“Bridesmaids.” (Suzanne Hanover/Universal Studios)

Yes, although you may have thought awards season ends with the Oscars, basic cable channel Comedy Central has created another opportunity to shower praise on the year’s funny films and TV shows that perhaps didn’t get as much attention as they deserved at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes or Emmys.

Tina Fey put it another way when she spoke at last year’s Comedy Awards: “All awards show are [expletive] made-up clubs that people start to give each other prizes. I want to thank Comedy Central for realizing we could do that.”

Oscar winner “The Artist” and other best picture nominees “Bridesmaids” and “Midnight in Paris” are up for best film, as are “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Horrible Bosses.”

Usual suspects “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” are joined in the best TV show category by “Parks and Recreation,” “Happy Endings” and
“Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

(Even at the Comedy Awards, “Community” can’t get any love. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz is nominated for her role in “Bad Teacher.” It’s a crazy world we live in.)

The nominations are selected by a 32-member board, which includes Carol Burnett, Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock and Lily Tomlin.

See a partial list of nominees below and the full list here.

Comedy film

The Artist


Crazy, Stupid, Love

Horrible Bosses

Midnight in Paris

Actor, film

Jason Bateman, “Horrible Bosses”

Steve Carell, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II

Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

Actress, film

Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses”

Cameron Diaz, “Bad Teacher

Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”

Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”

Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”

Director, film

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

James Bobin, “The Muppets

Paul Feig, “Bridesmaids”

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”

Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Comedy series

“30 Rock”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“Happy Endings”

“Modern Family”

“Parks and Recreation”

Actor, TV

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

Louis C.K., “Louie”

Steve Carell, “The Office”

Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Actress, TV

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”

Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Director, TV

“30 Rock”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”


“Modern Family”

“The Office”

Animated film

Cars 2

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots



Comedy screenplay



“Crazy, Stupid, Love”

“Horrible Bosses”

“Midnight in Paris”

Animated comedy series


“Family Guy”

“The Life & Times of Tim”

“The Simpsons”

“South Park”

Comedy writing, TV

“30 Rock”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”


“Modern Family”

“Parks and Recreation”

“Saturday Night Live”

Late night comedy series

“The Colbert Report”

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”

“Late Show With David Letterman”

“Real Time With Bill Maher”

Breakout performer of the year

Zooey Deschanel

Josh Gad

Donald Glover

Melissa McCarthy

Jason Sudeikis

Sketch/alternative comedy series

“Childrens Hospital”



“Saturday Night Live”