Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special
Awarded for Outstanding Variety Special
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1959
Currently held by The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special (2016)
Website emmys.com

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special is a category at 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 wins from 2009 to 2013. It also won twice for Outstanding Variety Series when the two categories were combined.[1][2]

Winners and nominations[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Program Producers Network
19581959
(11th)[3]
An Evening with Fred Astaire NBC
Art Carney Meets "Peter and the Wolf" NBC

1960s[edit]

Year Program Producers Network
19591960
(12th)
Music Program[4]
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Moscow CBS
The Bell Telephone Hour
"The Music of George Gershwin"
NBC
Hallmark Hall of Fame
"The Green Pastures"
Young People's Concerts CBS
19611962
(14th)
Music Program[5]
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan CBS
The Bell Telephone Hour NBC
NBC Opera NBC
The Thief and the Hangman ABC
19621963
(15th)
Music Program[6]
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall CBS
The Bell Telephone Hour NBC
Judy Garland and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet CBS
The Lively Ones NBC
NBC Opera
19631964
(16th)
Musical Program[7]
The Bell Telephone Hour NBC
The Lively Ones NBC
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein CBS
19651966
(18th)
Musical Program[8]
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Dwight Hemion (producer) NBC
The Bell Telephone Hour Barry Wood (executive producer) NBC
The Bolshoi Ballet Ted Mills (producer) Syndicated
Color Me Barbra Joe Layton (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer) CBS
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein Roger Englander (producer)
19651966
(18th)
Variety Special[9]
Chrysler Presents The Bob Hope Christmas Special Bob Hope (executive producer) NBC
An Evening with Carol Channing Bud Yorkin (producer) CBS
Jimmy Durante Meets the Lively Arts Alan Handley (producer), Bob Wynn (producer) ABC
The Julie Andrews Show Alan Handley (producer) NBC
The Swinging World of Sammy Davis, Jr. Stan Greene (producer) Syndicated
19661967
(19th)
Musical Program[10]
Brigadoon Fielder Cook (producer) CBS
The Bell Telephone Hour
"Toscanini: The Maestro Revisited"
Gerald Green (producer) NBC
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music – Part II Dwight Hemion (producer) CBS
19661967
(19th)
Variety Special[11]
The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special Jack Arnold (producer) CBS
ABC Stage 67
"A Time for Laughter: A Look at Negro Humor in America"
Phil Stein (producer) ABC
Chrysler Presents The Bob Hope Christmas Special Bob Hope (executive producer) NBC
Dick Van Dyke Jack Donohue (producer), Byron Paul (producer) CBS

Outstanding Variety or Musical Program

Year Program Producers Network
19671968
(20th)[12]
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
"Pilot"
George Schlatter (producer) NBC
Chrysler Presents The Bob Hope Show Bob Hope (executive producer) NET
The Fred Astaire Show Fred Astaire (producer), Gil Rodin (producer) NBC
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Dwight Hemion (producer), Gary Smith (producer) CBS
Lincoln Center/Stage 5 Jac Venza (producer) NET
A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim Robert Scheerer (producer) NBC
19681969
(21st)[13]
The Bill Cosby Special Roy Silver (executive producer), Bill Persky (producer), Sam Denoff (producer), Bill Hobin (producer), Bill Cosby (star) NBC
Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park Robert Scheerer (producer), Barbra Streisand (star) CBS
Duke Ellington – A Concert of Sacred Music (NET Playhouse) Ralph J. Gleason (producer), Richard Moore (producer), Duke Ellington (star) NET
Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing Ernest Chambers (producer), Saul Ilson (producer), Frank Sinatra (star) CBS
The Rite of Spring (NET Festival) Robert Foshko (producer), Zubin Mehta (conductor) NET
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Paul Keyes (producer), Carolyn Raskin (producer), Dan Rowan (star), Dick Martin (star) NBC
Vladimir Horowitz: A Television Concert at Carnegie Hall Roger Englander (producer), Vladimir Horowitz (pianist) CBS

1970s[edit]

Outstanding Single Program – Variety or Musical

Year Program Producers Network
19691970
(22nd)
Classical Music[14]
Cinderella: National Ballet of Canada (NET Festival) Curtis W. Davis (executive producer), Thomas Slevin (producer), Leopold Stokowski (star) PBS
S. Hurok Presents James Krayer (executive producer), Roger Englander (producer) CBS
Sounds of Summer: The Blossom Music Center with Pierre Boulez Craig Gilbert (executive producer), Jack Sameth (producer) NET
The Switched-On Symphony Pierre Cossette (executive producer), Jack Good (producer), Burt Sugarman (executive producer) NBC
19691970
(22nd)
Variety and Popular Music[15]
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man Joseph Cates (executive producer), Martin Charnin (producer), Anne Bancroft (star) CBS
The Friars Club "Roasts" Jack Benny (Kraft Music Hall) Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Jack Benny (star) NBC
The Second Bill Cosby Special Roy Silver (producer/executive producer), Bruce Campbell (producer), Bill Cosby (star)
Sinatra Carolyn Raskin (producer), Frank Sinatra (executive producer/star) CBS
The Sound of Burt Bacharach (Kraft Music Hall) Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Burt Bacharach (star) NBC
19701971
(23rd)
Classical Music[16]
Leopold Stokowski (NET Festival) Curtis W. Davis (executive producer), Thomas Slevin (producer), Leopold Stokowski (star) PBS
Swan Lake (NET Fanfare) John Barnes (executive producer), Curtis W. Davis (executive producer), Norman Campbell (producer) PBS
The Queen of Spades (NET Opera Theatre) Peter Herman Adler (producer)
19701971
(23rd)
Variety and Popular Music[17]
Singer Presents Burt Bacharach Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Burt Bacharach (star) CBS
Another Evening with Burt Bacharach Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Burt Bacharach (star) NBC
Harry and Lena Chiz Schultz (producer), Harry Belafonte (star), Lena Horne (star) ABC
19711972
(24th)
Classical Music[18]
Bernstein on Beethoven: A Celebration in Vienna James Krayer (executive producer), Humphrey Burton (producer), Leonard Bernstein (star) CBS
Heifetz Bell System Family Theatre Lester Shurr (executive producer), Paul Louis (producer), Jascha Heifetz (star) NBC
The Peking Ballet: First Spectacular from China Lucy Jarvis (producer)
The Trial of Mary Lincoln (NET Opera Theatre) Peter Herman Adler (executive producer), Peter Griffiths (producer) PBS
19711972
(24th)
Variety and Popular Music[19]
Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin Joseph Cates (executive producer), Martin Charnin (producer), Jack Lemmon (star) NBC
The Flip Wilson Show
"Sammy Davis, Jr., Lily Tomlin and Ed McMahon"
Monte Kay (executive producer), Bob Henry (producer), Flip Wilson (star) NBC
Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center Joe Hamilton (producer), Julie Andrews (star), Carol Burnett (star) CBS
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
"Tony Randall and Honey Cone"
Allan Blye (producer), Chris Bearde (producer), Sonny Bono (star), Cher (star)
19721973
(25th)[20]
Liza with a Z Bob Fosse (producer), Fred Ebb (producer), Liza Minnelli (star) NBC
Applause Alexander H. Cohen (executive producer), Joseph Kipness (producer), Lawrence Kasha (producer), Richard M. Rosenbloom (producer) CBS
Once Upon a Mattress Joe Hamilton (producer)

Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special

Year Program Producers Network
19731974
(26th)[21]
Lily Jerry McPhie (producer), Irene Pinn (executive producer), Herbert Sargent (producer), Lily Tomlin (star) CBS
Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments Martin Erlichman (executive producer), Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Joe Layton (producer), Barbra Streisand (star) CBS
The John Denver Show Jerry Weintraub (executive producer), Al Rogers (producer), Rich Eustis (producer), John Denver (star) ABC
Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra Howard W. Koch (producer), Frank Sinatra (star) NBC

Outstanding Special – Comedy, Variety or Music

Year Program Producers Network
19741975
(27th)[22]
An Evening with John Denver Jerry Weintraub (executive producer), Al Rogers (producer), Rich Eustis (producer), John Denver (star) ABC
Lily Irene Pinn (executive producer), Jane Wagner (producer), Lorne Michaels (producer), Lily Tomlin (star) ABC
Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now Bob Wells (producer), Shirley MacLaine (star) CBS
19751976
(28th)[23]
Gypsy in My Soul William O. Harbach (executive producer), Cy Coleman (producer), Fred Ebb (producer), Shirley MacLaine (performer) CBS
John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas Jerry Weintraub (executive producer), Al Rogers (producer), Rich Eustis (producer), John Denver (performer) CBS
Lily Tomlin Irene Pinn (executive producer), Jane Wagner (producer), Lorne Michaels (producer), Lily Tomlin (performer) ABC
The Monty Python Show: Wide World Special Ian MacNaughton (producer)
Steve and Eydie: "Our Love Is Here to Stay" Gary Smith (executive producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Steve Lawrence (performer), Eydie Gormé (performer) CBS
19761977
(29th)[24]
The Barry Manilow Special Miles Lourie (executive producer), Steve Binder (producer), Barry Manilow (star) ABC
Doug Henning's World of Magic Jerry Goldstein (executive producer), Walter C. Miller (producer), Doug Henning (star) NBC
The Neil Diamond Special Jerry Weintraub (executive producer), Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Neil Diamond (star)
The Shirley MacLaine Special: Where Do We Go from Here? George Schlatter (producer), Shirley MacLaine (star) CBS
Sills and Burnett at the Met Joe Hamilton (producer), Beverly Sills (star), Carol Burnett (star)
19771978
(30th)[25]
Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back Aaron Russo (executive producer), Gary Smith (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer), Bette Midler (star) NBC
Doug Henning's World of Magic Jerry Goldstein (executive producer), Walter C. Miller (producer), Doug Henning (star) NBC
The George Burns One-Man Show Irving Fein (executive producer), Stan Harris (producer), George Burns (star) CBS
Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight Jerry Weintraub (executive producer), Art Fisher (producer), Neil Diamond (star) NBC
The Second Barry Manilow Special Miles Lourie (executive producer), Ernest Chambers (producer), Barry Manilow (producer/star) ABC

From 1979 to 1989, the category was combined as Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

1990s[edit]

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special

Year Program Producers Network
19891990
(42nd)[26]
Sammy Davis, Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration George Schlatter (producer), Jeff Margolis (co-producer), Buz Kohan (co-producer), Gary Necessary (co-producer), Maria S. Schlatter (co-producer) ABC
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards Don Mischer (executive producer), David J. Goldberg (producer) CBS
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show Jerry Belson (executive producer), James L. Brooks (executive producer), Heide Perlman (executive producer), Sam Simon (executive producer), Marc Flanagan (supervising producer), Richard Sakai (producer), Ted Bessell (producer), Dinah Kirgo (producer), Jay Kogen (co-producer), Wallace Wolodarsky (co-producer) Fox
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow Billy Crystal (executive producer), David Steinberg (executive producer), Robert Dalrymple (producer), Carmi Zlotnik (co-producer), Jay Roewe (line producer) HBO

In 1991, the category was combined as Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Special)

Year Program Producers Network
19911992
(44th)[27]
Cirque Du Soleil II: A New Expérience Hélène Dufresne (producer) HBO
Unforgettable, with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole (Great Performances) Dan Cleary (executive producer), Jac Venza (executive producer), David Horn (producer), John Walker (coordinating producer) PBS
Comic Relief V John Moffitt (executive producer), Pat Tourk Lee (executive producer), Bob Zmuda (executive producer) HBO

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special

Year Program Producers Network
19921993
(45th)[28]
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years Linda Hope (executive producer), Nancy Malone (supervising producer), Don Mischer (producer) NBC
The 46th Annual Tony Awards Joseph Cates (executive producer), Walter C. Miller (producer) CBS
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Lily Tomlin (executive producer), Jane Wagner (executive producer), Paula Mazur (producer) Showtime
Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (Great Performances) David Horn (executive producer), Jac Venza (executive producer), John Walker (producer) PBS
19931994
(46th)[29]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Don Mischer (producer) CBS
The 66th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
Comic Relief VI John Moffitt (executive producer), Pat Tourk Lee (executive producer), Bob Zmuda (executive producer) HBO
The 47th Annual Tony Awards Gary Smith (executive producer) CBS
Tracey Takes on New York Allan McKeown (executive producer), Marc Flanagan (supervising producer), David Wimbury (producer), John H. Starke (line producer) HBO
19941995
(47th)[30]
Barbra Streisand: The Concert Martin Erlichman (executive producer), Gary Smith (executive producer), Barbra Streisand (producer), Dwight Hemion (producer) HBO
The 67th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates ABC
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg George Stevens Jr. (executive producer), Michael Stevens (producer) NBC
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman George Shapiro (producer), Howard West (producer), Bob Zmuda (producer), John Davies (producer), Michael Petok (co-producer) NBC
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over Irving Azoff (executive producer), Joel Stillerman (executive producer), Carol Donovan (producer) MTV
19951996
(48th)[31]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr., Don Mischer CBS
The 68th Annual Academy Awards Quincy Jones (executive producer), David Salzman ABC
The Best of Tracey Takes On... Allan McKeown (executive producer), Tracey Ullman (executive producer), Kevin Berg, Kim Fuller, Molly Newman, Jenji Kohan, Gail Parent, Tony Sheehan, Thomas Schlamme, Ian La Frenais (supervising producer), Dick Clement (supervising producer), Allen J. Zipper (coordinating producer) HBO
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane Dennis Miller (executive producer), John Moffitt (executive producer), Pat Tourk Lee (executive producer), Nancy Kurshner (supervising producer) HBO
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way George Schlatter (executive producer), Maria S. Schlatter, Donn Hoyer (co-producer), Buz Kohan (supervising producer), Gary Necessary (supervising producer) ABC
19961997
(49th)[32]
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain Chris Rock (executive producer), Michael Rotenberg (executive producer), Sandy Chanley (executive producer), Tom Bull HBO
The 50th Annual Tony Awards Gary Smith (executive producer), Walter C. Miller (producer), Roy A. Somlyo (supervising producer) CBS
The 69th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas Bette Midler (executive producer), Bonnie Bruckheimer (executive producer), Marty Callner (producer), Bill Brigode (co-producer), Douglas C. Forbes (co-producer), Randall Gladstein (co-producer) HBO
George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy John Moffitt (executive producer), Pat Tourk Lee (executive producer), Stu Smiley (executive producer), Brenda Carlin (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (producer), Keiren Fisher (line producer), Nancy Kurshner (supervising producer) HBO
19971998
(50th)[33]
The 51st Tony Awards Gary Smith (executive producer), Walter C. Miller, Roy A. Somlyo (supervising producer) CBS
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates ABC
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope Don Mischer, Christopher Reeve (executive producer), Danette Herman (co-ordinating producer), Michael B. Seligman (supervising producer) ABC
Garth: Live from Central Park Garth Brooks (executive producer), Jon Small, Douglas C. Forbes (supervising producer), Shelby Werwa (line producer), Tom Forrest (co-producer), Randall Gladstein (co-producer) HBO
Cinderella Whitney Houston (executive producer), Debra Martin Chase (executive producer), Craig Zadan (executive producer), David R. Ginsburg (executive producer), Neil Meron (executive producer), Chris Montan, Mike Moder ABC
19981999
(51st)[34]
The 52nd Tony Awards Walter C. Miller (executive producer), Roy A. Somlyo (supervising producer), Rosie O'Donnell CBS
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates ABC
George Carlin: You Are All Diseased George Carlin (executive producer), Jerry Hamza (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh, Rocco Urbisci HBO
Jerry Seinfeld: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time" Jerry Seinfeld (executive producer), Marty Callner, Jeff Thorsen (line producer) HBO
John Leguizamo: Freak John Leguizamo (executive producer), Robert Morton (executive producer), David Bar Katz (co-executive producer), Denis Biggs, Krysia Plonka (coordinating producer) HBO

2000s[edit]

Year Program Producers Network
19992000
(52nd)[35]
Saturday Night Live: The 25th Anniversary Special Lorne Michaels (executive producer), Ken Aymong (supervising producer), Marci Klein, Michael Shoemaker NBC
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck, Michael B. Seligman (executive producer) ABC
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Chris Rock (executive producer), Michael Rotenberg (executive producer), Sandy Chanley (executive producer), Tom Bull HBO
Cirque du Soleil: Quidam Peter Wagg (executive producer), Rocky Oldham, Frances Berwick (network producer) Bravo
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill Eddie Izzard (executive producer), Charlie Swanson, Lawrence Jordan HBO
20002001
(53rd)[36]
Cirque Du Soleil's Dralion Dralion: Peter Wagg (executive producer), Rocky Oldham (producer), Frances Berwick (producer for bravo) Bravo
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City Jon Landau (producer), George Travis (producer), Bruce Springsteen (producer) HBO
Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning Ellen DeGeneres (executive producer), Joel Gallen (executive producer) HBO
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 Lorne Michaels (executive producer), Ken Aymong (supervising producer), Marci Klein (supervising producer), James Downey (producer) NBC
20012002
(54th)[37]
America: A Tribute to Heroes Joel Gallen (executive producer) Syndicated
The 74th Annual Academy Awards Laura Ziskin (producer), Michael B. Seligman (supervising producer) ABC
Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers Carol Burnett (executive producer), John Hamilton (executive producer), Rick Hawkins (executive producer), Jody Hamilton (producer), Mary Jo Blue (produced by) CBS
Alegria: Cirque du Soeil Peter Wagg (executive producer), Frances Berwick (executive producer), Rocky Oldham (producer) Bravo
The Concert for New York City Gregory Sills (executive producer), Fred Graver (executive producer), Paul Flattery (producer) VH1
Opening Ceremony: Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Don Mischer (executive producer), Dick Ebersol (executive producer), David J. Goldberg (producer), Geoff Bennett (producer), Kenny Ortega (producer), David Neal (producer) NBC
20022003
(55th)[38]
Cher: The Farewell Tour Cher (executive producer), Roger Davies (executive producer), Lindsay Scott (executive producer), Rocky Oldham (executive producer), Dione Orrom (producer), Paul Morphos (producer) NBC
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Jon Landau (executive producer), Barbara Carr (executive producer), George Travis (producer), Thom Zimny (producer) CBS
Robin Williams: Live on Broadway Marsha Garces Williams (executive producer), David Steinberg (executive producer), Marty Callner (producer), Randall Gladstein (producer) HBO
Rolling Stones - Licks World Tour, Live from Madison Square Garden Michael Cohl (executive producer), Marty Callner (producer), Randall Gladstein (producer), Steve Howard (producer), Jake Berry (producer)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
20032004
(56th)[39]
Elaine Stritch at Liberty Sheila Nevins (executive producer), Richard Fell (executive producer), Helen Asquith (executive producer), Scott Sanders (co-executive producer), John Schreiber (co-executive producer), John Hoffman (supervising producer), Chris Hunt (producer), Frazer Pennebaker (producer) HBO
A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney in Red Square Delia Fine (executive producer), Mark Haefeli (producer), Emilio Nunez (producer) A&E
Chris Rock: Never Scared Chris Rock (executive producer), Michael Rotenberg (executive producer), Joel Gallen (executive producer) HBO
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now Ellen DeGeneres (executive producer), Joel Gallen (executive producer)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards Michael B. Seligman (executive producer), Joe Roth (producer) ABC
20042005
(57th)[40]
The 58th Annual Tony Awards Ricky Kirshner (executive producer), Glenn Weiss (executive producer) CBS
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth Dave Chappelle (executive producer), Stan Lathan (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (executive producer), Jay Larkin (executive producer) Showtime
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Laugh Laugh Ray Romano (executive producer), Philip Rosenthal (executive producer), Stu Smiley (executive producer), Rory Rosegarten (executive producer), Lew Schneider (executive producer), Tucker Cawley (executive producer), Steve Skrovan (executive producer), Jeremy Stevens (executive producer), Mike Royce (executive producer), Aaron Shure (executive producer), Mark Herzog (executive producer), Mark Cowen (executive producer), Tom Caltabiano (co-executive producer), Leslie Caveny (co-executive producer), Lisa Helfrich (co-executive producer), Jonathan Buss (producer), Holli Gailen (producer), Ken Ornstein (producer) CBS
The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad - Opening Ceremony Dick Ebersol (executive producer), David Neal (producer), Jim Bell (producer) NBC
The 77th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
20052006
(58th)[41]
The XX Olympic Winter Games - Opening Ceremony Dick Ebersol (executive producer), David Neal (producer), Molly Solomon (producer) NBC
Bill Maher: I'm Swiss Bill Maher (executive producer), Marc Gurvitz (executive producer), Michael Drumm (producer), Andrea Allen (producer) HBO
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing George Carlin (executive producer), Jerry Hamza (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (produced by), Rocco Urbisci (produced by)
McCartney in St. Petersburg Paul McCartney (executive producer), Andrey Boltenko (executive producer St. Petersburg), Mark Haefeli (producer) A&E
The 78th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
20062007
(59th)[42]
Tony Bennett: An American Classic Danny Bennett (executive producer), Jodi Hurwitz (producer), John DeLuca (executive producer), Rob Marshall (executive producer) NBC
The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Joel Gallen (executive producer), Rick Austin (producer) Comedy Central
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer) CBS
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed Lewis Black (executive producer), JoAnne Astrow (executive producer), Mark Lonow (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (executive producer), Paul Miller (executive producer) HBO
A Tribute to James Taylor (Great Performances) John Beug (executive producer), David Horn (executive producer), Gary Borman (executive producer), Barry Schulman (executive producer), Rose Granatt (producer), Kristi Harman (producer), Tim Swift (producer), Dana Tomarken (producer), Katie Campbell (supervising producer) PBS
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired Wanda Sykes (executive producer), Liz Stanton (executive producer), Michael Drumm (producer), Andrea Allen (producer) HBO
20072008
(60th)[43]
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Mike Richardson (produced by), Robert Engelman (produced by), Larry Rickles (produced by), John Landis (produced by) HBO
Bill Maher: The Decider Bill Maher (executive producer), Marc Gurvitz (executive producer), Pat Tourk Lee (produced by), John Moffitt (produced by), Benn Fleishman (supervising producer) HBO
George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya! George Carlin (executive producer), Jerry Hamza (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (produced by), Rocco Urbisci (produced by)
James Taylor: One Man Band (Great Performances) Sydney Pollack (executive producer), Michael Gorfaine (executive producer), Don Mischer (producer) PBS
Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell Sandy Chanley (executive producer), Kathy Griffin (executive producer), Tom Bull (supervising producer), Scott Butler (producer), Keith Truesdell (producer), Cori Abraham (executive producer), Frances Berwick (executive producer), Amy Introcaso (executive producer) Bravo
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Michael Stevens (producer) CBS
20082009
(61st)[44]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Michael Stevens (producer) CBS
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger Chris Rock (executive producer/performer), Marty Callner (produced by), Randall Gladstein (produced by) HBO
Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch Kathy Griffin (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (executive producer), Paul Miller (executive producer), Cori Abraham (executive producer), Andy Cohen (executive producer), Jenn Levy (executive producer) Bravo
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special Ricky Gervais (executive producer/performer), Pat Tourk Lee (produced by), John Moffitt (produced by), Benn Fleishman (supervising producer) HBO
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush Will Ferrell (executive producer/performer), Adam McKay (executive producer), Jessica Elbaum (executive producer), Marty Callner (produced by), Randall Gladstein (produced by)

2010s[edit]

Year Program Producers Network
20092010
(62nd)[45]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, producers CBS
Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong Bill Maher, executive producer/principal performer; Marc Gurvitz, executive producer; Benn Fleishman, supervising producer; Pat Tourk Lee and John Moffitt, produced by HBO
Hope for Haiti Now George Clooney and Joel Gallen, executive producers [note 1]
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction David Steinberg, executive producer; Marty Callner, produced by; Randall Gladstein, Mason Steinberg and Robin Williams, producers HBO
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Jann Wenner, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Joel Gallen and Joel Peresman, executive producers
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me Wanda Sykes, executive producer/performer; Liz Stanton, executive producer
20102011
(63rd)[46]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, producers CBS
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On Bette Midler, executive producer/produced by/performer; Seanne Farmer, produced by HBO
Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking Sheila Nevins, executive producer; Carrie Fisher, performer; Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, produced by
Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden Lady Gaga, executive producer/performer; Troy Carter, Vincent Herbert, Jimmy Iovine and Mo Morrison, executive producers
The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway Paul Reubens, executive producer/performer; Bonnie Werth and Kelly Bush Novak, executive producers; Marty Callner and Randall Gladstein, produced by

Outstanding Variety Special

Year Program Producers Network
20112012
(64th)[47]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, producers CBS
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Brad Lachman, Jon Macks and Steve Ridgeway, executive producers; Bill Bracken, producer NBC
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker Kathy Griffin, Kimber Rickabaugh, Paul Miller, Andy Cohen and Jenn Levy, executive producers Bravo
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again Andrea Grossman, executive producer; Steve Haberman and Rudy De Luca, producers; Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett, performers HBO
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) Danny Bennett, executive producer; David Horn, executive producer for Great Performances; Jennifer Lebeau, producer; Tony Bennett, principal performer PBS
20122013
(65th)[48]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, producers CBS
Louis C.K.: Oh My God Louis C.K., executive producer/performer; Blair Breard, Dave Becky and Mike Berkowitz, executive producers HBO
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! with Mel Brooks and Alan Yentob Mel Brooks, executive producer; Steve Haberman and Rudy De Luca, produced by
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (Part One) Lorne Michaels, executive producer; Ken Aymong, supervising producer; Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward and Alex Baze, producers NBC
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief James L. Dolan, Harvey Weinstein and John Sykes, executive producers; Michael Dempsey and Dan Parise, producers [note 2]
20132014
(66th)[49]
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks Bob Gazzale, executive producer; Cort Casady, supervising producer; Chris Merrill, producer; Martin Short, performer/host TNT
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays Billy Crystal, executive producer/performer; Janice Crystal, Larry Magid and David Steinberg, executive producers; Des McAnuff and Alan Zweibel, co-executive producers; Benn Fleishman, supervising producer HBO
Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special Lorne Michaels, executive producer; Rob Crabbe and Jim Juvonen, supervising producers; Gavin Purcell, producer; Josh Lieb, produced by; Jimmy Fallon, host NBC
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, produced by CBS
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles Ken Elrich and R.A. Clark, executive producers; Renato Basile, producer
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles Sarah Silverman, executive producer/performer; Heidi Herzon, Mike Farah, Anna Wenger, Betsy Koch and Amy Zvi, executive producers; Stephanie Meurer, producer HBO
20142015
(67th)[50]
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Lorne Michaels, executive producer; Ken Aymong, supervising producer; Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle and Rhys Thomas, producers; Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, produced by NBC
Bill Maher: Live from D.C. Bill Maher, executive producer/performer; Marc Gurvitz and Troy Miller, executive producers; Benn Fleishman, supervising producer HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors Bill Urban, Danette Herman and Sara Lukinson, co-executive producers; George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, produced by CBS
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and Mike Berkowitz, executive producers; John Skidmore, produced by LouisCK.net
Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen Mel Brooks, executive producer/performer; Kevin Salter, Steve Haberman and Rudy De Luca, producers HBO
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, David Horn, Danny Bennett and Bobby Campbell, executive producers; Mitch Owgang, producer PBS
20152016
(68th)[51]
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special Rob Crabbe and Ben Winston, executive producers; Mike Gibbons, co-executive producer; Sheila Rogers, Michael Kaplan, Jeff Kopp and Josie Cliff, supervising producers; James Corden, producer/host CBS
Adele: Live in New York City Lorne Michaels, Adele and Jonathan Dickins, executive producers; Paul Chagares and Ken Aymong, supervising producers; Lindsay Shookus and Erik Kenward, producers; Matt Roberts, Erin David and Rhys Thomas, produced by NBC
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Amy Schumer, executive producer/performer; Jimmy Miller, Mike Berkowitz, Tony Hernandez and Steven Ast, executive producers; Kim Caramele and Kevin Kane, producers; John Skidmore, produced by HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors Ricky Kirshner and Glen Weiss, executive producers; Robert Paine, supervising producer; Stephen Colbert, host CBS
Lemonade Beyoncé Knowles Carter, executive producer/performer; Todd Tourso, Erinn Williams, Dora Melissa Vargas, Steve Pamon and Ed Burke, executive producers HBO

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hope for Haiti Now was simulcast on dozens of television stations across the globe. The Emmys listed no individual network with this nomination.
  2. ^ 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief was simulcast live on 39 U.S. television stations and more than 25 websites. The Emmys listed no individual network with this nomination.

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