Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series
Awarded for Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

The Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program was an annual award given to performers in variety/music series or specials. The award has been retired; it was last presented in 2008.

Award winners and nominations[edit]

1950's[edit]

Year Performer Program Network
19581959
(11th)
Actor
Perry Como The Perry Como Show NBC
Steve Allen The Steve Allen Show NBC
Jack Paar Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Actress
Dinah Shore The Dinah Shore Chevy Show NBC
Patti Page The Patti Page Show ABC

1960's[edit]

Year Performer Program Network
19591960
(12th)
Harry Belafonte The Revlon Revue: Tonight with Belafonte CBS
Fred Astaire Another Evening with Fred Astaire NBC
Dinah Shore The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
19601961
(13th)
Fred Astaire Astaire Time NBC
Harry Belafonte Belafonte N.Y. CBS
Dinah Shore The Dinah Shore Chevy Show NBC
19611962
(14th)
Carol Burnett The Garry Moore Show CBS
Edie Adams Here's Edie ABC
Perry Como The Kraft Music Hall NBC
Judy Garland The Judy Garland Show CBS
Yves Montand Yves Montand on Broadway ABC
19621963
(15th)
Carol Burnett Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall
An Evening with Carol Burnett
CBS
Edie Adams Here's Edie ABC
Merv Griffin The Merv Griffin Show NBC
Danny Kaye The Danny Kaye Show
Andy Williams The Andy Williams Show
19631964
(16th)
Danny Kaye The Danny Kaye Show CBS
Judy Garland The Judy Garland Show CBS
Barbra Streisand
Burr Tillstrom That Was the Week That Was NBC
Andy Williams The Andy Williams Show
19641965
(17th)
Not Awarded
19651966
(18th)
19661967
(19th)
[note 1]
Art Carney The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
19671968
(20th)
[note 1]
Art Carney The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Pat Paulsen The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
19681969
(21st)
[note 1]
Arte Johnson Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
Harvey Korman The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Ruth Buzzi Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
Goldie Hawn

1970's[edit]

Year Performer Program Network
19691970
(22nd)
[note 1]
Arte Johnson Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
Goldie Hawn
19701971
(23rd)
[note 1]
Harvey Korman The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Arte Johnson Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
Lily Tomlin
19711972
(24th)
Harvey Korman The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Ruth Buzzi Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
Lily Tomlin
19721973
(25th)
Tim Conway The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Harvey Korman The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Liza Minnelli A Royal Gala Variety Performance ABC
Lily Tomlin Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
19731974
(26th)
Supporting Actor
Harvey Korman The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Foster Brooks The Dean Martin Show NBC
Tim Conway The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Supporting Actress
Brenda Vaccaro The Shape of Things NBC
Ruth Buzzi The Dean Martin Show NBC
Lee Grant The Shape of Things
Vicki Lawrence The Carol Burnett Show CBS
19741975
(27th)
Supporting Actor
Jack Albertson Cher CBS
Tim Conway The Carol Burnett Show CBS
John Denver Doris Day Today
Supporting Actress
Cloris Leachman Cher CBS
Vicki Lawrence The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Rita Moreno Out to Lunch ABC
19751976
(28th)
Supporting Actor
Chevy Chase NBC's Saturday Night NBC
Tim Conway The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Harvey Korman
Supporting Actress
Vicki Lawrence The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Cloris Leachman Telly... Who Loves Ya, Baby? CBS
19761977
(29th)
Supporting Actor
Tim Conway The Carol Burnett Show CBS
John Belushi Saturday Night Live NBC
Chevy Chase
Harvey Korman The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Ben Vereen The Bell Telephone Jubilee NBC
Supporting Actress
Rita Moreno The Muppet Show Syndicated
Vicki Lawrence The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Gilda Radner Saturday Night Live NBC
19771978
(30th)
Supporting Actor
Tim Conway The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Dan Aykroyd Saturday Night Live NBC
John Belushi
Louis Gossett, Jr. The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots ABC
Peter Sellers The Muppet Show Syndicated
Supporting Actress
Gilda Radner Saturday Night Live NBC
Beatrice Arthur Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
Jane Curtin Saturday Night Live
Dolly Parton Cher... Special ABC
Bernadette Peters The Muppet Show Syndicated
19781979
(31st)
Not Awarded

1980's[edit]

Year Performer Program Network
19791980
(32nd)
Not Awarded
19801981
(33rd)
[note 1]
Sarah Vaughn Great Performances PBS
19811982
(34th)
[note 1]
Nell Carter Ain't Misbehavin' NBC
André De Shields
Gregory Hines I Love Liberty ABC
19821983
(35th)
Leontyne Price Live from Lincoln Center PBS
Carol Burnett Texaco Star Theatre: Opening Night NBC
Michael Jackson Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
Luciano Pavarotti Live from Lincoln Center PBS
Richard Pryor Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever NBC
19831984
(36th)
Cloris Leachman Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration CBS
Debbie Allen Live... And in Person NBC
George Burns George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business
Eddie Murphy Saturday Night Live
Joe Piscopo
Lily Tomlin Live... And in Person
19841985
(37th)
George Hearn Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street PBS
Billy Crystal Saturday Night Live NBC
Gregory Hines Motown Returns to the Apollo
Patti LaBelle
Angela Lansbury Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street PBS
19851986
(38th)
Whitney Houston 28th Grammy Awards CBS
Debbie Allen An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. NBC
Patti LaBelle Great Performances PBS
Jon Lovitz Saturday Night Live NBC
Sarah Vaughn 28th Grammy Awards CBS
Stevie Wonder An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. NBC
19861987
(39th)
Robin Williams Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin ABC
Billy Crystal 29th Grammy Awards CBS
Julie Kavner The Tracey Ullman Show Fox
Angela Lansbury 40th Tony Awards CBS
Jon Lovitz Saturday Night Live NBC
19871988
(40th)
Robin Williams ABC Presents a Royal Gala ABC
Mikhail Baryshnikov Great Performances PBS
Ray Charles Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration CBS
Billy Crystal An All-Star Toast to the Improv HBO
Julie Kavner The Tracey Ullman Show Fox
19881989
(41st)
Linda Rondstadt Great Performances PBS
Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live NBC
Julie Kavner The Tracey Ullman Show Fox

1990's[edit]

Year Performer Program Network
19891990
(42nd)
Tracey Ullman The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show Fox
Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live NBC
Billy Crystal Midnight Train to Moscow HBO
Julie Kavner The Tracey Ullman Show Fox
Angela Lansbury 43rd Tony Awards CBS
19901991
(43rd)
Billy Crystal 63rd Academy Awards ABC
Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live NBC
Harry Connick, Jr. Swinging Out Live PBS
Damon Wayans In Living Color Fox
Keenen Ivory Wayans
19911992
(44th)
Bette Midler The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson NBC
George Carlin Jammin' in New York HBO
Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live NBC
Natalie Cole Great Performances PBS
Billy Crystal 64th Academy Awards ABC
19921993
(45th)
Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live NBC
Cirque du Soleil The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC
Billy Crystal 65th Academy Awards ABC
Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall PBS
Lily Tomlin The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Showtime
19931994
(46th)
Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman Takes On New York HBO
Whoopi Goldberg 66th Academy Awards ABC
Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live NBC
Mike Myers
Lily Tomlin Growing Up Funny Lifetime
19941995
(47th)
Barbra Streisand Barbra: The Concert HBO
Julie Andrews The Sound of Julie Andrews Disney Channel
Carol Burnett Men, Movies & Carol CBS
Rosie O'Donnell Rosie O'Donnell Comedy Special HBO
Tracey Ullman Women of the Night IV
19951996
(48th)
Tony Bennett Tony Bennett Live by Request: A Valentine's Special A&E
Billy Crystal Comic Relief VII HBO
Ellen DeGeneres 38th Grammy Awards CBS
Whoopi Goldberg 68th Academy Awards NBC
Comic Relief VII HBO
Tracey Ullman The Best of Tracey Takes On
Robin Williams Comic Relief VII
19961997
(49th)
Bette Midler Diva Las Vegas HBO
George Carlin George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy HBO
Billy Crystal 69th Academy Awards ABC
Bill Maher Politically Incorrect
Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... HBO
19971998
(50th)
Billy Crystal 70th Academy Awards ABC
Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Live from Central Park HBO
Michael Crawford Michael Crawford: Live in Concert PBS
Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC
David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman CBS
Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... HBO
19981999
(51st)
John Leguizamo Freak HBO
George Carlin You Are All Diseased HBO
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller Live
Chris Rock The Chris Rock Show
Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On...

2000's[edit]

Year Performer Program Network
19992000
(52nd)
Eddie Izzard Dress to Kill HBO
Cher Live in Concert HBO
Billy Crystal 72nd Academy Awards ABC
Chris Rock Bigger & Blacker HBO
Molly Shannon Saturday Night Live NBC
20002001
(53rd)
Barbra Streisand Timeless: Live in Concert Fox
Wayne Brady Who's Line Is It Anyway? ABC
Ellen DeGeneres The Beginning HBO
Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live NBC
David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman CBS
Steve Martin 73rd Academy Awards ABC
20012002
(54th)
Sting ...All This Time A&E
Wayne Brady Who's Line Is It Anyway? ABC
Billy Joel In His Own Words A&E
Jon Stewart The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central
Ryan Stiles Who's Line Is It Anyway? ABC
20022003
(55th)
Wayne Brady Who's Line Is It Anyway? ABC
Dennis Miller The Raw Feed HBO
Martin Short Primetime Glick Comedy Central
Jon Stewart The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Robin Williams Robin Williams: Live on Broadway HBO
20032004
(56th)
Elaine Stritch Elaine Stritch at Liberty HBO
Billy Crystal 76th Academy Awards ABC
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now HBO
Bill Maher Real Time with Bill Maher
Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales
20042005
(57th)
Hugh Jackman 58th Tony Awards CBS
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary HBO
Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC
Jon Stewart The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central
Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed HBO
20052006
(58th)
Barry Manilow Manilow: Music and Passion PBS
Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report Comedy Central
Craig Ferguson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson CBS
Hugh Jackman 59th Tony Awards
David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman
20062007
(59th)
Tony Bennett Tony Bennett: An American Classic NBC
Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report Comedy Central
Ellen DeGeneres 79th Academy Awards ABC
David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman CBS
Jon Stewart The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central
20072008
(60th)
Don Rickles Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project HBO
Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report Comedy Central
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live NBC
David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman CBS
Jon Stewart 80th Academy Awards ABC

Total awards by network[edit]

  • CBS — 20
  • NBC — 12
  • HBO — 7
  • ABC — 5
  • PBS — 5
  • Fox — 2
  • A&E — 2
  • Syndicated — 1

Performers with multiple awards[edit]

4 awards
3 awards
2 awards

Performers with multiple nominations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Awarded under the "Special Classification – Individuals" category

References[edit]