Why 2015 Was the Year of Amy Schumer

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From the iconic Pirelli calendar photo shoot to her first feature film Trainwreck, Amy Schumer completely dominated 2015. Her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer made serious waves in its third season for tackling huge social issues with characteristic, side-splitting humor. The show jumped in fearlessly to discuss sexual assault in military and football culture, society's obsession with the female body (and booty) and depicting an all-male jury as they decide if Amy is "hot enough" to be a female lead.

Schumer did not shy from the spotlight this year, making jokes about everything from the Kardashians and all things sex-related, to urinary tract infections and the lack of female role models in Hollywood. Expect to see more great things from Amy Schumer in 2016.

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1. 'Trainwreck'

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This year, Amy Schumer wrote and starred in her first feature film, Trainwreck. Released in July, the film co-starred Bill Hader and Lebron James and was directed by Judd Apatow. With mostly positive reviews, the film explored a character struggling with monogamy, love and growing up in typical Schumer fashion.

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2. Hosted MTV Movie Awards

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In 2015, Amy Schumer hosted the MTV Movie Awards. During the opening, she made fun of Boyhood, Pitch Perfect 2 and the Divergent series, as well as MTV's lack of music. Oh and of course, she made fun of herself.

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3. "Milk Milk Lemonade"

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This "Milk Milk Lemonade" promo stars Amy Schumer, Amber Rose and Method Man, and serves as an ode to the backside. Promoting the third season of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, the parody pokes fun at the idea of the booty being sexy, rather than functional.

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4. 'Star Wars' 'GQ' Cover

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GQMagazine ran their annual comedy editionin July which featured Amy Schumer as the "funniest woman in the galaxy." Schumer's racy shoot positioned herself and beloved characters from the Star Wars franchise in various manner of compromising scenarios, effectively pissing off every nerd in the galaxy.

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5. Pirelli Calendar

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This year, Italian tire company Pirelli wanted to highlight amazing women of social and cultural importance. As one of the women chosen to pose, Amy Schumer posted this photo and caption to her Instagram: "Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you [photographer] Annie Leibovitz!"

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6. Embarrassing the Royals

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In April, TIME magazine hosted their annual 100 gala, during which Amy Schumer took an intentional dive in front of media royalty Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the red carpet. She apologized later to the celebrity couple, but stood by the hilarious stunt, explaining "What I attribute that moment to was seeing these two people who are, you know, media moguls, in their prime -- in their moment, and wanting to do something to remind everyone that we're all human and that no one is more special than anyone else."

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7. Trailblazer Award From 'Glamour' Magazine

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In June, Schumer received the Trailblazer award from Glamour magazine and made a charming and brazen speech in acceptance. Most notably, she commented on other women's magazines that do not support healthy body image and weight. She also spoke one of the most famous Amy Schumer quotes of 2015: "I'm probably like 160 pounds right now and can catch a dick whenever I want." 

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8. Girl Crush

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Awarding excellence in media and storytelling, the Peabody Awards honored Amy Schumer for her sketch show Inside Amy Schumer. Presenter Tina Fey and Schumer shared an awkward but lovely fangirl moment

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9. Wrigley Field Performance With JLaw

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In August, Amy Schumer recreated the dance sequence from her film Trainwreck at Wrigley Field in Chicago during Billy Joel's performance of "Uptown Girl." Recent bestie Jennifer Lawrence joined her onstage after the pair spent the latter half of 2015 sharing vacation time and developing plans to write a screenplay together.

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10. 'Inside Amy Schumer'

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This Inside Amy Schumer sketch parodies popular television show Friday Night Lights to highlight the rape culture present in locker rooms across the country. With a giant glass of white wine in tow, Schumer uses this skit to piss off every football fan in America, but in perfectly clever Amy fashion. The executive producer, writer, creator and star of the Comedy Central show, Schumer won best actress in a comedy series from the Critics' Choice Television Awards this year.

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11. Schumer Hosted 'SNL'

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In October, Schumer hosted Saturday Night Livefor the first time. Her monologue covered everything from Bradley Cooper to positive role models for young women. On the state of women in the entertainment industry, Schumer joked,"Everyone's always asking me, 'Amy, is it an exciting time for women in Hollywood? Is it? Is it an exciting time?' And I'm like ... No."

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12. Goodwill Partnership

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Schumer has teamed up with Goodwill of Southern California to promote fashion for the inspiration and education of women. Schumer has been vocal about negative body standards in Hollywood.

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13. 'Trainwreck' Shooting and Gun Reform

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On July 23, a shooter entered a Louisiana theater playing Schumer's film, Trainwreck, and killed two viewers, injuring 9 others. In the following months, Schumer called for gun control legislation, working alongside her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer to publicize this effort. 

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14. Hosted HBO Comedy Special

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Entering the stage with a near empty bottle of wine, Amy Schumer starred in the HBO comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo in October. She poked fun at Los Angeles, the entertainment industry and herself, as per usual.

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15. Women in Media Awards

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In November, Schumer opened the 2015 Women's Media Awards in New York City alongside powerful voices such as Gloria Steinem, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. Commenting on the importance of female empowerment through media, Schumer encouraged women to "just say f*** it, try it, do it."

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