The nominees for the 15th annual Canadian Comedy Awards were announced today, making it a great day for those who got nominated and a totally terrible one for those who got left out. The awards and festval will be back in Ottawa again this fall and like previous years the public will be able to vote on select categories with the rest being decided by the industry. Voting opens June 24th and you can head over to canadiancomedy.ca to exercise your democratic right. The nominees are...

Public

MULTIMEDIA / CANADIAN COMEDY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Dave Foley
Gerry Dee
Lauren Ash
Nathan Fielder
Sugar Sammy

MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEATURE FILM
Bank$tas
Lawrence & Holloman
Old Stock
Stag
That Burning Feeling

MULTIMEDIA / BEST COMEDY SPECIAL OR SHORT
Japan
S is for Bird
The Golden Ticket
Torturous
Wanda

MULTIMEDIA / BEST AUDIO SHOW OR SERIES
Illusionoid
Stop Podcasting Yourself
The Irrelevant Show
This Is That
We're Doing It

MULTIMEDIA / BEST AUDIO CLIP
Bee Circus
Sci Fi
XBOX One ad written by your dad

INTERNET / BEST WEB SERIES
But I'm Chris Jericho!
Convos With My 2-Year-Old
Straight Man
The Casting Room
Versus Valerie

TELEVISION / BEST TV SHOW
Less Than Kind
Meet the Family
Nathan For You
Satisfaction
This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Season XXI

Industry

MULTIMEDIA / BEST DIRECTION IN A FEATURE
Alec Toller - Play The Film
James Genn - Old Stock
Jason James - That Burning Feeling
Jeremy LaLonde - Sex After Kids
Matthew Kowalchuk - Lawrence & Holloman

MULTIMEDIA / BEST WRITING IN A FEATURE
Dane Clark - Old Stock
Daniel Arnold and Matthew Kowalchuk - Lawrence & Holloman
Jeremy LaLonde - Sex After Kids
Kelly McCormack - Play the Film
Nick Citton - That Burning Feeling

MULTIMEDIA / BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE
Ben Cotton - Lawrence & Holloman
Ennis Esmer - Sex After Kids
Jay Brazeau - Sex After Kids
Jon Dore - Stag
Paulo Costanzo - That Burning Feeling

MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE
Amanda Brugel - Sex After Kids
Christina Sicoli - After Party
Ingrid Haas - That Burning Feeling
Shannon Beckner - Sex After Kids
Zoie Palmer - Sex After Kids

INTERNET / BEST DIRECTION IN A WEB SERIES
Andrew Ainsworth and Andrew Kines - Straight Man Episode 6
Geoff Lapaire - Pyus Dunes - Space Janitors EP205
Mike Fly & Simon Fraser - The Dark Night Versus Valerie - Versus Valerie Ep 10
Mike Fly - Acting Class - But I'm Chris Jericho! Ep 104
Neil Every - Fools For Hire - Episode 2.1 - The Hungry Games Part 1

INTERNET / BEST WRITING IN A WEB SERIES
Bob Kerr - Acting Class - But I'm Chris Jericho! Ep 104
David Tichauer & Ned Petrie - Straight Man - Episode 6
Geoff Lapaire & Andy Hull - Life Debt - Space Janitors EP203
Jared Keeso & Jordan Beirnes - Hockey Players - Letterkenny Problems
Stephanie Kaliner - Sexy Nerd Girl Versus Valerie - Versus Valerie Ep 1

INTERNET / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A WEB SERIES
Debra DiGiovanni - Straight Man
Evany Rosen - Space Janitors
Hannah Spear - Versus Valerie
Kayla Lorette - Everyone's Famous
Laurie Elliott - But I'm Chris Jericho!

INTERNET / BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A WEB SERIES
Brendan Halloran - Space Janitors
David Milchard - Convos With My 2-Year-Old
Ken Hall - Straight Man
Pat Thornton - Space Janitors
Scott Thompson - But I'm Chris Jericho!

LIVE / BEST BREAKOUT ARTIST
Amanda Brooke Perrin
Christina Walkinshaw
Darcy Michael
Ken Hall
Matt O'Brien

LIVE / BEST TAPED LIVE PERFORMANCE
Darren Frost - Emotional Terrorism
Darrin Rose - Just For Laughs All Access
Nile Séguin - Just For Laughs

LIVE / BEST MALE STAND-UP
Chris Locke
Darren Frost
David Pryde
Graham Kay
Ron Sparks

LIVE / BEST FEMALE STAND-UP
Christina Walkinshaw
DeAnne Smith
Jen Grant
Rebecca Kohler
Steph Tolev

LIVE / BEST SKETCH TROUPE
Baram & Snieckus
Hot Thespian Action
Ladystache
Peter n' Chris
The Templeton Philharmonic
Tony Ho

LIVE / BEST IMPROV TROUPE
Bonspiel! Theatre
Die-Nasty the Live Improvised Soap Opera Cast
Rapid Fire Senior Ensemble
The Sufferettes
The Sunday Service

LIVE / BEST MALE IMPROVISOR
Adam Cawley
Alastair Forbes
Mark Meer
Rob Norman
Taz VanRassel

LIVE / BEST FEMALE IMPROVISOR
Ashley Botting
Becky Johnson
Caitlin Howden
Kayla Lorette
Kirsten Rasmussen

LIVE / BEST VARIETY ACT
Bob Cates
David Merry
Morro and Jasp
Shirley Gnome
Wes Borg

LIVE / BEST COMEDIC PLAY, REVUE OR SERIES
2-Man No-Show-3D
George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead Live
Peter n' Chris Explore their Bodies
Spank!: A 50 Shades of Grey Parody
We Can Be Heroes

LIVE / BEST ONE PERSON SHOW
Adopt This!
Hold Mommy's Cigarette
Polly Polly
Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Weaksauce

TELEVISION / BEST DIRECTION IN A TV SERIES OR SPECIAL
Derek Harvie - Germaphobe - Meet the Family Ep. 205
Jason Priestley - Save the Date - Satisfaction Episode 112
Keith Samples - Penis Face Cat Funeral - Satisfaction Episode 110
Nathan Fielder - Gas Station/Caricature Artist - Nathan For You 103
Vivieno Caldinelli and Michael Lewis - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXI - Episode 7

TELEVISION / BEST WRITING IN A TV SERIES OR SPECIAL
Adam Cawley, Rob Baker, Pat Smith and Rob Norman - Parental Advisory - Guidance - Ep#5
Mark Critch - The Pot and The Pirate - Satisfaction Episode 109
Matt Doyle, Derek Harvie, Evany Rosen, Ron Sparks - Meet the Family
Nathan Fielder - Gas Station/Caricature Artist - Nathan For You 103
Peter McBain, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Mike Allison, Bob Kerr, Greg Thomey, Jon Blair, Sonya Bell, Abdul Butt, Matt Kippen, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Cathy Jones, Dean Jenkinson, Ron Sparks - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXI - Episode 5

TELEVISION / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES
Cathy Jones - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXI
Julia Voth - Package Deal
Liz Best - Meet the Family
Nikki Payne - Satisfaction
Susan Kent - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXI

TELEVISION / BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES
Darrin Rose - Mr. D
Mark O'Brien - Republic of Doyle
Nathan Fielder - Nathan For You
Pat Thornton - Satisfaction
Ryan Belleville - Satisfaction