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'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent,' 'Girls,' and More Win Golden Globe Nominations

The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and the shows up for Best Comedy include HBO series Girls and Silicon Valley, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Amazon favorite Transparent, and surprise CW hit Jane the Virgin. The Lego Movie also got a nom in the Best Animated Film category, while Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Ricky Gervais, Jeffrey Tambor, Louis C.K., and more all got acting nominations.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return in This 2015 Golden Globes Promo

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes for the third time in January, and NBC recently released the first promo featuring the ladies revealing what they're wearing for the big show. In the meantime, check out Fey and Poehler's opening monologues from the 2013 and 2014 Golden Globes below:

Steve Martin Will Receive the AFI Life Achievement Award Next Year

The American Film Institute announced today that it's chosen Steve Martin as its annual Life Achievement Award recipient. Martin will make the second comedian to receive the award since its inception in 1973 following Mel Brooks in 2013. The award will be presented to Martin at the AFI Awards, which aren't scheduled to air on TNT and TCM until June 2015. Other recent recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award include Morgan Freeman, Shirley MacLaine, and Jane Fonda. Martin also received an honorary Oscar last year and ranked near the top of our "20 Greatest Standup Specials of All Time" list earlier this week.

Mike Schur Says It's "Downright Un-American" That Amy Poehler Hasn't Won an Emmy

"Amy Poehler has been nominated for 10 Emmys in six categories and she's never won. That's silly. It's downright un-American. And it ends, hopefully, this year."

- Parks and Rec's Mike Schur in a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, in which he makes a solid case for why Amy Poehler is long overdue an Emmy Award for her work.

John Oliver Rips On the High-Functioning Nerds at the Crunchies Awards

Apparently TechCrunch gives out tech industry awards every year called Crunchies, and not even two-time Crunchies Awards host John Oliver seems to understand what exactly they are. In any case, above is Oliver's opening segment from last night's 2013 Crunchies, in which he clobbers the audience full of rich, successful nerds (who paid between $80-$120 to attend) and sums up the ceremony perfectly: "It's like the Nobel Prizes being given out if Nobel Prizes were given out in an atmosphere of high school bitchiness."

Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan Get Grammy Noms

The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, Jim Gaffigan's Obsessed, Louis C.K.,'s Oh My God, Patton Oswalt's Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, and Sarah Silverman's We Are Miracles. Hopefully Patton Oswalt follows through on his promise for another epic battle against Weird Al when the Grammys air in February.

Steve Carell on Never Getting That 'Office' Emmy: "What Can I Complain About? I've Won the Lottery"

"His journey also will likely include a trip down the red carpet at next year’s Academy Awards — talk that Carell finds flattering, but prefers not to dwell on. After all, this is the man who was zero-for-six at the Emmy Awards, despite creating an iconic character. 'When you start crying about not winning awards, you have to look at where you are, and all the good things that have occurred,' he says. 'And what can I complain about? I've won the lottery.'"

- Ahead of the premiere of his new dramatic role in Foxcatcher, Steve Carell reflects on his many Emmy nominations (and lack of wins) for playing Michael [...]

American Alex Edelman Wins Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe

25-year-old New York comedian Alex Edelman won the Edinburgh Fringe's Best Newcomer prize on Saturday for his show, Millennial. The prize is awarded to the best full-length debut show on the Fringe. The last American to win was Arj Barker back in 1997; other winners include The Mighty Boosh, Tim Minchin, and Sarah Millican. The overall Best Comedy Show award went to last year's best newcomer, John Kearns, for his absurdist show Shtick, and the Panel Prize, awarded to the show deemed to best capture the "spirit of the Fringe," was awarded to the interactive children's show Funz and Gamez, a show written by comedian Phil Ellis to appeal equally to parents and kids. [...]

Scott Aukerman Calls for Separate Emmy Categories for Late Night and Sketch Shows, and He's Absolutely Right

Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman wrote a piece for The Hollywood Reporter today about how ridiculous it is that all the great sketch and late night talk shows on TV compete for one category at the Emmys. Aukerman proposes splitting the Outstanding Variety Category into "variety/talk program" and "sketch/alternative program." Here's a bit of what he had to say:

"In August, either The Daily Show or The Colbert Report will win the Emmy for outstanding variety series — and America will yawn. Probably because the ceremony is heading into the four-hour mark at that point. But also because, once again, smaller alternative-comedy sketch shows (Key and PeelePortlandiaKroll ShowInside Amy Schumer and, yes, my show Comedy [...]

'30 Rock,' 'The Colbert Report,' 'The Simpsons,' and 'Veep' Win Writers Guild Awards

The 2014 WGA Awards were handed out over the weekend, and a few comedies came home with recognition for their writing. Veep won the Comedy Series category (its second WGA nom and first win), The Colbert Report won for Comedy/Variety, and The Simpsons won for Animation. The first part of 30 Rock's 2013 series finale "Hogcock!" also won for Episodic Comedy, beating out Modern Family, Parks and Rec, and Orange Is the New Black and making the show's 13th nomination and 5th WGA win. Click here to see the complete list of WGA winners.

2015 WGA Award Nominees Include 'High Maintenance,' 'Inside Amy Schumer,' and 'Louie'

The Writers Guild of America just announced its list of WGA Award nominees for next year's ceremony, which is set to take place on February 14th in New York with host Larry Wilmore. Nominees for Comedy Series include Louie, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Amazon's recent hit Transparent starring Jeffrey Tambor, while Inside Amy Schumer managed to break into the Comedy/Variety category for the second year in a row with SNL, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Last Week Tonight. Returning Vimeo web series High Maintenance also got some love in the Short Form Media [...]

Amy Poehler Addresses Her Many Emmy Nominations on 'The Howard Stern Show'

"It's more fun to lose than to win in a way, because when you win you have that adrenaline rush, you've got to give a speech, and then you have to go backstage, and all of a sudden you win and everyone's like 'Well, she shouldn't have won.' But if you lose, the whole night everyone's like 'You should've won.'"

- Amy Poehler gracefully addresses her many Emmy nominations — including two for Saturday Night Live and five for Parks and Recreation — during her interview on this morning's Howard Stern Show. Mike Schur was right: Poehler's lack of Emmy trophies is "downright un-American."

'SNL,' 'Between Two Ferns,' 'Bob's Burgers' Win Creative Arts Emmys

The Emmys are set to air on NBC next Monday, but over the weekend all the Emmys that won't make the main show — called the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys — were handed out. The big comedy-related winners include the Barack Obama edition of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, Bob's Burgers for Outstanding Animated Program, and SNL, which walked away with five awards for directing, makeup, costumes, hairstyling, and Jimmy Fallon's hosting stint in December.

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Here Are the Best Moments from Last Night's Academy Awards

The wonderful Ellen DeGeneres returned to host the Oscars last night, and for a year full of so many depressing movies, there were still a few moments of humor amid an otherwise solemn film affair. Watch Ellen's Oscars monologue above then click through for a few of her best jokes and audience interactions along with comedy's best moment of the night, which came through an unplanned shout-out to the late Harold Ramis by his collaborator Bill Murray.