Amy Schumer to Get Charlie Chaplin Honor at Britannia Awards
The actress will follow honorees Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden at the Oct. 30 event.
Amy Schumer will soon have ties to Charlie Chaplin.
The actress, riding high of her summer hit Trainwreck, will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy at the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines. The awards, from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, are scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"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. 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,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen in a statement about the honor, doled out to "talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy."
As previously announced, Meryl Streep will receive this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; Sam Mendes will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The GREAT Britain Campaign; and James Corden will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry. TV and event production company Done + Dusted will produce the ceremony.