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Comedy Central announces its first annual Comedy Awards

Gervais Finally, a golden statuette you can earn just for being a wise guy: On Tuesday, Comedy Central and MTV Networks announced the inaugural presentation of the Comedy Awards, described as "the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy." Scheduled to air on Sunday, April 10, the Comedy Awards will recognize achievement in categories such as "late-night comedy series" and "stand-up special," as well as more traditional nods for films and television shows.

This year, "30 Rock" leads the television nominations with seven nods, while "The Office" and "Modern Family" each received four. In the film category, "Easy A," "Cyrus" and "Kick-Ass" received four nominations apiece. Even Ricky Gervais, that eternal enfant terrible of awards shows, was nominated for his stand-up special, "Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2."

"It is an honor to be nominated for my stand-up at this, the first-ever 'The Comedy Awards,'" Gervais said in a statement. "In 68 years time, I intend to host it and get it cancelled."

-- Melissa Maerz

Photo: Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Credit: Paul Drinkwater / Associated Press

 
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Who wrote this? You can't have a "first annual" anything.

Didn't they already have this when The movie Old School was still relevant? Nobody watched it an nobody liked it, because nobody cares about awards anymore. We don't want to see a bunch of jagovs pat them selves on the back, espesually any more then they already do. There were the golden globes, bafta, the grammies. Now i couldn't even care about the oscars because it doesn't matter who wins. You diluted the whole idea of awards so that now it doesn't matter. But now that comedy central wants to tell me what is funny, i want to spit in their face. Comedy is completely subjective and anything popular enough to make it on that show is most likely dulled unfunny garbage that appeals to the average moron that only needs a bad fart joke. Instead of spending all that money on a one year only award show, comcen should instead fund a new show and stop relying on Matt Trey Jon Steve and Daniel to carry their network.

"First annual?"

Ms. Maerz got it right in the article (it's an "inaugural" event), but it seems your headline writer left his AP Stylebook at home today.

Excellent awards show. About time.

And yes, you can have a "first annual" awards show.

Um, no, Sallie, you CAN'T have a "first annual" anything. You have to get to a second time -- a year later, coincidentally -- before "annual" kicks in. Simply promising to make a new event "annual" doesn't cut it.

I AM SO MAD AND FRUSTRATED!! I HAVE PITCHED THIS SHOW AND WAS TOLD THAT MY IDEA WASEN'T A GOOD ONE.....I AM SICK OF THE THIEVES IN HOLLYWOOD! I AM A WRITER WITH A LOT OF CREATIVE JUICES,TALENT AND THE ABILITY TO MAKE MILLIONS,BUT WHEN I HAVE GONE TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE ABILITY TO MOVE A PROJECT FORWARD I GET REJECTED!!!!! I AM NOT GOING TO SIT BACK THIS TIME AND WATCH THIS HAPPEN.....SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE! WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF REGISTERING MATRIAL TO PROTECT IT,IF THE LIARS AND THIEVES GET TO TAKE IT AND MAKE MILLIONS AND THE REAL CREATOR GETS NOTHING!

Cool. I was there in chicago at the one they filmed. It was a good night.

To Carla Marshall:

You pitched the idea of a comedy awards show and then you think you own the idea? That, in itself is hilarious (I hope you get an award).


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