The 2008 ECNY Awards have unveiled their final list of nominees this year, but so far, you'll only find out if you register your email and get a ballot sent to you for voting. You'll have until the end of the month to submit a ballot. The awards has an "Industry Committe" which also gets an enhanced voice in the voting. Which means I should probably disclose right now that I was happy to see The Comic's Comic get a nomination, and also let you know that I have an Industry Committee vote. That said, let's share with you the good news on this year's slate of nominees!
There are some interesting matchups and multiple nods here, including categories that feature repeat finalists, roommates vying for the same award, and in at least one case that I can gather, one performer up against themselves (kinda like Kate Winslet in the Golden Globes!). The full list, after the jump!
(Listed according to the ballot)
Best Female Standup Comedian
Eliza Skinner/Shockwave -- The BEATdown
Max Silvestri and Gabe & Jenny -- Big Terrific
Leo Allen -- Whiplash
Sara Benincasa -- Family Hour, Ultimate Gossip Girl Summit
Seth Herzog -- Sweet
Best Improv Group
Death by Roo Roo
Best Male Standup Comedian
Best Musical Comedy Act (Solo or Group)
Baby Wants Candy
I Eat Pandas
Best One Person Show
Charlie Sanders, "Minnesota Muslim"
Chris Gethard, "Chris Gethard's Magic Box of Stories"
Kumail Nanjiani, "Unpronounceable"
Kurt Braunohler, "Kurt Braunohler's One Man Show: A Meditation on Dum Dum's and B-holes"
Lennon Parham, "She Tried to be Normal"
Best Short Comedic Film
BOF -- "It's Just Business"
Eugene Cordero -- "Green Screen"
Sara Benincasa and Diana Saez -- "Governor Palin Vlogs"
Rob Lathan -- "The Phelps Minute"
Elephant Larry -- "Val Verde"
Best Sketch Comedy Group
Best Variety Show
The Dave Hill Explosion
High School Talent Show
The Rejection Show
Emerging Comic Award
Brooke Van Poppelen
Outstanding Achievement in Flyer or Postcard Design
Anya Garrett — Jar Full of Roaches (Show)
Dyna Moe — Gavin Speiller Needs Your Approval (Show)
Keith Huang & Ariel Estrada — Kevin Allison's 'F*** Up' (Show)
Stefan Lawrence — Sketchfest NYC (Show)
Steve Dressler — High School Talent Show (Show)
- Carol Hartsell, Sean Crespo, Corey Pandolph — Drink at Work
- Keith Huang — Improv is Good for You
- Sean L. McCarthy — The Comic's Comic
- Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld — JakeAndAmir.com
- Upright Citizens Brigade — UCBComedy.com
- Charlie Todd — Improv Everywhere
Best Performance in a Commercial or Episode of Law & Order
Brett Gelman -- NY Lottery (Little Bit O' Luck)
John Gemberling -- Boost Mobile
Matt McCarthy -- Verizon
Matt Oberg -- Ritz Crackers
Ptolemy Slocum -- NY Lotto Commercial