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NBC’s Rebooted American Comedy Awards Announces Nominations, Opens Voting

After more than a decade of being on hiatus, NBC is bringing back its American Comedy Awards. Though it isn’t the only comedy awards show (Comedy Central has The Comedy Awards), the return of the American Comedy Awards is a blow for comedy as other awards shows seem to have a brings more distinction to comedy as bias against comedy, specifically when it comes to film.

From film to television to stand up to viral videos, NBC seems to have almost all the bases covered with the ACAs, save for, you know, comedy podcasts. This year, This Is The End NebraskaKey & Peele., and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are amongst many that got multiple nominations and offer a pretty nice portrait of what happened on comedy on both the big and small screen (or even your computer screen). Sketch duo BriTANick even got a nomination for their video Sexy Pool Party.

NBC is also having the general public weigh in on every category with open online voting, though it’s not clear how much these votes will affect the ultimate outcome. You can see the complete list of nominees below, many of which have been on the Nerdist podcast or You Made It Weird, and you can cast your votes here. The actual ceremony won’t be until May 15th, but it will be televised on NBC at 9/8c.

The nominees:

COMEDY FILM
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Heat
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Nebraska
This Is The End

COMEDY ACTOR-FILM
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Will FerrellAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Simon PeggThe World’s End
Seth Rogen – This Is The End 

COMEDY ACTRESS—FILM
Lake Bell-In a World…
Sandra Bullock-The Heat
Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Enough Said
Melissa McCarthy-The Heat
Kristen Wiig-The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR—FILM
Louis C.K.-American Hustle
Steve Carell-Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 
Will Forte-Nebraska 
Jonah Hill-This Is the End
Danny McBride-This Is the End 

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS—FILM
Scarlett Johansson-Her
Jennifer Lawrence-American Hustle
June Squibb-Nebraska
Emma Watson-This Is the End
Kristen Wiig-Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

COMEDY DIRECTOR—FILM
Paul Feig-The Heat 
Spike Jonze-Her
Alexander Payne-Nebraska
Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg -This Is the End 
Edgar Wright-The World’s End

COMEDY SCREENPLAY
The Heat written by Katie Dippold
Her written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska written by Bob Nelson
This Is the End written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
The World’s End written by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright

COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Saturday Night Live
Veep

ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
Archer
Drunk History
Key & Peele 
Kroll Show
Portlandia 

LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW
The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 

COMEDY ACTOR—TV
Fred Armisen-Portlandia
Jason Bateman-Arrested Development
Keegan-Michael Key-Key & Peele
Jordan Peele-Key & Peele
Andy Samberg-Brooklyn Nine-Nine 

COMEDY ACTRESS—TV
Zooey Deschanel-New Girl
Lena Dunham-Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Veep
Amy Poehler-Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer-Inside Amy Schumer

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR—TV
Aziz Ansari-Parks and Recreation 
Will Arnett-Arrested Development
Ty Burrell-Modern Family
Bill Hader-Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale-Veep

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS—TV
Vanessa Bayer-Saturday Night Live
Julie Bowen-Modern Family
Kate McKinnon-Saturday Night Live
Chelsea Peretti-Brooklyn Nine-Nine 
Aubrey Plaza-Parks and Recreation

COMEDY WRITING—TV
Arrested Development
The Colbert Report
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

COMEDY DIRECTING—TV
Arrested Development
Eastbound & Down
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

COMEDY SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore 
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles 

CLUB COMIC
Maria Bamford
Bill Burr
Jerrod Carmichael
Ron Funches
Kyle Kinane
Sebastian Maniscalco
Sean Patton
Brian Regan
Rory Scovel
Doug Stanhope

VIRAL VIDEO
Bad Lip Reading–The NFL: A Bad Lip Reading
James Franco & Seth Rogen–Bound 3
The Gregory Brothers–Dead Giveaway (Charles Ramsey Cleveland Hero Remix)
MisterEpicMann–How Animals Eat Their Food
Steve Kardynal–Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)
ze frank–Sad Cat Diary
BriTANicK–Sexy Pool Party
Shivvv96–Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble (Goat Edition)
Ylvis–What Does the Fox Say?
Jimmy Kimmel Live–Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire

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