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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special is awarded to one television special each year. Prior to 2011, the award was bestowed as Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for Variety, Music or Comedy Programming and included both series and specials.

Primetime Emmy Award for Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
Awarded forOutstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held byJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018)
Websiteemmys.com

In the following list, the first titles listed in gold are the winners; those not in gold are nominees, which are listed in alphabetical order. The years given are those in which the ceremonies took place.

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Winners and nominationsEdit

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Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Miniseries or Special

1980sEdit

Year Program Nominees Network
1983
[1]
Sheena Easton... Act One Bob Pohle, John Rook, Ken Wilcox NBC
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever John Freschi NBC
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and The Muppets George Riesenberger ABC
Solid Gold Christmas Special '82 Bob Dickinson, C. Frank Olivas Syndicated
Special Bulletin Carl Gibson NBC
1984
[2]
The 6th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts William M. Klages CBS
Frank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas Fred "Red" McKinnon, Carl J. Vitelli Syndicated
Lynda Carter, Body and Soul Fred "Red" McKinnon, Olin Younger CBS
Perry Como's Christmas in New York Gregory Brunton ABC
Purlie Alan Adelman, Randy Nordstrom PBS
1985
[3]
Dance in America: Baryshnikov by Tharp with the American Ballet Theatre (Great Performances) Bill Klages, Arnie Smith PBS
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (American Playhouse) Ken Dettling, Danny Franks PBS
Motown Returns to the Apollo Bill Klages NBC
Olympic Gala John Freschi ABC
1986
[4]
Neil Diamond... Hello Again Kim Killingsworth, Marilyn Lowey, John Rook CBS
The 58th Annual Academy Awards Bob Dickinson, Tom Markle, Mark Palius ABC
The 21st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Ted Polmanski, Olin Younger NBC
The Execution of Raymond Graham John Botelho, Fred "Red" McKinnon, Barney Stewart ABC
Nell Carter... Never Too Old to Dream Ted Polmanski, John Rook NBC
1987
[5]
Diana Ross... Red Hot Rhythm and Blues Gregory Brunton ABC
Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening Alan Adelman CBS
Happy Birthday, Hollywood Jeff Engel, Marc Palius ABC
Kraft Salutes the Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz Bob Dickinson CBS
Liberty Weekend Closing Ceremonies Bob Dickinson, Olin Younger ABC
Liberty Weekend Opening Ceremonies Gregory Brunton, Kieran Healy, Fred "Red" McKinnon

Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special

Year Program Episode Nominees Network
1988
[6]
Julie Andrews... The Sound of Christmas John Rook ABC
Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street Bill Klages CBS
Willie Nelson, Texas Style Olin Younger
1989
[7]
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter Robert A. Dickinson CBS
The Jim Henson Hour "Dog City" John Rook NBC
John Denver's Christmas in Aspen Tom Beck, Kieran Healey CBS
A Raisin in the Sun (American Playhouse) Ken Dettling, William M. Klages PBS
Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong Jeff Engel NBC

1990sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominees Network
1990
[8]
The 17th Annual American Music Awards Olin Younger ABC
Time Warner Presents "The Earth Day Special" John Rook
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Marc Palius, John Rook ABC
Dance in America: American Indian Dance Theater (Great Performances) Alan Adelman PBS
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson William Merrill NBC
1991
[9]
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards William M. Klages CBS
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express Robert A. Dickinson
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Jeffrey M. Engel, Marc Palius ABC
Cher... at the Mirage Marty Callner, Jeff Johnson, Tim Phelps, Jeff Ravitz CBS
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson "Louie Bellson, Dean Dill and Cirque du Soleil" William Merrill NBC
1992
[10]
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying... Live the Dream Robert A. Dickinson CBS
The 64th Annual Academy Awards Jeffrey M. Engel, Marc Palius ABC
Cirque du Soleil II: A New Experience Sylvian Brault HBO
Comic Relief V Jeffrey M. Engel
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson William Merrill NBC
1993
[11]
The 52nd Presidential Inauguration Gala John Rook CBS
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Robert A. Dickinson ABC
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration Jules Fisher, Simon Miles HBO
Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah: 90 Primetime Minutes with the King of Pop Gregory Brunton ABC
1994
[12]
World War II: When Lions Roared Rod Yamane NBC
The 66th Annual Academy Awards Robert A. Dickinson ABC
Late Show with David Letterman Ruth Roberts CBS
The Tony Awards William M. Klages
Yanni: Live at the Acropolis David Kaniski, Richard Ocean, Lee Rose PBS
1995
[13]
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces Robert A. Dickinson, John C. Morgan CBS
Barbra Streisand: The Concert Simon Miles, Peter Morse HBO
Disney's Nancy Kerrigan Special: Dreams on Ice William M. Klages CBS
The Kennedy Center Presents: The Concert of the Americas Jeffrey M. Engel PBS
Tibor Rudas Presents The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 Olin Younger
The 1994 Tony Awards William M. Klages CBS
1996
[14]
The 68th Annual Academy Awards Greg Brunton ABC
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, John C. Morgan CBS
Muppets Tonight "Tony Bennett" Olin Younger ABC
Neil Diamond... Under a Tennessee Moon John Rook
The 1995 Tony Awards William M. Klages CBS
1997
[15]
Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas Allen Branton, Peter Morse HBO
Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies Robert Barnhart, Robert A. Dickinson, John C. Morgan NBC
Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice Bill Klages CBS
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, John C. Morgan
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno "1082" Gary Thorns NBC
1998
[16]
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Robert Barnhart, Robert A. Dickinson, Matt Ford, Andy O'Reilly ABC
ER "Ambush" Richard Thorpe NBC
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance Robert A. Dickinson, John C. Morgan MTV
Garth: Live from Central Park Mike Baldassari, Dave Butzler, Dave Hill, Patrick Woodroffe HBO
Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher "Ron Silver, Matthew Modine, Faye Anderson and Harlan Ellison" Phil Callan, Jeff Engel, Tim Sheldon ABC
Yanni: Tribute Matt Firestone, Dietrich Juengling, David Kaniski, Paul Lennon, Warwick Price, Lee Rose PBS
1999
[17]
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Robert Barnhart, Robert A. Dickinson, Matt Ford, Andy O'Reilly ABC
Janet: The Velvet Rope Jerry Watson HBO
Opening the Lost Tombs — Live from Egypt Greg Brunton Fox
The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant Jeff Engel, Victor Fable ABC
The Three Tenors: Paris 1998 Olin Younger PBS

Between 2000 and 2010, series and specials competed together for Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic).

Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special

2010sEdit

Year Program Nominees Network
2011
[18]
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Jon Kusner, Andy O'Reilly, Travis Hagenbuch CBS
83rd Annual Academy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Robert Barnhart, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner ABC
Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden LeRoy Bennett, Tom Beck HBO
2012
[19]
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Jon Kusner, Andy O'Reilly, Travis Hagenbuch CBS
Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park (Great Performances) Robert Barnhart, Ted Wells, Matt Firestone, Harry Sangmeister PBS
84th Annual Academy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Robert Barnhart, Jon Kusner, Andy O'Reilly ABC
Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show Starring Madonna Al Gurdon, Robert Barnhart, David Grill, Michael Owen NBC
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 Jon Kusner, Matt Firestone, Harry Sangmeister, Nick Collier CBS
2013
[20]
Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé Al Gurdon, Robert Barnhart, David Grill, Michael Owen CBS
Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino (Great Performances) Robert Barnhart, David Grill PBS
The 56th Grammy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Jon Kusner, Harrison Lippman, Travis Hagenbuch CBS
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Patrick Woodroffe, Adam Bassett, Al Gurdon, Tim Routledge NBC
The Oscars Robert A. Dickinson, Robert Barnhart, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner ABC
2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Allen Branton, Kevin Lawson, Felix Peralta HBO
2014
[21]
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony Al Gurdon, Peter Canning, Michael Owen, Ross Williams NBC
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America Matt Firestone, Ted Wells, Matthew Cotter, Mike Zinman CBS
The 56th Grammy Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner, Harrison Lippman, Patrick Boozer
The Oscars Robert A. Dickinson, Robert Barnhart, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner ABC
67th Annual Tony Awards Robert A. Dickinson, Noah A. Mitz, Harry Sangmeister, Ed McCarthy CBS
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Starring Bruno Mars Robert Barnhart, Pete Radice, David Grill, LeRoy Bennett Fox
2015
[22]
Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry Robert Barnhart, David Grill, Pete Radice, Jason Rudolph NBC
Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special Simon Miles, Suzanne Sotelo, Matthew Cotter ABC
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Robert Dickinson, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner, Patrick Boozer, Harrison Lippman CBS
The Oscars Robert Dickinson, Robert Barnhart, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner ABC
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Phil Hymes, Geoff Amoral, Rick McGuinness NBC
2016
[23]
Grease: Live Al Gurdon, Travis Hagenbuch, Madigan Stehly, Will Gossett, Ryan Tanker Fox
Adele Live in New York City Allen Branton, Patrick Woodroffe, Tom Beck, Eric Marchwinski, George Gountas NBC
The Oscars Robert Dickinson, Robert Barnhart, Andy O'Reilly, Jon Kusner ABC
Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Robert Barnhart, David Grill, Pete Radice, Jason Rudolph CBS
The Wiz Live! Allen Branton, Darren Langer, Kevin Lawson, Felix Peralta, Eric Marchwinski, Kirk Miller NBC
2017
[24]
Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga Robert Barnhart, David Grill, Pete Radice, Jason Rudolph Fox
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Robert Dickinson, Noah Mitz, Andy O'Reilly, Patrick Boozer, Ryan Tanker CBS
Hairspray Live! Allen Branton, Felix Peralta, Kevin Lawson, Darren Langer, Kirk J. Miller NBC
The Oscars Robert Dickinson, Travis Hagenbuch, Mike Berger, Andy O'Reilly, Patrick Boozer ABC
The 70th Annual Tony Awards Robert Dickinson, Ed McCarthy, Noah Mitz, Harry Sangmeister, Ted Wells CBS
2018
[25]
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Al Gurdon, Travis Hagenbuch, Ben Green, Kirk J. Miller, Eric Christian NBC
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards Robert Dickinson, Noah Mitz, Andy O'Reilly, Patrick Boozer, Ryan Tanker CBS
The Oscars Robert Dickinson, Travis Hagenbuch, Mike Berger, Andy O'Reilly, Patrick Boozer, Ben Green ABC
Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake Robert Barnhart, David Grill, Pete Radice, Jason Rudolph NBC
The 71st Annual Tony Awards Robert Dickinson, Ed McCarthy, Noah Mitz, Harry Sangmeister, RJ Styles CBS
2019
[26]
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Robert Dickinson, Noah Mitz, Michael Berger, Will Gossett, Madigan Stehly, Andy O'Reilly, Patrick Boozer, Ryan Tanker CBS
Kennedy Center Honors Robert Dickinson, Travis Hagenbuch, Michael Berger, Harry Sangmeister
The Oscars Robert Dickinson, Travis Hagenbuch, Michael Berger, Andy O'Reilly, Patrick Boozer, Ben Green ABC
RENT Al Gurdon, Madigan Stehly, Ben Green, Ryan Tanker, Patrick Brazil Fox
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards Robert Dickinson, Noah Mitz, Ed McCarthy, Harry Sangmeister CBS

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