HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- dick clark productions announced today that Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, comedian and actress Amy Schumer will be honored with the "Hollywood Comedy Award" at the "19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards." The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world's biggest stars. Honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins.
Schumer wrote and starred in her first feature film, Trainwreck, which garnered excelled critical acclaim and box office success. Schumer is also in her 4th season of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, of which she won this year's Emmy for Outstanding Variety and Sketch Series.
It was previously announced that Robert De Niro will receive this year's "Hollywood Career Achievement Award," Furious 7 will receive the "Hollywood Blockbuster Award," Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will receive "Hollywood Song Award" for their hit "See You Again" from the Furious 7 soundtrack, Asif Kapadia will receive the "Hollywood Documentary Award" for Amy, Tom Hooper will receive the "Hollywood Directing Award" for The Danish Girl, Benicio Del Toro will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" for Sicario, Saoirse Ronan will receive the "New Hollywood Award" for her performance in Brooklyn, Alicia Vikander will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Actress Award," for The Danish Girl and the principal cast of the box-office smash "Straight Outta Compton," Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell, will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award."
Other honorees include Janusz Kaminski (Bridge of Spies) for "Hollywood Cinematography Award"; Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl, Suffragette) for "Hollywood Film Composer Award"; David Rosenbloom (Black Mass) for "Hollywood Editing Award"; Tim Alexander (Jurassic World) for "Hollywood Visual Effects Award"; Gary Rydstrom (Bridge of Spies) for "Hollywood Sound Award"; Sandy Powell (Cinderella) for "Hollywood Costume Designer Award"; Lesley Vanderwalt (Mad Max: Fury Road) for "Hollywood Make Up & Hair Styling Award"; and Colin Gobson (Mad Max: Fury Road) for "Hollywood Production Design Award." More honorees are set to be announced at a later date.
ABOUT AMY SCHUMER
Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network's highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer's provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. Schumer can next be seen in her one-hour HBO comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, directed by Chris Rock premiering on October 17th. Schumer's first book was recently purchased by the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books and is set to be released in late 2016. It was the highest advance that the publishing house has given to a female author. Schumer recently wrote and starred in Trainwreck which premiered this summer. Additional film credits include Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for 3 years.
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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Country Countdown Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; "World's Funniest" from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as "BOOM!" from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®
The Hollywood Film Awards®, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. For additional information, visit www.hollywoodawards.com.
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