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Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson: VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly party honorees

The stars are the first Entertainers of the Year announced for the show, which airs Dec. 7

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What would 2015 even be without Amy Schumer and Taraji P. Henson? Fortunately, we’ll never know, as the breakout stars who owned this past year will be celebrated for their contributions to entertainment as part of the VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly party, set to air on Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

The event, which sees EW and VH1 aligned as partners, will honor the biggest entertainers and pop culture moments of 2015, and marks a return of VH1’s franchise of “Big In” annual specials.

Both Schumer, who starred in Trainwreck and won an Emmy for her popular Comedy Central series, and Henson, who was an Emmy nominee for her portrayal of Cookie on the hit show Empire, will be feted by the people who know them best: their squads.

In addition to appearing on the special, Schumer and Henson will be among the stars featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year issue, on sale nationwide Nov. 24.

More celebrities will join the Big in 2015 party soon. The special will be taped on Nov. 15 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and air on VH1 on Dec. 7.

“Amy Schumer and Taraji P. Henson dominated the cultural conversation and helped define the biggest moments in pop culture throughout 2015,” Chris McCarthy, General Manager of VH1 and Logo Networks, said in a release. “Entertainment Weekly is the perfect brand to partner with to revive the ‘Big In’ franchise and create an unforgettable night that will bring viewers into the intersection of our two pop culture filters.”

“For EW’s 25th anniversary, I’m thrilled that we are partnering with VH1 to bring our Entertainers of the Year issue — one of our most popular franchises — to life on TV and to expose it to an even bigger audience,” EW editor Henry Goldblatt said in a statement. “VH1 viewers and EW readers are in for a great time as they watch the entertainers who were Big in 2015 celebrate, joke and party with their friends.”