Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 2023 recipient: Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Awarded forOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1954
Currently held byEbon Moss-Bachrach,
The Bear (2023)
Websiteemmys.com

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In early Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies, the supporting categories were not always genre, or even gender, specific. Beginning with the 22nd Primetime Emmy Awards, supporting actors 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:

Winners and nominations[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
Best Series Supporting Actor
1954
(6th)
[note 1]
Art Carney Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Ben Alexander Officer Frank Smith Dragnet NBC
William Frawley Fred Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
Tony Randall Harvey Weskitt Mister Peepers NBC
Carl Reiner Various characters Your Show of Shows
Best Supporting Actor in a Regular Series
1955
(7th)
[note 1]
Art Carney Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Ben Alexander Officer Frank Smith Dragnet NBC
Don DeFore Thorny The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet ABC
William Frawley Fred Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
Gale Gordon Osgood Conklin Our Miss Brooks
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1956
(8th)
[note 1]
Art Carney Ed Norton The Honeymooners CBS
Ed Begley # Andy Sloane Patterns NBC
William Frawley Fred Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
Carl Reiner Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Cyril Ritchard # Mr. Darling / Captain Hook Peter Pan
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor
1957
(9th)
[note 1]
Carl Reiner Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Art Carney Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Paul Ford Col. John T. Hall The Phil Silvers Show
William Frawley Fred Mertz I Love Lucy
Ed Wynn # Army Requiem for a Heavyweight
Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
1958
(10th)
[note 1]
Carl Reiner Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Paul Ford Col. John T. Hall The Phil Silvers Show CBS
William Frawley Fred Mertz I Love Lucy
Louis Nye Various characters The Steve Allen Show NBC
Dennis Weaver Chester Goode Gunsmoke CBS
Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series
1959
(11th)
Tom Poston Various characters The Steve Allen Show NBC
Richard Crenna Luke McCoy The Real McCoys ABC
Paul Ford Col. John T. Hall The Phil Silvers Show CBS
Maurice Gosfield Pvt. Duane Doberman
Billy Gray Bud Anderson Father Knows Best CBS & NBC
Harry Morgan Pete Porter December Bride CBS

1960s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead or Support)
1960
(12th)
Robert Stack Eliot Ness The Untouchables ABC
Richard Boone Paladin Have Gun – Will Travel CBS
Raymond Burr Perry Mason Perry Mason
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series
1961
(13th)
[note 1]
Don Knotts Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Abby Dalton Lt. Martha Hale Hennesey CBS
Barbara Hale Della Street Perry Mason
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor
1962
(14th)
[note 1]
Don Knotts Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Sam Jaffe Dr. David Zorba Ben Casey ABC
Barry Jones # The Dean Hallmark Hall of Fame NBC
Horace McMahon Lt. Mike Parker Naked City ABC
George C. Scott § Dr. Karl Anders Ben Casey
1963
(15th)
[note 1]
Don Knotts Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Tim Conway Ens. Charles Parker McHale's Navy ABC
Paul Ford # Col. Wainwright Purdy III Hallmark Hall of Fame NBC
Hurd Hatfield # Lionel de Rothschild
Robert Redford # George Laurents Premiere, Presented by Fred Astaire ABC
1964
(16th)
[note 1]
Albert Paulsen # Lt. Volkoval Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre NBC
Sorrell Booke § Julius Orloff Dr. Kildare NBC
Conlan Carter Doc Combat! ABC
Carl Lee § Lonnie Hill The Nurses CBS
Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers
1965
(17th)
[note 1]
Leonard Bernstein Conductor New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein CBS
Lynn Fontanne Fanny Bowditch Holmes Hallmark Hall of Fame: "The Magnificent Yankee" NBC
Alfred Lunt Oliver Wendell Holmes
Barbra Streisand Herself My Name Is Barbra CBS
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show
Julie Andrews Herself The Andy Williams Show NBC
Johnny Carson Himself The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Gladys Cooper Margaret St. Clair The Rogues
Robert Coote Timmy St. Clair
Richard Crenna James Slattery Slattery's People CBS
Julie Harris Florence Nightingale Hallmark Hall of Fame: "The Holy Terror" NBC
Bob Hope Himself Chrysler Presents A Bob Hope Comedy Special
Dean Jagger Principal Albert Vane Mr. Novak
Danny Kaye Himself The Danny Kaye Show CBS
David McCallum Illya Kuryakin The Man from U.N.C.L.E. NBC
Red Skelton Himself The Red Skelton Hour CBS
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series
1966
(18th)
Don Knotts § Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Morey Amsterdam Buddy Sorrell The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Frank Gorshin Riddler Batman ABC
Werner Klemperer Col. Wilhelm Klink Hogan's Heroes CBS
1967
(19th)
Don Knotts § Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Gale Gordon Mr. Theodore J. Mooney The Lucy Show CBS
Werner Klemperer Col. Wilhelm Klink Hogan's Heroes
1968
(20th)
Werner Klemperer Col. Wilhelm Klink Hogan's Heroes CBS
Jack Cassidy Oscar North He & She CBS
William Demarest Uncle Charley O'Casey My Three Sons
Gale Gordon Mr. Theodore J. Mooney The Lucy Show
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series
1969
(21st)
[note 1]
Werner Klemperer Col. Wilhelm Klink Hogan's Heroes CBS
Greg Morris Barney Collier Mission: Impossible CBS
Leonard Nimoy Spock Star Trek NBC

1970s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy
1970
(22nd)
Michael Constantine Principal Seymour Kaufman Room 222 ABC
Werner Klemperer Col. Wilhelm Klink Hogan's Heroes CBS
Charles Nelson Reilly Claymore Gregg The Ghost & Mrs. Muir ABC
1971
(23rd)
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Michael Constantine Principal Seymour Kaufman Room 222 ABC
Gale Gordon Harrison "Uncle Harry" Carter Here's Lucy CBS
1972
(24th)
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Ted Knight Ted Baxter The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Rob Reiner Michael Stivic All in the Family
1973
(25th)
Ted Knight Ted Baxter The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H
Rob Reiner Michael Stivic All in the Family
McLean Stevenson Lt. Col. Henry Blake M*A*S*H
Best Supporting Actor in Comedy
1974
(26th)
Rob Reiner Michael Stivic All in the Family CBS
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H
Ted Knight Ted Baxter The Mary Tyler Moore Show
McLean Stevenson Lt. Col. Henry Blake M*A*S*H
Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1975
(27th)
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H CBS
Ted Knight Ted Baxter The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Rob Reiner Michael Stivic All in the Family
McLean Stevenson Lt. Col. Henry Blake M*A*S*H
1976
(28th)
Ted Knight Ted Baxter The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter
Abe Vigoda Sgt. Philip K. Fish Barney Miller ABC
1977
(29th)
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H CBS
Ed Asner Lou Grant The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Ted Knight Ted Baxter
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter M*A*S*H
Abe Vigoda Sgt. Philip K. Fish Barney Miller ABC
1978
(30th)
Rob Reiner Michael Stivic All in the Family CBS
Tom Bosley Howard Cunningham Happy Days ABC
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H CBS
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter
Vic Tayback Mel Sharples Alice
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series
1979
(31st)
Robert Guillaume Benson DuBois Soap ABC
Gary Burghoff Corp. "Radar" O'Reilly M*A*S*H CBS
Danny DeVito Louie De Palma Taxi ABC
Max Gail Det. Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz Barney Miller
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter M*A*S*H CBS

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
1980
(32nd)
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter M*A*S*H CBS
Mike Farrell Cap. BJ Hunnicutt M*A*S*H CBS
Max Gail Det. Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz Barney Miller ABC
Howard Hesseman Dr. Johnny Fever WKRP in Cincinnati CBS
Steve Landesberg Arthur P. Deitrich Barney Miller ABC
1981
(33rd)
Danny DeVito Louie De Palma Taxi ABC
Howard Hesseman Dr. Johnny Fever WKRP in Cincinnati CBS
Steve Landesberg Arthur P. Deitrich Barney Miller ABC
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter M*A*S*H CBS
David Ogden Stiers Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
1982
(34th)
Christopher Lloyd Reverend Jim Ignatowski Taxi ABC
Danny DeVito Louie De Palma Taxi ABC
Ron Glass Det. Ron Harris Barney Miller
Steve Landesberg Arthur P. Deitrich
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter M*A*S*H CBS
David Ogden Stiers Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series
1983
(35th)
Christopher Lloyd Reverend Jim Ignatowski Taxi NBC
Nicholas Colasanto Coach Ernie Pantusso Cheers NBC
Danny DeVito Louie De Palma Taxi
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter M*A*S*H CBS
Eddie Murphy Various characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1984
(36th)
Pat Harrington Jr. Dwayne Schneider One Day at a Time CBS
René Auberjonois Clayton Endicott III Benson ABC
Nicholas Colasanto Coach Ernie Pantusso Cheers NBC
Tom Poston George Utley Newhart CBS
George Wendt Norm Peterson Cheers NBC
1985
(37th)
John Larroquette Dan Fielding Night Court NBC
Nicholas Colasanto (posthumously) Coach Ernie Pantusso Cheers NBC
Michael J. Fox Alex P. Keaton Family Ties
John Ratzenberger Cliff Clavin Cheers
George Wendt Norm Peterson
1986
(38th)
John Larroquette Dan Fielding Night Court NBC
Tom Poston George Utley Newhart CBS
John Ratzenberger Cliff Clavin Cheers NBC
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Theo Huxtable The Cosby Show
George Wendt Norm Peterson Cheers
1987
(39th)
John Larroquette Dan Fielding Night Court NBC
Woody Harrelson Woody Boyd Cheers NBC
Tom Poston George Utley Newhart CBS
Peter Scolari Michael Harris
George Wendt Norm Peterson Cheers NBC
1988
(40th)
John Larroquette Dan Fielding Night Court NBC
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Cheers NBC
Woody Harrelson Woody Boyd
Peter Scolari Michael Harris Newhart CBS
George Wendt Norm Peterson Cheers NBC
1989
(41st)
Woody Harrelson Woody Boyd Cheers NBC
Joe Regalbuto Frank Fontana Murphy Brown CBS
Peter Scolari Michael Harris Newhart
Meshach Taylor Anthony Bouvier Designing Women
George Wendt Norm Peterson Cheers NBC

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
1990
(42nd)
Alex Rocco Al Floss The Famous Teddy Z "Pilot" + "Teddy Sells the House" + "Agent of the Year" CBS
Woody Harrelson Woody Boyd Cheers "Woody or Won’t He" + "Fifty-Fifty Carla" + "Lover Boyd" NBC
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane "The Stork Brings a Crane" + "Severe Crane Damage" + "The Ghost and Mrs. Lebec"
Charles Kimbrough Jim Dial Murphy Brown "Anchors Away" + "Roasted" + "On the Road Again" CBS
Jerry Van Dyke Luther Van Dam Coach "If Coach Falls in the Woods" + "Coaches Conference" + "Homewreckers" ABC
1991
(43rd)
Jonathan Winters Gunny Davis Davis Rules "Rules of the Game" + "Mission: Improbable" CBS
Woody Harrelson Woody Boyd Cheers "Veggie Boyd" + "Woody Interrupts" NBC
Charles Durning Harlan Eldridge Evening Shade "The Baby Show" + "Whatever Happened to Clutch Newton?" CBS
Michael Jeter Herman Stiles "Sex Education" + "Chip off the Old Brick"
Jerry Van Dyke Luther Van Dam Coach "A Father and Son Reunion" + "Cabin Fever" ABC
1992
(44th)
Michael Jeter Herman Stiles Evening Shade "Herman in Charge" + "Hasta La Vista, Baby" CBS
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Tape" + "The Note" NBC
Charles Durning Harlan Eldridge Evening Shade "Three Naked Men (Parts 1 & 2) CBS
Harvey Fierstein § Mark Newberger Cheers "Rebecca’s Lover…Not" NBC
Jay Thomas § Jerry Gold Murphy Brown "Uh-Oh (Parts 2 & 3)" CBS
Jerry Van Dyke Luther Van Dam Coach "Last of the Red-Hot Luthers" + "I Think I Can’t, I Think I Can’t" ABC
1993
(45th)
Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld "The Junior Mint" + "The Watch" NBC
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Contest" + "The Outing" NBC
Michael Jeter Herman Stiles Evening Shade "Harlan Deals a Meal" + "The Really Odd Couple" CBS
Jeffrey Tambor Hank Kingsley The Larry Sanders Show "Hank’s Contract" + "Guest Host" HBO
Rip Torn Artie "The New Producer" + "The Spider Episode"
1994
(46th)
Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld "The Sniffing Accountant" + "The Opposite" NBC
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Opposite" + "The Hamptons" NBC
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "A Midwinter Night’s Dream" + "Author, Author"
Rip Torn Artie The Larry Sanders Show "Larry’s Birthday" + "The List" HBO
Jerry Van Dyke Luther Van Dam Coach "Coach for a Day (Part 2)" + "Piece o’ Cake" ABC
1995
(47th)
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "Flour Child" + "An Affair to Forget" NBC
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Race" + "The Gymnast" NBC
Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer "The Jimmy" + "The Fusilli Jerry"
David Schwimmer Ross Geller Friends "The One with the Blackout" + "The One with the Sonogram at the End"
Rip Torn Artie The Larry Sanders Show "Arthur’s Crisis" + "Like No Business, I Know" HBO
1996
(48th)
Rip Torn Artie The Larry Sanders Show "Arthur After Hours" + "The P.A." HBO
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Pool Guy" + "The Invitations" NBC
Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer "The Pool Guy" + "The Wait-Out"
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "The Last Time I Saw Maris" + "Moon Dance"
Jeffrey Tambor Hank Kingsley The Larry Sanders Show "Hank’s New Assistant" + "Nothing Personal" HBO
1997
(49th)
Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld "The Chicken Roaster" NBC
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Comeback" NBC
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "Mixed Doubles" + "Daphne Hates Sherry"
Jeffrey Tambor Hank Kingsley The Larry Sanders Show HBO
Rip Torn Artie
1998
(50th)
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "The Maris Counselor" + "First Date" NBC
Jason Alexander George Costanza Seinfeld "The Strike" NBC
Phil Hartman Bill McNeal NewsRadio
Jeffrey Tambor Hank Kingsley The Larry Sanders Show HBO
Rip Torn Artie
1999
(51st)
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" + "Three Valentines" NBC
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Driving Frank" + "Ping Pong" CBS
Peter MacNicol John Cage Ally McBeal FOX
John Mahoney Martin Crane Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" + "Our Parents, Ourselves" NBC
David Spade Dennis Finch Just Shoot Me! "Slow Donnie" + "Two Girls for Every Boy"

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2000
(52nd)
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "Homo for the Holidays" + "Acting Out" NBC
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Prodigal Son" + "Debra Makes Something Good" CBS
Brad Garrett Robert Barone "Someone’s Cranky" + "Confronting the Attacker"
Peter MacNicol John Cage Ally McBeal Fox
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "Rivals" + "A Tsar is Born" NBC
2001
(53rd)
Peter MacNicol John Cage Ally McBeal "In Search of Barry White" + "Reasons to Believe" Fox
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Frank Paints the House" + "Wallpaper" CBS
Robert Downey Jr. Larry Paul Ally McBeal "Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts" + "The Obstacle Course" Fox
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "Gypsies, Tramp and Weed" + "Grace 0, Jack 2000" NBC
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "Daphne Returns" + "Hooping Cranes"
2002
(54th)
Brad Garrett Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Raybert" + "Lucky Suit" CBS
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Frank Goes Downstairs" + "The Kicker" CBS
Bryan Cranston Hal Malcolm in the Middle "Poker" + "Monkey" Fox
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "A Chorus Line" + "Went to a Garden Potty" NBC
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "Room Full of Heroes" + "Deathtrap"
2003
(55th)
Brad Garrett Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Just a Formality" + "Robert’s Wedding" CBS
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Grandpa Steals" + "Meeting the Parents" CBS
Bryan Cranston Hal Malcolm in the Middle "Malcolm Holds His Tongue" + "Daycare" Fox
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "Bacon & Eggs" + "Sex, Losers, and Videotape" NBC
John Mahoney Martin Crane Frasier "The Devil and Dr. Phil" + "Fathers and Sons"
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane "Roe to Perdition" + "Fraternal Schwins"
2004
(56th)
David Hyde Pierce Niles Crane Frasier "No Sex Please We’re Skittish" + "Goodnight, Seattle" NBC
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Jazz Records" + "The Mentor" CBS
Brad Garrett Robert Barone "The Model" + "Golf for It"
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "Me & Mr. Jones" + "I Never Cheered for my Father" NBC
Jeffrey Tambor George Bluth, Sr. and Oscar Bluth Arrested Development "Visiting Ours" + "Not Without My Daughter" Fox
2005
(57th)
Brad Garrett Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "A Job for Robert" + "Pat’s Secret" CBS
Peter Boyle Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Boys Therapy" + "Tasteless Frank" CBS
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "Queens for a Day" + "It’s a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World" NBC
Jeremy Piven Ari Gold Entourage "The Review" + "Busey and the Beach" HBO
Jeffrey Tambor George Bluth, Sr. and Oscar Bluth Arrested Development "Burning Love" + "Righteous Brothers" Fox
2006
(58th)
Jeremy Piven Ari Gold Entourage "The Bat Mitzvah" + "Exodus" HBO
Will Arnett Gob Bluth Arrested Development "Making a Stand" + "S.O.B.s" Fox
Bryan Cranston Hal Malcolm in the Middle "Hal Grieves" + "College Recruiters"
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "Ergo, the Booty Call" + "Weekend in Bangkok" CBS
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland Will & Grace "Alive and Schticking" + "I Love L. Gay" NBC
2007
(59th)
Jeremy Piven Ari Gold Entourage "Manic Monday" HBO
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "Repeated Blows to His Unformed Head" CBS
Kevin Dillon Johnny "Drama" Chase Entourage "The Resurrection" HBO
Neil Patrick Harris Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother "Showdown" CBS
Rainn Wilson Dwight Schrute The Office "The Coup" NBC
2008
(60th)
Jeremy Piven Ari Gold Entourage "The Day Fuckers" HBO
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "Meander to Your Dander" CBS
Kevin Dillon Johnny "Drama" Chase Entourage "The Dream Team" HBO
Neil Patrick Harris Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother "The Goat" CBS
Rainn Wilson Dwight Schrute The Office "Money" NBC
2009
(61st)
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "Sir Lancelot’s Litterbox" CBS
Kevin Dillon Johnny "Drama" Chase Entourage "Tree Trippers" HBO
Neil Patrick Harris Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother "Benefits" CBS
Jack McBrayer Kenneth Parcell 30 Rock "The Bubble" NBC
Tracy Morgan Tracy Jordan "The Funcooker"
Rainn Wilson Dwight Schrute The Office "Heavy Competition"

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2010
(62nd)
[1]
Eric Stonestreet Cameron Tucker Modern Family "Fizbo" ABC
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Up All Night" ABC
Chris Colfer Kurt Hummel Glee "Laryngitis" Fox
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "Captain Terry's Spray-On Hair" CBS
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family "Family Portrait" ABC
Neil Patrick Harris Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother "Girls Versus Suits" CBS
2011
(63rd)
[2]
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Good Cop Bad Dog" ABC
Chris Colfer Kurt Hummel Glee "Grilled Cheesus" Fox
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "The Immortal Mr. Billy Joel" CBS
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family "Halloween" ABC
Ed O'Neill Jay Pritchett "The Kiss"
Eric Stonestreet Cameron Tucker "Mother's Day"
2012
(64th)
[3]
Eric Stonestreet Cameron Tucker Modern Family "Treehouse" ABC
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Lifetime Supply" ABC
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Mitchell Pritchett "Leap Day"
Max Greenfield Schmidt New Girl "Control" Fox
Bill Hader Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Katy Perry" NBC
Ed O'Neill Jay Pritchett Modern Family "Baby on Board" ABC
2013
(65th)
[4]
Tony Hale Gary Walsh Veep "Running" HBO
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Mistery Date" ABC
Adam Driver Adam Sackler Girls "It's Back" HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family "The Wow Factor" ABC
Bill Hader Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Seth MacFarlane" NBC
Ed O'Neill Jay Pritchett Modern Family "Bringing Up Baby" ABC
2014
(66th)
[5]
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Spring-a-Ding-Fling" ABC
Fred Armisen Various characters Portlandia "Pull-Out King" IFC
Andre Braugher Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Christmas" Fox
Adam Driver Adam Sackler Girls "Two Plane Rides" HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family "Message Received" ABC
Tony Hale Gary Walsh Veep "Crate" HBO
2015
(67th)
[6]
Tony Hale Gary Walsh Veep "East Wing" HBO
Andre Braugher Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Mole" Fox
Tituss Burgess Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Goes to School!" Netflix
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Crying Out Loud" ABC
Adam Driver Adam Sackler Girls "Close-Up" HBO
Keegan-Michael Key Various characters Key & Peele "Sex Detective" Comedy Central
2016
(68th)
[7]
Louie Anderson Christine Baskets Baskets "Easter in Bakersfield" FX
Andre Braugher Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Oolong Slayer" Fox
Tituss Burgess Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Gives Up!" Netflix
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "The Party" ABC
Tony Hale Gary Walsh Veep "Inauguration" HBO
Keegan-Michael Key Various characters Key & Peele "Y'all Ready for This?" Comedy Central
Matt Walsh Mike McLintock Veep "Kissing Your Sister" HBO
2017
(69th)
[8]
Alec Baldwin Donald Trump Saturday Night Live "Host: Melissa McCarthy" NBC
Louie Anderson Christine Baskets Baskets "Denver" FX
Tituss Burgess Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!" Netflix
Ty Burrell Phil Dunphy Modern Family "Grab It" ABC
Tony Hale Gary Walsh Veep "Judge" HBO
Matt Walsh Mike McLintock "Chicklet"
2018
(70th)
[9]
Henry Winkler Gene Cousineau Barry "Chapter Four: Commit... to YOU" HBO
Louie Anderson Christine Baskets Baskets "Thanksgiving" FX
Alec Baldwin Donald Trump Saturday Night Live "Host: Donald Glover" NBC
Tituss Burgess Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy and the Beest!" Netflix
Brian Tyree Henry Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles Atlanta "Woods" FX
Tony Shalhoub Abe Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Thank You and Good Night" Amazon
Kenan Thompson Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: John Mulaney" NBC
2019
(71st)
[10]
Tony Shalhoub Abe Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "We're Going to the Catskills!" Amazon
Alan Arkin Norman Newlander The Kominsky Method "Chapter Two: An Agent Grieves" Netflix
Anthony Carrigan NoHo Hank Barry "Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday" HBO
Tony Hale Gary Walsh Veep "Veep"
Stephen Root Monroe Fuches Barry "berkman > block"
Henry Winkler Gene Cousineau "What?!"

2020s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2020
(72nd)
[11]
Dan Levy David Rose Schitt's Creek "Happy Ending" Pop TV
Mahershala Ali Sheikh Ali Malik Ramy "Little Omar" Hulu
Alan Arkin Norman Newlander The Kominsky Method "Chapter 14. A Secret Leaks, a Teacher Speaks" Netflix
Andre Braugher Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Ransom" NBC
Sterling K. Brown Reggie The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Panty Pose" Amazon
William Jackson Harper Chidi Anagonye The Good Place "Whenever You're Ready" NBC
Tony Shalhoub Abe Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Marvelous Radio" Amazon
Kenan Thompson Various characters Saturday Night Live "At Home #2" NBC
2021
(73rd)
[12]
Brett Goldstein Roy Kent Ted Lasso "All Apologies" Apple TV+
Carl Clemons-Hopkins Marcus Vaughn Hacks "New Eyes" HBO Max
Brendan Hunt Coach Beard Ted Lasso "Two Aces" Apple TV+
Nick Mohammed Nathan Shelley "Make Rebecca Great Again"
Paul Reiser Martin Schneider The Kominsky Method "Chapter 18. You only give me your funny paper" Netflix
Jeremy Swift Leslie Higgins Ted Lasso "Biscuits" Apple TV+
Kenan Thompson Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Dave Chappelle" NBC
Bowen Yang "Host: Carey Mulligan"
2022
(74th)
Brett Goldstein Roy Kent Ted Lasso "Rainbow" Apple TV+
Anthony Carrigan NoHo Hank Barry "forgiving jeff" HBO
Toheeb Jimoh Sam Obisanya Ted Lasso "Do the Right-est Thing" Apple TV+
Nick Mohammed Nathan Shelley "Inverting the Pyramid of Success"
Tony Shalhoub Abe Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Everything Is Bellmore" Prime Video
Tyler James Williams Gregory Eddie Abbott Elementary "Work Family" ABC
Henry Winkler Gene Cousineau Barry "starting now" HBO
Bowen Yang Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Rami Malek" NBC
2023
(75th)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Richard "Richie" Jerimovich The Bear "Ceres" FX
Anthony Carrigan NoHo Hank Barry "it takes a psycho" HBO
Phil Dunster Jamie Tartt Ted Lasso "Mom City" Apple TV+
Brett Goldstein Roy Kent "La Locker Room Aux Folles"
James Marsden Himself Jury Duty "Ineffective Assistance" Amazon Freevee
Tyler James Williams Gregory Eddie Abbott Elementary "Educator of the Year" ABC
Henry Winkler Gene Cousineau Barry "bestest place on the earth" HBO

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Comedy Series
Actor with most awards Don Knotts (5)
Actor with most nominations David Hyde Pierce (11)
Actor with most nominations
without ever winning
Jason Alexander, Peter Boyle (7)
Television program with most wins The Andy Griffith Show,
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (5)
Television program with most nominations M*A*S*H (21)

Programs with multiple wins[edit]

Programs with multiple nominations[edit]

Performers with multiple wins[edit]

Performers with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  12. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 13, 2021.