The Operator Amenability of Uniform Algebras We prove a quantized version of a theorem by M.~V.~She\u{\i}nberg: A uniform algebra equipped with its canonical, {\it i.e.}, minimal, operator space structure is operator amenable if and only if it is a commutative $C^\ast$-algebra. Keywords:uniform algebras, amenable Banach algebras, operator amenability, minimal, operator spaceCategories:46H20, 46H25, 46J10, 46J40, 47L25