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Comedy Central's 2011 Comedy Award Nomiees
Topic Started: Feb 19 2011, 12:01 AM (257 Views)
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Nominations for the first annual "The Comedy Awards" were announced today by COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Networks, both divisions of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). "The Comedy Awards" is the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. Airing on Sunday, April 10, "The Comedy Awards" has garnered support from some of the most iconic names in comedy history.

The nominees reflect a broad range of comedic talent in film, television, stand-up, animation and digital content. "30 Rock" leads the television categories with seven nominations, with "The Office" and "Modern Family" each scoring four nominations. These three hit shows are up against cult favorites, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Eastbound & Down" in the "COMEDY SERIES" category. "Easy A," "Cyrus" and "Kick-Ass" received the most recognition for comedy films with four nominations each and are joined by "Get Him to the Greek" and "The Other Guys" in the "COMEDY FILM" category.

Nominees were selected by the prestigious "The Comedy Awards" Board of Directors, which include: James Burrows, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, James Dixon, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Grey, Caroline Hirsch, Martin Lesak, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Conan O'Brien, Peter Principato, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Jay Roach, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten, Phil Rosenthal, Michael Rotenberg, George Schlatter, Sharon Sheinwold Jackson, Mitzi Shore, Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin and Sandy Wernick.

The winners of each category will be chosen by an invitation-only voting body comprised of nearly 1000 members from the comedy community including writers, producers, performers and directors.


STAND-UP SPECIAL
"Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening"
"Bill Maher: But I'm Not Wrong"
"Louis C.K.: Hilarious"
"Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2"
"Whitney Cummings: Money Shot"

COMEDY FILM
"Cyrus"
"Easy A"
"Get Him to the Greek"
"Kick-Ass"
"The Other Guys"

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM
"Despicable Me"
"Megamind"
"Shrek Forever After"
"Toy Story 3"

COMEDY SCREENPLAY
"Cyrus"
"Easy A"
"Hot Tub Time Machine"
"Kick-Ass"
"Tiny Furniture"

COMEDY DIRECTOR - FILM
Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, "Cyrus"
Will Gluck, "Easy A"
Adam McKay, "The Other Guys"
Matthew Vaughn, "Kick-Ass"
Edgar Wright, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock (NBC)
Eastbound & Down (HBO)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

COMEDY ACTOR - TV
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock (NBC)
Danny McBride, Eastbound & Down (HBO)

COMEDY ACTRESS - TV
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)

SKETCH COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)
Funny or Die Presents (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (Adult Swim)
Tosh.0 (Comedy Central)

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
American Dad! (Fox)
Archer (FX)
Family Guy (Fox)
The Simpsons (Fox)
South Park (Comedy Central)

COMEDY WRITING - TV
30 Rock (NBC)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
The Simpsons (Fox)

COMEDY DIRECTING - TV
30 Rock (NBC)
Community (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
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