'30 Rock,' 'Modern Family,' 'The Office' lead Comedy Awards TV nominations

30-rock-live.JPGComedy Central is jumping into the awards show fray with the first annual Comedy Awards. Nominees were selected by the Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which includes (among others): Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Seth MacFarlane, Conan O'Brien, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart and Lily Tomlin.

The television nominees are led by "30 Rock" with seven nominations, followed by "Modern Family" and "The Office" with four apiece. The winners are being selected by professionals from the comedy community-including producers, writers, performers, directors and stand-ups. But fans can also have their say at the official website, voting in all categories and actually nominating in two online-only categories.

The awards show will tape March 26 in New York City and will air April 10 on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1, CMT and Nick At Nite.

Here's the full list of nominees:

COMEDY SERIES
"30 Rock"
"Eastbound & Down"
"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"

COMEDY ACTOR - TV
Alec Baldwin "30 Rock"
Ty Burrell "Modern Family"
Steve Carell "The Office"
Tracy Morgan "30 Rock"
Danny McBride "Eastbound & Down"

COMEDY ACTRESS - TV
Tina Fey "30 Rock"
Jane Krakowski "30 Rock"
Jane Lynch "Glee"
Betty White "Hot In Cleveland"
Kristen Wiig "Saturday Night Live"

COMEDY ACTOR - FILM
Russell Brand "Get Him to the Greek"
Will Ferrell "The Other Guys"
Zach Galifianakis "Dinner for Schmucks"
Paul Giamatti "Barney's Version"
Jonah Hill "Cyrus"

COMEDY ACTRESS - FILM
Tina Fey "Date Night"
Anne Hathaway "Love & Other Drugs"
Helen Mirren "Red"
Chloe Moretz "Kick-Ass"
Emma Stone "Easy A"

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 COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
"Childrens Hospital"
"Funny or Die Presents"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"
"Tosh.0"

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

COMEDY FILM
"Cyrus"
"Easy A"
"Get Him to the Greek"
"Kick-Ass"
"The Other Guys"

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM
"Despicable Me"
"Megamind"
"Shrek Forever After"
"Toy Story 3"

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
"American Dad!"
"Archer"
"Family Guy"
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

COMEDY WRITING TV
"30 Rock"
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"
"The Simpsons"

COMEDY SCREENPLAY

"Cyrus"
"Easy A"
"Hot Tub Time Machine"
"Kick-Ass"
"Tiny Furniture"

COMEDY DIRECTING TV
"30 Rock"
"Community"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"
"Saturday Night Live"

COMEDY DIRECTOR FILM
Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass "Cyrus"
Will Gluck "Easy A"
Adam McKay "The Other Guys"
Matthew Vaughn "Kick-Ass"
Edgar Wright "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

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