Watch Amy Schumer’s Emotional Emmys Acceptance Speech

21 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Amy Poehler Misses Her Last Parks and Rec Emmy Chance.

The funny lady of the year walked away with a golden statue Sunday night for her Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer,” which won for outstanding variety sketch series, beating out “Drunk History,” “Key and Peele,” “Portlandia” and “Saturday Night Live.’ “We care so much about this show,” Schumer said during her acceptance speech at the Microsoft Theater in L.A., during which she thanked her sister and her Comedy Central writing staff who helped her get the courage to create the “sex show” of her dreams, she quipped.Going into tonight’s Emmys, it seemed as though Amy Poehler had a good chance to finally topple Julia Louis-Dreyfus from the best-comedy-actress throne by winning her first-ever Emmy, for Parks and Recreation—especially given that the series ended its seven-season run this past February.

Garnering laughs from the audience, the “Trainwreck” star added, “Thanks everybody who has helped me — and the girl who gave me sort of a smokey eye. I really love it.” Schumer was also nominated for best comedy actress at the Emmy Awards, though “Veep’s” Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the award in that category.

The Saturday Night Live veteran has become so accustomed to losing out in the category, though, that she and fellow Emmy loser Jon Hamm co-hosted a “Losers Only” after-party for charity in recent years. Poehler, seemingly knowing this, didn’t even bother to take out her chewing gum or whip off her sweatshirt as the category was being announced. “It’s one of the great Hollywood tragedies that [Poehler] hasn’t won an Emmy yet,” says Schur. “I watched this happen with Steve Carell—it’s a very similar thing—and I think the world just thinks that she’s won. It’s hard to complain—Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a national treasure—but at the same time, I just hope and pray that somehow or another, this is Amy’s year.” Going into Sunday’s Emmy Awards, Louis-Dreyfus was favored to win the Emmy, which is her fourth consecutive win as comedy lead for the HBO series. If Poehler gets her wish though, she will have another chance to hop on-stage and accept a glitzy award at the Oscars, for her stellar voice work in the Pixar feature Inside Out.

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