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American Comedy Awards
Awarded forOutstanding comedy in film, television and stage
CountryUnited States
Presented byABC (1987–97)
Fox (1998–2000)
Comedy Central (2001)
NBC (2014)
First awarded1987
 
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American Comedy Awards
Awarded forOutstanding comedy in film, television and stage
CountryUnited States
Presented byABC (1987–97)
Fox (1998–2000)
Comedy Central (2001)
NBC (2014)
First awarded1987

The American Comedy Awards are a group of awards presented annually in the United States recognizing performances and performers in the field of comedy, with an emphasis on television comedy and comedy films. They began in 1987, billed as the "first awards show to honor all forms of comedy."[1] In 1989, after the death of Lucille Ball, the statue was named "the Lucy" to honor the comic legend.

In 2001, the last edition for 13 years was presented on Comedy Central. NBC revived the awards in May 2014.[2]

History[edit]

George Schlatter created and produced the American Comedy Awards that first aired on ABC, then on Comedy Central. Only the title was similar. It was a TV special honoring comedians. ABC had broadcast a similar awards program for two years in the 1970s; it was called the "American Academy of Humor" and was "founded" by Alan King.[1][3]

The last ACA ceremony in 2001 was held under the auspices of the cable network, Comedy Central; in 2003 that network replaced them with its own Commie Awards in what turned out to be a one-time replacement.[4] In 2011 Comedy Central created a new annual awards show, The Comedy Awards, which first aired on April 10, 2011.

1987 Awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Woody AllenHannah and Her Sisters
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Bette MidlerRuthless People
Funniest Newcomer – Male or FemaleWoody HarrelsonCheers
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicLily Tomlin
Funniest Female Performer of the YearBette Midler
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicRobin Williams
Funniest Male Performer of the YearRobin Williams
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJohnny CarsonThe Tonight Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationBetty WhiteThe Golden Girls
Funniest Television Star in a Special – Male or FemaleRobin WilliamsRobin Williams: An Evening at the Met

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1988 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Robin WilliamsGood Morning, Vietnam
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Bette MidlerOutrageous Fortune
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicLily Tomlin
Funniest Female Performer of the YearTracey Ullman
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicRobin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – FemaleJudy Tenuta
Funniest Male Performer of the YearRobin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – MaleJerry Seinfeld
Funniest Supporting Male Performer – Motion Picture or TVAlbert BrooksBroadcast News
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationRoseanne BarrOn Location: The Roseanne Barr Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationRobin WilliamsComic Relief '87
Funniest Supporting Female Performer – Motion Picture or TVOlympia DukakisMoonstruck
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationGarry ShandlingIt's Garry Shandling's Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanThe Tracey Ullman Show

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1989 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Tom HanksBig
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Bette MidlerBig Business
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureArsenio HallComing to America
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureJoan CusackWorking Girl
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicRoseanne Barr
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicRobin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – FemalePaula Poundstone
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic – MaleBobby Slayton
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanTracey Ullman: Backstage
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDana CarveySaturday Night Live
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationDavid LettermanLate Show with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesRhea PerlmanCheers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJohn GoodmanRoseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationRoseanne BarrRoseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1990 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWorkNominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Billy CrystalWhen Harry Met Sally...Woody AllenCrimes and Misdemeanors
Morgan FreemanDriving Miss Daisy
Steve MartinParenthood
Jack NicholsonBatman
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Meg RyanWhen Harry Met Sally...Kirstie AlleyLook Who's Talking
Bette MidlerBeaches
Michelle PfeifferThe Fabulous Baker Boys
Jessica TandyDriving Miss Daisy
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureRick MoranisParenthoodDan AykroydDriving Miss Daisy
Beau BridgesThe Fabulous Baker Boys
Ted DansonDad
Robin WilliamsThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureJulie KavnerNew York StoriesOlympia DukakisSteel Magnolias
Carrie FisherWhen Harry Met Sally...
Shirley MacLaineSteel Magnolias
Dianne WiestParenthood
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicRita Rudner
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicJeff Foxworthy
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationCarol BurnettJulie & Carol: Together AgainJane CurtinSaturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
Whoopi GoldbergComic Relief III
Andrea MartinAndrea Martin... Together Again
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDana CarveySaturday Night LiveWoody HarrelsonCheers
John LarroquetteNight Court
Alex RoccoThe Famous Teddy Z
Peter ScolariNewhart
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationRobin WilliamsComic Relief IIIBilly CrystalBilly Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow
Jay LenoThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 27th Anniversary Show
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesJulie KavnerThe Tracey Ullman ShowJulia DuffyNewhart
Faith FordMurphy Brown
Jan HooksSaturday Night Live
Rhea PerlmanCheers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJohn GoodmanRoseanneTed DansonCheers
Arsenio HallThe Arsenio Hall Show
Bob NewhartNewhart
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanThe Tracey Ullman ShowKirstie AlleyCheers
Roseanne BarrRoseanne
Candice BergenMurphy Brown
Betty WhiteThe Golden Girls

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1991 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Macaulay CulkinHome Alone
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Meryl StreepPostcards from the Edge
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureAl PacinoDick Tracy
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureWhoopi GoldbergGhost
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicEllen DeGeneres
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicDennis Wolfberg
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationLily TomlinAn Evening With... Friends of the Environment
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDana CarveySaturday Night Live
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationJonathan WintersJonathan Winters and His Traveling Road Show
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesEstelle GettyThe Golden Girls
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationTed DansonCheers
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanThe Tracey Ullman Show

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1992 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Billy CrystalCity Slickers
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Lily TomlinThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureJack Palance
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureMercedes RuehlThe Fisher King
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicCathy Ladman
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicBill Engvall
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanFunny Women of Television
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesJason AlexanderSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationBilly CrystalThe 63rd Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesEstelle GettyThe Golden Girls
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJerry SeinfeldSeinfeld
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationCandice BergenMurphy Brown

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1993 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Joe PesciMy Cousin Vinny
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Whoopi GoldbergSister Act
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureTom HanksA League of Their Own
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureKathy NajimySister Act
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicPam Stone
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicRichard Jeni
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationBette MidlerThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 2nd to Last Tonight Show
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesJason AlexanderSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationBilly CrystalThe 64th Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesJulia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJerry SeinfeldSeinfeld
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationRoseanne BarrRoseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1994 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Robin WilliamsMrs. Doubtfire
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Meg RyanSleepless in Seattle
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureCharles GrodinDave
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureLily TomlinShort Cuts
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicMargaret Cho
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicCarrot Top
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanTracey Takes on New York
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesRip TornThe Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationBilly CrystalThe 65th Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesJulia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationDavid LettermanLate Show with David Letterman
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationHelen HuntMad About You

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1995 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Tom HanksForrest Gump
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Jamie Lee CurtisTrue Lies
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureMartin LandauEd Wood
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureDianne WiestBullets Over Broadway
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicMargaret Smith
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicGeorge Wallace
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationEllen DeGeneresThe 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDavid Hyde PierceFrasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationDavid LettermanLate Show with David Letterman: Video Special
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesJulia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationKelsey GrammerFrasier
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationHelen HuntMad About You

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1996 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWorkNominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)John TravoltaGet ShortyJim CarreyAce Ventura: When Nature Calls
Gene HackmanGet Shorty
Kevin KlineFrench Kiss
Jack LemmonGrumpier Old Men
Steve MartinFather of the Bride Part II
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Alicia SilverstoneCluelessAnnette BeningThe American President
Sandra BullockWhile You Were Sleeping
Nicole KidmanTo Die For
Meg RyanFrench Kiss
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureDennis FarinaGet ShortyMichael J. FoxThe American President
Nathan LaneJeffrey
Michael RichardsUnstrung Heroes
Robin WilliamsNine Months
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureBette MidlerGet ShortyJoan CusackNine Months
Janeane GarofaloBye Bye Love
Kyra SedgwickSomething to Talk About
Lily TomlinBlue in the Face
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicKathleen Madigan
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicBrian Regan
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanWomen of the Night IV
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDavid Hyde PierceFrasierJason AlexanderSeinfeld
Matthew PerryFriends
Michael RichardsSeinfeld
David SchwimmerFriends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationDennis MillerDennis Miller: State of the Union Undressed
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesChristine BaranskiCybillJennifer AnistonFriends
Faith FordMurphy Brown
Janeane GarofaloThe Larry Sanders Show
Lisa KudrowFriends
Julia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Liz TorresThe John Larroquette Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationKelsey GrammerFrasierDavid LettermanLate Show with David Letterman
Paul ReiserMad About You
Jerry SeinfeldSeinfeld
Garry ShandlingThe Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationHelen HuntMad About YouRoseanne BarrRoseanne
Candice BergenMurphy Brown
Ellen DeGeneresEllen
Fran DrescherThe Nanny

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1997 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Nathan LaneThe Birdcage
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Frances McDormandFargo
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureCuba Gooding Jr.Jerry Maguire
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureDianne WiestThe Birdcage
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicWendy Liebman
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicCraig Shoemaker
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationKathy BatesThe Late Shift
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDavid Hyde PierceFrasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationGeorge CarlinGeorge Carlin Back in Town
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesJulia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJohn Lithgow3rd Rock from the Sun
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesCarol BurnettMad About You
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationRosie O'DonnellThe Rosie O'Donnell Show
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesMel BrooksMad About You

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1998 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWork
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Jack NicholsonAs Good as It Gets
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Helen HuntAs Good as It Gets
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureRupert EverettMy Best Friend's Wedding
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureJoan CusackIn & Out
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicMary Ellen Hooper
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicJeff Dunham
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationBette MidlerBette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDavid Hyde PierceFrasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationGeorge CarlinGeorge Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesJulia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationGarry ShandlingThe Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesCarol BurnettMad About You
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanTracey Takes On...
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesJerry StillerSeinfeld

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1999 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWorkNominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Roberto BenigniLife Is BeautifulJim CarreyThe Truman Show
Tom HanksYou've Got Mail
Adam SandlerThe Wedding Singer
Ben StillerThere's Something About Mary
Robin WilliamsPatch Adams
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Cameron DiazThere's Something About MaryDrew BarrymoreThe Wedding Singer
Holly HunterLiving Out Loud
Christina RicciThe Opposite of Sex
Meg RyanYou've Got Mail
Emma ThompsonPrimary Colors
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureBill MurrayRushmoreBen AffleckShakespeare in Love
Chris ElliottThere's Something About Mary
William H. MacyPleasantville
Chris RockLethal Weapon 4
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureKathy BatesPrimary ColorsWhoopi GoldbergHow Stella Got Her Groove Back
Lisa KudrowThe Opposite of Sex
Marisa TomeiSlums of Beverly Hills
Dianne WiestPractical Magic
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicEtta May
Felicia Michaels
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicJohn Pinette
Robert Schimmel
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationCarol BurnettThe Marriage FoolRosie O'DonnellThe 52nd Annual Tony Awards
Ellen DeGeneres1998 VH1 Fashion Awards
Janeane GarofaloThe Ms. Foundation's Women of Comedy
Whoopi GoldbergComic Relief VIII
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDavid Hyde PierceFrasierJason AlexanderSeinfeld
Michael RichardsSeinfeld
David SpadeJust Shoot Me!
Rip TornThe Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationBilly CrystalThe 70th Annual Academy AwardsDavid LettermanLate Show with David Letterman: 5th Anniversary Special
Chris RockComic Relief VIII
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time
Robin WilliamsComic Relief VIII
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesDoris RobertsEverybody Loves RaymondJennifer AnistonFriends
Courteney CoxFriends
Lisa KudrowFriends
Julia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationGarry ShandlingThe Larry Sanders ShowMichael J. FoxSpin City
Kelsey GrammerFrasier
Chris RockThe Chris Rock Show
Ray RomanoEverybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesTracey UllmanAlly McBealCarol BurnettMad About You
Ellen DeGeneresThe Larry Sanders Show
Lisa KudrowMad About You
Bebe NeuwirthFrasier
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanTracey Takes On...Ellen DeGeneresEllen
Jenna ElfmanDharma & Greg
Calista FlockhartAlly McBeal
Helen HuntMad About You
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesDavid DuchovnyThe Larry Sanders ShowHank AzariaMad About You
Alec BaldwinSaturday Night Live
Jim CarreyThe Larry Sanders Show
Steve MartinLate Show with David Letterman

Creative Achievement Award

2000 Awards[edit]

CategoryWinner(s)WorkNominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Mike MyersAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeJim CarreyMan on the Moon
Robert De NiroAnalyze This
Kevin SpaceyAmerican Beauty
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Annette BeningAmerican BeautyDrew BarrymoreNever Been Kissed
Janeane GarofaloMystery Men
Reese WitherspoonElection
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureJohn MalkovichBeing John MalkovichEugene LevyAmerican Pie
William H. MacyHappy, Texas
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureJoan CusackRunaway BrideCameron DiazBeing John Malkovich
Lisa KudrowAnalyze This
Funniest Motion PictureAnalyze ThisAmerican Beauty
Being John Malkovich
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationKathy BatesAnnieWhoopi GoldbergThe 71st Annual Academy Awards
Lisa Kudrow1999 MTV Movie Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesDavid Hyde PierceFrasierPeter BoyleEverybody Loves Raymond
Sean HayesWill & Grace
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationChris RockChris Rock: Bigger & BlackerBilly CrystalSaturday Night Live 25
Bill MurraySaturday Night Live 25
David Hyde PierceThe 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesLisa KudrowFriendsMegan MullallyWill & Grace
Doris RobertsEverybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationRay RomanoEverybody Loves RaymondMichael J. FoxSpin City
Chris RockThe Chris Rock Show
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesBetty WhiteAlly McBealChristine BaranskiFrasier
Bebe NeuwirthFrasier
Tracey UllmanAlly McBeal
Funniest Television SeriesFrasierEverybody Loves Raymond
Will & Grace
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationTracey UllmanTracey Takes On...Debra MessingWill & Grace
Sarah Jessica ParkerSex and the City
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesMel BrooksMad About YouHank AzariaMad About You
Tim ConwayMad About You

Lifetime Achievement Award

2001 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWorkNominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Ben StillerMeet the ParentsGeorge ClooneyO Brother Where Are Thou
John CusackHigh Fidelity
Robert De NiroMeet the Parents
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Sandra BullockMiss CongenialityTracey UllmanSmall Time Crooks
Renée ZellwegerNurse Betty
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureFred WillardBest in ShowJack BlackHigh Fidelity
Christopher GuestBest in Show
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureCatherine O'HaraBest in ShowKate HudsonAlmost Famous
Frances McDormand Almost Famous
Funniest Motion PictureBest in ShowAlmost Famous
Meet the Parents
Funniest Female Stand-Up ComicWanda SykesJudy Gold
Sue Murphy
Funniest Male Stand-Up ComicLewis BlackDave Attell
Dom Irrera
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationWill FerrellSaturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000Billy CrystalThe 72nd Annual Academy Awards
Garry ShandlingThe 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Jon StewartIndecision 2000: Election Night – Choose and Lose
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special – Network, Cable or SyndicationEllen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres: The BeginningJudi DenchThe Last of the Blonde Bombshells
Sarah Jessica Parker2000 MTV Movie Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesSean HayesWill & GraceRobert Downey Jr.Ally McBeal
Will FerrellSaturday Night Live
David Hyde PierceFrasier
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesMegan MullallyWill & GraceJennifer AnistonFriends
Lisa KudrowFriends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationDavid LettermanLate Show with David LettermanKelsey GrammerFrasier
Ray RomanoEverybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesBea ArthurMalcolm in the MiddleJulia Louis-DreyfusCurb Your Enthusiasm
Jean SmartFrasier
Reese WitherspoonFriends
Funniest Television SeriesEverybody Loves RaymondSex and the City
Will & Grace
Funniest Television Series – AnimatedThe SimpsonsKing of the Hill
South Park
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) – Network, Cable or SyndicationJane KaczmarekMalcolm in the MiddleDebra MessingWill & Grace
Sarah Jessica ParkerSex and the City
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesChristopher WalkenSaturday Night LiveDana CarveySaturday Night Live
Gregory HinesWill & Grace
Bruce WillisFriends

Lifetime Achievement Award

2014 awards[edit]

CategoryWinnerWorkNominees
Funniest Motion PictureThis Is the EndN/AAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Heat
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Nebraska
Comedy Actor – FilmWill FerrellAnchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesBruce DernNebraska
Johnny KnoxvilleJackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Simon PeggThe World's End
Seth RogenThis Is the End
Comedy Actress – FilmMelissa McCarthyThe HeatLake BellIn a World...
Sandra BullockThe Heat
Julia Louis-DreyfusEnough Said
Kristen WiigThe Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Comedy Supporting Actor – FilmLouis C.K.American HustleSteve CarellAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Will ForteNebraska
Jonah HillThis Is the End
Danny McBrideThis Is the End
Comedy Supporting Actress – FilmJennifer LawrenceAmerican HustleScarlett JohanssonHer
June SquibbNebraska
Emma WatsonThis Is the End
Kristen WiigAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Best Comedy Director – FilmEvan Goldberg and Seth RogenThis Is the EndPaul FeigThe Heat
Spike JonzeHer
Alexander PayneNebraska
Edgar WrightThe World's End
Best Comedy ScreenplayKatie DippoldThe HeatSpike JonzeHer
Bob NelsonNebraska
Evan Goldberg and Seth RogenThis Is the End
Edgar Wright and Simon PeggThe World's End
Comedy SeriesParks and RecreationN/ABrooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Saturday Night Live
Veep
Alternative Comedy SeriesKey & PeeleN/AArcher
Drunk History
Kroll Show
Portlandia
Late Night Talk ShowThe Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
N/AConan
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Actor – TVAndy SambergBrooklyn Nine-NineFred ArmisenPortlandia
Jason BatemanArrested Development
Keegan-Michael KeyKey & Peele
Jordan PeeleKey & Peele
Comedy Actress – TVAmy PoehlerParks and RecreationZooey DeschanelNew Girl
Lena DunhamGirls
Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep
Amy SchumerInside Amy Schumer
Comedy Supporting Actor – TVBill HaderSaturday Night LiveAziz AnsariParks and Recreation
Will ArnettArrested Development
Ty BurrellModern Family
Tony HaleVeep
Comedy Supporting Actress – TVKate McKinnonSaturday Night LiveVanessa BayerSaturday Night Live
Julie BowenModern Family
Chelsea PerettiBrooklyn Nine-Nine
Aubrey PlazaParks and Recreation
Comedy Writing – TVModern FamilyN/AArrested Development
The Colbert Report
Key & Peele
Parks and Recreation
Comedy Directing – TVKey & PeeleN/AArrested Development
Eastbound & Down
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Comedy Special of the YearLouis C.K.Oh My GodAziz Ansari – Buried Alive
Kristen SchaalLive at the Fillmore
Mike BirbigliaMy Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
Patton OswaltTragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah SilvermanWe Are Miracles

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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