The Comedy Awards like Tina Fey, Eastbound And Down, and Easy A, among other things

The Comedy Awards like Tina Fey, Eastbound And Down, and Easy A, among other things

As announced last month, MTV/Comedy Central parent company Viacom is getting into the lobbing-trophies game with its newly inaugurated The Comedy Awards, recognizing the year’s people who think they’re sooooo funny. Today the Comedy Awards committee—a board of directors that includes names like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin, Don Rickles, Billy Crystal, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Seth MacFarlane, and Conan O’Brien—unveiled their first-ever list of nominees, with winners to be chosen by a voting body of more than 1,000 other members of the humor community and then awarded during the April 10 broadcast.

As you can see, the TV field is pretty much dominated by 30 Rock, with nods in the best series, directing, writing, and all of the acting categories, but unlike the Emmys or Golden Globes, here it will face off against oft-ignored shows Eastbound And Down and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. This is also one of the few awards shows where you’ll see nominations for Childrens Hospital, Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Archer, which just about justifies the whole endeavor—as does the fact that Glee only got one piddling nomination. (Hopefully its one glaring oversight—the complete exclusion of Parks And Recreation—can be explained by its absence from the fall schedule and will be rectified next year.)

Meanwhile, the feature film race seems like a dead heat between Easy A, Cyrus, and Kick-Ass, which apparently counts as a comedy. Also, they must super-love Tina Fey, considering they nominated her for both 30 Rock and her performance in Date Night, and are probably just recognizing Anne Hathaway for Love And Other Drugs as a way to get Anne Hathaway to come to their show. Anyway, here’s the complete list from Deadline.

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock
Eastbound And Down
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Modern Family
The Office

COMEDY ACTOR — TV
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Danny McBride, Eastbound And Down

COMEDY ACTRESS — TV
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

COMEDY ACTOR — FILM
Russell Brand, Get Him To The Greek
Will Ferrell, The Other Guys
Zach Galifianakis, Dinner For Schmucks
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
Jonah Hill, Cyrus 

COMEDY ACTRESS — FILM
Tina Fey, Date Night
Anne Hathaway, Love And Other Drugs
Helen Mirren, Red
Chloë Moretz, Kick-Ass
Emma Stone, Easy A 

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Late Show With David Letterman 

SKETCH COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
Childrens Hospital

Funny Or Die Presents
Saturday Night Live
Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tosh.0

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
 

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
American Dad!
Archer
Family Guy
The Simpsons

South Park 

COMEDY WRITING — TV
30 Rock
Louie
Modern Family
The Office
The Simpsons 

COMEDY SCREENPLAY
Cyrus
Easy A
Hot Tub Time Machine

Kick-Ass
Tiny Furniture 

COMEDY DIRECTING — TV
30 Rock
Community
Modern Family
The Office
Saturday Night Live 

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

Filed Under: TV, Film

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