Selena Gomez feels ''inspired'' by Amy Schumer.

The 23-year-old star has spoken of her admiration and fondness of the actress and comedian, whom she presented with the Hollywood Comedy Award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

She said: ''Amy, you've inspired me not take myself too seriously when I sit on my couch and I'm depressed about certain things.

''You constantly made me feel I'm a bad ass even though most of the time I'm not. You say the things I wish I could say and you never ever make feel bad about anything I do in my personal life.''

The 'Come and Get It' hitmaker also said she was honoured to be asked to present the award to one of her favourite stars, although she joked that she wasn't the first choice for the role.

She told the audience: ''I talk about her obsessively. I've tweeted her often. I try to impersonate her and it doesn't really work.

''I actually just met her so basically what I'm saying is I'm really happy that clearly Jennifer Lawrence wasn't able to do this tonight because I love you.''