American Comedy Awards

The American Comedy Awards are a group of awards presented annually in the United States recognizing performances and performers in the field of comedy, with an emphasis on television comedy and comedy films. They began in 1987, billed as the "first awards show to honor all forms of comedy."[1] In 1989, after the death of Lucille Ball, the statue was named "the Lucy" to honor the comic legend.

In 2001, the last edition for 13 years was presented on Comedy Central. NBC revived the awards in May 2014.[2]

American Comedy Awards
Awarded forOutstanding comedy in film, television and stage
CountryUnited States
Presented byABC (1987–97)
Fox (1998–2000)
Comedy Central (2001)
NBC (2014)
First awarded1987

History

George Schlatter created and produced the American Comedy Awards that first aired on ABC, then on Comedy Central. Only the title was similar. It was a TV special honoring comedians. ABC had broadcast a similar awards program for two years in the 1970s; it was called the "American Academy of Humor" and was "founded" by Alan King.[1][3]

The last ACA ceremony in 2001 was held under the auspices of the cable network, Comedy Central; in 2003 that network replaced them with its own Commie Awards in what turned out to be a one-time replacement.[4] In 2011 Comedy Central created a new annual awards show, The Comedy Awards, which first aired on April 10, 2011.

1987 Awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters Rodney DangerfieldBack to School
Tom HanksNothing on Common
Danny DeVitoRuthless People
Steve MartinLittle Shop of Horrors
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Bette Midler Ruthless People Ellen GreeneLittle Shop of Horrors
Meryl StreepHeartburn
Dianne WiestHannah and Her Sisters
Goldie HawnWildcats
Whoopi GoldbergJumpin' Jack Flash
Funniest Newcomer – Male or Female Woody Harrelson Cheers
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Lily Tomlin
Funniest Female Performer of the Year Bette Midler
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Robin Williams
Funniest Male Performer of the Year Robin Williams
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Johnny Carson The Tonight Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Betty White The Golden Girls Julia DuffyNewhart
Bea ArthurThe Golden Girls
Shelley LongCheers
Estelle GettyThe Golden Girls
Funniest Television Star in a Special – Male or Female Robin Williams Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met Billy CrystalOn Location
Garry ShandlingThe Garry Shandling Show: 25th Anniversary Special
Carol BurnettFresno
George CarlinOn Location

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1988 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Robin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam John CandyPlanes, Trains & Automobiles
Steve MartinRoxanne
Danny DeVitoThrow Momma from the Train
Nicolas CageRaising Arizona
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Bette Midler Outrageous Fortune Diane KeatonBaby Boom
Holly HunterBroadcast News
CherMoonstruck
Goldie HawnOverboard
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Lily Tomlin
Funniest Female Performer of the Year Tracey Ullman
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Robin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – Female Judy Tenuta
Funniest Male Performer of the Year Robin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – Male Jerry Seinfeld
Funniest Supporting Male Performer – Motion Picture or TV Albert Brooks Broadcast News Billy CrystalThe Princess Bride
Vincent GardeniaMoonstruck
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Roseanne Barr On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Robin Williams Comic Relief '87
Funniest Supporting Female Performer – Motion Picture or TV Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Carol KaneThe Princess Bride
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Garry Shandling It's Garry Shandling's Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1989 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Tom Hanks Big Kevin KlineA Fish Called Wanda
Robert De NiroMidnight Run
John CleeseA Fish Called Wanda
Leslie NielsenThe Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Bette Midler Big Business Lily TomlinBig Business
Susan SarandonBull Durham
Jamie Lee CurtisA Fish Called Wanda
Melanie GriffithWorking Girl
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Arsenio Hall Coming to America
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Joan Cusack Working Girl
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Roseanne Barr
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Robin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – Female Paula Poundstone
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – Male Bobby Slayton
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman: Backstage
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Rhea Perlman Cheers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication John Goodman Roseanne Ted DansonCheers
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Roseanne Barr Roseanne Candice BergenMurphy Brown
Kirstie AlleyCheers

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1990 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Billy Crystal When Harry Met Sally... Woody AllenCrimes and Misdemeanors
Morgan FreemanDriving Miss Daisy
Steve MartinParenthood
Jack NicholsonBatman
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Meg Ryan When Harry Met Sally... Kirstie AlleyLook Who's Talking
Bette MidlerBeaches
Michelle PfeifferThe Fabulous Baker Boys
Jessica TandyDriving Miss Daisy
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Rick Moranis Parenthood Dan AykroydDriving Miss Daisy
Beau BridgesThe Fabulous Baker Boys
Ted DansonDad
Robin WilliamsThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Julie Kavner New York Stories Olympia DukakisSteel Magnolias
Carrie FisherWhen Harry Met Sally...
Shirley MacLaineSteel Magnolias
Dianne WiestParenthood
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Rita Rudner
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Jeff Foxworthy
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Carol Burnett Julie & Carol: Together Again Jane CurtinSaturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
Whoopi GoldbergComic Relief III
Andrea MartinAndrea Martin... Together Again
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live Woody HarrelsonCheers
John LarroquetteNight Court
Alex RoccoThe Famous Teddy Z
Peter ScolariNewhart
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Robin Williams Comic Relief III Billy CrystalBilly Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow
Jay LenoThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 27th Anniversary Show
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julie Kavner The Tracey Ullman Show Julia DuffyNewhart
Faith FordMurphy Brown
Jan HooksSaturday Night Live
Rhea PerlmanCheers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication John Goodman Roseanne Ted DansonCheers
Arsenio HallThe Arsenio Hall Show
Bob NewhartNewhart
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show Kirstie AlleyCheers
Roseanne BarrRoseanne
Candice BergenMurphy Brown
Betty WhiteThe Golden Girls

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1991 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Macaulay Culkin Home Alone
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Meryl Streep Postcards from the Edge
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Al Pacino Dick Tracy
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Whoopi Goldberg Ghost Shirley MacLainePostcards from the Edge
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Ellen DeGeneres
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Dennis Wolfberg
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Lily Tomlin An Evening With... Friends of the Environment Meryl StreepAn Evening with...
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters and His Traveling Road Show
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Estelle Getty The Golden Girls
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Ted Danson Cheers John GoodmanRoseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show Candice BergenMurphy Brown
Kirstie AlleyCheers
Roseanne BarrRoseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1992 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Billy Crystal City Slickers Robin WilliamsThe Fisher King
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Lily Tomlin The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Kathy BatesFried Green Tomatoes
Ellen BarkinSwitch
Meryl StreepDefending Your Life
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Jack Palance City Slickers Daniel SternCity Slickers
Bruno KirbyCity Slickers
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Mercedes Ruehl The Fisher King Jessica TandyFriend Green Tomatoes
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Cathy Ladman
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Bill Engvall
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Funny Women of Television
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Jason Alexander Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Estelle Getty The Golden Girls
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld John GoodmanRoseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Roseanne BarrRoseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1993 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Joe Pesci My Cousin Vinny Bruce WillisDeath Becomes Her
Mike MyersWayne's World
Billy CrystalMr. Saturday Night
Dana CarveyWayne's World
Nicolas CageHoneymoon in Vegas
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Whoopi Goldberg Sister Act Marisa TomeiMy Cousin Vinny
Rita RudnerPeter's Friends
Goldie HawnDeath Becomes Her
Meryl StreepDeath Becomes Her
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Tom Hanks A League of Their Own Joe PesciHome Alone 2: Lost In New York
Tim CurryPassed Away
Fred GwynneMy Cousin Vinny
Jon LovitzA League of Their Own
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Kathy Najimy Sister Act Maggie SmithSister Act
Rosie O'DonnellA League of Their Own
Judy DavisHusbands and Wives
Mary WickesSister Act
Whoopi GoldbergThe Player
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Pam Stone
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Richard Jeni
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Bette Midler The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 2nd to Last Tonight Show
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Jason Alexander Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 64th Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld John GoodmanRoseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Roseanne Barr Roseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1994 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Robin Williams Mrs. Doubtfire Jack LemmonGrumpy Old Men
Tom HanksSleepless in Seattle
Bill MurrayGroundhog Day
Kevin KlineDave
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Meg Ryan Sleepless in Seattle Emma ThompsonMuch Ado About Nothing
Rosie O'DonnellAnother Stakeout
Anjelica HustonAddams Family Values
Lily TomlinThe Beverly Hillbillies
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Charles Grodin Dave Christopher LloydAddams Family Values
Michael KeatonMuch Ado About Nothing
Chris ElliottGroundhog Day
Harvey FiersteinMrs. Doubtfire
Pierce BrosnanMrs. Doubtfire
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Lily Tomlin Short Cuts Joan CusackAddams Family Values
Rosie O'DonnellSleepless in Seattle
Carol KaneAddams Family Values
Kathy NajimySister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Margaret Cho
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Carrot Top
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes on New York
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Rip Torn The Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 65th Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman John GoodmanRoseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Helen Hunt Mad About You Roseanne BarrRoseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1995 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Tom Hanks Forrest Gump Jim CarreyAce Ventura: Pet Detective
Tim AllenThe Santa Clause
Hugh GrantFour Weddings and a Funeral
John TravoltaPulp Fiction
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies Jodie FosterMaverick
Shirley MacLaineGuarding Tess
Whoopi GoldbergCorrina, Corrina
Emma ThompsonJunior
Madeline KahnMixed Nuts
Uma ThurmanPulp Fiction
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Martin Landau Ed Wood Harvey KeitelPulp Fiction
Tom ArnoldTrue Lies
Chazz PalminteriBullets Over Broadway
Rowan AtkinsFour Weddings and a Funeral
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway Jennifer TillyBullets Over Broadway
Tracey UllmanBullets Over Broadway
Amanda PlummerPulp Fiction
Sally FieldForrest Gump
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Margaret Smith Kathleen Madigan
Wendy Liebman
Diane Ford
Kathy Buckley
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic George Wallace
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Ellen DeGeneres The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Courteney CoxFriends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Kelsey Grammer Frasier John GoodmanRoseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Helen Hunt Mad About You Roseanne BarrRoseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1996 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) John Travolta Get Shorty Jim CarreyAce Ventura: When Nature Calls
Gene HackmanGet Shorty
Kevin KlineFrench Kiss
Jack LemmonGrumpier Old Men
Steve MartinFather of the Bride Part II
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Alicia Silverstone Clueless Annette BeningThe American President
Sandra BullockWhile You Were Sleeping
Nicole KidmanTo Die For
Meg RyanFrench Kiss
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Dennis Farina Get Shorty Michael J. FoxThe American President
Nathan LaneJeffrey
Michael RichardsUnstrung Heroes
Robin WilliamsNine Months
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Bette Midler Get Shorty Joan CusackNine Months
Janeane GarofaloBye Bye Love
Kyra SedgwickSomething to Talk About
Lily TomlinBlue in the Face
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Kathleen Madigan
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Brian Regan
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Women of the Night IV
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier Jason AlexanderSeinfeld
Matthew PerryFriends
Michael RichardsSeinfeld
David SchwimmerFriends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Dennis Miller Dennis Miller: State of the Union Undressed
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Christine Baranski Cybill Jennifer AnistonFriends
Faith FordMurphy Brown
Janeane GarofaloThe Larry Sanders Show
Lisa KudrowFriends
Julia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Liz TorresThe John Larroquette Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Kelsey Grammer Frasier David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman
Paul ReiserMad About You
Jerry SeinfeldSeinfeld
Garry ShandlingThe Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Helen Hunt Mad About You Roseanne BarrRoseanne
Candice BergenMurphy Brown
Ellen DeGeneresEllen
Fran DrescherThe Nanny

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1997 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Nathan Lane The Birdcage Eddie MurphyThe Nutty Professor
Albert BrooksMother
Steve BuscemiFargo
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Frances McDormand Fargo Diane KeatonThe First Wives Club
Janeane GarofaloThe Truth About Cats & Dogs
Bette MidlerThe First Wives Club
Goldie HawnThe First Wives Club
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Cuba Gooding Jr. Jerry Maguire Hank AzariaThe Birdcage
Tom HanksThat Thing You Do!
Cheech MarinTin Cup
Tim ConwayDear God
William H. MacyFargo
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Dianne Wiest The Birdcage Lauren BacallThe Mirror Has Two Faces
Mary Tyler MooreFlirting with Disaster
Christine BaranskiThe Birdcage
Lily TomlinFlirting with Disaster
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Wendy Liebman
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Craig Shoemaker
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Kathy Bates The Late Shift
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication George Carlin George Carlin Back in Town
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Kristen Johnston3rd Rock from the Sun
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication John Lithgow 3rd Rock from the Sun
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Carol Burnett Mad About You
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Rosie O'Donnell The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Mel Brooks Mad About You

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1998 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Helen Hunt As Good as It Gets
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Rupert Everett My Best Friend's Wedding
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Joan Cusack In & Out
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Mary Ellen Hooper
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Jeff Dunham
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Bette Midler Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication George Carlin George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Garry Shandling The Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Carol Burnett Mad About You
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... Helen HuntMad About You
Kirstie AlleyVeronica's Closet
Ellen DeGeneresEllen
Rosie O'DonnellThe Rosie O'Donnell Show
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Jerry Stiller Seinfeld

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1999 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful Jim CarreyThe Truman Show
Tom HanksYou've Got Mail
Adam SandlerThe Wedding Singer
Ben StillerThere's Something About Mary
Robin WilliamsPatch Adams
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Cameron Diaz There's Something About Mary Drew BarrymoreThe Wedding Singer
Holly HunterLiving Out Loud
Christina RicciThe Opposite of Sex
Meg RyanYou've Got Mail
Emma ThompsonPrimary Colors
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Bill Murray Rushmore Ben AffleckShakespeare in Love
Chris ElliottThere's Something About Mary
William H. MacyPleasantville
Chris RockLethal Weapon 4
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Kathy Bates Primary Colors Whoopi GoldbergHow Stella Got Her Groove Back
Lisa KudrowThe Opposite of Sex
Marisa TomeiSlums of Beverly Hills
Dianne WiestPractical Magic
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Etta May
Felicia Michaels
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic John Pinette
Robert Schimmel
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Carol Burnett The Marriage Fool Rosie O'DonnellThe 52nd Annual Tony Awards
Ellen DeGeneres1998 VH1 Fashion Awards
Janeane GarofaloThe Ms. Foundation's Women of Comedy
Whoopi GoldbergComic Relief VIII
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier Jason AlexanderSeinfeld
Michael RichardsSeinfeld
David SpadeJust Shoot Me!
Rip TornThe Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 70th Annual Academy Awards David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman: 5th Anniversary Special
Chris RockComic Relief VIII
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time
Robin WilliamsComic Relief VIII
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Doris Roberts Everybody Loves Raymond Jennifer AnistonFriends
Courteney CoxFriends
Lisa KudrowFriends
Julia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Garry Shandling The Larry Sanders Show Michael J. FoxSpin City
Kelsey GrammerFrasier
Chris RockThe Chris Rock Show
Ray RomanoEverybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Tracey Ullman Ally McBeal Carol BurnettMad About You
Ellen DeGeneresThe Larry Sanders Show
Lisa KudrowMad About You
Bebe NeuwirthFrasier
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... Ellen DeGeneresEllen
Jenna ElfmanDharma & Greg
Calista FlockhartAlly McBeal
Helen HuntMad About You
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series David Duchovny The Larry Sanders Show Hank AzariaMad About You
Alec BaldwinSaturday Night Live
Jim CarreyThe Larry Sanders Show
Steve MartinLate Show with David Letterman

Creative Achievement Award

2000 Awards

Category Winner(s) Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Mike Myers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jim CarreyMan on the Moon
Robert De NiroAnalyze This
Kevin SpaceyAmerican Beauty
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Annette Bening American Beauty Drew BarrymoreNever Been Kissed
Janeane GarofaloMystery Men
Reese WitherspoonElection
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture John Malkovich Being John Malkovich Eugene LevyAmerican Pie
William H. MacyHappy, Texas
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Joan Cusack Runaway Bride Cameron DiazBeing John Malkovich
Lisa KudrowAnalyze This
Funniest Motion Picture Analyze This American Beauty
Being John Malkovich
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Kathy Bates Annie Whoopi GoldbergThe 71st Annual Academy Awards
Lisa Kudrow1999 MTV Movie Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier Peter BoyleEverybody Loves Raymond
Sean HayesWill & Grace
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Billy CrystalSaturday Night Live 25
Bill MurraySaturday Night Live 25
David Hyde PierceThe 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Lisa Kudrow Friends Megan MullallyWill & Grace
Doris RobertsEverybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Ray Romano Everybody Loves Raymond Michael J. FoxSpin City
Chris RockThe Chris Rock Show
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Betty White Ally McBeal Christine BaranskiFrasier
Bebe NeuwirthFrasier
Tracey UllmanAlly McBeal
Funniest Television Series Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond
Will & Grace
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... Debra MessingWill & Grace
Sarah Jessica ParkerSex and the City
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Mel Brooks Mad About You Hank AzariaMad About You
Tim ConwayMad About You

Lifetime Achievement Award

2001 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Ben Stiller Meet the Parents George ClooneyO Brother Where Are Thou
John CusackHigh Fidelity
Robert De NiroMeet the Parents
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Sandra Bullock Miss Congeniality Tracey UllmanSmall Time Crooks
Renée ZellwegerNurse Betty
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Fred Willard Best in Show Jack BlackHigh Fidelity
Christopher GuestBest in Show
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Catherine O'Hara Best in Show Kate HudsonAlmost Famous
Frances McDormand Almost Famous
Funniest Motion Picture Best in Show Almost Famous
Meet the Parents
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Wanda Sykes Judy Gold
Sue Murphy
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Lewis Black Dave Attell
Dom Irrera
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 Billy CrystalThe 72nd Annual Academy Awards
Garry ShandlingThe 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Jon StewartIndecision 2000: Election Night – Choose and Lose
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or Syndication Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning Judi DenchThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells
Sarah Jessica Parker2000 MTV Movie Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Sean Hayes Will & Grace Robert Downey Jr.Ally McBeal
Will FerrellSaturday Night Live
David Hyde PierceFrasier
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Megan Mullally Will & Grace Jennifer AnistonFriends
Lisa KudrowFriends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Kelsey GrammerFrasier
Ray RomanoEverybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Bea Arthur Malcolm in the Middle Julia Louis-DreyfusCurb Your Enthusiasm
Jean SmartFrasier
Reese WitherspoonFriends
Funniest Television Series Everybody Loves Raymond Sex and the City
Will & Grace
Funniest Television Series – Animated The Simpsons King of the Hill
South Park
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or Syndication Jane Kaczmarek Malcolm in the Middle Debra MessingWill & Grace
Sarah Jessica ParkerSex and the City
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Christopher Walken Saturday Night Live Dana CarveySaturday Night Live
Gregory HinesWill & Grace
Bruce WillisFriends

Lifetime Achievement Award

2014 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Motion Picture This Is the End N/A Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Heat
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Nebraska
Comedy Actor – Film Will Ferrell Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Bruce DernNebraska
Johnny KnoxvilleJackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Simon PeggThe World's End
Seth RogenThis Is the End
Comedy Actress – Film Melissa McCarthy The Heat Lake BellIn a World...
Sandra BullockThe Heat
Julia Louis-DreyfusEnough Said
Kristen WiigThe Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Comedy Supporting Actor – Film Louis C.K. American Hustle Steve CarellAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Will ForteNebraska
Jonah HillThis Is the End
Danny McBrideThis Is the End
Comedy Supporting Actress – Film Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Scarlett JohanssonHer
June SquibbNebraska
Emma WatsonThis Is the End
Kristen WiigAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Comedy Director – Film Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen This Is the End Paul FeigThe Heat
Spike JonzeHer
Alexander PayneNebraska
Edgar WrightThe World's End
Comedy Screenplay Katie Dippold The Heat Spike JonzeHer
Bob NelsonNebraska
Evan Goldberg and Seth RogenThis Is the End
Edgar Wright and Simon PeggThe World's End
Comedy Series Parks and Recreation N/A Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Saturday Night Live
Veep
Alternative Comedy Series Key & Peele N/A Archer
Drunk History
Kroll Show
Portlandia
Late Night Talk Show The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
N/A Conan
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Actor – TV Andy Samberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fred ArmisenPortlandia
Jason BatemanArrested Development
Keegan-Michael KeyKey & Peele
Jordan PeeleKey & Peele
Comedy Actress – TV Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation Zooey DeschanelNew Girl
Lena DunhamGirls
Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep
Amy SchumerInside Amy Schumer
Comedy Supporting Actor – TV Bill Hader Saturday Night Live Aziz AnsariParks and Recreation
Will ArnettArrested Development
Ty BurrellModern Family
Tony HaleVeep
Comedy Supporting Actress – TV Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live Vanessa BayerSaturday Night Live
Julie BowenModern Family
Chelsea PerettiBrooklyn Nine-Nine
Aubrey PlazaParks and Recreation
Comedy Writing – TV Modern Family N/A Arrested Development
The Colbert Report
Key & Peele
Parks and Recreation
Comedy Directing – TV Key & Peele N/A Arrested Development
Eastbound & Down
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Comedy Special of the Year Louis C.K. Oh My God Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
Kristen SchaalLive at the Fillmore
Mike BirbigliaMy Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
Patton OswaltTragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah SilvermanWe Are Miracles
Best Club Comic Maria Bamford N/A Bill Burr
Jerrod Carmichael
Ron Funches
Kyle Kinane
Sebastian Maniscalco
Sean Patton
Brian Regan
Rory Scovel
Doug Stanhope

See also

References

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  2. ^ "NBC Revives American Comedy Awards (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Some Interesting & Creative Things We've Done from the website of the public relations firm of Barbara Meltzer & Associates
  4. ^ "American Comedy Awards, USA". The Internet Movie Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

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American humor

American humor refers collectively to the conventions and common threads that tie together humor in the United States. It is often defined in comparison to the humor of another country – for example, how it is different from British humour and Canadian humour. It is, however, difficult to say what makes a particular type or subject of humor particularly American.

Humor usually concerns aspects of American culture, and depends on the historical and current development of the country's culture. The extent to which an individual will personally find something humorous obviously depends on a host of absolute and relative variables, including, but not limited to geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, and context. People of different countries will therefore find different situations funny. Just as American culture has many aspects which differ from other nations, these cultural differences may be a barrier to how humor translates to other countries.

Bea Arthur

Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedienne, singer and animal rights activist.

Arthur began her career on stage in 1947 and made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera in 1954. She won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in Mame. She went on to play Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family (1971–72) and Maude (1972–78), and Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–92), winning Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1977 and 1988. Her film appearances included Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) and Mame (1974). In 2002, she starred in the one-woman show Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends.

Betty White

Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any female entertainer, spanning 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of television, she is one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth), which contributed to her receiving the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.She is known for her award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–77) and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985–92) – the Writers Guild of America has included both sitcoms in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time – and Elka Ostrovsky on Hot in Cleveland (2010–15).

A staple guest of many American game shows such as Password, Match Game, and The $25,000 Pyramid, White has been dubbed the 'First Lady of Game Shows' and became the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show Just Men! She is also known for her appearances on Boston Legal, Mama's Family, and Saturday Night Live.

In a career that has spanned 80 years, she has received eight Emmy Awards in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is a Television Hall of Fame inductee (class of 1995), and a Disney Legend (class of 2009).

Craig Shoemaker

Craig Shoemaker (born November 15, 1958) has had a career in show business, spanning over three decades as a stand up comedian, actor, author, writer and producer. He was named Comedian of the Year at The American Comedy Awards on ABC and garnered two NATAS Emmy awards. His 90 minute stand up special ''Daditude," aired prime time on SHOWTIME Network and was on the front page on Netflix for several months.

Etta May

Etta May is an American comedian. She was the winner of the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year, and has appeared on MTV, Oprah, Comic Strip Live, and as a guest commentator on CBS Sunday Morning.

In 1999, promoted by Scott Sherman of Atlantic Entertainment Group, Etta Mae appeared at the Philadelphia LGBT Pride Fest, her first LGBT event, with comic Thea Vidale. Both were honored by the city's mayor, who officially named the day simultaneously "Thea Vidale Day" & "Etta May Day".

George Schlatter

George Schlatter (born December 31, 1932) is an American television producer and director, best known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and founder of the American Comedy Awards.

For his work on television, Schlatter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7030 Hollywood Blvd.

Jake Johannsen

Jake Johannsen (born July 28, 1960) is an American comedian.

Johannsen attended Iowa State University in the early 1980s, originally majoring in veterinary medicine, and then later changing to chemical engineering. He left after three years in college and relocated to San Francisco, California, in order to pursue a career in comedy. Johannsen made his debut at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, and by 1986 had won the 11th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition.During the 1990s, Johannsen starred in his own HBO comedy special, This'll Take About an Hour, which was listed as one of the Ten Best Television Shows by People Magazine in 1992. In 1994, he was nominated as "Best Male Stand-Up Comedian" for the 1994 American Comedy Awards.According to Jerry Seinfeld, Johannsen was originally wanted for the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld, but he refused the part.In 2010, Johannsen starred in his second Comedy Special titled I Love You, which aired on Showtime and was directed and produced by The Aristocrats editor Emery Emery.

Johannsen also was the star headliner of the inaugural Iowa Comedy Festival. Johannsen performed October 16, 2010, at People's Court in downtown Des Moines to cap off the four-day event.

Johannsen is a favorite of David Letterman and on May 20, 2011, made his 40th appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. He and his wife, actress Belinda Waymouth, have one child.

John Cusack

John Paul Cusack (; born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He began acting in films during the 1980s and has since starred in a number of movies, including Better Off Dead (1985), Say Anything... (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Being John Malkovich (1999), High Fidelity (2000), 1408 (2007), Igor (2008), 2012 (2009) and The Raven (2012).

Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy (born Julia Margaret Hinds; June 27, 1951) is an American actress best known for playing Stephanie Vanderkellen on the sitcom Newhart (1983–90). For this role, she received seven Emmy Award nominations and a 1988 Golden Globe Award nomination. The role also won three Viewers for Quality Television awards for her, as well as five American Comedy Awards nominations. She is also notable for playing the original Maggie Campbell on Baby Talk (1991) and Allison Sugarbaker on Designing Women (1991–92).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian and producer. In television comedy, she is known for her work in Saturday Night Live (1982–1985), Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010), and Veep (2012–present). She is one of the most awarded actresses in American television history, winning more Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer (eight of the Emmy Awards were for acting, tying Cloris Leachman for the most acting wins).

Louis-Dreyfus broke into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, which led to her casting in the sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. Other notable television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS, and her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, which ran for seven seasons on HBO. Her notable film roles have included Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Deconstructing Harry (1997), and Enough Said (2013). She voiced roles in the animated films A Bug's Life (1998) and Planes (2013).

Louis-Dreyfus has received eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing, with a total of 24 nominations throughout her career. She has also received a Golden Globe Award, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards, and two Critics' Choice Television Awards. Louis-Dreyfus received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2016, Time named Louis-Dreyfus one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. In 2018, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, presented by the Kennedy Center as America's highest comedy honor.

Kathy Bates

Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. Bates began her career on the stage, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in 'night, Mother. For her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film Misery, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She followed this with roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Dolores Claiborne (1995), and Titanic (1997). She received her second and third Academy Award nominations for Primary Colors (1998) and About Schmidt (2002), in the category of Best Supporting Actress. She is also the recipient of two Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three American Comedy Awards, and two BAFTA nominations.

Bates' television work has resulted in 14 Emmy Award nominations, including two for her role as Harriet "Harry" Korn on the NBC series Harry's Law (2011–12), and a win for her portrayal of Delphine LaLaurie on the third season of American Horror Story (2013–14). In 2012, she received the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance on the ninth season of Two and a Half Men. She also received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her portrayal of Miss Hannigan in the 1999 television adaptation of Annie. Her directing credits include several episodes of the HBO series Six Feet Under (2001–03).

List of awards and nominations received by Doris Day

This is a list of awards and nominations for Doris Day.

List of awards and nominations received by Frasier

Frasier is an American television sitcom created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee as a spinoff of the 1980s sitcom Cheers. The series revolves around the titular character Frasier Crane, a psychiatrist who returns to his hometown to start a new life for himself. The series stars Kelsey Grammer in role of the main character, as well as Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin and John Mahoney.

Frasier aired on NBC from September 16, 1993 to May 13, 2004, broadcasting 264 episodes over eleven seasons during its initial run. During the series' run, the show received critical acclaim for its writing and humor. The series amassed 318 nominations for a variety of industry awards, including 108 Emmy awards (with 37 wins), 24 Golden Globe Awards (with two wins), 26 Screen Actors Guild Awards (with 2 wins), 11 TCA Awards (with five wins), 9 Writers Guild of America awards (with six wins), and 9 Directors Guild of America awards (with two wins).

In addition to the awards for the series, several individual cast members received acclaim for their performance on the series. Pierce stands as the most decorated cast member on the series, winning 4 Emmy awards, 5 Q Awards, 2 TCA awards, 2 SAG awards and 6 American Comedy awards. Grammer also won 4 Emmy Awards, 4 Q awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Satellite awards, 2 American Comedy Awards and a SAG award. Several other actors and crew members in the series received many awards and nominations, including Leeves, Mahoney, and the creators of the show.

List of awards and nominations received by Friends

List of the major awards won and nominations received by Friends. Throughout the series run it received major recognition for its outstanding achievement in directing, writing and acting. It won 2 of 34 Creative Arts Emmy awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2000) awarded to actor Bruce Willis for his performance as Paul Stevens, and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2003) awarded to actress Christina Applegate for her performance as Amy Green, 1 of its 10 Golden Globe awards for Best Lead Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (2003) awarded to Jennifer Aniston for her performance as Rachel Green, 4 of its 28 Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series awarded to Michael Lembeck (1996), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1998) awarded to actress Lisa Kudrow for her performance as Phoebe Buffay, Outstanding Comedy Series (2002) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2002) awarded to Jennifer, and 2 of its 14 Screen Actors Guild awards for Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1996) awarded to the cast including Jennifer, Courteney Cox for her performance as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc for his performance as Joey Tribianni, Matthew Perry for his performance as Chandler Bing and David Schwimmer for his performance as Ross Geller, and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (2000) awarded to Lisa.

List of awards and nominations received by Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation is an American situation comedy created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The show premiered on NBC on April 9, 2009 and concluded on February 24, 2015 after airing seven seasons. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, an ambitious, mid-level bureaucrat working in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. The sitcom features an ensemble cast, including Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Paul Schneider, Jim O'Heir and Retta, among others.The show was nominated for a variety of different awards throughout its run, including sixteen Primetime Emmy Award nominations, twice as a comedy series and twice for writing. Parks and Recreation was also nominated for fifteen Critics' Choice Television Awards (three wins), two Art Directors Guild Awards, four Golden Globe Awards (one win), a Peabody Award (one win), a Producers Guild of America Award, five Satellite Awards, and five Writers Guild of America Awards, among other awards.

Poehler received the most recognition with 25 nominations for acting, winning an American Comedy Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Gracie Award, as well as receiving six consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, without any wins. Plaza has seven nominations, while Scott, Ansari, Offerman, and Jones each received two nominations for acting. Throughout its seven-year run, Parks and Recreation won 13 awards from a total of 75 nominations.

List of awards and nominations received by Woody Allen

Throughout his career, American filmmaker, writer, and actor Woody Allen has received a considerable number of awards and distinctions in film festivals and yearly national film awards ceremonies, saluting his work as a director, screenwriter, and actor. Among his many competitive awards, he has won four Academy Awards, ten BAFTA awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Allen has won three Oscars for Best Original Screenplay for Annie Hall (1977), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and Midnight in Paris (2011), and one for Best Director for Annie Hall. He has been nominated 24 times: 16 as a screenwriter, seven as a director, and once as an actor. Allen has more screenwriting Academy Award nominations than any other writer; all in the Best Original Screenplay category. He also holds the record as the oldest winner (at age 76) of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Midnight in Paris, 2011). As a writer, Allen won the 1978 O. Henry Award for his short story The Kugelmass Episode, published in The New Yorker on May 2, 1977.

Despite friendly recognition from the Academy, Allen has consistently refused to attend the ceremony or acknowledge his Oscar wins. His publicly given reason is his standing engagement to play clarinet in a Monday night ensemble. Back in 1974, Woody was quoted by ABC News as saying, "The whole concept of awards is silly. I cannot abide by the judgment of other people, because if you accept it when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept it when they say you don't". He broke this pattern once. At the Academy Awards ceremony in 2002, Allen made an unannounced appearance, pleading for producers to continue filming their movies in New York City after the September 11 attacks, where he stated, "I didn't have to present anything. I didn't have to accept anything. I just had to talk about New York City." He was given a standing ovation before introducing a montage of movie clips featuring New York.His work has been widely celebrated in Europe. Allen twice won the César Award for Best Foreign Film, the first in 1980, for Manhattan and the second in 1986, for The Purple Rose of Cairo. Seven other of his movies were nominated for the prize: Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Alice, Husbands and Wives, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Everyone Says I Love You, and Match Point. In 2002, Allen won the Prince of Asturias Award. Subsequently, the city of Oviedo, Spain, erected a life-size statue of Allen. In a 2005 UK poll The Comedian's Comedian, Allen was voted the third greatest comedy act ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders. In June 2007, Allen received a PhD Honoris Causa from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.

His honorary awards include a Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1995, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America in 1996, the BAFTA Fellowship in 1997, the Honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival in 2002, and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2014.

The Comedy Awards

The Comedy Awards was an annual award ceremony run by the American television network Comedy Central, honoring the best of comedy. It was held twice, in 2011 and 2012. The 2011 ceremony took place on March 26 and aired on April 10 on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Nick at Nite, Spike, TV Land and VH1. It debuted on The Comedy Channel in Australia on May 22, 2011.

The Comedy Awards represented Comedy Central's second attempt at creating an annual awards show, after the Commie Awards, which ran once in 2003. Comedy Central had also hosted the American Comedy Awards in 2001, which was those awards' last successive year after having been founded in 1989.

The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The series was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network.

The series stars Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, and Rip Torn and features celebrities playing exaggerated, self-parodying versions of themselves. The show has its roots in Shandling's stand-up comedy background, his experience as a guest host on The Tonight Show and his earlier sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show. The program has had a marked and long-lasting influence on HBO as well as on television shows in the US and Britain such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock and The Office. The supporting cast includes Janeane Garofalo, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson, Linda Doucett, Scott Thompson and Jeremy Piven.

The show received universal acclaim from critics and is often regarded as an influential and landmark series. It ranked 38 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, the only HBO comedy to make the list, and was also included in Time magazine's list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time". The show won 24 major awards, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, five CableACE Awards, four American Comedy Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a BAFTA Award and a Satellite Award. It also received 86 nominations, including 56 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, five Directors Guild of America nominations, six Writers' Guild of America nominations, six American Comedy Awards nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, three Satellite Awards nominations and a GLAAD Award nomination.

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1977) is a one-woman stage show written by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin, which won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was turned into a film in 1991.

The show, Tomlin's second Broadway billing as a solo performer, follows Tomlin as she performs various characters or persona, all while wearing simple black pants and a white blouse. The show appears disparate at first, but becomes unified under the sensibility of the opening "bag lady" persona as the performance progresses. The show is often praised or considered controversial for its feminist material, most notably the compressed history of the feminist movement offered in Act 2. For her stage performance, Tomlin won a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics' Circle awards.The film was directed by John Bailey and edited by Sally Menke, and stays true to the original stage performance, earning the Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival. For her efforts on the film, Tomlin received a Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture American Comedy Awards, amongst other notable accolades.

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