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American Comedy Awards Air Tonight on Comedy Central

April 25, 2001

The 15th annual American Comedy Awards were held Sunday night at Universal Studios Hollywood. The show, taped for broadcast, airs tonight on Comedy Central at 8. The honorees are determined by the results from questionnaires sent to approximately 3,200 members of the entertainment industry, from comedic performers to talent managers to network executives.

Here is a partial list of the winners:

Viewers' choice stand-up comic award (female): Wanda Sykes

Viewers' choice stand-up comic award (male): Lewis Black

Funniest female performer in a television series: Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm in the Middle," Fox

Funniest male performer in a television series: David Letterman, "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS

Funniest female performer in a television special: Ellen DeGeneres, "Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning," HBO

Funniest male performer in a television special: Will Ferrell, "Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2000," NBC

Funniest actress in a motion picture: Sandra Bullock, "Miss Congeniality"

Funniest actor in a motion picture: Ben Stiller, "Meet the Parents"

Funniest television series: "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS

Funniest motion picture: "Best in Show"

Lifetime achievement award: George Carlin

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