List of awards and nominations received by Will & Grace

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The following are the awards won by sitcom Will & Grace (1998–2006):

American Cinema Editors[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2003 Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television Peter Chakos (for "A Chorus Lie") Nominated
2004 Peter Chakos (for "Last Ex to Brooklyn") Won
2005 Peter Chakos (for "I Do, Oh No You Di-In't") Nominated

American Comedy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 Funniest Female Performer - TV Series Debra Messing Nominated
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Funniest Supporting Female Performer - TV Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Funniest Television Series Nominated
2001 Nominated
Funniest Supporting Male Performer - TV Series Sean Hayes Won
Funniest Supporting Female Performer - TV Series Megan Mullally Won
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Gregory Hines Nominated
Funniest Female Performer - TV Series Debra Messing Nominated

American Latino Media Arts Award[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2001 Outstanding Actress in a Television Series Shelley Morrison Nominated
2002 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series Nominated
2003 Nominated

Art Directors Guild[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2002 Excellence in Production Design - Episode of a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello (for "Prison Blues") Won
2004 Glenda Rovello Nominated
2005 Glenda Rovello (for "Queens for a Day") Won
2006 Glenda Rovello (for "The Old Man and the Sea") Nominated

British Comedy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2003 Best International Comedy TV Show Nominated

Casting Society of America[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Best Casting for TV - Comedy Pilot Tracy Lilienfield Won
Best Casting for TV - Episodic Comedy Nominated
2000 Won
2001 Nominated
2002 Won
2003 Nominated
2004 Nominated
2005 Nominated
2006 Nominated

Costume Designers Guild[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2001 Excellence in Costume Design - Contemporary Series Lori Eskowitz Nominated
2002 Nominated
2003 Nominated

Directors Guild of America[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series James Burrows (for "Pilot") Nominated
2000 James Burrows (for "Yours, Mine or Ours") Nominated
2001 James Burrows (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Won
2002 James Burrows (for "Bed, Bath & Beyond") Nominated
2003 James Burrows (for "Marry Me a Little, Marry Me a Little More") Nominated
2004 James Burrows (for "Last Ex to Brooklyn") Nominated
2006 James Burrows (for "Alive and Schticking") Nominated

Emmy Awards[edit]

Will & Grace has been nominated for 83 Emmy Awards, winning 16 of them, including once each for Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actor (Eric McCormack), Best Lead Actress (Debra Messing), Best Supporting Actor (Sean Hayes), and twice for Best Supporting Actress (Megan Mullally). There have been three times when all four main actors were nominated for their respective category in the same year: 2000, 2001, and 2003. McCormack has been nominated four times in the Lead Actor category; Messing has been nominated five times in the Lead Actress category; Hayes and Mullally have each been nominated seven times in a row from 2000 to 2006 in the Supporting Actor/Actress category.

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series James Burrows (for "Pilot") Nominated
2000 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Eric McCormack Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Won
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "Ben? Her?") Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Tracy Lilienfield Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Tony Askins (for "Acting Out") Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series James Burrows (for "Homo for the Holidays") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Debbie Reynolds (for playing "Bobbie Adler") Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "Ben? Her?") Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Won
2001 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Eric McCormack Won
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Won
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Tracy Lilienfield Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Tony Askins (for "Sons & Lovers") Won
Outstanding Costumes for a Series Lori Eskowitz & Mary Walbridge (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series James Burrows (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing - Comedy Series Jeff Greenstein (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Nominated
2002 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "Cheatin' Trouble Blues") Won
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Tracy Lilienfield Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Tony Askins (for "A Chorus Lie") Won
Outstanding Costumes for a Series Lori Eskowitz & Mary Walbridge (for "A Moveable Feast") Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series James Burrows (for "A Chorus Lie") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Michael Douglas (for playing "Det. Gavin Hatch") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Glenn Close (for playing "Sanny") Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "A Chorus Lie") Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special Peter Damski, Todd Grace & Craig Porter (for "Fagel Attraction") Nominated
2003 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Eric McCormack Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "23") Won
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Tracy Lilienfield Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Tony Askins (for "23") Won
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series James Burrows (for "23") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Gene Wilder (for playing "Mr. Stein") Won
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "Marry Me a Little, Marry Me a Little More") Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special Peter Damski, Todd Grace & Craig Porter (for "23") Nominated
2004 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "I Do, Oh, No, You Di-in't") Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Tony Askins (for "Ice Cream Balls") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series John Cleese (for playing "Lyle Finster") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Eileen Brennan (for playing "Zandra") Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "Looking for Mr. Good Enough") Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special Peter Damski, Todd Grace & Craig Porter (for "Looking for Mr. Good Enough") Nominated
2005 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Eric McCormack Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "The Birds and the Bees") Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Tracy Lilienfield Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Tony Askins (for "Friends With Benefits") Won
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series James Burrows (for "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin (for playing "Malcolm") Nominated
Bobby Cannavale (for playing "Vince D'Angelo") Won
Victor Garber (for playing "Peter Bovington") Nominated
Jeff Goldblum (for playing "Frank/Scott") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Blythe Danner (for playing "Marilyn Truman") Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World") Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special Peter Damski, Kathy Oldham & Craig Porter (for "Friends With Benefits" and "Kiss and Tell") Nominated
2006 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Won
Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Glenda Rovello & Melinda Ritz (for "The Finale") Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin (for playing "Malcolm") Nominated
Leslie Jordan (for playing "Beverly Leslie") Won
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Blythe Danner (for playing "Marilyn Truman") Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series Luke O'Connor & Tim Burke (for "The Finale") Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic) Patricia Bunch, Karen Kawahara, Farah Bunch & Greg Cannomfor (for "The Finale") Nominated
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Peter Chakos (for "The Finale") Nominated

GLAAD Media Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Outstanding TV Comedy Series Won
2000 Won
2001 Won
2002 Outstanding Comedy Series Won
2003 Won
2004 Nominated
2005 Won
2006 Won

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2001 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Megan Mullally Nominated
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2002 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Megan Mullally Nominated
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2003 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Megan Mullally Nominated
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2004 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Megan Mullally Nominated
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2005 Best Actress in a Leading Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 Best Contemporary Makeup for TV - Single Episode of a Regular Series Patricia Bunch & Cynthia Bachman (for "Big Brother is Coming") Nominated
Patricia Bunch & Cynthia Bachman (for "I Never Promised You an Olive Garden") Nominated
Best Contemporary Hair Styling for TV - Single Episode of a Regular Series Tim Burke (for "Homo for the Holidays") Nominated
2001 Best Period Makeup for TV - Single Episode of a Regular Series Patricia Bunch & Karen Kawahara (for "Lows in the Mid-Eighties") Nominated
2002 Best Contemporary Hair Styling for TV - Single Episode of a Regular Series Tim Burke, Luke O'Connor, Maria Valdivia & Mel Stetson (for "The Moveable Feast") Won

National Television Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2005 Most Popular Comedy Programme Nominated
2006 Nominated

People's Choice Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Favorite Television New Comedy Series Won
2005 Favorite Television Comedy Series Won

Producers Guild of America[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2001 Producer of the Year Award - Episodic Comedy Nominated
2002 Nominated
2003 Nominated
2004 Nominated
2005 Nominated

Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 Best Sitcom Won

Satellite Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
2001 Sean Hayes Nominated
2002 Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Won
2003 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Won
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series Megan Mullally Nominated
2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series Sean Hayes Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2001 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Won
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2002 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Won
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2003 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Megan Mullally Won
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2004 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2005 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
2006 Nominated

Teen Choice Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2000 TV - Choice Sidekick Sean Hayes Won
TV - Choice Comedy Nominated
2001 TV - Choice Actor Eric McCormack Nominated
TV - Choice Actress Debra Messing Nominated
TV - Choice Sidekick Sean Hayes Won
Megan Mullally Nominated
TV - Choice Comedy Nominated
2002 TV - Choice Actor, Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
TV - Choice Actress, Comedy Debra Messing Nominated
Megan Mullally Nominated
TV - Choice Comedy Nominated
2004 Choice TV Sidekick Sean Hayes Won
2005 Nominated
2006 TV - Choice Actress Debra Messing Nominated

Television Critics Association Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Individual Achievement in Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Megan Mullally Nominated
New Program Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Nominated
2000 Individual Achievement in Comedy Sean Hayes Nominated
Megan Mullally Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Nominated
2006 Heritage Award Nominated

TV Guide Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2001 Actor of the Year in a Comedy Series Eric McCormack Nominated
Actress of the Year in a Comedy Series Debra Messing Won
Supporting Actor of the Year in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes Won
Supporting Actress of the Year in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated

TV Land Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2005 Chicest Sitcom Décor Will's apartment. Nominated
2006 Favorite Made-for-TV Maid Shelley Morrison Nominated

Viewers for Quality Television Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1999 Founder's Award for Unheralded Excellence Won
2000 Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Eric McCormack Nominated
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Debra Messing Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Sean Hayes Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Megan Mullally Nominated
Best Quality Comedy Series Nominated

Writers Guild of America Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2001 Best Writing - Episodic Comedy Jeff Greenstein (for "Hey La, Hey La, My Ex-Boyfriend's Back") Nominated

Young Artist Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2006 Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama) - Guest Starring Young Actor Reed Alexander Nominated