Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Awarded for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by Uzo Aduba,
Orange Is the New Black (2014)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. These awards, like the other 'Guest' Awards, were previously not presented at the Primetime Emmy Award show, but rather at the Creative Arts Emmy Award show. Starting in 2014, the Guest categories were integrated into the Primetime Emmy Award show.


Award winners[edit]

1980s[edit]

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

Year Actor Program Role Network
1985-1986
(38th)
Roscoe Lee Browne The Cosby Show Dr. Barnabus Foster NBC
Earle Hyman The Cosby Show Russell Huxtable NBC
Danny Kaye Dr. Burns
Clarice Taylor Anna Huxtable
Stevie Wonder Himself
1986-1987
(39th)
John Cleese Cheers Dr. Simon Finch-Royce NBC
Art Carney The Cavanaughs James 'Weasel' Cavanaugh CBS
Herb Edelman The Golden Girls Stan NBC
Lois Nettleton Jean
Nancy Walker Angela
1987-1988
(40th)
Beah Richards Frank's Place Mrs. Varden CBS
Herb Edelman The Golden Girls Stan NBC
Geraldine Fitzgerald The Golden Girls Anna NBC
Eileen Heckart The Cosby Show Mrs. Hickson NBC
Gilda Radner It's Garry Shandling's Show Herself Showtime

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Year Actor Program Role Network
1988-1989
(41st)
Colleen Dewhurst Murphy Brown Avery Brown CBS
Eileen Brennan Newhart Corine Denby CBS
Diahann Carroll A Different World Marion Gilbert NBC
Doris Roberts Perfect Strangers Mrs. Bailey ABC
Maxine Stuart The Wonder Years Mrs. Carples

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1989-1990
(42nd)
Swoosie Kurtz Carol & Company Laurie NBC
Georgia Brown Cheers Madame Lazora NBC
Morgan Fairchild Murphy Brown Julia St. Martin CBS
Alexis Smith Cheers Alice Anne Volkman NBC
Liz Torres The Famous Teddy Z Angie CBS
1990-1991
(43rd)
Colleen Dewhurst Murphy Brown Avery Brown CBS
Whoopi Goldberg A Different World Professor Jordan NBC
Frances Sternhagen Cheers Esther Clavin
Sada Thompson Mama Lozupone
Brenda Vaccaro The Golden Girls Angela Petrillo
1991-1992
(44th)
no award
1992-1993
(45th)
Tracey Ullman Love & War Dava Levine CBS
Carol Burnett The Larry Sanders Show Herself HBO
Ruby Dee Evening Shade Aurelia Danforth CBS
Shelley Long Cheers Diane Chambers NBC
Gwen Verdon Dream On Kitty HBO
1993-1994
(46th)
Eileen Heckart Love & War Rose Stein CBS
Diane Ladd Grace Under Fire Louise Burdett ABC
Cyndi Lauper Mad About You Marianne Lugasso NBC
Marlee Matlin Seinfeld Laura
Marcia Wallace Murphy Brown Secretary 66 CBS
1994-1995
(47th)
Cyndi Lauper Mad About You Marianne Lugasso NBC
Bebe Neuwirth Frasier Dr. Lilith Sternin NBC
Christina Pickles Friends Judy Geller
Jean Stapleton Grace Under Fire Aunt Vivian ABC
JoBeth Williams Frasier Madeline NBC
1995-1996
(48th)
Betty White The John Larroquette Show Herself NBC
Shelley Long Frasier Diane Chambers NBC
Rosie O'Donnell The Larry Sanders Show Herself HBO
Marlo Thomas Friends Sandra Green NBC
Irene Worth Remember WENN Mrs. Mellon AMC
1996-1997
(49th)
Carol Burnett Mad About You Theresa Stemple NBC
Ellen DeGeneres The Larry Sanders Show Herself HBO
Laura Dern Ellen Susan Richmond ABC
Marsha Mason Frasier Sherry NBC
Betty White Suddenly Susan Midge Haber
1997-1998
(50th)
Emma Thompson Ellen Herself ABC
Carol Burnett Mad About You Theresa Stemple NBC
Jan Hooks 3rd Rock from the Sun Vicki Dubcek
Patti LuPone Frasier Zora
Bette Midler Murphy Brown Caprice Feldman CBS
1998-1999
(51st)
Tracey Ullman Ally McBeal Tracy Clark Fox
Christine Baranski Frasier Dr. Nora Fairchild NBC
Kathy Bates 3rd Rock from the Sun Charlotte Everly
Piper Laurie Frasier Mrs. Mulhern
Laurie Metcalf 3rd Rock from the Sun Jennifer

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1999-2000
(52nd)
Jean Smart Frasier Lorna Lynley NBC
Beatrice Arthur Malcolm in the Middle Mrs. White Fox
Cheri Oteri Just Shoot Me! Cindy Monroe NBC
Debbie Reynolds Will & Grace Bobbi Adler
Holland Taylor The Lot Letitia DeVine AMC
2000-2001
(53rd)
Jean Smart Frasier Lana Gardner NBC
Jami Gertz Ally McBeal Kimmy Bishop Fox
Cloris Leachman Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida
Bernadette Peters Ally McBeal Cassandra Lewis
Susan Sarandon Friends Cecilia Collins NBC
2001-2002
(54th)
Cloris Leachman Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida Fox
Glenn Close Will & Grace Fannie Lieber NBC
Katherine Helmond Everybody Loves Raymond Lois Paymer CBS
Susan Sarandon Malcolm in the Middle Meg Burbank Fox
Frances Sternhagen Sex and the City Bunny MacDougal HBO
2002-2003
(55th)
Christina Applegate Friends Amy Green NBC
Georgia Engel Everybody Loves Raymond Pat Farrell CBS
Betty Garrett Becker Molly Firth
Cloris Leachman Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida Fox
Betty White Yes, Dear Sylvia Weston CBS
2003-2004
(56th)
Laura Linney Frasier Charlotte Novak NBC
Christina Applegate Friends Amy Green NBC
Eileen Brennan Will & Grace Zandra Wilson
Georgia Engel Everybody Loves Raymond Pat Farrell CBS
Cloris Leachman Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida Fox
2004-2005
(57th)
Kathryn Joosten Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey ABC
Blythe Danner Will & Grace Marilyn Truman NBC
Georgia Engel Everybody Loves Raymond Pat Farrell CBS
Cloris Leachman Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida Fox
Lupe Ontiveros Desperate Housewives Juanita Solis ABC
2005-2006
(58th)
Cloris Leachman Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida Fox
Blythe Danner Will & Grace Marilyn Truman NBC
Shirley Knight Desperate Housewives Phyllis Van De Kamp ABC
Laurie Metcalf Monk Cora Cross USA
Kate Winslet Extras Kate Winslet HBO
2006-2007
(59th)
Elaine Stritch 30 Rock Colleen Donaghy NBC
Dixie Carter Desperate Housewives Gloria Hodge ABC
Salma Hayek Ugly Betty Sofia Reyes
Judith Light Claire Meade
Laurie Metcalf Desperate Housewives Carolyn Bigsby
2007-2008
(60th)
Kathryn Joosten Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey ABC
Polly Bergen Desperate Housewives Stella Wingfield ABC
Carrie Fisher 30 Rock Rosemary Howard NBC
Edie Falco Celeste "C. C." Cunningham
Sarah Silverman Monk Marci Maven USA
Elaine Stritch 30 Rock Colleen Donaghy NBC
2008-2009
(61st)
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live Sarah Palin NBC
Jennifer Aniston 30 Rock Claire Harper NBC
Christine Baranski The Big Bang Theory Dr. Beverly Hofstadter CBS
Gena Rowlands Monk Marge Nassell USA
Elaine Stritch 30 Rock Colleen Donaghy NBC
Betty White My Name Is Earl Mrs. Weezmer

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Episode Network
2009-2010
(62nd)
Betty White Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Betty White" NBC
Christine Baranski The Big Bang Theory Dr. Beverly Hofstadter "The Maternal Congruence" CBS
Kristin Chenoweth Glee April Rhodes "The Rhodes Not Taken" Fox
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Tina Fey" NBC
Kathryn Joosten Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey "The Chase" ABC
Jane Lynch Two and a Half Men Dr. Linda Freeman "818-jklpuzo" CBS
Elaine Stritch 30 Rock Colleen Donaghy "The Moms" NBC
2010-2011
(63rd)
Gwyneth Paltrow Glee Holly Holliday "The Substitute" Fox
Elizabeth Banks 30 Rock Avery Jessup-Donaghy "Double-Edged Sword" NBC
Kristin Chenoweth Glee April Rhodes "Rumours" Fox
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Tina Fey" NBC
Dot-Marie Jones Glee Shannon Beiste "Never Been Kissed" Fox
Cloris Leachman Raising Hope Barbara "Maw Maw" Thompson "Don't Vote for this Episode" Fox
2011-2012
(64th)
Kathy Bates Two and a Half Men Charlie Harper "Why We Gave Up Women" CBS
Elizabeth Banks 30 Rock Avery Jessup-Donaghy "The Return of Avery Jessup" NBC
Margaret Cho Kim Jong-il
Dot-Marie Jones Glee Shannon Beiste "Choke" Fox
Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Melissa McCarthy" NBC
Maya Rudolph "Host: Maya Rudolph"
2012-2013
(65th)
Melissa Leo Louie Laurie Brent "Telling Jokes/Set Up" FX
Dot-Marie Jones Glee Shannon Beiste "Shooting Star" Fox
Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Melissa McCarthy" NBC
Molly Shannon Enlightened Eileen Foliente "The Ghost is Seen" HBO
Elaine Stritch 30 Rock Colleen Donaghy "My Whole Life Is Thunder" NBC
Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Kristen Wiig"
2013-2014
(66th)
Uzo Aduba Orange Is the New Black Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren "Lesbian Request Denied" Netflix
Laverne Cox Orange Is the New Black Sophia Burset "Lesbian Request Denied" Netflix
Joan Cusack Shameless Sheila Jackson "Liver, I Hardly Know Her" Showtime
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Tina Fey" NBC
Natasha Lyonne Orange Is the New Black Nicky Nichols "WAC Pack" Netflix
Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live Various Characters "Host: Melissa McCarthy" NBC

Multiple awards for Guest Actress[edit]

2 wins

3 wins

Multiple nominations for Guest Actress[edit]

Multiple awards for Lead, Supporting and Guest Actress combined[edit]

Multiple nominations for Lead, Supporting and Guest Actress combined[edit]