Series Modern Family and 30 Rock, features Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love and Louis C.K. landed the most nominations, five each, at the 2nd annual Comedy Awards. Modern Family, which won best comedy series last year, is back in contention in the top TV category along with 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm (4 total nominations), Parks and Recreation (3) and surprise nominee Happy Endings. Louis C.K.’s five nominations include 3 for his FX series Louie (best performance by an actor in a comedy series, best sketch/alternative comedy series, best comedy writing) one for his special Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater and one for best stand-up tour. (Louie got a total of 4 noms, including best directing.) On the film side, Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. will suare off in the best film category against Midnight in Paris and Horrible Bosses (4 total nominations each) and the Oscar-winning The Artist (3). This year’s Comedy Awards will be held on April 28 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom and will air on Comedy Central on May 6. Don Mischer is producing for a second straight year. Nominees were selected by the The Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which include Carol Burnett, James Burrows, Greg Cavic, Stephen Colbert, James Dixon, Budd Friedman, Jim Gosnell, Rick Greenstein, Brad Grey, Caroline Hirsch, Sharon Jackson, Blair Kohan, Martin Lesak, Steve Levine, Jamie Masada, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Conan O’Brien, Peter Principato, Joan Rivers, Jay Roach, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten, Michael Rotenberg, George Schlatter, Mitzi Shore, David Steinberg, Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin, Sandy Wernick and Geof Wills. Here is list of the nominations by category:

THE COMEDY AWARDS 2012 NOMINATIONS


COMEDY FILM

“The Artist”

“Bridesmaids”

“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

“Horrible Bosses”

“Midnight in Paris”

 

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”

 

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 SERIES

“30 Rock”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“Happy Endings”

“Modern Family”

“Parks and Recreation”


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”

 

COMEDY DIRECTING—TV

“30 Rock”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“Louie”

“Modern Family”

“The Office”


ANIMATED COMEDY FILM

“Cars 2”

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

“Puss In Boots”

“Rango”

“Rio”

 

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 SCREENPLAY

“50/50”

“Bridesmaids”

“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

“Horrible Bosses”

“Midnight in Paris”


ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES

“Archer”

“Family Guy”

“The Life & Times of Tim”

“The Simpsons”

“South Park”

 

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 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”


BREAKOUT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Zooey Deschanel

Josh Gad

Donald Glover

Melissa McCarthy

Jason Sudeikis

 

CLUB COMIC

Ted Alexandro

Hannibal Buress

Pete Holmes

Anthony Jeselnik

Moshe Kasher

John Mulaney

Kumail Nanjiani

Chelsea Peretti

Amy Schumer

Rory Scovel


SKETCH / ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES

“Childrens Hospital”

“Louie”

“Portlandia”

“Saturday Night Live”

“Tosh.0”

 

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”

 

STAND-UP TOUR

Dave Attell

Lewis Black

Louis C.K.

Kevin Hart

Jerry Seinfeld