We have been saying for quite some time that Donald Glover is not only one of the most underrated performers on “Community,” but he is also one of the best on all TV. While Danny Pudi and Joel McHale continually have us in stitches, Troy’s epic meltdown over LeVar Burton (coupled with just about every other Troy meltdown) may be among one of the funniest and most committed scenes we have watched in recent years.
With that in mind, we are glad to see Glover recognized in a way that few stars of the long-snubbed NBC show have in the past three seasons — with an actual award! Glover was the recipient of the Breakout Performer of the Year Award at the 2012 Comedy Awards taped in New York City Saturday night. (The full show airs on Comedy Central May 6 — otherwise known as a week from today.)
As for who else was victorious on the night, Louis C.K. and Tina Fey were both big winners, and we also saw “Parks and Recreation” pull off a couple of upsets over a show in “Modern Family” that has been winning everything under the sun.
The full list of winners (with spoilers for those of you who want to be surprised next week) is below.
Stand-Up Icon Award
Johnny Carson Award
Animated Comedy Film
Performance by an Actor—Film
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Performance by an Actress—Film
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Paul Feig, Bridesmaids
Parks and Recreation
Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series
Animated Comedy Series
Performance by an Actor—TV
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Performance by an Actress—TV
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Late Night Comedy Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Comedy Special of the Year
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater
Breakout Performer of the Year
Best Viral Original
Songify This—Winning—A Song by Charlie Sheen
What do you think about some of these winners?