Amy Schumer's MTV Movie Awards monologue takes on Hillary Clinton, Zayn Malik's exit & more

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Amy Schumer took a page from Billy Crystal at the Oscars and opened her MTV Movie Awards hosting stint by inserting herself into the year's buzziest movies. Schumer talked with the boy from Boyhood (or at least an 8-year-old stand-in) and the women of Pitch Perfect 2. She got sorted in Divergent, cowered in the face of JK Simmons and even, thanks to Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), got ready for her own Hunger Games.

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Once on stage, after a purposely uncomfortable dance routine, Schumer opened her monologue with how excited she was to be there. "Half of you don't know who I am, and half of you think I'm Meghan Trainor," she said to laughs. "Pretty psyched about that."

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Amy Schumer's MTV Movie Awards monologue takes on Hillary Clinton, Zayn Malik's exit & more
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for MTV)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Scarlett Johansson (L) and singer Kelly Osbourne attend The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Scarlett Johansson arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for MTV)
Actress Shailene Woodley poses on arrival for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Shailene Woodley poses on arrival for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Shailene Woodley poses on arrival for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Model Cara Delevingne attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Rebel Wilson attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actress Rebel Wilson poses on arrival for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Cara Delevingne attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Hailee Steinfeld attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Hailee Steinfeld attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Anna Camp attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Miles Teller (L) and Keleigh Sperry attend The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Miles Teller attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Host Amy Schumer attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Host Amy Schumer attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Model Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Victoria Justice attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Brittany Snow attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Charli XCX arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Amber Rose arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Amber Rose arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kiersey Clemons arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Bai Ling arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Greer Grammer arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Bea Miller arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Arden Cho arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Farrah Abraham arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Ashley Rickards arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Machine Gun Kelly arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Bella Thorne arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Rachel Antonoff arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kelly Osbourne arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Stefanie Scott arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Zach Gilford arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ty Dolla Sign arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Rappers Fetty Wap (L) and Ty Dolla Sign attend The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Producer Judd Apatow (R) and Iris Apatow attend the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Spencer Grammer attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Tyler Posey attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: TV personality Zuri Hall attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for MTV)
Victoria Justice arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Her monologue gave advice for winners ("I don't want the winners to be worried about speeches going too long, because MTV is the only network that refuses to play music") as well as riffs on Kevin Hart and, a likely big winner this evening, The Fault in Our Stars. Or, as Schumer explained about the weepie blockbuster, "They should have gone with the original title: Cancer Schmancer."

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The best audience reaction to the monologue was a totally-into-it Jennifer Lopez reacting with approval to Schumer's quip about Gone Girl. "How good was Gone Girl?" Schumer asked. "It's the story of what one crazed white woman -- or every Latina -- does when a man cheats on them."

For fans of Inside Amy Schumer and Schumer's comedy in general, she made a couple of just-got-past-the-censors remarks that were sure to delight. Commenting on the excitement for Magic Mike XXL, she remarked, "It really is magic. Whenever I watch those guys, two of my fingers disappear. It's so weird!"

And of course, Schumer had to remark on Hillary Clinton's announcement Sunday afternoon that she'll run for president. "After months of speculation, Hillary Clinton today announced...she's taking Zayn's spot in One Direction," Schumer excitedly announced. "First woman in One Direction: I never thought I'd live to see the day!"

And that's how you bring a news cycle back around.

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