The ECNY Awards are back for a seventh year, and this time around, the New York comedy community can have even more of a say in who gets honored for his/her/their work in 2010.

That's because the ECNYs have added four new categories: Best Podcast, Best Comedy Event (one-off special show), Best Storyteller, and Best New Category.

Best New Category? On the ECNY nomination form, open until Dec. 19, 2010, it says quite plainly: "Nominate Your Own Category…And Nominee." So for all of you comedians and comedy fans who think the ECNYs are overlooking part of the scene, this is your chance to fill in that blank.

Returning categories include: Best Female Stand-Up Comedian; Best Male Stand-Up Comedian; Best Sketch Comedy Group; Best Host; Best Improv Group; Best Musical Comedy Act (Solo or Group); Best One Person Show; Best Comedic Video (Short or Series); Best Variety Show; Best Website; Best Book; Best Technician; Best Flyer or Postcard Design; The Emerging Comic Award; Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting. 

Awards will be handed out in March 2011 at the 92Y Tribeca. New venue!

So be thankful for what you've seen and heard this year, and nominate someone you love.