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Actress Jessica Williams arrives at the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York City
Actress Jessica Williams arrives at the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York CityReuters
Wendi McLendon-Covey arrives for Comedy Awards 2012 in New York
Wendi McLendon-Covey arrives for Comedy Awards 2012 in New YorkReuters
Actress Rudolph arrives at the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York
Actress Rudolph arrives at the Comedy Awards 2012 in New YorkReuters
Actress Poehler arrives for the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York City
Actress Poehler arrives for the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York CityReuters
Actress Tyler arrives for the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York City
Actress Tyler arrives for the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York CityReuters
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry stars in NBC's new show "Go On."Reuters
Comedian Don Rickles hugs Jon Stewart after receiving the Johnny Carson Award during the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York
Comedian Don Rickles hugs Jon Stewart after receiving the Johnny Carson Award during the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New YorkReuters

The second annual Comedy Awards took place on 29 April at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The awards honour the best in stand-up, television, film and online comic shows, as well as recognizing legendary comedians of our time.

"Bridesmaids" won Best Comedy, while "Rango" was declared the Best Animated Comedy. Melissa McCarthy won Best Actress for her role in "Bridesmaids" and Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin was Best Actor for "The Artist". Meanwhile, Don Rickles won the Johnny Carson Award.

"A master of what he did...the man had the magic to make you look good," actor John Stewart said, when presenting the award to Rickles.

"In fact, the humor that other film, TV and theater trophy shows strive to inject into otherwise stoic affairs just comes naturally for the Comedy Awards. Everybody who appears on the stage is a performer-writer. Everybody's writing their own stuff. There's no bad, forced, awkward awards-show patter. It ends up being a much more collaborative back and forth," said Casey Patterson, the Executive Vice-President of event production at Viacom Entertainment Group, who were the official sponsors of the event.

Check out the winners in the main categories and click here for the full list...

COMEDY FILM
"The Artist"
WINNER: "Bridesmaids"
"Crazy, Stupid, Love"
"Horrible Bosses"
"Midnight in Paris"

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM
"Cars 2"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss In Boots"
WINNER: "Rango"
"Rio"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR, FILM
Jason Bateman for "Horrible Bosses"
Steve Carell for "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
WINNER: Jean Dujardin for "The Artist"
Zach Galifianakis for "The Hangover Part II"
Owen Wilson for "Midnight in Paris"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS, FILM
Jennifer Aniston for "Horrible Bosses"
Cameron Diaz for "Bad Teacher"
WINNER: Melissa McCarthy for "Bridesmaids"
Emma Stone for "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
Kristen Wiig for "Bridesmaids"

COMEDY DIRECTOR - FILM
Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris"
James Bobin for "The Muppets"
WINNER: Paul Feig for "Bridesmaids"
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa for "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"

COMEDY SERIES
"30 Rock"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Happy Endings"
"Modern Family"
WINNER: "Parks and Recreation"

SKETCH/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
"Childrens Hospital"
WINNER: "Louie"
"Portlandia"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Tosh.0"

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
WINNER: "Archer"
"Family Guy"
"The Life & Times of Tim"
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - TV
Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"
WINNER: Ty Burrell for "Modern Family"
Louis C.K. for "Louie"
Steve Carell for "The Office"
Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - TV
Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl"
Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
WINNER: Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation"
Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live"
Sofia Vergara for "Modern Family"

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES
"The Colbert Report"
WINNER: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
"Late Show with David Letterman"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"