Best Actress 2015: Amy Schumer for Trainwreck

A photo of Amy Schumer on the set of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck (via Collider)

The Facts

Oscar History
Schumer has yet to receive an Oscar nomination

This Year
Schumer has
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Amy, a commitment-phobic career woman who faces her fears of monogamy when she meets a good guy (Bill Hader)


  • South by Southwest Film Festival (Mar. 16, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Universal Pictures
U.S. Release Date: July 24, 2015
U.S. Box Office: $102,647,395 (as of Aug. 24, 2015)

Why? Schumer won over critics and audiences with not only her sharp Trainwreck screenplay but also her surprisingly strong leading performance, proving that she can carry a narrative beyond a sketch in a variety series. Her television series, Inside Amy Schumer, broke out in a huge way this year, too. She’s in for a Golden Globe at least, right?

Why not? Trainwreck hardly fits Oscar’s traditional wheelhouse; the film lacks a Bridesmaids-esque (2011) supporting breakthrough to make an acting bid for Schumer more plausible – unless Brie Larson suddenly becomes a thing? Universal proper may have bigger contenders in Angelina Jolie for By the Sea and Mia Wasikowska for Crimson Peak.


Ranking: No. 19 as of Aug. 25, 2015

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