The nominees for the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards were announced last night and you may not recognize some of the names but that's why these awards are important for our homegrown talent. There’s a very healthy and vital Canadian comedy community and the awards are a way of acknowledging the year’s standouts so that hopefully by the time the next year rolls around they’ll be household names. If you're feeling opinionated, awards voting begins June 17th and if you're looking for an Autumn vacation, the awards festival takes place Oct 3-6 in Ottawa. For more info, check out http://www.canadiancomedy.ca/

Public Categories

MULTIMEDIA / CANADIAN COMEDY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Colin Mochrie
Gerry Dee
Lauren Ash
Steve Patterson
Sugar Sammy


MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEATURE FILM
Dead Before Dawn 3D
Goon
My Awkward Sexual Adventure
Please Kill Mr Know it All
Unlucky


MULTIMEDIA / BEST COMEDY SHORT
Boys Without Girls
Internet Search History Revealed
One Woman Show
Secret Clubhouse
The Hunger Games Exclusive Clip: Gale & Katniss


INTERNET / BEST WEB SERIES
Dad Drives
Guidance
Sexy Nerd Girl
Space Janitors
The Casting Room


INTERNET / BEST PODCAST
Illusionoid
Stop Podcasting Yourself
The Sunday Service Presents: A Beautiful Podcast
Ward and Al
What's So Funny?


RADIO / BEST RADIO PROGRAM OR CLIP
Anything Goes with Darren Frost & Dave Martin/Ron James Interview
The Debaters - BBQs vs Picnics & Canadian Flag
The Irrelevant Show
This Is That - Season 3


TELEVISION / BEST TV SHOW
Crown the Town with Ryan Long
Mr. D
Seed
The Ron James Show, Season IV
This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 20


Industry Categories

MULTIMEDIA / BEST DIRECTION IN A FEATURE
April Mullen - Dead Before Dawn 3D
Ian A. Robertson - Unlucky
Sandra Feldman and Colin Carter - Please Kill Mr Know It All
Sean Garrity - My Awkward Sexual Adventure


MULTIMEDIA / BEST WRITING IN A FEATURE
Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin - A Little Bit Zombie
Jonas Chernick - My Awkward Sexual Adventure
Sandra Feldman - Please Kill Mr Know It All
Tim Doiron - Dead Before Dawn 3D


MULTIMEDIA / BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE
Angelo Tsarouchas - Fred and Vinnie
Devon Bostick - Dead Before Dawn 3D
Jefferson Brown - Please Kill Mr Know It All
Jim Annan - Unlucky
Vik Sahay - My Awkward Sexual Adventure


MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE
Brittany Allen - Dead Before Dawn 3D
Emily Hampshire - My Awkward Sexual Adventure
Jessica Booker - Please Kill Mr know It All
Lara Jean Chorostecki - Please Kill Mr Know It All
Sarah Manninen - My Awkward Sexual Adventure


MULTIMEDIA / BEST DIRECTION IN A TV OR WEB SERIES
Adam Brodie + Dave Derewlany - HBO's Funny As Hell - Season 3 Episode 9
Geoff Lapaire - Space Janitors, EP106: Accidentally the Dark Lord
Henry Sarwer-Foner - Rick Mercer Report, EP 11.
Jared Sales - Guidance
Jeff Beesley - inSAYSHAble, Ep 2 Tuesday


MULTIMEDIA / BEST WRITING IN A TV OR WEB SERIES
Dan Beirne & Mark Little - Dad Drives, Episode 3
Joseph Raso, Seed, Episode 102
Mark De Angelis, Bill & Sons Towing, Episode 4
Mark Farrell and Joseph Raso, Seed, Episode 107
Mark Farrell, Seed, Episode 105


MULTIMEDIA / BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A TV OR WEB SERIES
Gary Rideout Jr - Comedy Bar, Season 2
Mark Little - Dad Drives, Episode 3
Mark Little - Mr. D, Episode 208
Rob Baker - Guidance Episode 3: Alasandro
Scott Yamamura - Space Janitors


MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A TV OR WEB SERIES
Amy Matysio - inSAYSHAble
Belinda Cornish - Tiny Plastic Men, Pleasing Petra
Carrie-Lynn Neales - Seed, Episode 101
Christina Sicoli - inSAYSHAble
Dale Boyer - Live from The CenTre
Naomi Snieckus - Mr. D


MULTIMEDIA / BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE IN A TV OR WEB SERIES
Brendan Halloran, Pat Thornton, Evany Rosen, Tess Degenstein, and Scott Yamamura - Space Janitors
Gary Rideout Jr, Pat Thornton, Tal Zimerman, Norm Sousa, Natalie Brown - Comedy Bar Season 2
Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Booth Savage, Lauren Hammersley, Bette MacDonald, Naomi Snieckus, Darrin Rose, Mark Little, Wes Williams, Mark Forward, Suresh John - Mr. D
Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder - This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 20
The Imponderables, Nicholas Campbell - Bill & Sons Towing


LIVE / BEST BREAKOUT ARTIST
Ali Hassan
Graham Kay
Jeff Elliott
Mike Delamont
Stacey McGunnigle


LIVE / BEST TAPED LIVE PERFORMANCE
Dave Merheje - Just For Laughs All Access.
John Hastings - Comedy Now
Mark Forward - Just For Laughs - All Access
Nathan Macintosh - Just For Laughs - All Access
Rebecca Kohler - Winnipeg Comedy Festival


LIVE / BEST MALE STAND-UP
Mark Forward
Pete Zedlacher
Peter Anthony
Ron Sparks
Steve Patterson


LIVE / BEST FEMALE STAND-UP
DeAnne Smith
Heidi Foss
Laurie Elliott
Rebecca Kohler
Sara Hennessey


LIVE / BEST SKETCH TROUPE
British Teeth
Ladystache
Peter n' Chris
The Sketchersons
Tony Ho


LIVE / BEST IMPROV TROUPE
Bad Dog Repertory Players
Hip.Bang!
Mantown
The Harold of Galactus
The Sunday Service


LIVE / BEST MALE IMPROVISOR
Alastair Forbes
Jason DeRosse
Mark Meer
Ryan Beil
Taz VanRassel


LIVE / BEST FEMALE IMPROVISOR
Ashley Botting
Caitlin Howden
Carly Heffernan
Jan Caruana
Stacey McGunnigle


LIVE / BEST COMEDIC PLAY, REVUE OR SERIES
Live Wrong and Prosper
Of Mice and Morro and Jasp
Peter n' Chris and the Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel
Rapp Battlez!
Throne of Games


LIVE / BEST ONE PERSON SHOW
Classy Lady
Desperate Church Wives
Nonna's Party
Significant Me
The Amazing Bunni Lady Magician