30 Rock Dominates Comedy Award Nominations

Comedy Central announced the nominees for their first annual Comedy Awards Tuesday morning, and 30 Rock is still the clear funny fave.

Although this awards season hasn’t blessed the NBC powerhouse with its typical number of accolades, the people behind the Comedy Central honors are still completely smitten with it. And just in case you’re curious, those people include, but are certainly not limited to, Chris Rock, Joan Rivers, Billy Crystal, Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien.

With two nominations apiece in each of the acting categories — both Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan are up for TV Comedy Actor; Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski for Comedy Actress — plus a series nod, 30 Rock is still the obvious fave among Hollywood’s comedy community.

The Comedy Awards (which used be called the American Comedy Awards) also showed Glee’s Jane Lynch and Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell some much-deserved love, as well as nominations for the less frequently appreciated Eastbound & Down and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

However, it must be said that just one nomination for Community (in the directing category), and nothing at all for Parks and Recreation is a huge travesty — how can you snub two of TV’s best sitcoms?!

For the complete list of The Comedy Awards’ TV nominees, see below or click here:

Comedy Series
30 Rock
Eastbound & Down
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Modern Family
The Office

TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Danny McBride, Eastbound & Down

TV Comedy Actress
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

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/Alternative Comedy Series
Childrens Hospital
Funny or Die Presents
Saturday Night Live
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

TV 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

Animated Comedy Series
American Dad!
Family Guy
The Simpsons
South Park

TV Comedy Writing
30 Rock
Modern Family
The Office
The Simpsons

TV Comedy Directing
30 Rock
Modern Family
The Office
Saturday Night Live

The Comedy Awards air Sunday, April 10 on Comedy Central.

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  1. Mayela says:

    Well I hope Community gets the award they are up for. Maybe then they will get the recognition they deserve.

    • sashay says:

      Yes it would help draw attention to the show. I just don’t understand why Tracy Morgan is nominated for best comic actor – he’s easily the worst part of 30 Rock. I would have liked to have seen Joel McHale, Danny Pudi and/or Donald Glover nominated instead of him. Plus, this show definitely deserved some writing awards. I think it is a much funnier show than Modern Family, I don’t know why all the critics fawn over it so much. The few bits of it that I’ve seen have been done before, and all of the women’s parts are terrible. I think Julie Bowen is a fine actress but her character is a bitch, and well, the show could only be improved by Sofia’s character meeting an early demise.

      • Rowell says:

        Tracy Morgan is the worst part of ANYTHING he’s attached to. Easily one of the worst actors ever. Give this guy a Razzie.

      • RP says:

        So true. One piddly nomination is almost sadder then none. :( Best comedy on TV hands down and it has so much heart too, I don’t get why it’s not more popular.

    • BRigitte says:

      What about Emmy and Golden Globe winner Nerd from Big Bang Theory?

  2. Stephanie says:

    HEY TV LINE! There’s a serious security flaw on your comments.

    I am not “Stephanie”, but her name and her Email address appeared on screen when I brought this page up (her address, in part, includes “le4@”).

    Somehow, when one person submits a comment, the name and address linger and are visible to other users.

    This is not the first time I’ve seen this either.

  3. Abi says:

    Why are Parks & Recreation and Amy Poehler constantly ignored? P&R is (imo) the best comedy on TV right now!

  4. uggh says:

    I have never understood why 30 Rock is so raved.

  5. topoopon says:

    Seriously, ‘The Office’ and ’30 Rock’, though I love ’em, are hardly as fresh and funny as ‘Community’ is week in and week out. It’s time for ‘Community’ to take it’s place as comedy’s funniest!

  6. Aiden says:

    I’m glad Community is recognized for something, finally! I agree with the comment about mine. It’s becoming the new fresh and funny show that you can dependably count on week by week. The Office and 30 Rock are still classics, but this show’s giving them a good run for its money.

  7. wooster182 says:

    No love for Raising Hope? How did this show get so overlooked this year?

  8. Kevin says:

    Six Words: Where Is The Big Bang Theory?

    • DarkEmy says:

      Kevin, I was just about to write that.
      These awards are clearly corrupted – probably runned by peeps who vote for theirs network shows. I have no idea how can they ignore tbbt. I’ve watched 30 rock once and it really isn’t funny to me. Tbbt on the other hand makes me laugh every week – awesome entertainment…

  9. reda says:

    Almost no/no Community/Parks & Rec/Cougar Town?

  10. Becca says:

    Community is streets ahead. They are able to make it a multi-genre show almost every week while still keeping the characters grounded (most of the time). They have created a show that has become deeply loved by the viewers and it is high time the award shows recognize this.

  11. Linda says:

    They probably left out Parks and Rec because it started mid-season. Next year they’ll win all of this! :))) And Amy Poehler WILL win her first emmy this year. She must! :)

  12. belinda says:

    Just what does it take for anything to nominate Parks and Rec and Community? It’s really getting pretty ridiculous.

  13. Andrew Taylor says:

    All I gotta say, is Always Sunny totally deserves their nomination. Easily my favorite American comedy of all time.