Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Awarded for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by Kennedy Center Honors (2013)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special is a category in the Primetime Emmy Awards. It is awarded annually to the singularly best varietal, musical, or comedic special of the year.

The Kennedy Center Honors has won seven awards, including five consecutive ones since 2009. It also won twice in Variety Series when the two categories were combined.[1][2]

Award winners[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

  • 1960: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, CBS (Outstanding Music Program)
  • 1961: No information.
  • 1962: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Music)
  • 1963: Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, CBS (Outstanding Music Program)
  • 1964: The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC
  • 1965: No information.
  • 1966: Chrysler Presents the Bob Hope Christmas Special, NBC (Outstanding Variety Special)
  • 1966: Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, NBC (Outstanding Musical Program)
  • 1967: The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Morris Special, CBS (Outstanding Variety Special)
  • 1967: Brigadoon, ABC (Outstanding Music Program)
  • 1968: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, NBC (Outstanding Music or Variety Program)
  • 1969: The Bill Cosby Special, NBC

1970s[edit]

  • 1970: Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Variety and popular music)
  • 1970: Cinderella, National Ballet of Canada NET Festival, PBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Classical music)
  • 1971: Singer Presents Burt Bacharach, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Popular music)
  • 1971: Leopold Stokowski, N.E.T. Festival, PBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Classical music)
  • 1972: Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin, NBC (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Variety and popular music)
  • 1972: Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna with Leonard Bernstein, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Classical music)
  • 1973: Singer Presents Liza with a Z, NBC (Outstanding Variety/Music Program)
  • 1974: Lily, CBS (Outstanding Comedy – Variety or Music Special)
  • 1975: An Evening with John Denver, ABC
  • 1976: Gypsy in My Soul, CBS
  • 1977: The Barry Manilow Special, ABC
  • 1978: Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair is Back, NBC
  • 1979: No information.

1980s[edit]

(See Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series)

  • 1980: No information.
  • 1981: No information.
  • 1982: No information.
  • 1983: No information.
  • 1984: No information.
  • 1985: No information.
  • 1986: No information.
  • 1987: No information.
  • 1988: No information.
  • 1988: No information.
  • 1989: No information.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

  • 2010: Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
  • 2011: Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
  • 2012: Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
  • 2013: Kennedy Center Honors, CBS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Kennedy Center Honors - Emmys". emmys.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Outstanding Variety Special - Emmys". emmys.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012.