Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Awarded for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by Julia Louis-Dreyfus,
Veep (2013)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The award was first presented in 1953, but was not awarded again until 1959. It has been presented every year since then (excluding 1965).


Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Lead Actress - Comedy Series Supporting Actress
Comedy Series
Guest Actress - Comedy Series Overall
Actress with most awards Mary Tyler Moore,
Candice Bergen
5 Rhea Perlman,
Doris Roberts
4 Cloris Leachman 3 Mary Tyler Moore,
Candice Bergen, Betty White
5
Actress with most nominations Mary Tyler Moore 10 Loretta Swit, Rhea Perlman 10 Cloris Leachman 8 Betty White 16
Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
Jane Kaczmarek 7 Julia Duffy 7 Georgia Engel,
Laurie Metcalf,
Christine Baranski
3 Julia Duffy, Jane Kaczmarek, Katherine Helmond 7
Television program with most wins Murphy Brown 5 The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers 6 Frasier 3 The Mary Tyler Moore Show 10
Television program with most nominations The Golden Girls 15 Cheers 13 30 Rock 11 The Golden Girls 28
Television program with most nominations without ever winning Malcolm in the Middle 7 Newhart 7 Cheers, Will & Grace 5 Newhart 8

Award winners and nominations[edit]