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March 6th, 2012 3:40pm EST

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Comedy Central announced the nominees for the second annual Comedy Awards earlier today and it was no laughing matter.

"Bridesmaids" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." are about to face off in a two-way race for the most lauded flick, as each landed five nominations in the film categories.

"Midnight in Paris" followed with four nods, while "The Artist" and "Horrible Bosses" were close behind with three nominations each.

Considering its massive box office and award season success, the nominations for "Bridesmaids" — which include Comedy Film, Comedy Director - Film (Paul Feig), Comedy Screenplay and two nods in the Performance By an Actress - Film category (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) — are no surprise. At least, not as big a surprise as someone pooping in a sink.

Despite critical acclaim, however, "Crazy, Stupid, Love." failed to gain much traction, making its haul of five nominations, including one in every non-animation category, even more impressive. Those nominations include Comedy Film, Comedy Director - Film (Glenn Ficarra and John Requa), Performance By an Actor - Film (Steve Carell), Performance By an Actress - Film (Emma Stone) and Comedy Screenplay. Hurray, Emma Stone!

"Midnight in Paris," meanwhile, followed up its Best Picture and Best Director nominations at the Oscars with Comedy Film, Comedy Screenplay and Comedy Director - Film nods for auteur Woody Allen; the movie's third nomination went for Owen Wilson in the Performance By an Actor - Film category. Likewise, "The Artist" duplicated its Oscar success with nominations for Comedy Film, Comedy Director - Film (Michel Hazanavicius) and Performance By an Actor - Film (Jean Dujardin).

Sadly, Uggie the dog was not nominated.

Other notable nominations include Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston for "Horrible Bosses," as well as "Cars 2," which landed an Animated Comedy Film nod despite being shut out at the Oscars.

The Comedy Awards, which voted on by a board of comedy veterans, are presented annually by Comedy Central. This year's ceremony is scheduled to take place on April 28 before airing on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6 at 9 p.m. ET. Here's a full list of nominees, including those for the television categories, courtesy of the official Comedy Awards website:

COMEDY FILM

"The Artist"

"Bridesmaids"

"Crazy, Stupid, Love."

"Horrible Bosses"

"Midnight in Paris"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR-FILM

Jason Bateman, "Horrible Bosses"

Steve Carell, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover Part II"

Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris"

COMEDY DIRECTOR-FILM

Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

James Bobin, "The Muppets"

Paul Feig, "Bridesmaids"

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"

COMEDY SERIES

"30 Rock"

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

"Happy Endings"

"Modern Family"

"Parks and Recreation"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR-TV

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

Louis C.K., "Louie"

Steve Carell, "The Office"

Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

COMEDY DIRECTING-TV

"30 Rock"

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

"Louie"

"Modern Family"

"The Office"

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM

"Cars 2"

"Kung Fu Panda 2"

"Puss In Boots"

"Rango"

"Rio"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS-FILM

Jennifer Aniston, "Horrible Bosses"

Cameron Diaz, "Bad Teacher"

Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"

Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"

COMEDY SCREENPLAY

"50/50"

"Bridesmaids"

"Crazy, Stupid, Love."

"Horrible Bosses"

"Midnight in Paris"

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES

"Archer"

"Family Guy"

"The Life & Times of Tim"

"The Simpsons"

"South Park"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS-TV

Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"

Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"

Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

COMEDY WRITING-TV

"30 Rock"

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

"Louie"

"Modern Family"

"Parks and Recreation"

"Saturday Night Live"

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES

"The Colbert Report"

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

"Late Show with David Letterman"

"Real Time with Bill Maher"

BREAKOUT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Zooey Deschanel

Josh Gad

Donald Glover

Melissa McCarthy

Jason Sudeikis

CLUB COMIC

Ted Alexandro

Hannibal Buress

Pete Holmes

Anthony Jeselnik

Moshe Kasher

John Mulaney

Kumail Nanjiani

Chelsea Peretti

Amy Schumer

Rory Scovel

SKETCH / ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES

"Childrens Hospital"

"Louie"

"Portlandia"

"Saturday Night Live"

"Tosh.0"

COMEDY SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

"Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater"

"Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup"

"Patton Oswalt Finest Hour"

"Colin Quinn Long Story Short"

"Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts"

STAND-UP TOUR

Dave Attell

Lewis Black

Louis C.K.

Kevin Hart

Jerry Seinfeld

Related: 30 Rock, Archer, Bridesmaids, Crazy Stupid Love, Donald Glover, Horrible Bosses, Jennifer Aniston, Louie, Midnight in Paris, Modern Family, The Artist, Tosh.0, Zach Galifianakis, Television, Celebrity, Movies, TV Awards & Nominations, Oscars

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