Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Awarded for||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences|
|Currently held by||Merritt Wever,
Nurse Jackie (2013)
This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In early Emmy ceremonies, the supporting categories were not always genre, or even gender, specific. Beginning with the 22nd Emmys, supporting actresses in comedy have competed alone. However, these comedic performances often included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below.
- # – Indicates a performance in a Miniseries or Telefilm, prior to the category's creation.
- § – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
|Superlative||Lead Actress – Comedy Series||Supporting Actress
|Guest Actress – Comedy Series||Overall|
|Actress with most awards||Mary Tyler Moore,
|4||Cloris Leachman||3||Mary Tyler Moore,
Candice Bergen, Betty White
|Actress with most nominations||Mary Tyler Moore||10||Loretta Swit, Rhea Perlman||10||8||Betty White||16|
|Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
|Jane Kaczmarek||7||Julia Duffy||7||Georgia Engel,
|3||Julia Duffy, Jane Kaczmarek, Katherine Helmond||7|
|Television program with most wins||Murphy Brown||5||The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers||6||Frasier||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|
Winners and nominees
Winners in each year are denoted by bold text.