via press release:
Comedyâ€™s Big Night Out Announces Winners for the First Annual â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€
DAVID LETTERMAN RECEIVES HIGHEST HONOR AS THE INAUGURAL RECIPIENT OF THE â€œJOHNNY CARSON AWARD FOR COMEDIC EXCELLENCEâ€
â€œModern Family,â€ â€œTHE Daily Show WITH JON STEWART,â€ â€œCHILDRENS HOSPITAL,â€ â€œLOUIS C.K.: HILARIOUS,â€ â€œTHE OTHER GUYS,â€ â€œTOY STORY 3â€³ AND â€œSouth Parkâ€ WIN IN TELEVISION AND FILM
â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€ Air Sunday, April 10 At 9:00 P.M. ET/PT On COMEDY CENTRAL and Across Multiple MTV Networks Including Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Logo And Nick At Nite
NEW YORK, March 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ â€” The biggest names in comedy were on hand as the winners of the first annual â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€ were announced by COMEDY CENTRAL during tonightâ€™s star studded telecast set to air Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€ is the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. David Letterman, host of â€œLate Show with David Lettermanâ€ and a permanent fixture in the late night comedy landscape since 1982, was awarded â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€ most prestigious honor, the â€œJohnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence.â€ This award will be presented annually in honor of the legendary comedian and talk show host to an individual who embodies the comedic excellence of the beloved comedic powerhouse.
Alec Baldwin (â€œ30 Rockâ€) and Kristen Wiig (â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€) won BEST COMEDY ACTOR and BEST COMEDY ACTRESS in television, and Tina Fey (â€œDate Nightâ€) and Zach Galifianakis (â€œDinner for Schmucksâ€) took home awards for BEST COMEDY ACTRESS and BEST COMEDY ACTOR in film. Daniel Tosh was chosen by fans to receive the BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER award. Eddie Murphy was honored with the previously announced â€œComedy Icon Awardâ€ for his extraordinary contribution to the world of comedy.
â€œModern Familyâ€ received both BEST COMEDY SERIES and COMEDY DIRECTING-TV, and â€˜The Other Guysâ€ won BEST COMEDY FILM. Nods were also given to â€œThe Daily Show with Jon Stewartâ€ for LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES, â€œSouth Parkâ€ for ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES and â€œToy Story 3â€³ for ANIMATED COMEDY FILM. â€œLouis C.K.: Hilariousâ€ won for STAND-UP SPECIAL and â€œChildrens Hospitalâ€ received the award for SKETCH COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES. â€œAuto-Tune the News: Bed Intruder Songâ€ was elected by fans as BEST VIRAL ORIGINAL.
Following is a list of the 2011 â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€ winners as selected by an invitation-only voting body comprised of nearly 1,000 members from the comedy community â€“ including writers, producers, performers and directors (excluding the Breakthrough Performer and Best Viral Original categories, which were voted on by fans). The nominees were selected by the prestigious â€œThe Comedy Awardsâ€ Board of Directors.
COMEDY ACTOR â€“ TV
Alec Baldwin, â€œ30 Rockâ€
COMEDY ACTRESS â€“ TV
Kristen Wiig, â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€
COMEDY ACTOR â€“ FILM
Zach Galifianakis, â€œDinner for Schmucksâ€
COMEDY ACTRESS â€“ FILM
Tina Fey, â€œDate Nightâ€
LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES
â€œThe Daily Show with Jon Stewartâ€
SKETCH COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
â€œLouis C.K.: Hilariousâ€
â€œThe Other Guysâ€
ANIMATED COMEDY FILM
â€œToy Story 3â€³
ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
COMEDY WRITING â€“ TV
â€œHot Tub Time Machineâ€
COMEDY DIRECTING â€“ TV
Edgar Wright, â€œScott Pilgrim vs. the Worldâ€
BEST VIRAL ORIGINAL
â€œAuto-Tune the News: Bed Intruder Songâ€