-size actress Amy Schumer. Thank you for this trophy, covering the reason I have to write my own [stuff]. 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.”
She goes on to poke fun at her Pirelli calendar shot by Annie Leibovitz, which is fun, too, but I gotta say, I so love her candor and especially when she’s getting recognized. It’s so easy to be on top, forgetting all the hardship and judgement and just remembering the glory. But I love how committed Schumer is to illuminating the gender inequality and body image hypocrisy so rampant in entertainment.
Amy, you’re MY MVP!