Amy Schumer will be honored with the Critics’ Choice MVP Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced on Tuesday.
The “Trainwreck” writer and star will be given the trophy at the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards airing on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Jan. 17.
Additionally, the two organizations behind the event revealed that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams will be on hand to present the Critics’ Choice Genius Award to Industrial Light & Magic, which is being recognized for revolutionizing filmmaking through its technology.
But wait, there’s more: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” will go up against “Empire,” “The Walking Dead,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Friends” for the Most Bingeworthy Show award.
Yes, you read that last nominee correctly. “Friends,” which is currently streaming all 10 seasons on Netflix, is getting nominated for awards over a decade after it concluded its run on NBC in 2004.
Starting today, fans of the nominated shows can vote for their favorite on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by simply posting a hashtag with the show of their choice. For example, #TheWalkingDeadCCA or #GameofThronesCCA. And if you hate spelling, certain emojis are also acceptable. For real. But if neither of those options appeal to you, vote the relatively old-fashioned way through a website.
“The BFCA and BTJA are thrilled to be honoring someone as wildly talented and multifaceted as Amy Schumer with our second MVP Award. With her work in both film and television Amy proves that she can make us laugh until it hurts whatever the platform,” said BFCA/BTJA’s president Joey Berlin. “For our Genius Award this year, there seemed no more deserving recipient than Industrial Light & Magic. For the last 40 years, George Lucas and his extraordinary team have changed the way we see film and the industry would not be the same without their groundbreaking work.”