Jonah Hill and Danny McBride Receive Overdue Recognition from Comedy Awards Nominations

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By Kevin Crossman
Jonah Hill and Danny McBride

Jonah Hill and Danny McBride

The Frat Pack and related comedians were recognized with the nominations for Comedy Central’s inaugural Comedy Awards. In move of long-0verdue notice, Jonah Hill was finally recognized with a Best Actor nomination for his role in the indie comedy Cyrus. Hill’s costar John C. Reilly did not receive a nomination, bucking the trend. Hill will be competing against Will Ferrell, Russell Brand, and Zach Galifianakis.

The Other Guys received other nominations, including Best Comedy Film and Best Director for Adam McKay. Ferrell’s other mainstream film from 2010, Megamind, was nominated in the animated film category. Also notable for Ferrell and McKay was a Best Comedy Series nod for their Gary Sanchez Production, HBO’s Eastbound & Down.

Eastbound’s star, Danny McBride, also received overdue recognition with a Best Actor a nomination.  He’ll be competing against Steve Carell of The Office. The longtime NBC series scored a bunch of nominations including Comedy Series, Writing, and Directing.

You can have your say in The Comedy Awards by picking who you think should win in every category, but two special categories will be decided entirely by the fans. This year’s Best Viral Web Video and one additional to be announced categories will be decided with your votes. You can nominate your favorite web videos now, and voting for both categories begins on February 28th. The show airs on April 10th on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1, CMT and Nick At Nite. More info available from thecomedyawards.com.

Complete list of nominations below.

COMEDY SERIES

  • “30 Rock”
  • “Eastbound & Down”
  • “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “The Office”

COMEDY ACTOR - TV

  • Alec Baldwin “30 Rock”
  • Ty Burrell “Modern Family”
  • Steve Carell “The Office”
  • Tracy Morgan “30 Rock”
  • Danny McBride “Eastbound & Down”

COMEDY ACTRESS - TV

  • Tina Fey “30 Rock”
  • Jane Krakowski “30 Rock”
  • Jane Lynch “Glee”
  • Betty White “Hot In Cleveland”
  • Kristen Wiig “Saturday Night Live”

COMEDY ACTOR - FILM

  • Russell Brand “Get Him to the Greek”
  • Will Ferrell “The Other Guys”
  • Zach Galifianakis “Dinner for Schmucks”
  • Paul Giamatti “Barney’s Version”
  • Jonah Hill “Cyrus”

COMEDY ACTRESS - FILM

  • Tina Fey “Date Night”
  • Anne Hathaway “Love & Other Drugs”
  • Helen Mirren “Red”
  • Chlo Moretz “Kick-Ass”
  • Emma Stone “Easy A”

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES

  • “The Colbert Report”
  • “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
  • “Late Show with David Letterman”

SKETCH COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES

  • “Childrens Hospital”
  • “Funny or Die Presents”
  • “Saturday Night Live”
  • “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”
  • “Tosh.0″

STAND-UP SPECIAL

  • Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening
  • Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong
  • Louis C.K.: Hilarious
  • Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2
  • Whitney Cummings: Money Shot

COMEDY FILM

  • “Cyrus”
  • “Easy A”
  • “Get Him to the Greek”
  • “Kick-Ass”
  • “The Other Guys”

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM

  • “Despicable Me”
  • “Megamind”
  • “Shrek Forever After”
  • “Toy Story 3″

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES

  • “American Dad!”
  • “Archer”
  • “Family Guy”
  • “The Simpsons”
  • “South Park”

COMEDY WRITING TV

  • “30 Rock”
  • “Louie”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “The Office”
  • “The Simpsons”

COMEDY SCREENPLAY

  • “Cyrus”
  • “Easy A”
  • “Hot Tub Time Machine”
  • “Kick-Ass”
  • “Tiny Furniture”

COMEDY DIRECTING TV

  • “30 Rock”
  • “Community”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “The Office”
  • “Saturday Night Live”

COMEDY DIRECTOR FILM

  • Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass “Cyrus
  • Will Gluck “Easy A
  • Adam McKay “The Other Guys
  • Matthew Vaughn “Kick-Ass
  • Edgar Wright “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

2 Responses to “Jonah Hill and Danny McBride Receive Overdue Recognition from Comedy Awards Nominations”

  1. Mario

    On the one hand, awesome. Finally an award show you can watch. On the other hand, what?? ONE measly nomination for Community? In my book it’s easily the funniest, smartest, most innovative and creative show on TV. And what does “Comedy Directing TV” even mean? TV shows don’t just have one director, so who/what episode was nominated?

    Also, they should have categories for Best Ensemble, Best New Comedy Series (shows in their 1st or 2nd Season only), Best New Actor/Actress, Best Guest Performance, Best Holiday Special (Community’s Halloween and Christmas specials were out of this world…literally), and Best Musical Performance. And why not throw in a Lifetime Achievement Award for good measure?

    #8811
  2. Kevin Crossman

    Lifetime achievement would make a lot of sense for this.

    #8820

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