Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

After seeing people win Emmys, Globes and Oscars, the comedy community will once again get to see the country’s funniest performers accept a “Lucy” on stage! Nominations for the newly-resurrected American Comedy Awards have been announced. NBC announced it would bring back the awards show “to honor all forms of comedy.” The ACA ran from 1987 to 2000 on ABC. Before being discontinued, a final edition was aired on Comedy Central in 2001. The statues were called Lucy’s after the death of Lucille Ball, although it has not been announced if the new ACA producers will honor that tradition.

Although it is not known how they determine the nominees, their choices are certainly more representative of comedic talent than the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s nominees for the Golden Globes. Voting for all 19 categories is open to the public and can be done so via the awards’ official website or on their Facebook page. Check out the nominees below and cast your vote before March 18! The American Comedy Awards air on NBC on May 15 at 9pm EST.

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
  • Jonny 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 Louise-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 Ansar, 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 Ansar: 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 Masicalco
  • Sean Patton
  • Brian Regan
  • Rory Scoval
  • Doug Stanhope

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