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On TV this Sunday: Another Amazing Race comes to an end, Zach Galifianakis brings his Ferns to prime time, the Comedy Awards show you the funny, Sherlock is back on the case, Gcb says C-ya and more. We made some tough calls and singled out 13 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Two-hour Season 20 finale: As the final four teams battle for the $1 million prize, they must contend with a fast-paced Japanese game show and a not-so-relaxing “rescue mission” trip to Hawaii.
8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | While Henry pleads for Emma to stay in Storybrooke and complete her quest, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The Funny or Die original web series for which Will Ferrel and Adam McKay’s online comedy destination is most famous is getting a 30-minute special on Comedy Central this Sunday, May 6 at 8:30Pm Eastern. Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns is set to air on cable television’s comedy channel immediately following that channel's broadcast of The Comedy Awards. The very special installment of the faux celebrity interview program is dubbed A Fairy Tale of New York and will feature the kinds of individuals with recognizable names you’re used to seeing sit across from Galifiankis in an an awkward set, bookended with mildly unattractive greenery. Guests include, but may not be limited to Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and Sir Richard Branson. In anticipation of the big event, Funny or Die recently released two deleted scenes that got picked up off the floor of the edit room of television and uploaded to the internet. »
- Joshua Cohen
On TV this Friday: The Finder tackles a bewitching case, Fringe‘s worlds remain in crisis, Mary Shannon is In Plain Sight for the very last time and more. In addition to TVLine’s features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
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8 pm The Finder (Fox) | A Miami mob boss (Nestor Serrano, 24) has a strange request: Find the voodoo doll that is working against him.
- Alyse Whitney
Melissa McCarthy, who won an Oscar nomination for her part in the movie, scooped Best Performance by an Actress during the Comedy Central prizegiving at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Saturday night.
Paul Feig won Best Comedy Director and the movie was also named Best Comedy Film.
The prizegiving also honoured Oscar-winning French actor Jean Dujardin, who won the Best Performance by an Actor - Film for his role in The Artist, while Modern Family star Ty Burrell and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler scored acting nods in the TV categories.
Funnyman Robin Williams was named Stand-Up Icon at the show and on accepting the prize, he called himself "one of the luckiest f**kers in showbusiness, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest," and comedy legend Don Rickles was feted for his career achievements with the Johnny Carson Award.
The beloved comic couldn't resist joking about the accolade, telling the crowd, "I see many people in the audience tonight, and I realise: I'm the biggest name here!"
The night also featured an appearance by Community co-stars Joel McHale and Chevy Chase, who put a public feud over the show behind them by presenting an award together. Chase, who blasted show creator Dan Harmon in an explosive leaked voicemail message earlier this month, appeared to put the incident behind him by joking with McHale on stage.
McHale told the crowd, "When I see Chevy and (me) together, I can only think of one thing - teamwork... What an absolute joy it is to work alongside a comic legend... and I know all those pratfalls are because of an inoperable tumour" as Chase leaned his head on his co-star's shoulder and shot back, calling McHale "a brilliant actor, who has a horrible eating disorder".
The ceremony will be broadcast in the U.S. on the Comedy Central channel on 6 May. »
Speaking of original web series making the transition to cable television networks, Zach Galifianakis’s Speed Stick-supported, Funny or Die distributed, and viewer embraced awkward, faux celebrity, online interview program is making its way to Comedy Central. The channel that’s no stranger to inelegant content will broadcast a 30-minute special of Between Two Ferns on May 6 at 8:30Pm Et, immediately before The Comedy Awards. The television iteration of the online video show is dubbed Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York and will feature Galifianakis, two ferns, and at least Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, and Sir Richard Branson as guests. Scott Aukerman is the director of the series and let news slip of its existence and air date on Monday’s installment of the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. No news yet on whether or not this is a one-off for television or the beginnings of a »
- Joshua Cohen
Continuing its gradual metamorphosis into the Funny Or Die Channel, Comedy Central will air an all-new half-hour Between Two Ferns special on May 6, resurrecting Zach Galifianakis' interview show right before The Comedy Awards as a sort of intentionally awkward version of Barbara Walters' pre-awards show conversations. Scott Aukerman—who's directed many previous Ferns segments as well as this special—made the announcement on his Comedy Bang Bang podcast, saying that Galifianakis' guests would include Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and Richard Branson (though, as Pop Culture Brain suggests, it's possible that "Richard Branson" could also be someone appearing »
Don Rickles will receive a lifetime achievement prize at The Comedy Awards. The legendary insult comedian is to be given the Johnny Carson Award by Jon Stewart at the upcoming New York City comedy gala. Rickles was a close friend of Carson, appearing on The Tonight Show more than 100 times over the years. David Letterman - who was also closely associated with Carson - received the prestigious honor at the 2011 Comedy Awards. Robin Williams's life and career will also be saluted at The Comedy Awards when he is given the Stand-Up Icon trophy. 30 Rock, Modern Family (more) »
- By Justin Harp
By Josh Abraham
The Comedy Awards, an annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, announced today that Robin Williams will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious “Stand-Up Icon” award. This honor is bestowed each year to a modern icon, an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to stand-up comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Williams will be honored for the unparalleled scope of his imagination, his repertoire of indelible characters, and his outstanding work as a stand-up comedian. Eddie Murphy was the inaugural recipient and he was presented with the honor by Tracy Morgan during last year’s show.
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- Kailyn Corrigan
The second annual Comedy Awards are set for April 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Comedy Central will air the ceremony May 6. Here’s the release: New York, March 21, 2012 – “The Comedy Awards,” the annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, announced today that Robin Williams will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious “Stand-Up Icon” award. This honor is bestowed each year to a modern icon, an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to stand-up comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Williams will be honored for the unparalleled scope of his imagination, his repertoire of indelible characters, and his outstanding work as a stand-up comedian. Eddie Murphy was the inaugural recipient and he was presented with the honor by Tracy Morgan during last year’s show. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
HollywoodNews.com: “The Comedy Awards,” the annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, announced today that Robin Williams will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious “Stand-Up Icon” award. This honor is bestowed each year to a modern icon, an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to stand-up comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Williams will be honored for the unparalleled scope of his imagination, his repertoire of indelible characters, and his outstanding work as a stand-up comedian. Eddie Murphy was the inaugural recipient and he was presented with the honor by Tracy Morgan during last year’s show.
“Robin Williams is a comedic force of nature whose intensity and explosive free-associating style as a stand-up comedian made him a superstar,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer, “The Comedy Awards” and Evp, Event Production, Viacom Entertainment Group. »
- Josh Abraham
And you thought awards season was over.
Fear not, this is a no stuffed-shirt, glad-handing-celebs kind of award ceremony; laughter is king at the second annual Comedy Awards, determined by a board of directors that counts funny people Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, Joan Rivers and Carol Burnett among its members.
And hilarious movies like Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses and Crazy Stupid Love will vie for best Comedy Film and members of its cast (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston Steve Carell and Emma Stone, among them) will be up for acting awards for making us giggle until our cheeks hurt.
The Comedy Awards also recognized razor-sharp comedians like Louis C.K., whose difficult but brilliant show "Louie" is nominated for best Sketch/Alternative Comedy show, competing against the likes of "Portlandia," "SNL," "Tosh.0" and "Childrens Hospital." »
- Andrea Miller
Comedy Central announced the nominees for the second annual Comedy Awards earlier today and it was no laughing matter.
"Bridesmaids" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." are about to face off in a two-way race for the most lauded flick, as each landed five nominations in the film categories.
Considering its massive box office and award season success, the nominations for "Bridesmaids" — which include Comedy Film, Comedy Director - Film (Paul Feig), Comedy Screenplay and two nods in the Performance By an Actress - Film category (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) — are no surprise. At least, not as big a surprise as someone pooping in a sink.
Despite critical acclaim, however, "Crazy, Stupid, Love." failed to gain much traction, making its haul of five nominations, including one in every non-animation category, even more impressive. »
- Scott Harris
Bridesmaids will compete for Best Comedy Film against Midnight in Paris, Horrible Bosses, The Artist and Crazy, Stupid, Love, while its stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will battle it out for Best Film Actress.
Meanwhile, Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses), Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover Part II) are all up for the title of Best Film Actor.
Other stars up for the best TV acting categories include Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), while the Best Comedy Series will be a close competition between Modern Family, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Happy Endings and Parks and Recreation.
Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Nominations for the second annual The Comedy Awards were announced Tuesday, with Modern Family , Bridesmaids, 30 Rock, Crazy, Stupid, Love and stand-up comic Louis C.K snagging the most award noms. The awards, which celebrate the best and brightest in comedy, will be held in NYC at the Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28. It will make premiere on Comedy Central May 6. Modern Family, which took home the award for best comedy series last year, is nominated again along with 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Recreations, and Happy Endings. Comedy films that nabbed nominations are Bridesmaids, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Midnight in Paris, Horrible Bosses, and The Artist. Nominated for their film acting are: Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Jean Dujardin, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, and Melissa McCarthy. In terms of TV acting, Zooey Deschanel, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, »
The oft-overlooked Parks and Recreation and relative newbie Happy Endings muscled their way through the crowd of usual suspects to score major nominations for the second annual The Comedy Awards, to be held April 28 and then air May 6 on Comedy Central.
Here’s the complete rundown of »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
"Modern Family," "Bridesmaids," "30 Rock" and Louis C.K. lead the nominees list for the second annual installment of "The Comedy Awards," each racking up five nominations, Comedy Central said Tuesday. "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Horrible Bosses," "The Artist," "Parks and Recreation," "Midnight in Paris" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" also posted strong showings on the nominees list, with each racking up multiple nominations. "I want to thank everyone connected to the award and I want '30 Rock' to win," quipped "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin, who's nominated in the Performance by an Actor - »
- Tim Kenneally
New York – The Oscars may be over, but the funny industry is gearing up to celebrate its best and brightest this spring for the second year in a row. Modern Family, Bridesmaids, 30 Rock, Crazy, Stupid, Love. and stand-up Louis C.K. lead the nominations for the second annual The Comedy Awards, which were announced Tuesday. The awards show, which honors and celebrates the best in the world of comedy, will be taped here at the Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28 and premiere on Comedy Central on May 6. Last year, it also aired on several sibling networks
- Georg Szalai
Series Modern Family and 30 Rock, features Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love and Louis C.K. landed the most nominations, five each, at the 2nd annual Comedy Awards. Modern Family, which won best comedy series last year, is back in contention in the top TV category along with 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm (4 total nominations), Parks and Recreation (3) and surprise nominee Happy Endings. Louis C.K.’s five nominations include 3 for his FX series Louie (best performance by an actor in a comedy series, best sketch/alternative comedy series, best comedy writing) one for his special Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater and one for best stand-up tour. (Louie got a total of 4 noms, including best directing.) On the film side, Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. will suare off in the best film category against Midnight in Paris and Horrible Bosses (4 total nominations each) and the Oscar-winning The Artist (3). This year’s Comedy »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love, two of my favorite comedies of 2011, lead the pack of nominees for The Comedy Awards 2012 to be broadcast on Comedy Central on May 6th. The two critically acclaimed comedies each earned five nominations including Best Comedy Film, followed by Midnight in Paris and Horrible Bosses with four each.
The nominees were chosen by The Comedy Awards Board of Directors which includes Carol Burnett, Stephen Colbert, Adam McKay, Conan O'Brien, Joan Rivers, Jay Roach, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin.
The Comedy Awards Film Nominees:
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2012 Comedy Awards Nominees Announced originally appeared on About.com Hollywood Movies on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 13:44:32.
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The Comedy Awards announce nominees. Bridesmaids of course made the cut, joined by some not-so-surprising companions in the Comedy Film category, including Midnight in Paris and Crazy, Stupid, Love among others. Actor nominees named Jason Bateman for Horrible Bosses as well as Zach Galifianakis for his Hangover II performance, while actresses included two noms for Bridesmaids in Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Woody Allen received his nomination for Sony Pictures Classics' Midnight in Paris and Michel Hazanavicius looks to add yet another award to his shelf for The Artist. »
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