Awards show season surely is in full swing. All of entertainment's wittiest people will be honored for what they do best: making the world laugh.
Comedy Central and MTV Networks announced the inaugural presentation of The Comedy Awards. They described it as the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy.
The Comedy Awards will tape at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26 and will air on Sunday, April 10. Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, VH1 and Nick-at-Nite will all simultaneously broadcast the program.
The show will feature awards for late-night comedy series, stand-up special and traditional nominations for films and television shows.
NBC's hit TV show, 30 Rock is in the lead with seven nods in the best series, directing, writing and all of the acting categories. The Office and Modern Family each received four nominations.
The films Easy A, Cyrus and Kick-Ass each received four nominations. Ricky Gervais was nominated for his stand-up special, Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2.
It's an honor to be nominated for my stand-up at this, the first-ever 'The Comedy Awards,' he said. In 68 years time, I intended to host it and get it cancelled.
Some types of television shows, often snubbed by award shows like the Emmys or The Golden Globes, will receive recognition at The Comedy Awards.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is nominated for best comedy series while Eastbound and Down is nominated for best comedy series and best comedy actor, for Danny McBride.
Here is the complete list of nomination from Deadline.
Eastbound And Down
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
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
Funny Or Die Presents
Saturday Night Live
Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
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
Get Him To The Greek
The Other Guys
ANIMATED COMEDY FILM
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3
ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
COMEDY WRITING - TV
Hot Tub Time Machine
COMEDY DIRECTING - TV
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