Comedy Central has announced the nominations for the first annual "Comedy Awards", which will air on Sunday, April 10th simultaneously on Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, VH1 and Nick at Night. “30 Rock”, “Eastbound & Down”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Modern Family” and “The Office” will compete for Best Comedy Series, while the nominees for Best Comedy Film are “Cyrus”, “Easy A”, “Get Him to the Greek”, “Kick-Ass” and“The Other Guys”.
"Louie" joins "Modern Family", "30 Rock", "The Simpsons" and "The Office" in being nominated for best comedy writing in a TV series, while "Community" is nominated only in the best directing category.
The awards ceremony will also recognize other forms of comedy on television, including Best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series ("“Childrens Hospital”, "Funny or Die Presents”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” and “Tosh.0”)
and Best Stand-Up Special (Aziz Ansari, Bill Maher, Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, and Whitney Cummings are all nominated). Conan O'Brien was not nominated in the late night comedy series category, although this awards ceremony is intended to recognize comedy programs produced in 2010, and O'Brien was not on the air for much of last year.
For a complete list of all the nominations, go here.