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[07/08/10 - 10:29 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Honored with Nine Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations
The network details its nominations for "South Park," "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Honored With Nine Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations

Thirteen-Time Emmy-Winner "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Cited Again For Program, Writing, Directing, Plus Nods For Technical Direction And thedailyshow.com's "Ask A Correspondent," Totaling Five Nominations

Emmy-Winner Hit "The Colbert Report" Scores Three Big Nominations For Show, Writing And Directing

Four-Time Emmy-Winning Animated Favorite "South Park" Receives Tenth Nomination

NEW YORK, July 8 -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned nine nominations in the 2009-2010 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).

Thirteen-time Emmy-winner (seven times for program and six for writing) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the network's unique news parody series, is nominated this year in five categories: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series and Chuck O'Neil, singled out for the seventh year-in-a-row for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. Two additional nominations came in the Technical Direction category and The Daily Show Ask a Correspondent piece, "The Meaning of Life," credited to thedailyshow.com, COMEDY CENTRAL Digital. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmy nominations for the "Daily Show" to 37. The program is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody(R) Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

"The Colbert Report," with Stephen Colbert assuming a dismissive, Bill O'Reilly-like persona while commenting on the issues of the day, received three Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, a category in which it won its first Emmy in 2008, and Director Jim Hoskinson was cited for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. The show has been nominated in each of these categories for four years-in-a-row; its total number of nominations now stands at 18. The show has also been honored with the prestigious Peabody(R) Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

Four-time Emmy-winner "South Park," the adult animation phenomenon, home to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman, received its tenth Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. Nominated for "200 / 201," the show in its 14th season remains COMEDY CENTRAL's highest-rated show. It too has won the prestigious Peabody(R) Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

The Emmy Awards will be presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Saturday, August 21, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (NBC) on Sunday, August 29. Both ceremonies will take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.

The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Steve Bodow, Head Writer. Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, David Javerbaum, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, Writers.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

Chuck O'Neil, Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart "Episode 15032"

Andre Allen, Technical Director. Tom Dowling, Tim Quigley, Rich York, Phil Salanto, Camera. Paul Ranieri, Video Control.

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: "Ask a Correspondent - The Meaning of Life"

Rich Sullivan, Rachel Maceiras, Paul Beddoe-Stephens, Co-Executive Producers.

Judi Stroh, Producer.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Colbert Report

Barry Julien, Head Writer. Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Writers

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

Jim Hoskinson, The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (For Programming One Hour or Less)

South Park, "200 / 201"

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





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