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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series is presented to the best directing of a television comedy series.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Awarded forOutstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1959
Currently held byAmy Sherman-Palladino,
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2018)
Websiteemmys.com

Contents

Winners and nominationsEdit

1950sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
1959 Father Knows Best "Medal for Margaret" Peter Tewksbury CBS
The Jack Benny Program "Gary Cooper" Seymour Berns CBS
Make Room for Daddy "Pardon My Accent" Sheldon Leonard
Mr. Adams and Eve "The Interview" Richard Kinon
The Real McCoys "Kate's Career" Hy Averback ABC

1960sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
1960 The Jack Benny Program Ralph Levy and Bud Yorkin CBS
Make Room for Daddy Sheldon Leonard CBS
The Red Skelton Show Seymour Berns
1961 Make Room for Daddy Sheldon Leonard CBS
The Bob Hope Show Dick McDonough and Jack Shea NBC
My Three Sons Peter Tewksbury ABC
1962 Car 54, Where Are You? Nat Hiken NBC
The Dick Van Dyke Show John Rich CBS
The Garry Moore Show Dave Geisel
Henry Fonda and the Family Bud Yorkin
The Red Skelton Show Seymour Berns
1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show John Rich CBS
The Beverly Hillbillies Richard Whorf CBS
The Garry Moore Show Dave Geisel
The Jack Benny Program Frederick De Cordova
The Red Skelton Show Seymour Berns
1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show Jerry Paris CBS
The Beverly Hillbillies Richard Whorf CBS
The Farmer's Daughter Paul Nickell, William D. Russell, and Don Taylor ABC
McHale's Navy Sidney Lanfield
1965
No Award
1966 Bewitched William Asher ABC
The Dick Van Dyke Show Jerry Paris CBS
Get Smart "Diplomat's Daughter" Paul Bogart NBC
1967 The Monkees "Royal Flush" James Frawley NBC
Bewitched William Asher ABC
Family Affair William D. Russell CBS
I Spy "One of Our Bombs Is Missing" Earl Bellamy NBC
The Lucy Show Maury Thompson CBS
1968 Get Smart "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye" Bruce Bilson NBC
That Girl "That Girl" Danny Arnold ABC
The Monkees "The Devil and Peter Tork" James Frawley NBC
1969 The Dean Martin Show "October 17, 1968" Greg Garrison NBC
The Bill Cosby Special Bill Hobin NBC
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In "February 3, 1969" Gordon Wiles

1970sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
1970 Kraft Music Hall "The Sound of Burt Bacharach" Dwight Hemion NBC
The Second Bill Cosby Special Seymour Berns NBC
Young People's Concerts "Berlioz Takes a Trip" Roger Englander CBS
1971 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Toulouse-Lautrec Is One of My Favorite Artists" Jay Sandrich CBS
All in the Family "Gloria's Pregnancy" John Rich CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Support Your Local Mother" Alan Rafkin
1972 All in the Family "Sammy's Visit" John Rich CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary" Jay Sandrich CBS
"Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda" Peter Baldwin
1973 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "It's Whether You Win or Lose" Jay Sandrich CBS
All in the Family "The Bunkers and the Swingers" John Rich and Bob LaHendro CBS
M*A*S*H "Pilot" Gene Reynolds
1974 M*A*S*H "Carry On, Hawkeye" Jackie Cooper CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Lou's First Date" Jay Sandrich CBS
M*A*S*H "Deal Me Out" Gene Reynolds
1975 M*A*S*H "O.R." Gene Reynolds CBS
M*A*S*H "Alcoholics Unanimous" Hy Averback CBS
"Bulletin Board" Alan Alda
1976 M*A*S*H "Welcome to Korea" Gene Reynolds CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Chuckles Bites the Dust" Joan Darling CBS
M*A*S*H "The Kids" Alan Alda
Maude "The Analyst" Hal Cooper
1977 M*A*S*H "Dear Sigmund" Alan Alda CBS
All in the Family "The Draft Dodger" Paul Bogart CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Last Show" Jay Sandrich
M*A*S*H "Lt. Radar O'Reilly" Alan Rafkin
"The Nurses" Joan Darling
1978 All in the Family "Edith's 50th Birthday" Paul Bogart CBS
Happy Days "Richie Almost Dies" Jerry Paris ABC
M*A*S*H "Comrades in Arms" Alan Alda and Burt Metcalfe CBS
Maude "Vivian's Decision" Hal Cooper
Soap "Episode 24" Jay Sandrich ABC
1979 Barney Miller "The Harris Incident" Noam Pitlik ABC
All in the Family "California, Here We Are, Part 2" Paul Bogart CBS
M*A*S*H "Dear Sis" Alan Alda CBS
"Point of View" Charles S. Dubin
Soap "Episode 27" Jay Sandrich ABC

1980sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
1980 Taxi "Louie and the Nice Girl" James Burrows ABC
M*A*S*H "Bottle Fatigue" Burt Metcalfe CBS
"Dreams" Alan Alda
"Period of Adjustment" Charles S. Dubin
"Stars and Stripes" Harry Morgan
1981 Taxi "Elaine's Strange Triangle" James Burrows ABC
Archie Bunker's Place "Tough Love" Linda Day CBS
Barney Miller "Liquidation" Noam Pitlik ABC
Happy Days "Hello Mrs. Arcola" Jerry Paris
M*A*S*H "The Life You Save" Alan Alda CBS
"No Laughing Matter" Burt Metcalfe
WKRP in Cincinnati "Venus Flytrap Explains The Atom" Rod Daniel
1982 One Day at a Time "Barbara's Crisis" Alan Rafkin CBS
M*A*S*H "Picture This" Burt Metcalfe CBS
"Pressure Points" Charles S. Dubin
"Sons and Bowlers" Hy Averback
"Where There's a Will, There's a War" Alan Alda
Taxi "Jim the Psychic" James Burrows ABC
1983 Cheers "Showdown, Part 2" James Burrows NBC
Buffalo Bill "Pilot" Tom Patchett NBC
"Woody Quits" Jim Drake
The Love Boat "The Dog Show" Bob Sweeney ABC
M*A*S*H "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" Alan Alda CBS
"The Joker Is Wild" Burt Metcalfe
1984 Kate & Allie "A Very Loud Family" Bill Persky CBS
AfterMASH "Fall Out" Larry Gelbart CBS
Buffalo Bill "Jo-Jo's Problem, Part 2" Ellen Falcon NBC
Cheers "Old Flames" James Burrows
1985 The Cosby Show "The Younger Woman" Jay Sandrich NBC
Alice "Tommy's Lost Weekend" Marc Daniels CBS
Cheers "Cheerio, Cheers" James Burrows NBC
Kate & Allie "Landlady" Bill Persky CBS
Moonlighting "Pilot" Robert Butler ABC
1986 The Cosby Show "Denise's Friend" Jay Sandrich NBC
Cheers "The Triangle" James Burrows NBC
The Golden Girls "A Little Romance" Terry Hughes
"The Heart Attack" Jim Drake
Kate & Allie "Chip's Friend" Bill Persky CBS
1987 The Golden Girls "Isn't it Romantic" Terry Hughes NBC
Cheers "Chambers vs. Malone" James Burrows NBC
The Cosby Show "I Know that You Know" Jay Sandrich
Designing Women "The Beauty Contest" Jack Shea CBS
Family Ties "A, My Name is Alex" Will Mackenzie NBC
1988 Hooperman "Pilot" Gregory Hoblit ABC
Cheers "Backseat Becky, Up Front" James Burrows NBC
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here Comes that Cold Wind off the River" Jay Tarses
It's Garry Shandling's Show "No Baby, No Show" Alan Rafkin Showtime
The Golden Girls "Old Friends" Terry Hughes NBC
1989 The Wonder Years "Our Miss White" Peter Baldwin ABC
Cheers "The Visiting Leecher" James Burrows NBC
The Golden Girls "Brother Can You Spare that Jacket" Terry Hughes
Murphy Brown "Pilot" Barnet Kellman CBS
The Wonder Years "Birthday Boy" Steve Miner ABC
"How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation" Michael Dinner

1990sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
1990 The Wonder Years "Good-bye" Michael Dinner ABC
Cheers "The Improbable Dream, Part 1" James Burrows NBC
Designing Women "They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?" Harry Thomason CBS
The Famous Teddy Z "Pilot" Hugh Wilson
The Golden Girls "Triple Play" Terry Hughes NBC
Murphy Brown "Brown Like Me" Barnet Kellman CBS
1991 Cheers "Woody Interruptus" James Burrows NBC
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night" Jay Tarses Lifetime
Murphy Brown "On Another Plane" Barnet Kellman CBS
Seinfeld "The Pony Remark" Tom Cherones NBC
The Wonder Years "The Ties That Bind" Peter Baldwin ABC
1992 Murphy Brown "Birth 101" Barnet Kellman CBS
Brooklyn Bridge "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" Sam Weisman CBS
Cheers "An Old Fashioned Wedding" James Burrows NBC
Murphy Brown "Send in the Clowns" Lee Shallat-Chemel CBS
Seinfeld "The Tape" David Steinberg NBC
1993 Dream On "For Peter's Sake" Betty Thomas HBO
Cheers "One for the Road" James Burrows NBC
Dream On "And Bimbo Was His Name-O" Eric Laneuville HBO
Murphy Brown "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato" Peter Bonerz CBS
Seinfeld "The Contest" Tom Cherones NBC
1994 Frasier "The Good Son" James Burrows NBC
The John Larroquette Show "Pilot" John Whitesell NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Life Behind Larry" Todd Holland HBO
Mad About You "Love Letters" Tom Moore NBC
"Paul is Dead" Lee Shallat-Chemel
Seinfeld "The Mango" Tom Cherones
1995 Frasier "The Matchmaker" David Lee NBC
Friends "The One with the Blackout" James Burrows NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Hank's Night in the Sun" Todd Holland HBO
The Nanny "Canasta Master" Lee Shallat-Chemel CBS
Seinfeld "The Jimmy" Andy Ackerman NBC
1996 Friends "The One After the Superbowl" Michael Lembeck NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Arthur After Hours" Todd Holland HBO
"I Was a Teenage Lesbian" Michael Lehmann
Seinfeld "The Soup Nazi" Andy Ackerman NBC
3rd Rock from the Sun "Brains and Eggs" James Burrows
1997 Frasier "To Kill a Talking Bird" David Lee NBC
Ellen "The Puppy Episode" Gil Junger ABC
The Larry Sanders Show "Everybody Loves Larry" Todd Holland HBO
"Ellen, or Isn't She" Alan Myerson
Seinfeld "The Pothole" Andy Ackerman NBC
1998 The Larry Sanders Show "Flip" Todd Holland HBO
Ally McBeal "Cro-Magnon" Allan Arkush Fox
"Pilot" James Frawley
Dharma & Greg "Pilot" James Burrows ABC
3rd Rock from the Sun "Dick and the Other Guy" Terry Hughes NBC
1999 Sports Night "Pilot" Thomas Schlamme ABC
Ally McBeal "Those Lips, That Hand" Arlene Sanford Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "Robert's Date" Will Mackenzie CBS
Friends "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" Michael Lembeck NBC
Will & Grace "Pilot" James Burrows

2000sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
2000 Malcolm in the Middle "Pilot" Todd Holland Fox
Ally McBeal "Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost" Bill D'Elia Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Christmas Picture" Will Mackenzie CBS
Friends "The One That Could Have Been" Michael Lembeck NBC
Sports Night "Quo Vadimus" Thomas Schlamme ABC
Will & Grace "Homo for the Holidays" James Burrows NBC
2001 Malcolm in the Middle "Bowling" Todd Holland Fox
Ed "Pilot" James Frawley NBC
Malcolm in the Middle "Flashback" Jeffrey Melman Fox
Sex and the City "Easy Come, Easy Go" Charles McDougall HBO
Will & Grace "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" James Burrows NBC
2002 Sex and the City "The Real Me" Michael Patrick King HBO
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Doll" Robert B. Weide HBO
Malcolm in the Middle "Christmas" Jeffrey Melman Fox
Scrubs "My Old Lady" Marc Buckland NBC
Will & Grace "A Chorus Lie" James Burrows
2003 Curb Your Enthusiasm "Krazee-Eyez Killa" Robert B. Weide HBO
Curb Your Enthusiasm "Mary, Joseph, and Larry" David Steinberg HBO
"The Nanny from Hell" Larry Charles
"The Special Section" Bryan Gordon
Sex and the City "I Love a Charade" Michael Engler
Will & Grace "24" James Burrows NBC
2004 Arrested Development "Pilot" Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Fox
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The 5 Wood" Bryan Gordon HBO
"The Car Pool Lane" Robert B. Weide
"The Survivor" Larry Charles
Sex and the City "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" Tim Van Patten
2005 Desperate Housewives "Pilot" Charles McDougall ABC
Entourage "Pilot" David Frankel HBO
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Finale" Gary Halvorson CBS
Monk "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine" Randall Zisk USA
Will & Grace "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World" James Burrows NBC
2006 My Name Is Earl "Pilot" Marc Buckland NBC
The Comeback "Valerie Does Another Classic Leno" Michael Patrick King HBO
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Christ Nail" Robert B. Weide
Entourage "Oh, Mandy" Daniel Attias
"Sundance Kids" Julian Farino
Weeds "Good Shit Lollipop" Craig Zisk Showtime
2007 Ugly Betty "Pilot" Richard Shepard ABC
Entourage "One Day in the Valley" Julian Farino HBO
Extras "Orlando Bloom" Stephen Merchant
The Office "Gay Witch Hunt" Ken Kwapis NBC
Scrubs "My Musical" Will Mackenzie
30 Rock "The Break-Up" Scott Ellis
2008 Pushing Daisies "Pie-lette" Barry Sonnenfeld ABC
Entourage "No Cannes Do" Daniel Attias HBO
Flight of the Conchords "Sally Returns" James Bobin
The Office "Goodbye, Toby" Paul Feig NBC
"Money" Paul Lieberstein
30 Rock "Rosemary's Baby" Michael Engler
2009 The Office "Stress Relief" Jeff Blitz NBC
Entourage "Tree Trippers" Julian Farino HBO
Flight of the Conchords "The Tough Brets" James Bobin
30 Rock "Apollo, Apollo" Millicent Shelton NBC
"Generalissimo" Todd Holland
"Reunion" Beth McCarthy-Miller

2010sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
2010
[1]
Glee "Pilot" Ryan Murphy Fox
Glee "Wheels" Paris Barclay Fox
Modern Family "Pilot" Jason Winer ABC
Nurse Jackie "Pilot" Allen Coulter Showtime
30 Rock "I Do Do" Don Scardino NBC
2011
[2]
Modern Family "Halloween" Michael Spiller ABC
How I Met Your Mother "Subway Wars" Pamela Fryman CBS
Modern Family "See You Next Fall" Steven Levitan ABC
"Slow Down Your Neighbors" Gail Mancuso
30 Rock "Live Show" Beth McCarthy-Miller NBC
2012
[3]
Modern Family "Baby on Board" Steven Levitan ABC
Curb Your Enthusiasm "Palestinian Chicken" Robert B. Weide HBO
Girls "She Did" Lena Dunham
Louie "Duckling" Louis C.K. FX
Modern Family "Virgin Territory" Jason Winer ABC
New Girl "Pilot" Jake Kasdan Fox
2013
[4]
Modern Family "Arrested" Gail Mancuso ABC
Girls "On All Fours" Lena Dunham HBO
Glee "Diva" Paris Barclay Fox
Louie "New Year's Eve" Louis C.K. FX
30 Rock "Hogcock!" / "Last Lunch" Beth McCarthy-Miller NBC
2014
[5]
Modern Family "Las Vegas" Gail Mancuso ABC
Episodes "Episode Nine" Iain B. MacDonald Showtime
Glee "100" Paris Barclay Fox
Louie "Elevator, Part 6" Louis C.K. FX
Orange Is the New Black "Lesbian Request Denied" Jodie Foster Netflix
Silicon Valley "Minimum Viable Product" Mike Judge HBO
2015
[6]
Transparent "Best New Girl" Jill Soloway Amazon
The Last Man on Earth "Alive in Tucson" Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Fox
Louie "Sleepover" Louis C.K. FX
Silicon Valley "Sand Hill Shuffle" Mike Judge HBO
Veep "Testimony" Armando Iannucci
2016
[7]
Transparent "Man on the Land" Jill Soloway Amazon
Master of None "Parents" Aziz Ansari Netflix
Silicon Valley "Daily Active Users" Alec Berg HBO
"Founder Friendly" Mike Judge
Veep "Kissing Your Sister" David Mandel
"Morning After" Chris Addison
"Mother" Dale Stern
2017
[8]
Atlanta "B.A.N." Donald Glover FX
Silicon Valley "Intellectual Property" Jamie Babbit HBO
"Server Error" Mike Judge
Veep "Blurb" Morgan Sackett
"Groundbreaking" David Mandel
"Justice" Dale Stern
2018
[9]
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Pilot" Amy Sherman-Palladino Amazon
Atlanta "FUBU" Donald Glover FX
"Teddy Perkins" Hiro Murai
Barry "Chapter One: Make Your Mark" Bill Hader HBO
The Big Bang Theory "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" Mark Cendrowski CBS
GLOW "Pilot" Jesse Peretz Netflix
Silicon Valley "Initial Coin Offering" Mike Judge HBO

Total awards by networkEdit

  • CBS – 15
  • ABC – 14
  • NBC – 14
  • Fox – 4
  • HBO – 4
  • Amazon – 3
  • FX – 1

Programs with multiple awardsEdit

Programs with multiple nominationsEdit

Individuals with multiple awardsEdit

Individuals with multiple nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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