30 Rock, Modern Family, Bridesmaids lead the pack of Comedy Awards nominees

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Comedy Central today announced the nominations for their second annual Comedy Awards, heavily favoring NBC’s 30 Rock and ABC’s Modern Family (both with five nominations), HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm with four and NBC’s Parks and Recreation with three. Notably missing: NBC’s Community, which was also snubbed during the Emmy nominations.

In the film categories, Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love each snagged five nods, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris earned four– as did Horrible Bosses. And because we can’t leave well enough alone, The Artist was nominated for three.

The winners of the Johnny Carson Award, which David Letterman won last year and the Comedy Icon Award, which went to Eddie Murphy last year and The Comedy Awards Digital / Best Viral Original nominees will be announced in the next few weeks. And starting today viewers can vote on the Breakout Performer of the Year.

The awards ceremony will be filmed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on April 28 for an airing on May 6. The full list of nominees is below. Let us know what you think in the comments section!

COMEDY FILM
“The Artist”
“Bridesmaids”
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
“Horrible Bosses”
“Midnight in Paris”

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM
“Cars 2”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss In Boots”
“Rango”
“Rio”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR—FILM
Jason Bateman, “Horrible Bosses”
Steve Carell, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II”
Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS—FILM
Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses”
Cameron Diaz, “Bad Teacher”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”

COMEDY DIRECTOR—FILM
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
James Bobin, “The Muppets”
Paul Feig, “Bridesmaids”
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

COMEDY SCREENPLAY
“50/50”
“Bridesmaids”
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
“Horrible Bosses”
“Midnight in Paris”

COMEDY SERIES
“30 Rock”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Happy Endings”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
“Archer”
“Family Guy”
“The Life & Times of Tim”
“The Simpsons”
“South Park”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR—TV
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS—TV
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

COMEDY DIRECTING—TV
“30 Rock”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”

COMEDY WRITING—TV
“30 Rock”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Saturday Night Live”

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
“Late Show with David Letterman”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”

SKETCH/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
“Childrens Hospital”
“Louie”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Tosh.0”

BREAKOUT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Zooey Deschanel
Josh Gad
Donald Glover
Melissa McCarthy
Jason Sudeikis

COMEDY SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
“Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”
“Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup”
“Patton Oswalt Finest Hour”
“Colin Quinn Long Story Short”
“Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts”

CLUB COMIC
Ted Alexandro
Hannibal Buress
Pete Holmes
Anthony Jeselnik
Moshe Kasher
John Mulaney
Kumail Nanjiani
Chelsea Peretti
Amy Schumer
Rory Scovel

STAND-UP TOUR
Dave Attell
Lewis Black
Louis C.K.
Kevin Hart
Jerry Seinfeld

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