"I talk about her obsessively," the singer said. "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.
"You've inspired me to not take myself too seriously," Gomez continued. "When I sit on my couch sort of endlessly depressed about certain things, you've constantly made me feel like I'm a bad-ass. Though most of the time I am not. You say the things I wish I could say. And you never, ever make me feel bad for anything I do in my personal life. Even though you don't know me. So it's fine. Let me make it clear, I'm a huge fan!"
Schumer appreciated all the praise and pointed out that she wanted the pop star to present the award.
"I didn't even ask Jen -- Selena, you were my first choice," she said after taking the stage.
The Trainwreck star took to Twitter later in the night to thank Gomez again alongside a photo of the pair meeting on stage. "Here's who I love @selenagomez is an angel thank you to you and the #HollywoodFilmAwards," she posted.
Gomez herself will be honored as Billboard's Chart Topper at the upcoming Women in Music awards ceremony in December.