Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series


Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

This is a list of the winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

Chronology of categories

Over the years, the award has been presented under several titles. From 1975 to 1978, an award was give in the two categories, Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing In A Comedy-Variety Or Music Series. In 1979 they were merged.

* 1959-1959 Best Direction Of A Single Program Of A Comedy Series
* 1960-1973 Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Comedy
* 1974-1974 Best Directing In Comedy
* 1975-1978 Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series
* 1975-1978 Outstanding Directing In A Comedy-Variety Or Music Series
* 1979-1979 Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Or Comedy-Variety Or Music Series
* 1980-1991 Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series
* 1992-1995 Outstanding Individual Achievement In Directing In A Comedy Series
* 1996-present Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Award winners

1950s

*1959: Peter Tewksbury – "Father Knows Best"

1960s

*1960: Ralph Levy / Bud Yorkin – "Jack Benny Hour Specials"
*1961: Sheldon Leonard – "The Danny Thomas Show"
*1962: Nat Hiken – "Car 54, Where Are You?"
*1963: John Rich – "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
*1964: Jerry Paris – "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
*1966: William Asher – "Bewitched"
*1967: James Frawley – "The Monkees"
*1968: Bruce Bilson – "Get Smart"

1970s

*1971: Jay Sandrich – "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
*1972: John Rich – "All in the Family"
*1973: Jay Sandrich – "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
*1974: Jackie Cooper – "M*A*S*H"
*1975: Dave Powers – "The Carol Burnett Show", and
Gene Reynolds – "M*A*S*H"
*1976: Dave Wilson – "NBC's Saturday Night", and Gene Reynolds – "M*A*S*H"
*1977: Alan Alda – "M*A*S*H", and Dave Powers – "The Carol Burnett Show"
*1978: Dave Powers – "The Carol Burnett Show", and Paul Bogart – "All in the Family"
*1979: Noam Pitlik – "Barney Miller"

1980s

*1980: James Burrows – "Taxi"
*1981: James Burrows – "Taxi"
*1982: Alan Rafkin – "One Day At A Time"
*1983: James Burrows – "Cheers"
*1984: Bill Persky – "Kate & Allie"
*1985: Jay Sandrich – "The Cosby Show"
*1986: Jay Sandrich – "The Cosby Show"
*1987: Terry Hughes – "The Golden Girls"
*1988: Gregory Hoblit – "Hooperman"
*1989: Peter Baldwin – "The Wonder Years"

1990s

*1990: Michael Dinner – "The Wonder Years"
*1991: James Burrows – "Cheers"
*1992: Barnet Kellman – "Murphy Brown"
*1993: Betty Thomas – "Dream On"
*1994: James Burrows – "Frasier"
*1995: David Lee – "Frasier"
*1996: Michael Lembeck – "Friends"
*1997: David Lee – "Frasier"
*1998: Todd Holland – "The Larry Sanders Show"
*1999: Thomas Schlamme – "Sports Night"

2000s

*2000: Todd Holland – "Malcolm in the Middle"
*2001: Todd Holland – "Malcolm in the Middle"
*2002: Michael Patrick King – "Sex and the City"
*2003: Robert B. Weide – "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
*2004: Joe Russo / Anthony Russo – "Arrested Development"
*2005: Charles McDougall – "Desperate Housewives"
*2006: Marc Buckland – "My Name is Earl"
*2007: Richard Shepard – "Ugly Betty"
*2008: Barry Sonnenfeld - "Pushing Daisies"


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