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May 08, 2001 | 3:19am EDT

SNL front man Will Ferrell and "Sex in the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker doubled their fun when the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards nominations were announced yesterday. Each actor/funny person got two nominations.

Parker was nominated for funniest female performer in a TV series (leading role) for "Sex." She was also nominated for in the TV special category, for her hosting of the "2000 MTV Movie Awards." Parker received a Golden Globe earlier this year.

Ferrell, whose impersonations of President Bush on SNL are hugely popular, got his two noms in the funniest male performer in a TV special and funniest supporting male performer in a TV series categories.

Competing against Parker for funniest female performer in a TV series (leading role) are Debra Messing for "Will & Grace" and Jane Kaczmarek for "Malcolm in the Middle."

Nominees for funniest male performer in a TV series (leading role) are Kelsey Grammer for "Fraiser," David Letterman for "The Late Show with David Letterman" and Ray Romano for "Everybody Loves Raymond."

In the category of funniest leading actress in a motion picture, the nominees are Sandra Bullock for "Miss Congeniality," Tracey Ullman for "Small Time Crooks" and Renee Zellweger for "Nurse Betty."

Nominees for funniest leading actor in a motion picture are George Clooney for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," John Cusack for "High Fidelity" and Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro for "Meet the Parents."

Golden Globe winner Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for funniest supporting male performer in a TV series for "Ally McBeal." He will compete against Ferrell, Sean Hayes for "Will & Grace" and David Hyde Pierce for "Fraiser."

The funniest supporting female performer nominees in a TV series are Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow for "Friends" and Megan Mullally for "Will & Grace."

Lastly, the nominees for funniest motion picture are "Almost Famous," "Best in Show" and "Meet the Parents," with the nominees for funniest TV series being "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Sex in the City" and "Will & Grace."

The awards will be presented April 22. The broadcast airs April 25 on Comedy Central.

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