‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Wins Very First Variety Sketch Series Emmyby Matthew Scott Donnelly | PopCrush
In June, Glamour UK deemed Amy Schumer a true trailblazer, and tonight (September 20), she did the title justice—her Inside Amy Schumer won the very first Emmy Award for Best Variety Sketch Series, besting some heavy hitters in the process.
Schumer, whose show wrapped up its third season earlier this year, expressed her gratitude with snark her fans have come to regard as standard, and moved to thank “Comedy Central and all the suits who represent me” in addition to “the girl who gave me this sort of smokey eye—I really love it.
Still, she peppered her jokes with some moving sincerity.
“We care so much about this show,” she noted. “I’m so proud. This show fights for what we believe in.”
Inside Amy Schumer beat out Drunk History, Key & Peele, Saturday Night Live and Portlandia to earn the trophy. While its earlier sketches ran the gamut and spoofed horror flicks, overly sexual tennis pros and trailer park goings-on, its most recent episodes have been noticeably more political, particularly Schumer’s parody of 1957’s 12 Angry Men in May. In the episode, a dozen jurors—all men, including Paul Giamatti and Jeff Goldblum—caucus to determine whether Schumer is hot enough to be on television in a pointed take-down of Hollywood’s double standards and patriarchal leanings.
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