Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
Awarded for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy 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)
Official website emmys.com

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy 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]

1960s[edit]

  • 1960: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, CBS (Outstanding Music Program)
  • 1961: No information.
  • 1962: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Music)
  • 1963: Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, CBS (Outstanding Music Program)
  • 1964: The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC
  • 1965: No information.
  • 1966: Chrysler Presents the Bob Hope Christmas Special, NBC (Outstanding Variety Special)
  • 1966: Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, NBC (Outstanding Musical Program)
  • 1967: The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Morris Special, CBS (Outstanding Variety Special)
  • 1967: Brigadoon, ABC (Outstanding Music Program)
  • 1968: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, NBC (Outstanding Music or Variety Program)
  • 1969: The Bill Cosby Special, NBC

1970s[edit]

  • 1970: Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Variety and popular music)
  • 1970: Cinderella, National Ballet of Canada NET Festival, PBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Classical music)
  • 1971: Singer Presents Burt Bacharach, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Popular music)
  • 1971: Leopold Stokowski, N.E.T. Festival, PBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Classical music)
  • 1972: Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin, NBC (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Variety and popular music)
  • 1972: Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna with Leonard Bernstein, CBS (Outstanding Variety or Music Program – Classical music)
  • 1973: Singer Presents Liza with a Z, NBC (Outstanding Variety/Music Program)
  • 1974: Lily, CBS (Outstanding Comedy – Variety or Music Special)
  • 1975: An Evening with John Denver, ABC
  • 1976: Gypsy in My Soul, CBS
  • 1977: The Barry Manilow Special, ABC
  • 1978: Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair is Back, NBC
  • 1979: No information.

1980s[edit]

(See Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series)

  • 1980: No information.
  • 1981: No information.
  • 1982: No information.
  • 1983: No information.
  • 1984: No information.
  • 1985: No information.
  • 1986: No information.
  • 1987: No information.
  • 1988: No information.
  • 1988: No information.
  • 1989: No information.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Program Producers Network
2003[3]
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)
75th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
2004[4]
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)
76th Annual Academy Awards Michael B. Seligman (executive producer), Joe Roth (producer) ABC
2005[5]
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
77th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
2006[6]
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
78th Annual Academy Awards Gilbert Cates (producer) ABC
2007[7]
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
2008[8]
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
2009[9]
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
2010[10]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Michael Stevens (producer) CBS
Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong Bill Maher (executive producer/principle performer), Marc Gurvitz (executive producer), Benn Fleishman (supervising producer), Pat Tourk Lee (produced by), John Moffitt (produced by) HBO
Hope for Haiti Now George Clooney (executive producer), Joel Gallen (executive producer) [note 1]
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction David Steinberg (executive producer), Marty Callner (produced by), Randall Gladstein (producer), Mason Steinberg (producer), Robin Williams (producer) HBO
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Jann Wenner (executive producer), Tom Hanks (executive producer), Gary Goetzman (executive producer), Joel Gallen (executive producer), Joel Peresman (executive producer)
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me Wanda Sykes (executive producer/performer), Liz Stanton (executive producer)
2011[11]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Michael Stevens (producer) 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 (produced by), Randy Barbato (produced by)
Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden Lady Gaga (executive producer/performer), Troy Carter (executive producer), Vincent Herbert (executive producer), Jimmy Iovine (executive producer), Mo Morrison (executive producer)
The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway Paul Reubens (executive producer/performer), Bonnie Werth (executive producer), Kelly Bush Novak (executive producer), Marty Callner (produced by), Randall Gladstein (produced by)
2012[12]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Michael Stevens (producer) CBS
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Brad Lachman (executive producer), Jon Macks (executive producer), Steve Ridgeway (executive producer), Bill Bracken (producer) NBC
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker Kathy Griffin (executive producer), Kimber Rickabaugh (executive producer), Paul Miller (executive producer), Andy Cohen (executive producer), Jenn Levy (executive producer) Bravo
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again Andrea Grossman (executive producer), Steve Haberman (producer), Rudy De Luca (producer), Mel Brooks (performer), Dick Cavett (performer) 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
2013[13]
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (producer), Michael Stevens (producer) CBS
Louis C.K.: Oh My God Blair Breard (executive producer), Louis C.K. (executive producer/performer), Dave Becky (executive producer), Mike Berkowitz (executive producer) HBO
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! with Mel Brooks and Alan Yentob Mel Brooks (executive producer), Steve Haberman (produced by), Rudy De Luca (produced by)
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (Part One) Lorne Michaels (executive producer), Ken Aymong (supervising producer), Lindsay Shookus (producer), Erin Doyle (producer), Steve Higgins (producer), Erik Kenward (producer), Alex Baze (producer) NBC
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief James L. Dolan (executive producer), Harvey Weinstein (executive producer), John Sykes (executive producer), Michael Dempsey (producer), Dan Parise (producer) [note 2]
2014[14]
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 (executive producer), Larry Magid (executive producer), David Steinberg (executive producer), Des McAnuff (co-executive , Alan Zweibel (co-executive producer), Benn Fleishman (supervising producer) HBO
Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special Lorne Michaels (executive producer), Rob Crabbe (supervising producer), Jim Juvonen (supervising producer), Gavin Purcell (producer), Josh Lieb (produced by), Jimmy Fallon (host) NBC
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (produced by), Michael Stevens (produced by) CBS
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles Ken Elrich (executive producer), R.A. Clark (executive producer), Renato Basile (producer)
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles Sarah Silverman (executive producer/performer), Heidi Herzon (executive producer), Mike Farah (executive producer), Anna Wenger (executive producer), Betsy Koch (executive producer), Amy Zvi (executive producer), Stephanie Meurer (producer) HBO
2015[15]
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Lorne Michaels (executive producer), Ken Aymong (supervising producer), Lindsay Shookus (producer), Erin Doyle (producer), Rhys Thomas (producer), Steve Higgins (produced by), Erik Kenward (produced by) NBC
Bill Maher: Live from D.C. Bill Maher (executive producer/performer), Marc Gurvitz (executive producer), Troy Miller (executive producer), Benn Fleishman (supervising producer) HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors George Stevens Jr. (produced by), Michael Stevens (produced by), Bill Urban (co-executive producer), Danette Herman (co-executive producer), Sara Lukinson (co-executive producer) CBS
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store Louis C.K. (executive producer), Blair Breard (executive producer), Dave Becky (executive producer), Mike Berkowitz (executive producer), John Skidmore (produced by) LouisCK.net
Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen Mel Brooks (executive producer/performer), Kevin Salter (producer), Steve Haberman (producer), Rudy De Luca (producer) HBO
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! Tony Bennett (executive producer), Lady Gaga (executive producer), David Horn (executive producer), Danny Bennett (executive producer), Bobby Campbell (executive producer), Mitch Owgang (producer) PBS
2016[16]
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special Rob Crabbe (executive producer), Ben Winston (executive producer), Mike Gibbons (co-executive producer), Sheila Rogers (supervising producer), Michael Kaplan (supervising producer), Jeff Kopp (supervising producer), Josie Cliff (supervising producer), James Corden (producer/host) CBS
Adele: Live in New York City Lorne Michaels (executive producer), Adele (executive producer), Jonathan Dickins (executive producer), Paul Chagares (supervising producer), Ken Aymong (supervising producer), Lindsay Shookus (producer), Erik Kenward (producer), Matt Roberts (produced by), Erin David (produced by), Rhys Thomas (produced by) NBC
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Amy Schumer (executive producer/performer), Jimmy Miller (executive producer), Mike Berkowitz (executive producer), Tony Hernandez (executive producer), Steven Ast (executive producer), Kim Caramele (producer), Kevin Kane (producer), John Skidmore (produced by) HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors Ricky Kirshner (executive producer), Glen Weiss (executive producer), Robert Paine (supervising producer), Stephen Colbert (host) CBS
Lemonade Beyoncé Knowles Carter (executive producer/performer), Todd Tourso (executive producer), Erinn Williams (executive producer), Dora Melissa Vargas (executive producer), Steve Pamon (executive producer), Ed Burke (executive producer) 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.

References[edit]

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