Comedy Awards Nominations: Parks and Rec, Happy Endings Get Some Love

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.

As typical, Modern Family and 30 Rock led the pack with five nominations each, including for Best Series, Directing and Writing, while Curb Your Enthusiasm collected four nods.

Parks and Rec, though, landed in three races, including Best Actress (for Amy Poehler). Happy Endings, meanwhile, drew a single yet significant nod, for Best Series.

Here’s the complete rundown of TV nominees:

Comedy Series
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Happy Endings
Modern Family (2011 winner)
Parks and Recreation

Writing – TV
30 Rock (2011 winner)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Saturday Night Live

Directing – TV
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Louie
Modern Family (2011 winner)
The Office

Performance by an Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (2011 winner)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Performance by an Actress
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (2011 winner)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Animated Comedy Series
Archer
Family Guy
The Life & Times of Tim
The Simpsons
South Park (2011 winner)

Late-Night Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2011 winner)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Show with David Letterman
Real Time with Bill Maher

Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series
Childrens Hospital (2011 winner)
Louie
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tosh.0

Comedy Special of the Year
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup
Patton Oswalt Finest Hour
Colin Quinn Long Story Short
Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts