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The film Good Neighbours and the TV series The Debaters and Call Me Fitz are among the big nominees for this year's Canadian Comedy Awards.

Good Neighbours garnered four nominations at a news conference Thursday, including best film, best actor for Jay Baruchel and best director for Jacob Tierney.

Other contenders in the best film category include GravyTrain, Summerhood, Peepers and Don't Walk Out That Door.

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Also landing four Comedy Award nominations was CBC's The Debaters, which is up for trophies including best direction and best writing in TV. It also picked up two nominations for its radio show.

HBO Canada's Call Me Fitz and Less Than Kind are both in the running for three awards each, including best TV show.

Call Me Fitz also has a nod for star Jason Priestley, while Less Than Kind co-star Brooke Palsson is up for best actress.

The category of best TV show is rounded out by Living In Your Car, Fancy and This Movie Sucks!

APTN's CAUTION: May Contain Nuts also has three nods, including best performance by an ensemble.

Contenders for Comedy Person of the Year include the late Roger Abbott as well as Russell Peters, Samantha Bee, Ron James and Howie Mandel.

Finalists for best male standup are Steve Patterson, Mark Forward, Darrin Rose, Tim Steeves and Jeremy Hotz.

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Best female standup nominees are Heidi Foss, Laurie Elliott, Nikki Payne, DeAnne Smith and Debra DiGiovanni.

The Canadian Comedy Awards hand out trophies in 25 categories, five of which are voted on by the public - best TV show, best film, best web clip, best radio program or clip, and comedy person of the year.

Voting begins June 15 and ends at midnight PT on July 5 at www.canadiancomedy.ca.

The awards will be handed out during the Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival, set for Oct. 13-17 in Toronto.

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