“Rango,” “Archer” win at 2nd annual Comedy Awards

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Rango” has won for Animated Comedy Film and “Archer” for Animated Comedy Series on Saturday night at the Comedy Awards 2012, the second annual blockbuster event dedicated to celebrating all that is funny.

Losing to Rango were Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss In Boots and Rio.

Vying with Archer were Family Guy, The Life & Times of Tim, The Simpsons and South Park.

James Bobin was nominated in the Comedy Director (Film) category for helming the partly animated The Muppets, but lost to Paul Feig of the live-action Bridesmaids.

All nominees were selected by the Comedy Awards’ Board of Directors, comprised of such comedy industry luminaries as Carol Burnett, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers and Lily Tomlin. An invitation-only body of comedy writers, producers, directors, and other industry movers and shakers chose the winners.

The historic, one-night-only celebration honored the most talented writers, directors, actors and stand-ups who provided the laugh track to our lives this past year: the pioneers who pushed boundaries; the TV shows that we rushed home for; the movies that are etched into our collective pop-culture memory; the stand-up comedians and the viral videos that make us laugh every day.

Saturday night’s Comedy Awards were held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The show will premiere Sunday, May 6 on Comedy Central.

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