Winners And More Winners At The First Annual Comedy Awards
Since the show taped this weekend, we already pretty much know the Comedy Awards winners. Let’s all agree to still watch the show on April 10, right? Solidarity! As for the Natalie Portmans and Colin Firths of the evening, Eddie Murphy was presented the Comedy Icon award while David Letterman received the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence, as presented by Bill Murray. Next year Letterman can hand the award right back to Murray, and from there it can pass like a hot potato between all of the massively talented people in attendance, forever. Some of the night’s winners included:
- Breakthrough Performer Award: Daniel Tosh
- Best Comedy Actress (Film): Tina Fey (Date Night)
- Best Comedy Actor (Film): Zach Galifianakis (Dinner for Schmucks)
- Best Comedy Actress (Television): Kristen Wiig (SNL)
- Best Comedy Actor (Television): Alex Baldwin (30 Rock)
- Best Stand-Up Special: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious
- Best Comedy Series: Modern Family
- Best Late-Night Comedy Series: The Daily Show
- Best Animated Comedy Series: South Park
- Best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series: Childrens Hospital
- Best Animated Comedy Film: Toy Story 3, which I tend to think of as the most gripping drama of our time.
The only surprise (in my opinion) is the selection of The Other Guys as Best Comedy Film. I’m not saying I didn’t full-price see it in theaters; I just had honestly forgotten it had come out last year…which is rarely a good sign. My vote probably would have gone with Easy A. The night rounded out with what appears to be a show-stopping performance of “I Just Had Sex” by Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akon. I think you can actually hear Tina Fey laughing during the song, which can only bode well for the entire show.