Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Awarded for||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences|
|Currently held by||Louie Anderson,
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In early Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies, the supporting categories were not always genre, or even gender, specific. Beginning with the 22nd Primetime Emmy Awards, supporting actors in comedy have competed alone. However, these comedic performances often included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:
- # – Indicates a performance in a Miniseries or Television film, prior to the category's creation.
- § – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
Winners and nominationsEdit
|Superlative||Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Comedy Series
|Actor with most awards||Don Knotts|
|Actor with most nominations||David Hyde Pierce|
|Actor with most nominations
without ever winning
|Jason Alexander, Peter Boyle|
|Television program with most wins||The Andy Griffith Show,
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
|Television program with most nominations||M*A*S*H|
- Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories
- "Nominees/Winners". Retrieved July 14, 2016.