American Comedy Awards

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American Comedy Awards
Awarded forAll forms of comedy
Country United States
Presented by1987–97: American Broadcasting Company
1998–2000: Fox Broadcasting Company
2001: Comedy Central
2014: NBC
First awarded1987
 
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American Comedy Awards
Awarded forAll forms of comedy
Country United States
Presented by1987–97: American Broadcasting Company
1998–2000: Fox Broadcasting Company
2001: Comedy Central
2014: NBC
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]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Newcomer - Male or Female

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer of the Year

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Performer of the Year

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Television Star in a Special - Male or Female

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1988 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer of the Year

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Female

Funniest Male Performer of the Year

Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Male

Funniest Supporting Male Performer - Motion Picture or TV

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer - Motion Picture or TV

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1989 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Female

Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Male

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1990 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1991 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1992 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1993 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1994 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1995 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1996 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1997 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1998 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

1999 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Creative Achievement Award[edit]

2000 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Motion Picture

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Funniest Television Series

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

2001 Awards[edit]

Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Funniest Motion Picture

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Funniest Television Series

Funniest Television Series - Animated

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication

Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy[edit]

2014 Awards[edit]

Funniest Motion Picture

Comedy Actor - Film

Comedy Actress - Film

Comedy Supporting Actor - Film

Comedy Supporting Actress - Film

Comedy Series

Alternative Comedy Series

Late Night Talk Show

Comedy Actor — TV

Comedy Actress — TV

Comedy Supporting Actor — TV

Comedy Supporting Actress — TV

Comedy Writing — TV

Comedy Directing — TV

Comedy Special of the Year

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bette Midler Wins 4 Comedy Awards". The New York Times. 1987-05-21. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ "NBC Revives American Comedy Awards (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Some Interesting & Creative Things We've Done from the website of the public relations firm of Barbara Meltzer & Associates
  4. ^ "American Comedy Awards, USA". The Internet Movie Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10.