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[09/21/15 - 09:02 AM]
Comedy Central Wins Record Eight Emmy Awards, Sweeping Variety Series Categories
The #1 brand in comedy earned a record eight awards, placing it behind only HBO and NBC in total wins amongst all networks during the 2014-2015 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards competition.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) WINS A RECORD EIGHT PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Receives Three Emmy Awards with Wins for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

"Inside Amy Schumer" Takes Home Two Emmys, for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Music and Lyrics

Comedy Central's Social Media Sensation "@midnight" Earns Its First Emmy Award, for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience

First-Time Nominee "Drunk History" Awarded with the Emmy for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or a Special

"The Colbert Report" Earns the Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming

NEW YORK, September 21, 2015 - Comedy Central swept the Variety Series categories at last night's Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, taking home the Emmys for both Variety Talk and Sketch Series, along with the Emmys in both the Writing and Directing categories. The #1 brand in comedy earned a record eight awards, placing it behind only HBO and NBC in total wins amongst all networks during the 2014-2015 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards competition.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" reigned supreme and capped off the Stewart era by winning three Emmys last night, increasing its overall Emmy Award total to 23. The hit late-night talk show was recipient of the first-ever Outstanding Variety Talk Series award, the 11th time the show has won a Best Series award. Its Emmy win for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series was also the 9th time it was so honored. Rounding out its historic era, the multiple-nominated Chuck O'Neil broke through with his first Emmy Award win for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.

"Inside Amy Schumer" earned two Emmy Awards, receiving the first-ever awarded Outstanding Sketch Series honor and the win for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Comedy Central's social media sensation and hit late-night series "@midnight" received its first Emmy, for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience, "Drunk History" was awarded its first Emmy on its first nomination, for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or a Special, and "The Colbert Report" won an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, took place on Saturday, September 12, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, and were announced last night before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (Fox). Both ceremonies took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

The following is a complete list of Comedy Central's Emmy wins:

Outstanding Variety Talk Series "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series "Inside Amy Schumer"

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Elliott Kalan (Head Writer), Adam Lowitt, Steve Bodow, Jon Stewart, Dan Amira, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver, Owen Parsons, Delaney Yeager

Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series Chuck O'Neil, Director, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Social TV Experience "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" Chris Hardwick, Host/Executive Producer, Jack Martin, Executive Producer, Joe Farrell, Executive Producer Jason U. Nadler, Executive Producer, Myke Furhman, Multiplatform Producer Comedy CentralComedy Central, Funny or Die, Nerdist Industries, Serious Business, Aloha Productions, Garant Lennon Productions, Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics Kyle Dunnigan, Music by; Jim Roach, Lyrics by; "Inside Amy Schumer" - "Cool With It," Episode; "Girl You Don't Need Make Up," Song Title

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special "Drunk History" Christina Mongini, Costume Designer

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming Jason Baker, Editor,"The Colbert Report" - "Farewell Colbert" (Segment)





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