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Flight Of The Conchords Nominated For A Grammy

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2007 12:00 AM
Flight Of The Conchords Nominated For A Grammy
FOTC's comedy EP, "The Distant Future" has been nominated for the "Best Comedy Album" Grammy.
The Grammys, now in their 50th year, remain the most prestigious awards in American music, and this nomination puts the Conchords alongside George Lopez, Stephen Wright, Lisa Lampanelli and Harry Shearer. The winner will be announced on Feb 10th, at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
Flight Of The Conchords are also nominated in two categories at this years' NZ Comedy Guild Awards, to be announced at The Classic Comedy and Bar on Dec 16th. The full list of nominees is as follows:
1. BEST NEWCOMER
Diane Spencer
Clayton Carrick-Lesley
Rhys Matthewson
Moody
2. BEST SHOW CONCEPT
The boy with tape on his face – Sam Wills
Clean comedy show – Dave Wiggins
Passport Control – Jeremy Elwood
Rock 101 – Mrs Peacock
3. MULTIMEDIA Award for BEST SHOW
The boy with tape on his face – Sam Wills
Rock 101 – Mrs Peacock
AotearoHA! – TV3 / NZ International Comedy Festival
I do these things so you don't have to – Jamie Bowen
4. BEST COMEDY VENUE
The Classic Comedy Club and Bar (Auckland)
The Cook (Hamilton)
San Francisco Bathhouse (Wellington)
Buzz (Lower Hutt)
5. BEST MEDIA SUPPORT
Radio New Zealand National
Maori Television
Wellington Access Radio
C4
The Rock
New Zealand Herald
6. BEST INTERNATIONAL GUEST
Stephen K Amos
Phil Nicol
Mickey D
7. BEST INDUSTRY FRIEND
Nigel Grant
Jan Maree
Matt Elliot
Richard Carrington
8. BEST NZ ON-SCREEN COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Rhys Darby – Flight of the Conchords – HBO
Andre King – AotearoHA! – TV3/NZ International Comedy Festival
Simon McKinney – Festival Gala – TVNZ/NZ International Comedy Festival/Satellite Media
Dai Henwood – Various – C4
9. MOST IMPROVED COMEDIAN
Figjam
Darren Jardine
10. THE ANDREW KOVACEVICH MEMORIAL CUP
Brendhan Lovegrove
Andre King
11. Bfm GAG OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Elwood – "Deerhunting"
Brendhan Lovegrove – "1.4 Billion Chinese"
Derek Flores – "Dick Smith"
12. BEST MC
Simon McKinney
Jamie Bowen
Jeremy Elwood
Andrew Clay
13. BEST MALE COMEDIAN
Brendhan Lovegrove
Dai Henwood
Simon McKinney
Jeremy Elwood
14. BEST FEMALE COMEDIAN
Irene Pink
Jan Maree
Michele A'Court
15. THE KEVIN SMITH MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST ARTIST ACHIEVEMENT
Flight of the Conchords – For renewal of their HBO series
Rhys Darby – For his landing of a role in Yes Men with Jim Carrey
Dai Henwood – For his overall contribution to C4's programming.
16. THE GREEN ROOM AWARD
Jamie Bowen
Grant Lobban
Dave Wiggins
Vaughan King
ENDS

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