Glamour Awards 2016: Jennifer Saunders Honours Victoria Wood As She's Awarded Outstanding Contribution Prize

The comedian died in April this year.

Jennifer Saunders paid a touching tribute to the late Victoria Wood, as she received a prize at the Glamour Awards.

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star dedicated her Outstanding Contribution gong to her close friend during her acceptance speech at Tuesday (7 June) night's glitzy event.

<strong>Jennifer Saunders dedicated her Glamour Award to the late Victoria Wood</strong>
Jennifer Saunders dedicated her Glamour Award to the late Victoria Wood
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Jennifer told the star-studded crowd: "I dedicate this award to someone who passed away this year, Victoria Wood. She was a great friend to us and it was a great loss."

Victoria died back in April aged 62, following a private battle with cancer.

Jennifer was presented with her award by comedy partner Dawn French, who wasted no time in ribbing her best mate.

<strong>Jennifer was presented her award by comedy partner Dawn French</strong>
Jennifer was presented her award by comedy partner Dawn French
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"Why exactly she is being rewarded for bad behavior and relentless showing off I don't know," Dawn said.

"I asked Glamour why in holy tits was she chosen ahead of some of the people in this room tonight and here's what they sent me: She's a comedy icon, got an international Emmy and a Writers Guild Award to prove it. She's appeared in over 30 shows. Big deal. She's become one of the best loved comedy duos in history, and now has the huge fuck off big movie version of 'Absolutely Fabulous'. So? She's an inspiration to a whole new generation of celebrity comics including Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham, but hey ho..."

<strong>Jennifer won the Outstanding Contribution gong</strong>
Jennifer won the Outstanding Contribution gong
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Jennifer then shouted at her pal: "Don't stand behind me you fucking twat," before going on to say, "I would like to thank my lovely good friend here, Dawn French. Thank you. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. You are my inspiration."

She added: "If I've made an outstanding contribution to anything I hope it's to female friendships."

Check out the full list of Glamour Award winners below:

TV Personality - Holly Willoughby

Writer - L S Hilton

Film Maker - Elizabeth Banks

Music Act - Little Mix

Fashion Designer - Donatella Versace

Cointreau Theatre Actress - Gemma Arterton

Sportswoman - Johanna Konta

Accessories Designer - Sandra Choi

Radio Personality - Clara Amfo

Entrepreneur - Reese Witherspoon

Columnist - Emma Freud

UK TV Actress - Sophie Turner

Breakthrough - Jess Glynne

International TV Actress - Krysten Ritter

Comedy Actress - Rose Byrne

Manuka Doctor YouTuber - Tanya Burr

Film Actress - Naomie Harris

Trailblazer - Sharon Horgan

Man of The Year - James Norton

Outstanding Contribution - Jennifer Saunders

Glamour Icon - Sigourney Weaver

Glamour Inspiration - Susan Sarandon

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