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COMEDY CENTRAL® Honored With 12 Primetime Emmy® Nominations

Thursday, July 19, 2012

COMEDY CENTRAL® Honored With 12 Primetime Emmy® Nominations15:36 EDT Thursday, July 19, 2012NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen-Time Emmy-Winner "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Cited For Program, Writing, Directing, and Picture Editing Totaling Four Nominations------Emmy-Winner Hit "The Colbert Report" Scores Four Big Nominations For Show, Writing, Directing and Picture Editing------Three-Time Emmy Winner "Futurama" Garners Two Nominations------"6 Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park'" Scores Nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special------COMEDY CENTRAL Digital Media Nominated for "The Daily Show Correspondents Explain" on thedailyshow.com------COMEDY CENTRAL earned 12 nominations in the 2011-2012 Primetime Emmy® Awards competition.Sixteen-time Emmy winner (including a record nine consecutive wins for program) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is nominated this year in four categories, including Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Chuck O'Neil was singled out for the ninth year-in-a-row for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.  The show was also nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Short Form Segments and Variety Specials.  This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmy nominations for the "The Daily Show" to 44.  "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting."The Colbert Report" received four Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, a category in which it won its first Emmy in 2008, and director Jim Hoskinson was cited for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.  The show was also nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Short Form Segments and Variety Specials.  The series has been nominated in the show, writing and directing categories for seven consecutive years and its total number of nominations now stands at 28.  The show has also twice been honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in BroadcastingCOMEDY CENTRAL Digital Media also received a nomination for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for "The Daily Show Correspondents Explain" on thedailyshow.com.  The division has garnered one Emmy and five nominations the category.  "6 Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park'" was nominated for "Outstanding Non-Fiction Special."  The exclusive behind-the scenes documentary by Arthur Bradford shot at the South Park Studios in Los Angeles chronicles the rigorous process of producing the iconic series in under a week.Three-time Emmy winner "Futurama" earned a nomination for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode "The Tip of the Zoidberg," as well as a nomination in the Outstanding Voice-Over Category for Maurice LaMarche.  The series has aired for two seasons on COMEDY CENTRAL earning two Emmy wins last year and previously aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Animated Program, taking home the Emmy in 2002.The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented in two ceremonies.  The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Saturday, September 15, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast on ABC on Sunday, September 23 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations. OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES       The Daily Show with Jon StewartOUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES      The Daily Show with Jon Stewart     Tim Carvell, Head Writer, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow,      Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller,      John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, WritersOUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES       Chuck O'Neil, Director, The Daily Show with Jon StewartOUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR SHORT-FORM SEGMENTS AND VARIETY SPECIALS      Eric Davies, Editor, The Daily Show with Jon StewartOUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES          The Colbert ReportOUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES      The Colbert Report      Barry Julien, Head Writer, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Richard Dahm,      Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser,     Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Scott Sherman,      Dan Guterman, Paul Dinello, WritersOUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES      James Hoskinson, Director, The Colbert ReportOUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR SHORT-FORM SEGMENTS AND VARIETY SPECIALS      Andrew Matheson, Editor, The Colbert ReportOUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM      Futurama, "The Tip of the Zoidberg"OUTSTANDING VOICE OVER PERFORMANCE      Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot &      Morbo, FuturamaOUTSTANDING NON-FICTION SPECIAL      6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS - SHORT-FORMAT LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS      thedailyshow.com, The Daily Show Correspondents Explain Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at www.cc.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate CommunicationsFor further information: Marie Raubicheck, +1-212-767-8561, marie.raubicheck@cc.com