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Amy Schumer Reacts to Golden Globe Nod: I’m Proud of Myself but It’s ‘More About the Revenge,’ She Jokes.

Add a Golden Globes nomination to the long list of accolades Amy Schumer has racked up this year. “‘I wish I never even made this movie,'” she recalled thinking after the ‘Trainwreck’ theater shooting in July. “And then I was like, ‘No, this is a call for me to get involved and do what I can.'” Schumer, who was nominated for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for her breakout role in Trainwreck, says she hit the lowest of lows after a Louisiana theater screening the film became the site of a mass shooting in July that claimed the lives of two audience members and left another nine injured. “When the shooting happened in Lafayette, and Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson died, I was just completely heartbroken,” Schumer told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was like, ‘I wish I never even made this movie.’ I was having these thoughts where I was just so upset. It’s like, it really feels good and I’m proud of what I accomplished, but yeah, really, it is more about the revenge,” Schumer responds to host Savannah Guthrie’s asking if she’s calling ex-boyfriends to brag about the exciting news. “I want to really thank the Hollywood Foreign Press, but more than that, there are people I want to say ‘no thank you’ to – how much time do we have left on the show?” Schumer jokes. Alongside her brilliant head writer Jessi Klein, Amy Schumer dives deep into the honest experiences of modern day women by embracing the indelicacies and indignities of everyday life. And according to Schumer, the nomination means that their friendship, which includes working on a screenplay together and dancing on Billy Joel’s piano, is officially done. “As soon as I saw that we were both nominated, I took her right out of my phone because our friendship is obviously over,” Schumer joked in an interview on Thursday morning. “It’s really every woman for herself at this point, and I don’t want her to kind of get in my head, you know?” Kidding aside, Schumer is excited for both Lawrence and Brie Larson, who played Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck and was nominated in the drama lead actress category for Room. “It’s just so nice!

For Amy’s exclusive photo diary from her big year, along with all the other stars who made PEOPLE’s ’25 Most Intriguing People’ of 2015 list, pick up this week’s special double issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday When Guthrie and co-host Matt Lauer ask for cameos in Trainwreck 2, Schumer is hesitant to just give away the roles – “We’ll look at your audition tapes but the demand is high, so I don’t know” – so Guthrie offers a nude scene from Lauer. 2015 has definitely been Schumer’s year: Besides writing and starring in the raved-about Trainwreck, the Inside Amy Schumer star also hosted Saturday Night Live, won her first Emmy, released an HBO stand-up special, campaigned for gun control and stripped down for the annual Pirelli calendar. But as you might have expected, the Golden Globes—historically the most fun awards show of the season—stepped up big time nominating not only Lawrence but her new B.F.F. But in May, she took it to a new level with her 12 Angry Men parody, a single-story episode, filmed in black and white, in which 12 male jurors must deliberate over whether Schumer is “hot enough” to be on TV. (It was an idea she’d explored briefly in the first sketch of the second season, in the episode You Would Bang Her?). My friends!” Schumer said before continuing to praise her pals. “Room blew me away,” Schumer said. “Brie’s performance in that just completely floored me and my sister, and I just love her so much.

The cast is a blend of A-list actors (Dennis Quaid, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Kartheiser) and comedy favorites (Nick Di Paolo, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Gethard) and the result is a hysterical, brutal, infuriating, and genuinely moving half-hour of television, expertly mimicking the classic 1957 film, down to the perfect sets and costumes. But she always knocks it so far out of the park.” In addition to going up against Lawrence, Schumer will be competing against Melissa McCarthy, Lily Tomlin, and Maggie Smith, whom Schumer says should watch her back. “That’s right! The ladies will have competition from fellow Golden Globe nominees Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), and Lily Tomlin (Grandma). The show won two Emmys in 2015, one in the outstanding variety sketch series category, the other for the show’s pitch-perfect boy band parody, Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.

In her spare time, she recorded a Chris Rock-directed hourlong special for HBO and released a hit movie, Trainwreck, which pulled in over $100m at the box office. Regardless, we doubt a Schumer win would do anything to damage her friendship with Lawrence given how notoriously relaxed J.Law is about awards seasons.

This year brought an unprecedented bout of late-night change, with Jon Stewart and David Letterman bowing out, Stephen Colbert changing gigs, and Trevor Noah, Larry Wilmore and James Corden stepping up. Credit must be given to Comedy Central for installing two black hosts amid a sea of white guys, but the late-night genre remained depressingly male dominated. (Comedy Central reportedly offered the Daily Show spot to Schumer and Amy Poehler, who both turned it down, presumably because they are movie stars.) The deficiency came into stark relief in September, when Vanity Fair featured the 10 whiskey drinking, suited late-night hosts in one glamor shot (under the original headline Why Late-Night Television Is Better than Ever). It should be noted that Lawrence and Schumer’s other good friend Aziz Ansari also landed a nomination for his stellar new Netflix series, Master of None.

It’s certainly not for lack of female talent; there have never been so many funny women, ranging from stalwarts like Kathy Griffin to exciting upstarts like Cameron Esposito to can-you-believe-she-still-doesn’t-have-a-talk-show Aisha Tyler. (And plenty of them want the job). If the Golden Globe producers are smart, they’ll seat the three friends together and maybe break with tradition and have a three-way co-presentation from Schumer, Lawrence, and Ansari. And while late-night has lost the unifying, must-see cachet of the Johnny Carson era, it remains one of the most respected comedic outlets for its stability – it’s common for hosts to remain for more than a decade – and the potential to contribute to the national conversation and the pop culture landscape. But given that the writers’ rooms of all the shows are also overwhelmingly male (as Melissa Hunter brilliantly demonstrated on Twitter), there’s a long way to go before late night has caught up to the hilarious women of our time.

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