While Comedy Awards doesn’t actually air until this Sunday night on Comedy Central, the winners were announced at a ceremony taped over the weekend, and we have to admit that we’re pretty pleased with the outcome. (Warning: Stop reading now if you’d like to be surprised when you watch — which we’re thinking you definitely should, based on this photo alone.) Sure, there were some egregious snubs in the nominations, but any show where Louis C.K. and Bridesmaids clean house and Parks & Recreation manages to win more awards than Modern Family is aces in our book. Also, a big congrats to longtime Flavorpill favorite Hannibal Buress, who beat out some serious competition to nab the award for Club Comic. Click through to view the full list of winners, which we spotted thanks to Splitsider, and let us know if you agree with their picks in the comments. … Read More
Comedy Central has announced the nominees for their 2012 Comedy Awards, and we have to admit, we find their choices just a little bit baffling. Oh, don’t worry — you’ve got your Bridesmaids and your Midnight in Paris. The Artist is all over the place. But the snubs are pretty shocking: Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody’s Young Adult, which critics loved, didn’t score a single nomination. Even poor Charlize Theron’s acclaimed performance in the movie was overlooked in favor of Cameron Diaz, who got a nod for freaking Bad Teacher. Meanwhile, Horrible Bosses got so many nominations (including Best Comedy) you’d think it was a lost Charlie Chaplin film.
The TV list is similarly confusing. Look, we love 30 Rock, too, but let’s acknowledge that its reign is ending. And while it’s nice to see Parks and Recreation finally getting the recognition it deserves, there’s another Thursday-night NBC comedy that’s surpassed Tina Fey’s show in consistent comedic brilliance: Community, which didn’t get a single nomination. Seriously? In a year when Saturday Night Live is among the nominees in the writing category, no one thought Dan Harmon and co. were ripe for a shout out? Also conspicuously absent: Conan was passed over in the late-night bracket in favor of both Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman. Could O’Brien’s industry-darling status be wearing off?
If you’re as underwhelmed by these nominations as we are, you can blame the panel of insiders who make up the Comedy Awards Board of Directors — which includes, among others, Carol Burnett, Stephen Colbert, O’Brien, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin. Meanwhile, if you’re still interested in watching the awards, the ceremony will be held April 28th and is scheduled to air on Comedy Central May 6th. The entire list of nominees is after the jump. … Read More
Comedy Central just announced the nominations for their first ever Comedy Awards, which will air on the network April 10th. We know what you’re thinking: Just what the world needs, another awards show. But thanks to the inclusion of TV shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Eastbound & Down and films like Cyrus and Tiny Furniture, it promises to be a much different (read: more interesting) crowd than we typically see at these kind of events. Plus, Stephen Colbert, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin were all on the nominating committee — so that’s got to count for something. Click through to view the list of nominees, and let us know your picks to win in the comments. … Read More