Amy Schumer to Receive Britannia Comedy Award

Amy Schumer is the latest celebrity to be listed as an honoree at the Britannia Awards Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will award Schumer with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, which the org said “recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.”

Those who have received this award in the past include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Stone and Trey Parker as well as Ben Stiller.

“In just a few years, Amy Schumer has established herself as a performer of great courage and discipline. With ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘Inside Amy Schumer, ‘she has dared her peers to tackle the most difficult subject matter but in the smartest and most entertaining way,” said Kieran Breen, BAFTA/LA chairman.

“As one of the most fearless, incisive, and socially engaged contemporary artists in the comedy realm, she is more than deserving of an award bearing the name of Charlie Chaplin.”

During the ceremony, BAFTA/LA will award Schumer along with fellow honorees Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden. The organization stated that it will release additional honorees at a later date.

The British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines are BAFTA/Los Angeles’ highest honors. The cross-national event celebrates British and American talent by virtue of their impact on the British community through their body of work.

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