Hollywood Film Awards: 'Trainwreck' Star Amy Schumer Tapped for Comedy Honor (Exclusive)

The 34-year-old recently wrote and starred in a hit summer blockbuster, signed a record-setting contract to write a memoir and won the first-ever best variety sketch series Emmy for her hit TV show.
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Amy Schumer in 'Trainwreck'

Popular comedienne Amy Schumer will receive the Hollywood Comedy Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed a breakout year, winning the first-ever best sketch comedy series Emmy for her show Inside Amy Schumer; landing a record-setting book deal for her memoir; and writing and starring in the acclaimed summer blockbuster Trainwreck.

Past recipients of this honor — which comes at an awards ceremony that bills itself as "the official launch of the awards season" and therefore tends to honor people who are actively vying for accolades — have included Bradley Cooper, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow and Chris Rock.

The Hollywood Film Awards previously announced a number of this year's other honorees. Among them: The Danish Girl's Tom Hooper for the Hollywood Director Award; Sicario's Benicio Del Toro for the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award; The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander for the Hollywood Breakout Actress Award; Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan for the New Hollywood Award; the principal cast of Straight Outta Compton (O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell) for the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; Joy's Robert De Niro for the Hollywood Career Achievement Award; Asif Kapadia's Amy for the Hollywood Documentary Award; Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" (Furious 7) for the Hollywood Song Award; Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl,Suffragette) for the Hollywood Film Composer Award; Cinderella for the Hollywood Costume Design Award; Black Mass for the Hollywood Editing Award; Jurassic World for the Hollywood Visual Effects Award; Bridge of Spies for the Hollywood Cinematography Award and the Hollywood Sound Award; Mad Max: Fury Road for the Hollywood Sound Award and the Hollywood Make-up & Hairstyling Award; and Furious 7 for the Hollywood Blockbuster Award.

This year's ceremony will not be televised, unlike last year's, which aired on CBS but generated disappointing ratings. Nevertheless, Dick Clark Productions, which became a key investor in the event in 2013, will continue to produce it. "The Hollywood Film Awards is an incredible brand, previewing some of the biggest movies and stars of the year, while launching the award season," says Allen Shapiro, CEO of DCP. The recipients of the event's many other awards will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

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