Emmy Award Winners 1949 – Present

Emmy Award WinnersThis timeline details the yearly Primetime Emmy Award Winners

25th January 1949 
Hollywood Athletic Club, Los Angeles
Host – Walter O’Keefe
Emmy Award Winners:
Most Popular TV Programme – Pantomime Quiz
Best TV Film – The Necklace
Outstanding TV Personality – Shirley Dinsdale
27th January 1950
Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Host – Bill Welsh
Award Winners:
Best Drama – Texaco Star Theatre
Best Variety – The Ed Wynn Show
Most Outstanding Kinescoped Personality – Milton Berle
Most Outstanding Live Personality – Ed Wynn
23rd January 1951
Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Host – Earl Warren
Award Winners:
Best Drama – Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
Best Variety – The Alan Young Show
Best Lead Actor – Alan Young
Best Lead Actress – Gertrude Berg
18th February 1952 
Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles
Hosts – Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Red Skelton Show
Best Drama – Studio One
Best Variety – Your Show of Shows
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Red Skelton
Best Lead Actor – Mahmoud El Kholy
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Imogene Coca
5th February 1953
Hotel Statler, Los Angeles
Host – Art Linkletter
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – I Love Lucy
Best Drama – Robert Montgomery Presents
Best Variety – Your Show of Shows
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jimmy Durante
Best Lead Actor – Thomas Mitchell
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Lucille Ball
Best Lead Actress – Helen Hayes
11th February 1954
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – Ed Sullivan
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – I Love Lucy
Best Drama – The US Steel Hour
Best Variety – Omnibus
Best Lead Actor – Donald O’Connor in The Colgate Comedy Hour
Best Lead Actress – Eve Arden in Our Miss Brooks
7th March 1955
Moulin Rouge Nightclub, Los Angeles
Host – Steve Allen
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Make Room For Daddy
Best Drama – The US Steel Hour
Best Variety – Disneyland
Best Lead Actor – Danny Thomas in Make Room For Daddy
Best Lead Actress – Loretta Young in The Loretta Young Show
17th March 1956
Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosts – Art Linkletter, John Charles Daly
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Phil Silvers Show
Best Drama – Producers’ Showcase
Best Variety – Toast of the Town
Best Lead Actor – Phil Silvers in The Phil Silvers Show
Best Lead Actress – Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy
16th March 1957
NBC Studios, Burbank
Host – Desi Arnaz
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Phil Silvers Show
Best Drama – Playhouse 90
Best Variety – Not Awarded
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Sid Caesar in Caesar’s Hour
Best Lead Actor – Robert Young in Father Knows Best
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Nanette Fabray in Caesar’s Hour
Best Lead Actress – Loretta Young in The Loretta Young Show
15th April 1958
Coconut Grove, Hollywood
Host – Danny Thomas
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Phil Silvers Show
Best Drama – Playhouse 90
Best Variety – The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Best Lead Actor – Robert Young in Father Knows Best
Best Lead Actress – Jane Wyatt in Father Knows Best
6th May 1959
Moulin Rouge Nightclub, Hollywood
Host – Raymond Burr
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Jack Benny Program
Best Drama – Playhouse 90
Best Variety – The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jack Benny in The Jack Benny Program
Best Lead Actor – Raymond Burr in Perry Mason
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jane Wyatt in Father Knows Best
Best Lead Actress – Loretta Young in The Loretta Young Show
20th June 1960
NBC Studios Burbank
Host – Fred Astaire
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Art Carney Special
Best Drama – Playhouse 90
Best Variety – The Garry Moore Show
Best Lead Actor – Robert Stack in The Untouchables
Best Lead Actress – Jane Wyatt in Father Knows Best
16th May 1961
Moulin Rouge Nightclub, Los Angeles
Host – Dick Powell
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Jack Benny Program
Best Drama – Macbeth
Best Variety – Astaire Time
Best Lead Actor – Raymond Burr in Perry Mason
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Stanwyck in The Barbara Stanwyck Show
22nd May 1962
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – Bob Newhart
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Bob Newhart Show
Best Drama – The Defenders
Best Variety – The Garry Moore Show
Best Lead Actor – E G Marshall in The Defenders
Best Lead Actress – Shirley Booth in Hazel
26th May 1963
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Hosts – Don Knotts, Annette Funicello
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Drama – The Defenders
Best Variety – The Andy Williams Show
Best Lead Actor – E G Marshall in The Defenders
Best Lead Actress – Shirley Booth in Hazel
25th May 1964
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Hosts – Joey Bishop, E G Marshall
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Drama – The Defenders
Best Variety – The Danny Kaye Show
Best Lead Actor – Dick Van Dyke in The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Lead Actress – Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show
12th September 1965
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
A reduced number of categories with multiple winners was trialed.
Hosts – Sammy Davis Jr, Danny Thomas
Award Winners:
Best Shows – The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hallmark Hall of Fame, My Name is Barbra, Young People’s Concerts
Best Performers – Leonard Bernstein, Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt, Barbra Streisand, Dick Van Dyke
22nd May 1966
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Hosts – Danny Kaye, Bill Cosby
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Drama – The Fugitive
Best Variety – The Andy Williams Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Dick Van Dyke in The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Lead Actor – Bill Cosby in I Spy
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Stanwyck in The Big Valley
4th June 1967
Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Hosts – Joey Bishop, Hugh Downs
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Monkees
Best Drama – Mission Impossible
Best Variety – The Andy Williams Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Don Adams in Get Smart
Best Lead Actor – Bill Cosby in I Spy
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Bain in Mission Impossible
19th May 1968
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Hosts – Frank Sinatra, Dick Van Dyke
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Get Smart
Best Drama – Mission Impossible
Best Variety – Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Don Adams in Get Smart
Best Lead Actor – Bill Cosby in I Spy
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Bain in Mission Impossible
8th June 1969
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
Hosts – Bill Cosby, Merv Griffin
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Get Smart
Best Drama – NET Playhouse
Best Variety – Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Don Adams in Get Smart
Best Lead Actor – Carl Betz in Judd for the Defense
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Hope Lange in The Ghost and Mrs Muir
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Bain in Mission Impossible
7th June 1970
Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Hosts – David Frost, Danny Thomas
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – My World and Welcome to It
Best Drama – Marcus Welby MD
Best Variety – The David Frost Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – William Windom in My World and Welcome to It
Best Lead Actor – Robert Young in Marcus Welby MD
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Hope Lange in The Ghost and Mrs Muir
Best Lead Actress – Susan Hampshire in The Forsyte Saga
9th May 1971
Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Johnny Carson
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – All in the Family
Best Drama – The Bold Ones
Best Variety – Singer Presents Burt Bacharach
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jack Klugman in The Odd Couple
Best Lead Actor – Hal Holbrook in The Bold Ones
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jean Stapleton in All in the Family
Best Lead Actress – Susan Hampshire in The First Churchills
14th May 1972
Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Johnny Carson
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – All in the Family
Best Drama – Elizabeth R
Best Variety – The Carol Burnett Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Carroll O’Connor in All in the Family
Best Lead Actor – Peter Falk in Columbo
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jean Stapleton in All in the Family
Best Lead Actress – Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R
20th May 1973
Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Johnny Carson
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – All in the Family
Best Drama – The Waltons
Best Variety – The Julie Andrews Hour
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jack Klugman in The Odd Couple
Best Lead Actor – Richard Thomas in The Waltons
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Mary Tyler Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Best Lead Actress – Michael Learned in The Waltons
28th May 1974
Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Johnny Carson
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – M*A*S*H
Best Drama – Upstairs Downstairs
Best Variety – The Carol Burnett Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Alan Alda in M*A*S*H
Best Lead Actor – Telly Savalas in Kojak
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Mary Tyler Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Best Lead Actress – Michael Learned in The Waltons
19th May 1975
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – None
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Best Drama – Upstairs Downstairs
Best Variety – The Carol Burnett Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Tony Randall in The Odd Couple
Best Lead Actor – Robert Blake in Baretta
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Valerie Harper in Rhoda
Best Lead Actress – Jean Marsh in Upstairs, Downstairs
17th May 1976
Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles
Hosts – John Denver, Mary Tyler Moore
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Best Drama – Police Story
Best Variety – Saturday Night Live
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jack Albertson in Chico and the Man
Best Lead Actor – Peter Falk in Columbo
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Mary Tyler Moor in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Best Lead Actress – Michael Learned in The Waltons
11th September 1977
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Angie Dickinson, Robert Blake
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Best Drama – Upstairs, Downstairs
Best Variety – Van Dyke and Company
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Carroll O’Connor in All in the Family
Best Lead Actor – James Garner in The Rockfield Files
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Bea Arthur in Maude
Best Lead Actress – Lindsay Wagner in The Bionic Woman
17th September 1978
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – Alan Alda
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – All in the Family
Best Drama – The Rockford Files
Best Variety – The Muppet Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Carroll O’Connor in All in the Family
Best Lead Actor – Ed Asner in Lou Grant
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jean Stapleton in All in the Family
Best Lead Actress – Sada Thompson in Family
9th September 1979
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Henry Winkler, Cheryl Ladd
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Taxi
Best Drama – Lou Grant
Best Variety – Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Carroll O’Connor in All in the Family
Best Lead Actor – Ron Leibman in Kaz
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Ruth Gordon in Taxi
Best Lead Actress – Mariette Hartley in The Incredible Hulk
7th September 1980
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Steve Allen, Dick Clark
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Taxi
Best Drama – Lou Grant
Best Variety – Baryshnikov on Broadway
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Richard Mulligan in Soap
Best Lead Actor – Ed Asner in Lou Grant
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Cathryn Damon in Soap
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Bel Geddes in Dallas
13th September 1981
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Shirley MacLaine, Edward Asner
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Taxi
Best Drama – Hill Street Blues
Best Variety – Lily: Sold Out
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Judd Hirsch in Taxi
Best Lead Actor – Daniel J Travanti in Hill Street Blues
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Isabel Sanford in The Jeffersons
Best Lead Actress – Barbara Babcock in Hill Street Blues
19th September 1982
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – John Forsythe, Marlo Thomas
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Barney Miller
Best Drama – Hill Street Blues
Best Variety – Night of 100 Stars
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Alan Alda in M*A*S*H
Best Lead Actor – Daniel J Travanti in Hill Street Blues
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Carol Kane in Taxi
Best Lead Actress – Michael Learned in Nurse
25th September 1983
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Cheers
Best Drama – Hill Street Blues
Best Variety – Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Judd Hirsch in Taxi
Best Lead Actor – Ed Flanders in St Elsewhere
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Shelley Long in Cheers
Best Lead Actress – Tyne Daly in Cagney and Lacey
23rd September 1984
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – Tom Selleck
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Cheers
Best Drama – Hill Street Blues
Best Variety – Kennedy Center Honors
Best Lead Comedy Actor – John Ritter in Three’s Company
Best Lead Actor – Tom Selleck in Magnum PI
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jane Curtin in Kate and Allie
Best Lead Actress – Tyne Daly in Cagney and Lacey
22nd September 1985
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – John Forsythe
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Cosby Show
Best Drama – Cagney & Lacey
Best Variety – Motown Returns to the Apollo
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Robert Guillaume in Benson
Best Lead Actor – William Daniels in St Elsewhere
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jane Curtin in Kate and Allie
Best Lead Actress – Tyne Daly in Cagney and Lacey
21st September 1986
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – David Letterman, Shelley Long
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Golden Girls
Best Drama – Cagney & Lacey
Best Variety – Kennedy Center Honors
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Michael J Fox in Family Ties
Best Lead Actor – William Daniels in St Elsewhere
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Betty White in The Golden Girls
Best Lead Actress – Sharon Gless in Cagney and Lacey
20th September 1987
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – Bruce Willis
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Golden Girls
Best Drama – L A Law
Best Variety – 41st Tony Awards
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Michael J Fox in Family Ties
Best Lead Actor – Bruce Willis in Moonlighting
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Rue McClanahan in The Golden Girls
Best Lead Actress – Sharon Gless in Cagney and Lacey
28th August 1988
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – John Forsythe
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Wonder Years
Best Drama – Thirtysomething
Best Variety – Irving Berlin’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Michael J Fox in Family Ties
Best Lead Actor – Richard Kiley in A Year in the Life
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Bea Arthur in The Golden Girls
Best Lead Actress – Tyne Daly in Cagney and Lacey
17th September 1989
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – John Larroquette
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Cheers
Best Drama – L A Law
Best Variety – The Tracey Ullman Show
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Richard Mulligan in Empty Nest
Best Lead Actor – Carroll O’Connor in In the Heat of the Night
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown
Best Lead Actress – Dana Delany in China Beach
16th September 1990
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Candice Bergen, Jane Pauley, Jay Leno
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Murphy Brown
Best Drama – L A Law
Best Variety – In Living Color
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Ted Danson in Cheers
Best Lead Actor – Peter Falk in Columbo
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown
Best Lead Actress – Patricia Wettig in Thirtysomething
25th August 1991
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – Dennis Miller
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Cheers
Best Drama – L A Law
Best Variety – 63rd Academy Awards
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Burt Reynolds in Evening Shade
Best Lead Actor – James Earl Jones in Gabriel’s Fire
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Kirstie Alley in Cheers
Best Lead Actress – Patricia Wettig in Thirtysomething
30th August 1992
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Kirstie Alley, Dennis Miller, Tim Allen
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Murphy Brown
Best Drama – Northern Exposure
Best Variety – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Craig T Nelson in Coach
Best Lead Actor – Christopher Lloyd in Avonlea
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown
Best Lead Actress – Dana Delany in China Beach
19th September 1993
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – Angela Lansbury
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Seinfeld
Best Drama – Picket Fences
Best Variety – Saturday Night Live
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Ted Danson in Cheers
Best Lead Actor – Tom Skerritt in Picket Fences
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Roseanne Barr in Roseanne
Best Lead Actress – Kathy Baker in Picket Fences
11th September 1994
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Ellen DeGeneres, Patricia Richardson
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Frasier
Best Drama – Picket Fences
Best Variety – The Late Show with David Letterman
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Kelsey Grammer in Frasier
Best Lead Actor – Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown
Best Lead Actress – Sela Ward in Sisters
10th September 1995
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Cybil Shepherd, Shravya Aleti
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Frasier
Best Drama – NYPD Blue
Best Variety – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Kelsey Grammer in Frasier
Best Lead Actor – Mandy Patinkin in Chicago Hope
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown
Best Lead Actress – Kathy Baker in Picket Fences
8th September 1996
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Hosts – Oprah Winfrey, Michael J Fox, Paul Reiser
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Frasier
Best Drama – ER
Best Variety – Dennis Miller Live
Best Lead Comedy Actor – John Lithgow in 3rd Rock from the Sun
Best Lead Actor – Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Helen Hunt in Mad About You
Best Lead Actress – Kathy Baker in Picket Fences
14th September 1997
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena
Host – Bryant Gumbel
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Frasier
Best Drama – Law & Order
Best Variety – Tracey Takes On..
Best Lead Comedy Actor – John Lithgow in 3rd Rock from the Sun
Best Lead Actor – Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Helen Hunt in Mad About You
Best Lead Actress – Gillian Anderson in The X-Files
13th September 1998
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – None
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Frasier
Best Drama – The Practice
Best Variety – The Late Show with David Letterman
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Kelsey Grammer in Frasier
Best Lead Actor – Andre Braugher in Homicide: Life on the Street
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Helen Hunt in Mad About You
Best Lead Actress – Christine Lahti in Chicago Hope
12th September 1999
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosts – Jenna Elfman, David Hyde Pierce
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Ally McBeal
Best Drama – The Practice
Best Variety – The Late Show with David Letterman
Best Lead Comedy Actor – John Lithgow in 3rd Rock from the Sun
Best Lead Actor – Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Helen Hunt in Mad About You
Best Lead Actress – Edie Falco in The Sopranos
10th September 2000
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – Garry Shandling
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Will & Grace
Best Drama – The West Wing
Best Variety – The Late Show with David Letterman
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Michael J Fox in Spin City
Best Lead Actor – James Gandolfini in The Sopranos
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Patricia Heaton in Everybody Loves Raymond
Best Lead Actress – Sela Ward in Once and Again
4th November 2001
Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Ellen DeGeneres
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Sex and the City
Best Drama – The West Wing
Best Variety – The Late Show with David Letterman
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Eric McCormack in Will & Grace
Best Lead Actor – James Gandolfini in The Sopranos
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Patricia Heaton in Everybody Loves Raymond
Best Lead Actress – Edie Falco in The Sopranos
22nd September 2002
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – Conan O’Brien
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Friends
Best Drama – The West Wing
Best Variety – The Late Show with David Letterman
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Ray Romano in Everybody Loves Raymond
Best Lead Actor – Michael Chiklis in The Shield
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Jennifer Aniston in Friends
Best Lead Actress – Allison Janney in The West Wing
21st September 2003
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – None
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Everybody Loves Raymond
Best Drama – The West Wing
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Tony Shalhoub in Monk
Best Lead Actor – James Gandolfini in The Sopranos
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Debra Messing in Will & Grace
Best Lead Actress – Edie Falco in The Sopranos
19th September 2004
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – Garry Shandling
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Arrested Development
Best Drama – The Sopranos
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Kelsey Grammer in Frasier
Best Lead Actor – James Spader in The Practice
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City
Best Lead Actress – Allison Janney in The West Wing
18th September 2005
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – Ellen DeGeneres
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Everybody Loves Raymond
Best Drama – Lost
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Tony Shalhoub in Monk
Best Lead Actor – James Spader in Boston Legal
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Felicity Huffman in Desperate Housewives
Best Lead Actress – Patricia Arquette in Medium
27th August 2006
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – Conan O’Brien
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Office
Best Drama – 24
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Tony Shalhoub in Monk
Best Lead Actor – Kiefer Sutherland in 24
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in The New Adventures of Old Christine
Best Lead Actress – Mariska Hargitay in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
16th September 2007
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host – Ryan Seacrest
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – 30 Rock
Best Drama – The Sopranos
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Ricky Gervais in Extras
Best Lead Actor – James Spader in Boston Legal
Best Lead Comedy Actress – America Ferrera in Ugly Betty
Best Lead Actress – Sally Field in Brothers & Sisters
21st September 2008
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Hosts – Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst, Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – 30 Rock
Best Drama – Mad Men
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock
Best Lead Actor – Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Tina Fey in 30 Rock
Best Lead Actress – Glenn Close in Damages
20th September 2009
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Neil Patrick Harris
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – 30 Rock
Best Drama – Mad Men
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock
Best Lead Actor – Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Toni Collette in United States of Tara
Best Lead Actress – Glenn Close in Damages
29th August 2010
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Jimmy Fallon
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Modern Family
Best Drama – Mad Men
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actor – Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie
Best Lead Actress – Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer
18th September 2011
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Jane Lynch
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Modern Family
Best Drama – Mad Men
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actor – Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Melissa McCarthy in Mike & Molly
Best Lead Actress – Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
23rd September 2012
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Jimmy Kimmel
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Modern Family
Best Drama – Homeland
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men
Best Lead Actor – Damian Lewis in Homeland
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Best Lead Actress – Clare Danes in Homeland
22nd September 2013
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Neil Patrick Harris
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Modern Family
Best Drama – Breaking Bad
Best Variety – The Colbert Report
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actor – Jeff Daniels in The Newsroom
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Best Lead Actress – Clare Danes in Homeland
25th August 2014
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Seth Meyers
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Modern Family
Best Drama – Breaking Bad
Best Variety – The Colbert Report
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actor – Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Best Lead Actress – Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
20th September 2015
Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Andy Samberg
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Veep
Best Drama – Game of Thrones
Best Variety – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent
Best Lead Actor – Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Best Lead Actress – Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder
18th September 2016
Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Jimmy Kimmel
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Veep
Best Drama – Game of Thrones
Best Variety – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent
Best Lead Actor – Rami Malek in Mr Robot
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Best Lead Actress – Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black
17th September 2017
Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – Stephen Colbert
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Veep
Best Drama – The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Variety – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Donald Glover in Atlanta
Best Lead Actor – Sterling K Brown in This is Us
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Best Lead Actress – Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale
17th September 2018
Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles
Hosts – Michael Che, Colin Jost
Award Winners:
Best Comedy – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Best Drama – Game of Thrones
Best Variety – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Bill Hader in Barry
Best Lead Actor – Matthew Rhys in The Americans
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Best Lead Actress – Claire Foy in The Crown
22nd September 2019
Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles
Host – None
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Fleabag
Best Drama – Game of Thrones
Best Variety – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Bill Hader in Barry
Best Lead Actor – Billy Porter in Post
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag
Best Lead Actress – Jodie Comer in Killing Eve
20th September 2020
Awards presented from Staples Center, Los Angeles, speeches made virtually due to Covid-19
Host – Jimmy Kimmel
Emmy Award Winners:
Best Comedy – Schitt’s Creek
Best Drama – Succession
Best Variety – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Lead Comedy Actor – Eugene Levy in Schitt’s Creek
Best Lead Actor – Jeremy Strong in Succession
Best Lead Comedy Actress – Catherine O’Hara in Schitt’s Creek
Best Lead Actress – Zendaya in Euphoria

 

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2019 – 2020). Emmy Award Winners 1949 – Present. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/emmy-award-winners Last accessed October 29th, 2020