Our favorite actor/writer/rapper has been nominated at this 2012 Comedy Awards for Breakout Performer of the Year, along with the likes of Zooey Deschanel, Josh Gad, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Sudeikis. The Comedy Awards are to be held on April 28, and will air May 6th on Comedy Central.
- Singer and actress Zooey Deschanel gained notoriety as the star of Fox’s quirky new comedy, New Girl, for which the actress garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical.
- Stage actor Josh Gad was nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the Tony Awards for his role as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon.
- Melissa McCarthy became a household name this year as scene-stealer Megan in Bridesmaids, as well as for her work on CBS’s Mike & Molly. McCarthy won an Emmy for the latter, and was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at last month’s Academy Awards.
- Jason Sudeikis has been in the spotlight for the last five years as a key contributor to some of SNL’s best sketches, but this year he took his work to the silver screen in comedies Hall Pass, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, and Horrible Bosses.
- And, as you know, Donald Glover is nominated for being the absolute shit.