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Saturday saw the debut of The Comedy Awards, the Viacom-launched foray into one of the few remaining entertainment holes that does not have trophies stuffed into it on a regular basis. Not surprisingly, the soon-to-be-annual heaping of accolades on people who were funny this year recognized a lot of familiar names—Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Modern Family, The Daily Show—but as we pointed out when the nominations were announced, it was also one of the few places where Louis C.K. and Childrens Hospital could (and did!) walk away with the right to use the all important hyphenate “award-winning.” A list of the major winners is below; in addition, Bill Murray presented the show’s inaugural Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence to David Letterman, while Eddie Murphy picked up the first Career Icon Award for his career prior to, let’s say, around 2000. The awards show airs April 10 as a simulcast on Comedy Central, Nick At Nite, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Spike TV, and Logo.


Best Comedy Film: The Other Guys

Best Comedy Series: Modern Family

Best Comedy Actress In A Film: Tina Fey, Date Night

Best Comedy Actor In A Film: Zach Galifianakis, Dinner For Schmucks

Best Comedy Actor In A TV Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Best Comedy Actress In A TV Series: Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best Late-Night Comedy Series: The Daily Show

Best Animated Comedy Series: South Park

Best Animated Comedy Film: Toy Story 3

Best Standup Special: Louis C.K.: Hilarious

Best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series: Childrens Hospital

Breakthrough Performer: Daniel Tosh

Best Viral Original Video: Auto-Tune The News: “Bed Intruder Song”

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