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Here are your nominees for the 2014 American Comedy Awards: Vote now!

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The American Comedy Awards are back in a new format and on a new network (NBC), announcing the nominees on Wednesday night with voting open to you through March 18, 2014.

UPDATED: The awards were handed out May 8, 2014 (not the 15th as pictured above). HERE ARE THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS

Comedy Central -- which had hosted/broadcast The Comedy Awards in 2011 and 2012 -- led the way in this new edition with 12 nominations overall. NBC programs/talent had 11 nods. Among other networks: ABC grabbed six nominations (five for Modern Family); HBO, five; four for FOX and Netflix (Arrested Development) each; two for IFC's Portlandia; one for FX's Archer. And a total snub for CBS, which currently broadcasts the most-watched sitcom on TV!

This Is The End is your leader in the movie clubhouse with seven nominations; other popular film picks were Nebraska (six nods), The Heat (five) and Anchorman 2 (four).

Voting is open to anyone 13 or older, online at NBC's American Comedy Awards, or via the show's Facebook app. Voting closes at midnight at the end of March 18.

How'd they come up with the list below? By asking about 860 people in the business who made up the American Comedy Awards Voting Committee.

For what it's worth, as a member of said Voting Committee, I attempted to give some more love via votes in the nomination process for the following -- you're all honorably mentioned here in my book! -- Identity Thief, Warm Bodies (and Rob Corddry in same); Craig Robinson in This Is The End; Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight) and Lake Bell (In A World...) in the screenplay category; The Goldbergs, Bob's Burgers, Enlightened and Trophy Wife in TV series; The Eric Andre Show, Burning Love, Childrens Hospital, Maron, Nathan For You, Newsreaders, and NTSF:SD:SUV:: in alternative TV series; The Jeselnik Offensive, The Pete Holmes Show, @midnight, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell in late-night TV; Nick Kroll, Chris Elliott and Danny McBride in TV actor; Wendi McClendon-Covey, Carrie Brownstein, Krysten Ritter and Tina Fey in TV actress; Jake Johnson, Nick Offerman, Max Greenfield, David Cross and Adam Pally in TV supporting actor; Erinn Hayes, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson in TV supporting actress; Marc Maron, Bo Burnham, Doug Stanhope, Kathleen Madigan, Kumail Nanjiani and the Moms Mabley documentary in comedy specials.

It's very important to remember that the Club Comic and Viral Video category nominees were culled together through write-in votes.

Which meant the 860 members of the American Comedy Awards Voting Committee couldn't merely click on buttons, but had to rely on their own memories and knowledge for who was a club comic and what was  a viral video in 2013.

Which may explain how voters still think of Brian Regan as a club comic?! Nevertheless, it's nice to see Regan nominated along with fellow road vets Doug Stanhope, Bill Burr and Maria Bamford in a lineup along with relative youngsters.

Whom are you voting for, and for whom should I vote? Please weigh in!

2014 "AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS" NOMINATIONS

COMEDY FILM

  • "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
  • "The Heat"
  • "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
  • "Nebraska"
  • "This Is the End"

COMEDY ACTOR - FILM

  • Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
  • Will Ferrell, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
  • Johnny Knoxville, "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
  • Simon Pegg, "The World's End"
  • Seth Rogen, "This Is the End"

COMEDY ACTRESS - FILM

  • Lake Bell, "In a World..."
  • Sandra Bullock, "The Heat"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Enough Said"
  • Melissa McCarthy, "The Heat"
  • Kristen Wiig, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR - FILM

  • Louis C.K., "American Hustle"
  • Steve Carell, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
  • Will Forte, "Nebraska"
  • Jonah Hill, "This Is the End"
  • Danny McBride, "This Is the End"

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS - FILM

  • Scarlett Johansson, "Her"
  • Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
  • June Squibb, "Nebraska"
  • Emma Watson, "This Is the End"
  • Kristen Wiig, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"

COMEDY DIRECTOR - FILM

  • Paul Feig, "The Heat"
  • Spike Jonze, "Her"
  • Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
  • Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, "This Is the End"
  • Edgar Wright, "The World's End"

COMEDY SCREENPLAY

  • "The Heat," written by Katie Dippold
  • "Her," written by Spike Jonze
  • "Nebraska," written by Bob Nelson
  • "This Is the End," written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
  • "The World's End," written by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright

COMEDY SERIES

  • "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Parks and Recreation"
  • "Saturday Night Live"
  • "Veep"

ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES

  • "Archer"
  • "Drunk History"
  • "Key & Peele"
  • "Kroll Show"
  • "Portlandia"

LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW

  • "The Colbert Report"
  • "Conan"
  • "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
  • "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

COMEDY ACTOR - TV

  • Fred Armisen, "Portlandia"
  • Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
  • Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"
  • Jordan Peele, "Key & Peele"
  • Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

COMEDY ACTRESS - TV

  • Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
  • Lena Dunham, "Girls"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
  • Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
  • Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR - TV

  • Aziz Ansari, "Parks and Recreation"
  • Will Arnett, "Arrested Development"
  • Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
  • Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Tony Hale, "Veep"

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS - TV

  • Vanessa Bayer, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
  • Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Chelsea Peretti, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
  • Aubrey Plaza, "Parks and Recreation"

COMEDY WRITING - TV

  • "Arrested Development"
  • "The Colbert Report"
  • "Key & Peele"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Parks and Recreation"

COMEDY DIRECTING - TV

  • "Arrested Development"
  • "Eastbound & Down"
  • "Key & Peele"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Parks and Recreation"

COMEDY SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

  • "Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive"
  • "Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore"
  • "Louis C.K.: Oh My God"
  • "Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
  • "Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time"
  • "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"

CLUB COMIC

  • Maria Bamford
  • Bill Burr
  • Jerrod Carmichael
  • Ron Funches
  • Kyle Kinane
  • Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Sean Patton
  • Brian Regan
  • Rory Scovel
  • Doug Stanhope

VIRAL VIDEO

  • "Bad Lip Reading: The NFL" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zce-QT7MGSE
  • "Bound 3" (James Franco & Seth Rogen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRckgn36lzY
  • "Dead Giveaway" (Charles Ramsey Cleveland Hero Remix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZcRU0Op5P4
  • "How Animals Eat Their Food" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnydFmqHuVo
  • "Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball" (Chat Roulette Version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6DmHGYy_xk
  • "Sad Cat Diary" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKffm2uI4dk
  • "Sexy Pool Party" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R6Ibz31DtE
  • "Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble" (Goat Edition) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCv-HxktZFc
  • "What Does the Fox Say?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE
  • "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSJMoH7tnvw

The "American Comedy Awards," produced by Don Mischer Productions, air May 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.

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