Photo via Peabody Awards.
Photo via Peabody Awards.

Comedian, actress and writer Amy Schumer and George Lucas’ special-effects house Industrial Light & Magic will be honored during the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced Tuesday.

Schumer will receive the association’s MVP Award, honoring a burgeoning career highlighted by her continuing Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer,” which won an Emmy for sketch variety series. Schumer won a Critics Choice Television Award for best actress in a comedy series, and she was honored by the Television Critics Association with individual achievement and outstanding achievement in comedy awards.

Industrial Light & Magic, meanwhile, will receive the association’s Critics’ Choice Genius Award in recognition of its “40 years of revolutionary moviemaking that changed entertainment forever.” According to the association, ILM — founded by Lucas in 1975 — is the leading special effects facility in the world, providing effects for more than 250 feature films.

The award will be presented to ILM by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams.

The Critics Choice Awards will be presented Sunday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

— Wire reports 

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