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||Jim Parsons,
The Big Bang Theory (2014)
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series is an Emmy presented to the best performance by a lead actor in a television comedy series. Beginning with the 18th Emmys, 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 Telefilm, prior to the category's creation.
- § – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
Award winners and nominations
- NBC: 22
- CBS: 12
- ABC: 9
- USA: 3
- HBO: 1
- Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series