Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Awarded for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1955
Currently held by Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche
Veep (2015)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series is an annual award presented as part of the Primetime Emmy Awards. It recognizes writing excellence in regular comedic series, most of which can generally be described as situation comedies.[note 1] It was first presented in 1955 as Outstanding Written Comedy Material.

Winners and nominations[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1954–55
The George Gobel Show James B. Allardice, Jack Douglas, Hal Kanter, and Harry Winkler NBC
I Love Lucy Bob Carroll, Jr., Jess Oppenheimer, and Madelyn Pugh CBS
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, Sam Perrin, and John Tackaberry
The Jackie Gleason Show Jackie Gleason and staff writers
Make Room for Daddy Danny Thomas and staff writers ABC
Mister Peepers Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum NBC
1955–56
The Phil Silvers Show "You'll Never Get Rich" Arnold Auerbach, Barry Blitzer, Vincent Bogert, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Harvey Orkin, Arnold Rosen, Terry Ryan, and Tony Webster CBS
Caesar's Hour Mel Brooks, Selma Diamond, Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller, and Mel Tolkin NBC
The George Gobel Show Everett Greenbaum, Hal Kanter, Howard Leeds, and Harry Winkler
I Love Lucy "L.A. at Last!" Bob Carroll, Jr., Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh, Bob Schiller, and Bob Weiskopf CBS
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, and Sam Perrin
1956–57
The Phil Silvers Show Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, Leonard Stern, and Tony Webster CBS
Caesar's Hour Gary Belkin, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller, Neil Simon, and Michael Stewart, and Mel Tolkin NBC
The Ernie Kovacs Show Louis M. Heyward, Ernie Kovacs, Rex Lardner, and Mike Marmer
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, and Sam Perrin CBS
The Perry Como Show Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, George Foster, and Mort Green NBC
1957–58
The Phil Silvers Show Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, A.J. Russell, Terry Ryan, Phil Sharp, Tony Webster, and Sydney Zelinka CBS
Caesar's Hour Gary Belkin, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller, Neil Simon, and Michael Stewart, and Mel Tolkin NBC
The Ernie Kovacs Show "No Dialogue Show" Ernie Kovacs
Father Knows Best Roswell Rogers and Paul West
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, and Sam Perrin CBS
1958–59 The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, and Sam Perrin CBS
The Bob Cummings Show "Grandpa Clobbers the Air Force" Paul Henning and Dick Wesson NBC
Father Knows Best "Medal for Margaret" Roswell Rogers CBS
The Phil Silvers Show "Bilko's Vampire" Billy Friedberg, Coleman Jacoby, and Arnie Rosen
The Real McCoys "Once There Was a Traveling Saleswoman" Bill Manhoff ABC

1960s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1959–60 The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, and Sam Perrin CBS
Ballad of Louie the Louse Nat Hiken CBS
Father Knows Best Dorothy Cooper and Roswell Rogers
1960–61 The Red Skelton Show Dave O'Brien, Martin Ragaway, Al Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz, and Red Skelton NBC
Hennesey Richard Baer CBS
Make Room for Daddy Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
1961–62 The Dick Van Dyke Show Carl Reiner CBS
The Bob Newhart Show Ernest Chambers, Dean Hargrove, Don Hinkley, Robert Kaufman, Roland Kibbee, Norm Liebman, Bob Newhart, Milt Rosen, Charles Sherman, Larry Siegel, and Howard Snyder NBC
Car 54, Where Are You? Nat Hiken, Terry Ryan, and Tony Webster CBS
Chun King Chow Mein Hour Stan Freberg ABC
The Red Skelton Show Dave O'Brien, Arthur Phillips, Martin Ragaway, Al Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz, Ed Simmons, and Red Skelton CBS
1962–63 The Dick Van Dyke Show Carl Reiner CBS
The Beverly Hillbillies Paul Henning CBS
Car 54, Where Are You? Nat Hiken NBC
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, and Sam Perrin CBS
The Red Skelton Show Mort Greene, Bruce Howard, Rick Mittleman, Dave O'Brien, Arthur Phillips, Martin A. Ragaway, Larry Rhine, Ed Simmons, Red Skelton, and Hugh Wedlock
1963–64 The Dick Van Dyke Show "The Plots Thicken" Sam Denoff, Bill Persky, and Carl Reiner CBS
The Danny Kaye Show Herbert Baker, Gary Belkin, Ernest Chambers, Larry Gelbart, Saul Ilson, Sheldon Keller, Paul Mazursky, Mel Tolkin, and Larry Tucker CBS
The Farmer's Daughter Steven Gethers, Jerry Davis, Lee Loeb, and John McGreevey ABC
That Was the Week That Was Robert Emmett, Gerald Gardner, Thomas Meehan, David Panich, Ed Sherman, Saul Turteltaub, and Tony Webster NBC
1964–65
[note 2]
The Defenders "The 700 Year Old Gang" David Karp CBS
Danny Thomas Special "The Wonderful World of Burlesque" Coleman Jacoby and Arnie Rosen NBC
The Dick Van Dyke Show "Never Bathe on Saturday" Carl Reiner CBS
Hallmark Hall of Fame "The Magnificent Yankee" Robert Hartung NBC
That Was the Week That Was William Boardman, Dee Caruso, Robert Emmett, David Frost, Gerald Gardner, Buck Henry, Joseph Hurley, Thomas Meehan, Herbert Sargent, Larry Siegel, Gloria Steinem, Jim Stevenson, Calvin Trillin, and Saul Turteltaub
1965–66 The Dick Van Dyke Show "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" Sam Denoff and Bill Persky CBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show "The Ugliest Dog in the World" Sam Denoff and Bill Persky CBS
Get Smart "Mr. Big" Mel Brooks and Buck Henry NBC
1966–67 Get Smart "Ship of Spies" Buck Henry and Leonard Stern NBC
Family Affair "Buffy" Edmund Hartmann CBS
I Dream of Jeannie Sidney Sheldon NBC
1967–68 He & She "The Coming-Out Party" Allan Burns and Chris Hayward CBS
He & She "The Old Man and the She" Leonard Stern and Arne Sultan CBS
The Lucy Show "Lucy Gets Jack Benny's Account" Milt Josefsberg and Ray Singer
That Girl "The Mailman Cometh" Danny Arnold and Ruth Brooks Flippen ABC
1968–69
[note 1]
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Allan Blye, Bob Einstein, Carl Gottlieb, Cy Howard, Steve Martin, Lorenzo Music, Murray Roman, Cecil Tuck, Paul Wayne, and Mason Williams CBS
The Carol Burnett Show Bill Angelos, Stan Burns, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Don Hinkley, Buz Kohan, Mike Marmer, Gail Parent, Arnie Rosen, and Kenny Solms CBS
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In "February 3, 1969" Chris Bearde, Jim Carlson, David M. Cox, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Paul Keyes, Marc London, Allan Manings, Jack Mendelsohn, Lorne Michaels, James Mulligan, Hart Pomerantz, David Panich, and Hugh Wedlock Jr. NBC

1970s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1969–70
[note 1]
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood, Thomas Meehan, Herbert Sargent, and Judith Viorst CBS
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In "November 3, 1969" Jim Carlson, John Carsey, Jack Douglas, Gene Farmer, Coslough Johnson, Paul Keyes, Jeremy Lloyd, Marc London, Allan Manings, Jim Mulligan, David Panich, John Rappaport, and Stephen Spears NBC
"December 20, 1969" Jim Abell, Jim Carlson, John Carsey, Jack Douglas, Chet Dowling, Gene Farmer, Coslough Johnson, Jeremy Lloyd, Marc London, Allan Manings, Jim Mulligan, David Panich, John Rappaport, Stephen Spears, and Barry Took
1970–71 Mary Tyler Moore "Support Your Local Mother" James L. Brooks and Allan Burns CBS
All in the Family "Meet the Bunkers" Norman Lear CBS
"Oh My Aching Back" Stanley Ralph Ross
Here's Lucy "Lucy Meets the Burtons" Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Pugh
1971–72 All in the Family "Edith's Problem" Burt Styler and Steve Zacharias CBS
All in the Family "Mike's Problem" Alan J. Levitt and Phil Mishkin CBS
"The Saga of Cousin Oscar" Norman Lear and Burt Styler
1972–73 All in the Family "The Bunkers and the Swingers" Lee Kalcheim, Norman Lear, Michael Ross, and Bernard West CBS
Mary Tyler Moore "The Good-Time News" James L. Brooks and Allan Burns CBS
M*A*S*H "M*A*S*H" Larry Gelbart
1973–74 Mary Tyler Moore "The Lou and Edie Story" Treva Silverman CBS
M*A*S*H "Hot Lips and Empty Arms" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Mary Kay Place CBS
"The Trial of Henry Blake" McLean Stevenson
1974–75 Mary Tyler Moore "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?" Stan Daniels and Ed. Weinberger CBS
Mary Tyler Moore "Lou and That Woman" David Lloyd CBS
Rhoda "Rhoda's Wedding" Norman Barasch, James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, David Davis, David Lloyd, Carroll Moore, and Lorenzo Music
1975–76 Mary Tyler Moore "Chuckles Bites the Dust" David Lloyd CBS
Barney Miller "The Hero" Danny Arnold and Chris Hayward ABC
M*A*S*H "Hawkeye" Larry Gelbart and Simon Muntner CBS
"The More I See You" Larry Gelbart and Gene Reynolds
Maude "The Analyst" Jay Folb
1976–77 Mary Tyler Moore "The Last Show" James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Stan Daniels, Bob Ellison, David Lloyd, and Ed. Weinberger CBS
Barney Miller "Quarantine" (Part II) Danny Arnold and Tony Sheehan ABC
M*A*S*H "Dear Sigmund" Alan Alda CBS
Mary Tyler Moore "Mary Midwife" David Lloyd
"Ted's Change of Heart" Earl Pomerantz
1977–78 All in the Family "Cousin Liz" Harve Brosten, Barry Michael Harman, Bob Schiller, and Bob Weiskopf CBS
All in the Family "Edith's Crisis of Faith" (Part II) Larry Rhine, Erik Tarloff, and Mel Tolkin CBS
"Edith's 50th Birthday" Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf
M*A*S*H "Fallen Idol" Alan Alda
1978–79
[note 1]
M*A*S*H "Inga" Alan Alda CBS
All in the Family "California, Here We Are" (Part II) Milt Josefsberg, Bob Schiller, Phil Sharp, and Bob Weiskopf CBS
M*A*S*H "Point of View" David Isaacs and Ken Levine
Saturday Night Live "Host: Richard Benjamin" Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts, Tom Davis, James Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Al Franken, Brian McConnachie, Lorne Michaels, Don Novello, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Walter Williams, and Alan Zweibel NBC
Taxi "Blind Date" Michael Leeson ABC

1980s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1979–80 Barney Miller "The Photographer" R.J. Colleary ABC
The Associates "The Censors" Stan Daniels and Ed Weinberger ABC
"The First Day" Charlie Hauck and Michael Leeson
M*A*S*H "Goodbye Radar" (Part II) David Isaacs and Ken Levine CBS
Taxi "Honor Thy Father" Glen Charles and Les Charles ABC
1980–81 Taxi "Tony's Sister and Jim" Michael Leeson ABC
The Greatest American Hero "Pilot" Stephen J. Cannell ABC
M*A*S*H "Death Takes a Holiday" Mike Farrell, Dennis Koenig, Burt Metcalfe, Thad Mumford, John Rappaport, and Dan Wilcox CBS
Taxi "Going Home" Glen Charles and Les Charles ABC
"Elaine's Strange Triangle" David Lloyd
1981–82 Taxi "Elegant Iggy" Ken Estin ABC
Barney Miller "Landmark" (Part III) Frank Dungan, Tony SheehanJeff Stein ABC
M*A*S*H "Follies of the Living, Concerns of the Dead" Alan Alda CBS
Police Squad! "A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)" Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker ABC
Taxi "Jim the Psychic" Holly Holmberg Brooks and Barry Kemp
1982–83 Cheers "Give Me a Ring Sometime" Glen Charles and Les Charles NBC
Buffalo Bill "Pilot" Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses NBC
Cheers "The Boys in the Bar" David Isaacs and Ken Levine
"Diane's Perfect Date" David Lloyd
Taxi "Jim's Inheritance" Ken Estin ABC
M*A*S*H "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe, John Rappaport, Dan Wilcox, Thad Mumford, Elias Davis, David Pollock and Karen Hall CBS
1983–84 Cheers "Old Flames" David Angell NBC
Buffalo Bill "Wilkinson's Sword" Tom Patchett NBC
"Jo-Jo's Problem" (Part II) Jay Tarses
Cheers "Power Play" Glen Charles and Les Charles
"Homicidal Ham" David Lloyd
1984–85 The Cosby Show "Pilot" Michael Leeson and Ed. Weinberger NBC
Cheers "I Call Your Name" Peter Casey and David Lee NBC
"Rebound" (Part II) Glen Charles and Les Charles
"Sam Turns the Other Cheek" David Lloyd
The Cosby Show "Goodbye Mr. Fish" Earl Pomerantz
1985–86 The Golden Girls "A Little Romance" Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan NBC
Cheers "2 Good 2 Be 4 Real" Peter Casey and David Lee NBC
The Cosby Show "Denise's Friend" John Markus
"Theo's Holiday" Carmen Finestra, John Markus, and Matt Williams
Family Ties "The Real Thing" (Part II) Michael J. Weithorn
The Golden Girls "Pilot" Susan Harris
1986–87 Family Ties "A, My Name is Alex" Gary David Goldberg and Alan Uger NBC
Cheers "Abnormal Psychology" Janet Leahy NBC
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's Why Cosmetics Should Come in Unbreakable Bottles" Jay Tarses
The Golden Girls "Isn't it Romantic" Jeffrey Duteil
Newhart "Co-Hostess Twinkie" David Mirkin CBS
1987–88 Frank's Place "The Bridge" Hugh Wilson CBS
Cheers "Home is the Sailor" Glen Charles and Les Charles NBC
Designing Women "Killing All the Right People" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason CBS
It's Garry Shandling's Show "It's Garry and Angelica's Show" (Part II) Tom Gamill, Max Pross, and Sam Simon Showtime
"No Baby, No Show" Garry Shandling and Alan Zweibel
The Wonder Years "Pilot" Carol Black and Neal Marlens ABC
1988–89 Murphy Brown "Pilot" Diane English CBS
The Wonder Years "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere" Matthew Carlson ABC
"Coda" Todd W. Langen
"Loosiers" David M. Stern
"Our Miss White" Michael J. Weithorn

1990s[edit]

The Larry Sanders Show

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1989–90 The Wonder Years "Good-bye" Bob Brush ABC
Cheers "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice" David Isaacs and Ken Levine NBC
The Famous Teddy Z "Pilot" Hugh Wilson CBS
Murphy Brown "Brown Like Me" Diane English
Newhart "The Last Newhart" Bob Bendetson, Mark Egan, and Mark Solomon
1990–91 Murphy Brown "Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way" Gary Dontzig and Steven Peterman CBS
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night" Jay Tarses Lifetime
Murphy Brown "On Another Plane" Diane English CBS
Seinfeld "The Deal" Larry David NBC
"The Pony Remark" Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld
1991–92 Seinfeld "The Fix-Up" Larry Charles and Elaine Pope NBC
Murphy Brown "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are" Gary Dontzig and Steven Peterman CBS
"Uh-Oh" (Part II) Diane English and Korby Siamis
Roseanne "A Bitter Pill to Swallow" Jennifer Heath and Amy Sherman ABC
Seinfeld "The Parking Garage" Larry David NBC
"The Tape" Larry David, Don McEnery, and Bob Shaw
1992–93 Seinfeld "The Contest" Larry David NBC
Dream On "For Peter's Sake" David Crane and Marta Kauffman HBO
"The Hey Now Episode" Dennis Klein and Garry Shandling
Seinfeld "The Outing" Larry Charles NBC
Cheers "One for the Road" Glen Charles and Les Charles NBC
1993–94 Frasier "The Good Son" David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee NBC
Frasier "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back" David Isaacs and Ken Levine NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Larry's Agent" Maya Forbes HBO
Seinfeld "The Mango" Larry David and Lawrence H. Levy NBC
"The Puffy Shirt" Larry David
1994–95 Frasier "An Affair to Forget" Anne Flett-Giordano and Chuck Ranberg NBC
Frasier "The Matchmaker" Joe Keenan NBC
Friends "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" Jeff Greenstein and Jeff Strauss
The Larry Sanders Show "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show" Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan HBO
"Hank's Night in the Sun" Peter Tolan
1995–96 Frasier "Moon Dance" Jack Burditt, Anne Flett-Giordano, Rob Greenberg, Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd, Linda Morris, Chuck Ranberg, and Vic Rauseo NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Roseanne's Return" Maya Forbes, Steven Levitan, and Garry Shandling HBO
"Arthur After Hours" Peter Tolan
"Hank's Sex Tape" Jon Vitti
Seinfeld "The Soup Nazi" Spike Feresten NBC
1996–97 Ellen "The Puppy Episode" Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Driscoll, Tracy Newman, Dava Savel, and Jonathan Stark ABC
The Larry Sanders Show "Ellen, or Isn't She?" Judd Apatow, John Markus, and Garry Shandling HBO
"My Name is Asher Kingsley" Peter Tolan
"Everybody Loves Larry" Jon Vitti
Seinfeld "The Yada Yada" Jill Franklyn and Peter Mehlman NBC
1997–98 The Larry Sanders Show "Flip" Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan HBO
Ally McBeal "Theme of Life" David E. Kelley Fox
Ellen "Emma" Lawrence Broch ABC
Frasier "The Ski Lodge" Joe Keenan NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Putting the ‘Gay’ Back in Litigation" Richard Day, Alex Gregory, and Peter Huyck HBO
1998–99 Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" Jay Kogen NBC
Ally McBeal "Sideshow" David E. Kelley Fox
Friends "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" Alexa Junge NBC
Just Shoot Me! "Slow Donnie" Steven Levitan
Sports Night "The Apology" Aaron Sorkin ABC

2000s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1999–2000 Malcolm in the Middle "Pilot" Linwood Boomer Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "Bad Moon Rising" Ray Romano and Philip Rosenthal CBS
Frasier "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" Joe Keenan and Christopher Lloyd NBC
Freaks and Geeks "Pilot" Paul Feig
Sex and the City "Evolution" Cindy Chupack HBO
"Ex in the City" Michael Patrick King
2000–01 Malcolm in the Middle "Bowling" Alex Reid Fox
Ed "Pilot" Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett NBC
Freaks and Geeks "Discos and Dragons" Paul Feig
Sex and the City "Easy Come, Easy Go" Michael Patrick King HBO
Will & Grace "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" Jeff Greenstein NBC
2001–02 The Bernie Mac Show "Pilot" Larry Wilmore Fox
Andy Richter Controls the Universe "Pilot" Victor Fresco Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Angry Family" Philip Rosenthal CBS
"Marie's Sculpture" Jennifer Crittenden
Sex and the City "My Motherboard, My Self" Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky HBO
Friends "The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath" Vanessa McCarthy NBC
Friends "The One With The Birthing Video" Dana Klein Borkow and Kevin S. Bright
2002–03 Everybody Loves Raymond "Baggage" Tucker Cawley CBS
The Bernie Mac Show "Goodbye Dolly" Steve Tompkins Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "Counseling" Mike Royce CBS
Lucky "Pilot" Robb Cullen and Mark FX
Sex and the City "I Love a Charade" Cindy Chupack and Michael Patrick King HBO
2003–04 Arrested Development "Pilot" Mitchell Hurwitz Fox
Friends "The Last One" David Crane, Marta Kauffman and Kevin S. Bright NBC
Frasier "Goodnight, Seattle" Joe Keenan and Christopher Lloyd
Scrubs "My Screw Up" Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan
Sex and the City "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" Michael Patrick King HBO
"The Ick Factor" Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky
2004–05 Arrested Development "Righteous Brothers" Mitchell Hurwitz and Jim Vallely Fox
Arrested Development "Sad Sack" Barbara Feldman Fox
"Sword of Destiny" Brad Copeland
Desperate Housewives "Pilot" Marc Cherry ABC
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Finale" Tom Caltabiano, Leslie Caveny, Tucker Cawley, Ray Romano, Philip Rosenthal, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Aaron Shure, Steve Skrovan, and Jeremy Stevens CBS
2005–06 My Name Is Earl "Pilot" Greg Garcia NBC
Arrested Development "Development Arrested" Richard Day, Mitchell Hurwitz, Chuck Tatham, and Jim Vallely Fox
Entourage "Exodus" Doug Ellin HBO
Extras "Kate Winslet" Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
The Office "Christmas Party" Michael Schur NBC
2006–07 The Office "Gay Witch Hunt" Greg Daniels NBC
30 Rock "Jack-Tor" Robert Carlock NBC
"Tracy Does Conan" Tina Fey
Extras "Daniel Radcliffe" Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant HBO
The Office "The Negotiation" Michael Schur NBC
2007–08 30 Rock "Cooter" Tina Fey NBC
30 Rock "Rosemary's Baby" Jack Burditt NBC
Flight of the Conchords "Yoko" James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie HBO
The Office "Dinner Party" Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky NBC
Pushing Daisies "Pie-lette" Bryan Fuller ABC
2008–09 30 Rock "Reunion" Matt Hubbard NBC
30 Rock "Apollo, Apollo" Robert Carlock NBC
"Kidney Now!" Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock
"Mamma Mia" Ron Weiner
Flight of the Conchords "Prime Minister" James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie HBO

2010s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
2009–10 Modern Family "Pilot" Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd ABC
30 Rock "Anna Howard Shaw Day" Kay Cannon and Tina Fey NBC
"Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter" Matt Hubbard
Glee "Pilot" Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, and Ryan Murphy Fox
The Office "Niagara" Greg Daniels and Mindy Kaling NBC
2010–11 Modern Family "Caught in the Act" Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman ABC
30 Rock "Reaganing" Matt Hubbard NBC
Episodes "Episode Seven" David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Louie "Poker / Divorce" Louis C.K. FX
The Office "Goodbye, Michael" Greg Daniels NBC
2011–12 Louie "Pregnant" Louis C.K. FX
Community "Remedial Chaos Theory" Chris McKenna NBC
Girls "Pilot" Lena Dunham HBO
Parks and Recreation "The Debate" Amy Poehler NBC
"Win, Lose, or Draw" Michael Schur
2012–13 30 Rock "Last Lunch" Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield NBC
30 Rock "Hogcock!" Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock NBC
Episodes "Episode Nine" David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Louie "Daddy's Girlfriend" (Part 1) Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. FX
The Office "Finale" Greg Daniels NBC
2013–14 Louie "So Did the Fat Lady" Louis C.K. FX
Episodes "Episode Five" David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Orange Is the New Black "I Wasn't Ready" Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan Netflix
Silicon Valley "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency" Alec Berg HBO
Veep "Special Relationship" Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche
2014–15 Veep "Election Night" Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche HBO
Episodes "Episode Nine" David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
The Last Man on Earth "Alive in Tucson" Will Forte Fox
Louie "Bobby's House" Louis C.K. FX
Silicon Valley "Two Days of the Condor" Alec Berg HBO
Transparent "Pilot" Jill Soloway Amazon
2015–16 *Winner will be announced on September 18, 2016
Catastrophe "Episode 1" Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan Amazon
Master of None "Parents" Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang Netflix
Silicon Valley "Founder Friendly" Dan O'Keefe HBO
"The Uptick" Alec Berg
Veep "Morning After" David Mandel
"Mother" Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck

Total awards by network[edit]

  • CBS – 22
  • NBC – 19
  • ABC – 7
  • Fox – 5
  • FX – 2
  • HBO – 2

Programs with multiple awards[edit]

Programs with multiple nominations[edit]

People with multiple awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Though this category is the dominant one in which sitcom writing has been recognized, there were a few years in which sitcom series writers competed directly with writers of variety and music programs.
  2. ^ The 17th Emmys did not have genre-specific categories.