’30 Rock’ leads ‘Comedy Award’ noms

New kudocast gives seven nods to NBC laffer

NBC’s “30 Rock” rolled to seven nominations at the inaugural “Comedy Awards,” the kudocast that will be simulcast across several Viacom-owned networks including Comedy Central on April 10.

Sitcom received acting noms for Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan in addition to writing, directing and series nods. Fey also received a film comedy actress nomination for “Date Night.”

Leading the film noms were “Cyrus,” “Kick-Ass” and “Easy A,” which were all tapped for comedy film, screenplay, director and actor or actress (Jonah Hill, Chloe Moretz, Emma Stone).

“The Comedy Awards” are scheduled to be simulcast on Comedy Central, Spike, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Logo and Nick at Nite. Nominations were chosen by a committee that included James Burrows, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Grey, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Conan O’Brien, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Phil Rosenthal, Jon Stewart and Lily Tomlin.

“Modern Family” and “The Office” were next on the TV side behind “30 Rock” with four noms apiece. That trio was joined in the comedy series race by “Eastbound & Down” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

The remaining nominees for comedy film were “Get Him to the Greek” and “The Other Guys.”

About 1,000 comedy writers, producers, performers and directors will vote on the winners, except in the category of best viral original, for which videos can be submitted at the website for “The Comedy Awards.”

The full list of nominees:

COMEDY SERIES

“30 Rock”

“Eastbound & 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 & 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 & Other Drugs”

Helen Mirren, “Red”

Chloe 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”

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