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Nominations announced for the American Comedy Awards, airing May 15 on NBC

Voting Is Open to the Public on NBC.com and Via the “American Comedy Awards” Facebook Voting App

NEW YORK — March 5, 2014 — NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today the nominations for the “American Comedy Awards,” airing May 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.
 
The “American Comedy Awards” is one of the only award shows in which the winners are determined through a combination of fan voting and voting among entertainment industry professionals. 

“We are thrilled to recognize the amazing nominees for the American Comedy Awards in our first broadcast of this awards telecast on May 15,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “This special will be a true celebration of the best talent in comedy and is sure to be an evening filled with laughs.”

Voting is now open, and the public is encouraged to help pick the winners in all 19 categories by voting online at http://www.nbc.com/american-comedy-awards/vote or on Facebook via the “American Comedy Awards” Facebook Voting App at https://apps.facebook.com/ac-awards/. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET/8:59 p.m. PT on March 18. You must be at least 13 years old to vote.
 
Nominations for the “American Comedy Awards” were voted by members of the “American Comedy Awards” Voting Committee, a panel consisting of 860 working professionals from the comedy community, including writers, performers, producers, directors and stand-ups. 
 
The “American Comedy Awards” will honor those who have achieved new heights during the past year in both film and television, as well as pay tribute to some of comedy’s most enduring personalities. The telecast will acknowledge the work of stand-ups, those who specialize in movies and the actors and actresses who are seen by millions on TV every week.
 
Comedy Central leads the nominations with a total of 12, followed by NBC with 11. In the film categories, “This Is the End” snagged 7 nominations, followed by “Nebraska” with 6.  In the TV categories, NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” leads all series with 6 nods, while “Key & Peele” and “Modern Family” follow with 5 nominations each.
 
The “American Comedy Awards” are produced by Don Mischer Productions. Emmy Award winner Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare serve as executive producers.
 
2014 “AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS” NOMINATIONS
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 Ferrell, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Johnny Knoxville, “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
Simon Pegg, “The 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”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zce-QT7MGSE
“Bound 3” (James Franco & Seth Rogen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRckgn36lzY
“Dead Giveaway” (Charles Ramsey Cleveland Hero Remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZcRU0Op5P4
“How Animals Eat Their Food”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnydFmqHuVo
“Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball” (Chat Roulette Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6DmHGYy_xk
“Sad Cat Diary”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKffm2uI4dk
“Sexy Pool Party”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R6Ibz31DtE
“Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble” (Goat Edition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCv-HxktZFc
“What Does the Fox Say?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE
“Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSJMoH7tnvw

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