American Comedy Awards
Get American Comedy Awards essential facts below. View Videos or join the American Comedy Awards discussion. Add American Comedy Awards to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
American Comedy Awards
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

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

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) (Presented by Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin) Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters Rodney Dangerfield - Back to School
Tom Hanks - Nothing on Common
Danny DeVito - Ruthless People
Steve Martin - Little Shop of Horrors
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) (Presented by Walter Matthau) Bette Midler Ruthless People Ellen Greene - Little Shop of Horrors
Meryl Streep - Heartburn
Dianne Wiest - Hannah and Her Sisters
Goldie Hawn - Wildcats
Whoopi Goldberg - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Funniest Newcomer - Male or Female (Presented by George Carlin) Woody Harrelson Cheers Alf - ALF

Mark Linn-Baker - Perfect Strangers (TV series)

Roseanne Barr - The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Sam Kinison - Rodney Dangerfield´s Young Comedians

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic (Presented by Carl Reiner) Lily Tomlin Elayne Boosler

Whoopi Goldberg

Bette Midler

Joan Rivers

Funniest Female Performer of the Year (Presented by Julia Duffy and Peter Scolari) Bette Midler Carol Burnett

Whoopi Goldberg

Lily Tomlin

Betty White

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic (Presented by Whoopi Goldberg) Robin Williams Billy Crystal

Jay Leno

Eddie Murphy

Richard Pryor

Funniest Male Performer of the Year (Presented by Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty) Robin Williams Johnny Carson

Steve Martin

George Carlin

Bronson Pinchot

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication (Presented by Roseanne Barr and Louie Anderson) Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Ted Danson - Cheers

Michael J. Fox - Family Ties

Pee-wee Herman - Pee-wee's Playhouse

David Letterman - Late Night with David Letterman

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication (Presented by Shirley MacLaine) Betty White The Golden Girls Julia Duffy - Newhart
Bea Arthur - The Golden Girls
Shelley Long - Cheers
Estelle Getty - The Golden Girls
Funniest Television Star in a Special - Male or Female (Presented by Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot in their roles of Larry Appleton and Balki Bartokomous on Perfect Strangers (TV series)) Robin Williams Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met Billy Crystal - On Location
Garry Shandling - The Garry Shandling Show: 25th Anniversary Special
Carol Burnett - Fresno
George Carlin - On Location
Funniest Record And/Or Video - Male, Female or Group (Presented by Pee-wee Herman and Carol Channing) Bette Midler Mud Will Be Flung Tonight Dan Aykroyd - Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Dan Aykroyd

George Carlin - Playin´ With Your Head

Whoopi Goldberg - Jumpin' Jack Flash (film)

Steve Martin - Little Shop of Horrors (film)

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented for Woman by Walter Matthau, and for Man by Betty White

Special Appearance


1988 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Robin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam John Candy - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Steve Martin - Roxanne
Danny DeVito - Throw Momma from the Train
Nicolas Cage - Raising Arizona
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Bette Midler Outrageous Fortune Diane Keaton - Baby Boom
Holly Hunter - Broadcast News
Cher - Moonstruck
Goldie Hawn - Overboard
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Lily Tomlin
Funniest Female Performer of the Year Tracey Ullman
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Robin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Female Judy Tenuta
Funniest Male Performer of the Year Robin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Male Jerry Seinfeld
Funniest Supporting Male Performer - Motion Picture or TV Albert Brooks Broadcast News Billy Crystal - The Princess Bride
Vincent Gardenia - Moonstruck
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Roseanne Barr On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Robin Williams Comic Relief '87
Funniest Supporting Female Performer - Motion Picture or TV Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Carol Kane - The Princess Bride
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Garry Shandling It's Garry Shandling's Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1989 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Tom Hanks Big Kevin Kline - A Fish Called Wanda
Robert De Niro - Midnight Run
John Cleese - A Fish Called Wanda
Leslie Nielsen - The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Bette Midler Big Business Lily Tomlin - Big Business
Susan Sarandon - Bull Durham
Jamie Lee Curtis - A Fish Called Wanda
Melanie Griffith - Working Girl
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Arsenio Hall Coming to America
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Joan Cusack Working Girl
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Roseanne Barr
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Robin Williams
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Female Paula Poundstone
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Male Bobby Slayton
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman: Backstage
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Rhea Perlman Cheers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication John Goodman Roseanne Ted Danson - Cheers
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Roseanne Barr Roseanne Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Kirstie Alley - Cheers

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1990 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Billy Crystal When Harry Met Sally... Woody Allen - Crimes and Misdemeanors
Morgan Freeman - Driving Miss Daisy
Steve Martin - Parenthood
Jack Nicholson - Batman
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Meg Ryan When Harry Met Sally... Kirstie Alley - Look Who's Talking
Bette Midler - Beaches
Michelle Pfeiffer - The Fabulous Baker Boys
Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Rick Moranis Parenthood Dan Aykroyd - Driving Miss Daisy
Beau Bridges - The Fabulous Baker Boys
Ted Danson - Dad
Robin Williams - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Julie Kavner New York Stories Olympia Dukakis - Steel Magnolias
Carrie Fisher - When Harry Met Sally...
Shirley MacLaine - Steel Magnolias
Dianne Wiest - Parenthood
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Rita Rudner
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Jeff Foxworthy
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Carol Burnett Julie & Carol: Together Again Jane Curtin - Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
Whoopi Goldberg - Comic Relief III
Andrea Martin - Andrea Martin... Together Again
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live Woody Harrelson - Cheers
John Larroquette - Night Court
Alex Rocco - The Famous Teddy Z
Peter Scolari - Newhart
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Robin Williams Comic Relief III Billy Crystal - Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow
Jay Leno - The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 27th Anniversary Show
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julie Kavner The Tracey Ullman Show Julia Duffy - Newhart
Faith Ford - Murphy Brown
Jan Hooks - Saturday Night Live
Rhea Perlman - Cheers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication John Goodman Roseanne Ted Danson - Cheers
Arsenio Hall - The Arsenio Hall Show
Bob Newhart - Newhart
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show Kirstie Alley - Cheers
Roseanne Barr - Roseanne
Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Betty White - The Golden Girls

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1991 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Macaulay Culkin Home Alone
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Meryl Streep Postcards from the Edge
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Al Pacino Dick Tracy
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Whoopi Goldberg Ghost Shirley MacLaine - Postcards from the Edge
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Ellen DeGeneres
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Dennis Wolfberg
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Lily Tomlin An Evening With... Friends of the Environment Meryl Streep - An Evening with...
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters and His Traveling Road Show
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Estelle Getty The Golden Girls
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Ted Danson Cheers John Goodman - Roseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Kirstie Alley - Cheers
Roseanne Barr - Roseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1992 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Billy Crystal City Slickers Robin Williams - The Fisher King
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Lily Tomlin The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Kathy Bates - Fried Green Tomatoes
Ellen Barkin - Switch
Meryl Streep - Defending Your Life
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Jack Palance City Slickers Daniel Stern - City Slickers
Bruno Kirby - City Slickers
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Mercedes Ruehl The Fisher King Jessica Tandy - Friend Green Tomatoes
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Cathy Ladman
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Bill Engvall
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Funny Women of Television
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Jason Alexander Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Estelle Getty The Golden Girls
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld John Goodman - Roseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Roseanne Barr - Roseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1993 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Joe Pesci My Cousin Vinny Bruce Willis - Death Becomes Her
Mike Myers - Wayne's World
Billy Crystal - Mr. Saturday Night
Dana Carvey - Wayne's World
Nicolas Cage - Honeymoon in Vegas
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Whoopi Goldberg Sister Act Marisa Tomei - My Cousin Vinny
Rita Rudner - Peter's Friends
Goldie Hawn - Death Becomes Her
Meryl Streep - Death Becomes Her
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Tom Hanks A League of Their Own Joe Pesci - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Tim Curry - Passed Away
Fred Gwynne - My Cousin Vinny
Jon Lovitz - A League of Their Own
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Kathy Najimy Sister Act Maggie Smith - Sister Act
Rosie O'Donnell - A League of Their Own
Judy Davis - Husbands and Wives
Mary Wickes - Sister Act
Whoopi Goldberg - The Player
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Pam Stone
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Richard Jeni
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Bette Midler The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 2nd to Last Tonight Show
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Jason Alexander Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 64th Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld John Goodman - Roseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Roseanne Barr Roseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1994 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Robin Williams Mrs. Doubtfire Jack Lemmon - Grumpy Old Men
Tom Hanks - Sleepless in Seattle
Bill Murray - Groundhog Day
Kevin Kline - Dave
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Meg Ryan Sleepless in Seattle Emma Thompson - Much Ado About Nothing
Rosie O'Donnell - Another Stakeout
Anjelica Huston - Addams Family Values
Lily Tomlin - The Beverly Hillbillies
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Charles Grodin Dave Christopher Lloyd - Addams Family Values
Michael Keaton - Much Ado About Nothing
Chris Elliott - Groundhog Day
Harvey Fierstein - Mrs. Doubtfire
Pierce Brosnan - Mrs. Doubtfire
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Lily Tomlin Short Cuts Joan Cusack - Addams Family Values
Rosie O'Donnell - Sleepless in Seattle
Carol Kane - Addams Family Values
Kathy Najimy - Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Margaret Cho
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Carrot Top
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes on New York
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Rip Torn The Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 65th Annual Academy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman John Goodman - Roseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Helen Hunt Mad About You Roseanne Barr - Roseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1995 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Tom Hanks Forrest Gump Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Tim Allen - The Santa Clause
Hugh Grant - Four Weddings and a Funeral
John Travolta - Pulp Fiction
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies Jodie Foster - Maverick
Shirley MacLaine - Guarding Tess
Whoopi Goldberg - Corrina, Corrina
Emma Thompson - Junior
Madeline Kahn - Mixed Nuts
Uma Thurman - Pulp Fiction
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Martin Landau Ed Wood Harvey Keitel - Pulp Fiction
Tom Arnold - True Lies
Chazz Palminteri - Bullets Over Broadway
Rowan Atkins - Four Weddings and a Funeral
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway Jennifer Tilly - Bullets Over Broadway
Tracey Ullman - Bullets Over Broadway
Amanda Plummer - Pulp Fiction
Sally Field - Forrest Gump
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Margaret Smith Kathleen Madigan
Wendy Liebman
Diane Ford
Kathy Buckley
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic George Wallace
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Ellen DeGeneres The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Courteney Cox - Friends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Kelsey Grammer Frasier John Goodman - Roseanne
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Helen Hunt Mad About You Roseanne Barr - Roseanne

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1996 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) John Travolta Get Shorty Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Gene Hackman - Get Shorty
Kevin Kline - French Kiss
Jack Lemmon - Grumpier Old Men
Steve Martin - Father of the Bride Part II
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Alicia Silverstone Clueless Annette Bening - The American President
Sandra Bullock - While You Were Sleeping
Nicole Kidman - To Die For
Meg Ryan - French Kiss
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Dennis Farina Get Shorty Michael J. Fox - The American President
Nathan Lane - Jeffrey
Michael Richards - Unstrung Heroes
Robin Williams - Nine Months
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Bette Midler Get Shorty Joan Cusack - Nine Months
Janeane Garofalo - Bye Bye Love
Kyra Sedgwick - Something to Talk About
Lily Tomlin - Blue in the Face
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Kathleen Madigan
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Brian Regan
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Women of the Night IV
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier Jason Alexander - Seinfeld
Matthew Perry - Friends
Michael Richards - Seinfeld
David Schwimmer - Friends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Dennis Miller Dennis Miller: State of the Union Undressed
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Christine Baranski Cybill Jennifer Aniston - Friends
Faith Ford - Murphy Brown
Janeane Garofalo - The Larry Sanders Show
Lisa Kudrow - Friends
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Seinfeld
Liz Torres - The John Larroquette Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Kelsey Grammer Frasier David Letterman - Late Show with David Letterman
Paul Reiser - Mad About You
Jerry Seinfeld - Seinfeld
Garry Shandling - The Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Helen Hunt Mad About You Roseanne Barr - Roseanne
Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen
Fran Drescher - The Nanny

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1997 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Nathan Lane The Birdcage Eddie Murphy - The Nutty Professor
Albert Brooks - Mother
Steve Buscemi - Fargo
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Frances McDormand Fargo Diane Keaton - The First Wives Club
Janeane Garofalo - The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Bette Midler - The First Wives Club
Goldie Hawn - The First Wives Club
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Cuba Gooding Jr. Jerry Maguire Hank Azaria - The Birdcage
Tom Hanks - That Thing You Do!
Cheech Marin - Tin Cup
Tim Conway - Dear God
William H. Macy - Fargo
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Dianne Wiest The Birdcage Lauren Bacall - The Mirror Has Two Faces
Mary Tyler Moore - Flirting with Disaster
Christine Baranski - The Birdcage
Lily Tomlin - Flirting with Disaster
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic (Presented by Roseanne Barr and Lily Tomlin) Wendy Liebman Kathy Buckley

Diane Ford

Mary Ellen Hooper

Sheila Kay

Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic (Presented by Roseanne Barr and Lily Tomlin) Craig Shoemaker Dave Attell

Will Durst

Dom Irrera

Bob Zany

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication

(Presented by Kelsey Grammer)

Kathy Bates The Late Shift Ellen DeGeneres - 38th Annual Grammy Awards

Rosie O'Donnell - To Catch A Rising Star´s 50th Anniversary

Lily Tomlin - 10th American Comedy Awards

Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series (Presented by Brooke Shields) David Hyde Pierce Frasier Jason Alexander - Seinfeld

Michael Richards - Seinfeld

Jeffrey Tambor - The Larry Sanders Show

Rip Torn - The Larry Sanders Show

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication (Presented by Jamie Foxx) George Carlin George Carlin Back in Town Nathan Lane - 50th Tony Awards

David Letterman - Late Show with David Letterman Vídeo Special 2

Bill Maher - Politically Incorrect Convention Coverage

Robin Williams - Comic Relief 10th Anniversary

Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series (Presented by Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin) Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Kristen Johnston - 3rd Rock from the Sun

Christine Baranski - Cybill

Lisa Kudrow - Friends

Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication (Presented by Eric Idle) John Lithgow 3rd Rock from the Sun Tim Allen - Home Improvement (TV series)

Drew Carey - The Drew Carey Show

Kelsey Grammer - Frasier

Garry Shandling - The Larry Sanders Show

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series (Presented by Jonathan Lipnicki and Mae Whitman) Carol Burnett Mad About You Ellen DeGeneres - The Larry Sanders Show

Janeane Garofalo - Seinfeld

Brooke Shields - Friends

Betty White - Suddenly Susan

Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication (Presented by Bill Maher) Rosie O'Donnell The Rosie O'Donnell Show Jane Curtin - 3rd Rock from the Sun

Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen

Fran Drescher - The Nanny

Helen Hunt - Mad About You

Tracey Ullman - Tracey Takes On...

Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series (Presented by Paul Reiser) Mel Brooks Mad About You Jason Alexander - The Nanny

Jim Carrey - Saturday Night Live

David Duchovny - The Larry Sanders Show

Nathan Lane - Frasier

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Special Appearances

1998 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Helen Hunt As Good as It Gets
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Rupert Everett My Best Friend's Wedding
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Joan Cusack In & Out
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Mary Ellen Hooper
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Jeff Dunham
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Bette Midler Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication George Carlin George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Garry Shandling The Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Carol Burnett Mad About You
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... Helen Hunt - Mad About You
Kirstie Alley - Veronica's Closet
Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen
Rosie O'Donnell - The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Jerry Stiller Seinfeld

Creative Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

1999 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
Tom Hanks - You've Got Mail
Adam Sandler - The Wedding Singer
Ben Stiller - There's Something About Mary
Robin Williams - Patch Adams
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Cameron Diaz There's Something About Mary Drew Barrymore - The Wedding Singer
Holly Hunter - Living Out Loud
Christina Ricci - The Opposite of Sex
Meg Ryan - You've Got Mail
Emma Thompson - Primary Colors
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Bill Murray Rushmore Ben Affleck - Shakespeare in Love
Chris Elliott - There's Something About Mary
William H. Macy - Pleasantville
Chris Rock - Lethal Weapon 4
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Kathy Bates Primary Colors Whoopi Goldberg - How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Lisa Kudrow - The Opposite of Sex
Marisa Tomei - Slums of Beverly Hills
Dianne Wiest - Practical Magic
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Etta May
Felicia Michaels
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic John Pinette
Robert Schimmel
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Carol Burnett The Marriage Fool Rosie O'Donnell - The 52nd Annual Tony Awards
Ellen DeGeneres - 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards
Janeane Garofalo - The Ms. Foundation's Women of Comedy
Whoopi Goldberg - Comic Relief VIII
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier Jason Alexander - Seinfeld
Michael Richards - Seinfeld
David Spade - Just Shoot Me!
Rip Torn - The Larry Sanders Show
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Billy Crystal The 70th Annual Academy Awards David Letterman - Late Show with David Letterman: 5th Anniversary Special
Chris Rock - Comic Relief VIII
Jerry Seinfeld - Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time
Robin Williams - Comic Relief VIII
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Doris Roberts Everybody Loves Raymond Jennifer Aniston - Friends
Courteney Cox - Friends
Lisa Kudrow - Friends
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Seinfeld
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Garry Shandling The Larry Sanders Show Michael J. Fox - Spin City
Kelsey Grammer - Frasier
Chris Rock - The Chris Rock Show
Ray Romano - Everybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Tracey Ullman Ally McBeal Carol Burnett - Mad About You
Ellen DeGeneres - The Larry Sanders Show
Lisa Kudrow - Mad About You
Bebe Neuwirth - Frasier
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen
Jenna Elfman - Dharma & Greg
Calista Flockhart - Ally McBeal
Helen Hunt - Mad About You
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series David Duchovny The Larry Sanders Show Hank Azaria - Mad About You
Alec Baldwin - Saturday Night Live
Jim Carrey - The Larry Sanders Show
Steve Martin - Late Show with David Letterman

Creative Achievement Award

2000 Awards

Category Winner(s) Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Mike Myers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jim Carrey - Man on the Moon
Robert De Niro - Analyze This
Kevin Spacey - American Beauty
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Annette Bening American Beauty Drew Barrymore - Never Been Kissed
Janeane Garofalo - Mystery Men
Reese Witherspoon - Election
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture John Malkovich Being John Malkovich Eugene Levy - American Pie
William H. Macy - Happy, Texas
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Joan Cusack Runaway Bride Cameron Diaz - Being John Malkovich
Lisa Kudrow - Analyze This
Funniest Motion Picture Analyze This American Beauty
Being John Malkovich
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Kathy Bates Annie Whoopi Goldberg - The 71st Annual Academy Awards
Lisa Kudrow - 1999 MTV Movie Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series David Hyde Pierce Frasier Peter Boyle - Everybody Loves Raymond
Sean Hayes - Will & Grace
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Billy Crystal - Saturday Night Live 25
Bill Murray - Saturday Night Live 25
David Hyde Pierce - The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Lisa Kudrow Friends Megan Mullally - Will & Grace
Doris Roberts - Everybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Ray Romano Everybody Loves Raymond Michael J. Fox - Spin City
Chris Rock - The Chris Rock Show
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Betty White Ally McBeal Christine Baranski - Frasier
Bebe Neuwirth - Frasier
Tracey Ullman - Ally McBeal
Funniest Television Series Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond
Will & Grace
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... Debra Messing - Will & Grace
Sarah Jessica Parker - Sex and the City
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Mel Brooks Mad About You Hank Azaria - Mad About You
Tim Conway - Mad About You

Lifetime Achievement Award

2001 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Ben Stiller Meet the Parents George Clooney - O Brother Where Are Thou
John Cusack - High Fidelity
Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Sandra Bullock Miss Congeniality Tracey Ullman - Small Time Crooks
Renée Zellweger - Nurse Betty
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Fred Willard Best in Show Jack Black - High Fidelity
Christopher Guest - Best in Show
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Catherine O'Hara Best in Show Kate Hudson - Almost Famous
Frances McDormand Almost Famous
Funniest Motion Picture Best in Show Almost Famous
Meet the Parents
Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Wanda Sykes Judy Gold
Sue Murphy
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Lewis Black Dave Attell
Dom Irrera
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 Billy Crystal - The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
Garry Shandling - The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Jon Stewart - Indecision 2000: Election Night - Choose and Lose
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special - Network, Cable or Syndication Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning Judi Dench - The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
Sarah Jessica Parker - 2000 MTV Movie Awards
Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Sean Hayes Will & Grace Robert Downey Jr. - Ally McBeal
Will Ferrell - Saturday Night Live
David Hyde Pierce - Frasier
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series Megan Mullally Will & Grace Jennifer Aniston - Friends
Lisa Kudrow - Friends
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Kelsey Grammer - Frasier
Ray Romano - Everybody Loves Raymond
Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series Bea Arthur Malcolm in the Middle Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jean Smart - Frasier
Reese Witherspoon - Friends
Funniest Television Series Everybody Loves Raymond Sex and the City
Will & Grace
Funniest Television Series - Animated The Simpsons King of the Hill
South Park
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) - Network, Cable or Syndication Jane Kaczmarek Malcolm in the Middle Debra Messing - Will & Grace
Sarah Jessica Parker - Sex and the City
Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Christopher Walken Saturday Night Live Dana Carvey - Saturday Night Live
Gregory Hines - Will & Grace
Bruce Willis - Friends

Lifetime Achievement Award

2014 awards

Category Winner Work Nominees
Funniest Motion Picture This Is the End N/A Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Heat
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Nebraska
Comedy Actor - Film Will Ferrell Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Johnny Knoxville - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Simon Pegg - The World's End
Seth Rogen - This Is the End
Comedy Actress - Film Melissa McCarthy The Heat Lake Bell - In a World...
Sandra Bullock - The Heat
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Enough Said
Kristen Wiig - The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Comedy Supporting Actor - Film Louis C.K. American Hustle Steve Carell - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Will Forte - Nebraska
Jonah Hill - This Is the End
Danny McBride - This Is the End
Comedy Supporting Actress - Film Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Scarlett Johansson - Her
June Squibb - Nebraska
Emma Watson - This Is the End
Kristen Wiig - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Comedy Director - Film Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen This Is the End Paul Feig - The Heat
Spike Jonze - Her
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
Edgar Wright - The World's End
Comedy Screenplay Katie Dippold The Heat Spike Jonze - Her
Bob Nelson - Nebraska
Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen - This Is the End
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg - The World's End
Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (NBC) N/A Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Veep (HBO)
Alternative Comedy Series Key & Peele (Comedy Central) N/A Archer (FX)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Kroll Show (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
Late Night Talk Show The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
N/A Conan (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Comedy Actor - TV Andy Samberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) Fred Armisen - Portlandia (IFC)
Jason Bateman - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Keegan-Michael Key - Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Jordan Peele - Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Comedy Actress - TV Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation (NBC) Zooey Deschanel - New Girl (Fox)
Lena Dunham - Girls (HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep (HBO)
Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Comedy Supporting Actor - TV Bill Hader Saturday Night Live (NBC) Aziz Ansari - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Will Arnett - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Ty Burrell - Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale - Veep (HBO)
Comedy Supporting Actress - TV Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live (NBC) Vanessa Bayer - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Julie Bowen - Modern Family (ABC)
Chelsea Peretti - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Aubrey Plaza - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Comedy Writing - TV Modern Family (ABC) N/A Arrested Development (Netflix)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Comedy Directing - TV Key & Peele (Comedy Central) N/A Arrested Development (Netflix)
Eastbound & Down (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Comedy Special of the Year Louis C.K. Oh My God Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
Kristen Schaal - Live at the Fillmore
Mike Birbiglia - My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
Patton Oswalt - Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah Silverman - We Are Miracles
Best Club Comic Maria Bamford N/A Bill Burr
Jerrod Carmichael
Ron Funches
Kyle Kinane
Sebastian Maniscalco
Sean Patton
Brian Regan
Rory Scovel
Doug Stanhope

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Bette Midler Wins 4 Comedy Awards". The New York Times. 1987-05-21. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "NBC Revives American Comedy Awards (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. October 23, 2013. Retrieved 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 .

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

American_Comedy_Awards
 



 



 
Music Scenes