Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Awarded for||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences|
|Currently held by||Jeffrey Tambor,
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The award is presented to the best performance by a lead actor in a television comedy series. Beginning with the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, leading actors in comedy have competed alone. However, these comedic performances 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 Television film, prior to the category's creation.
- § – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
Winners and nominations
Total awards by network
- NBC – 26
- CBS – 19
- ABC – 11
- USA – 3
- Amazon – 2
- HBO – 1
|Superlative||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Actor with most awards||Michael J. Fox, Kelsey Grammer, Carroll O'Connor, Jim Parsons|
|Actor with most nominations||Alan Alda, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer|
|Actor with most nominations
without ever winning
|John Goodman, Matt LeBlanc, Hal Linden|
- Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre-specific acting categories.