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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress 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 actresses 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:

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Awarded for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1954
Currently held by Kate McKinnon,
Saturday Night Live (2017)
Website emmys.com

Contents

Winners and nominationsEdit

1950sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
19531954
(6th)
[note 1]
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
Bea Benaderet Blanche Morton The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Ruth Gilbert Max The Milton Berle Show NBC
Marion Lorne Mrs. Gurney Mister Peepers
Audrey Meadows Alice Kramden The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
19541955
(7th)
[note 1]
Audrey Meadows Alice Kramden The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Bea Benaderet Blanche Morton The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Jean Hagen Margaret Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Marion Lorne Mrs. Gurney Mister Peepers NBC
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
19551956
(8th)
[note 1]
Nanette Fabray Various Characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Jean Hagen Margaret Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Audrey Meadows Alice Kramden The Honeymooners CBS
Thelma Ritter # Aggie Hurley The Catered Affair NBC
19561957
(9th)
[note 1]
Pat Carroll Various Characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Audrey Meadows Alice Kramden The Jackie Gleason Show
Mildred Natwick # Madame Arcati Blithe Spirit
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy
19571958
(10th)
[note 1]
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS, NBC
Pat Carroll Various Characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Marion Lorne Myrtle Banford Sally
Verna Felton Hilda Crocker December Bride CBS
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy
19581959
(11th)
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Rosemary DeCamp Margaret MacDonald The Bob Cummings Show NBC
Elinor Donahue Betty Father Knows Best CBS, NBC
Verna Felton Hilda Crocker December Bride CBS
Kathleen Nolan Kate McCoy The Real McCoys ABC
ZaSu Pitts Susanna Pomeroy The Gale Storm Show CBS

1960sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
19591960
(12th)
No Award
1960-1961
(13th)
[note 1]
Don Knotts Dep. Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Abby Dalton Lt. Martha Hale Hennesey CBS
Barbara Hale Della Street Perry Mason
19611962
(14th)
[note 1]
Pamela Brown # The Duchess of Kent Victoria Regina NBC
Jeanne Cooper § Anna Medalle Ben Casey ABC
Colleen Dewhurst # Gertrude Hart Focus NBC
Joan Hackett § Ellen Parker Ben Casey ABC
Mary Wickes Maxfield The Gertrude Berg Show CBS
19621963
(15th)
[note 1]
Glenda Farrell § Martha Morrison Ben Casey ABC
Davey Davison § Laura Hunter The Eleventh Hour NBC
Nancy Malone Libby Kingston Naked City ABC
Rose Marie Sally Rogers The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Kate Reid # Queen Victoria The Invincible Mr. Disraeli NBC
19631964
(16th)
[note 1]
Ruth White # Shelagh Mangan Little Moon of Alban NBC
Martine Bartlett § Miranda Ledoux Porter Arrest and Trial ABC
Anjanette Comer § Annabelle Selinsky
Rose Marie Sally Rogers The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Claudia McNeil § Mrs. Hill The Doctors and the Nurses
19641965
(17th)
No Award
19651966
(18th)
Alice Pearce Gladys Kravitz Bewitched ABC
Rose Marie Sally Rogers The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
19661967
(19th)
Frances Bavier Aunt Bee The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Nancy Kulp Jane Hathaway The Beverly Hillbillies CBS
Marion Lorne Aunt Clara Bewitched ABC
19671968
(20th)
Marion Lorne (posthumously) Aunt Clara Bewitched ABC
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
Marge Redmond Sister Jacqueline The Flying Nun
Nita Talbot § Marya Hogan's Heroes CBS
19681969
(21st)
[note 1]
Susan Saint James Peggy Maxwell The Name of the Game NBC
Barbara Anderson Officer Eve Whitfield Ironside NBC
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC

1970sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
19691970
(22nd)
Karen Valentine Miss Alice Johnson Room 222 ABC
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
Lurene Tuttle Hannah Yarby Julia NBC
19701971
(23rd)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
Karen Valentine Miss Alice Johnston Room 222
19711972
(24th)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
19721973
(25th)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family
19731974
(26th)
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family CBS
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show
19741975
(27th)
Betty White Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda CBS
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Nancy Walker Ida Morgenstern Rhoda
19751976
(28th)
Betty White Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Georgia Engel Georgette Franklin The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Nancy Walker Ida Morgenstern Rhoda
19761977
(29th)
Mary Kay Place Loretta Haggers Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Syndicated
Georgia Engel Georgette Franklin The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Betty White Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show
19771978
(30th)
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda CBS
Polly Holliday Florence Jean Castleberry Alice CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Nancy Walker Ida Morgenstern Rhoda
19781979
(31st)
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family CBS
Polly Holliday Florence Jean Castleberry Alice CBS
Marion Ross Marion Cunningham Happy Days ABC
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS

1980sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
19791980
(32nd)
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS
Loni Anderson Jennifer Marlowe WKRP in Cincinnati CBS
Polly Holliday Florence Jean Castleberry Alice
Inga Swenson Gretchen Kraus Benson ABC
19801981
(33rd)
Eileen Brennan Cpt. Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin CBS
Loni Anderson Jennifer Marlowe WKRP in Cincinnati CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Anne Meara Veronica Rooney Archie Bunker's Place
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
19811982
(34th)
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS
Eileen Brennan Cpt. Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Andrea Martin Various Characters SCTV Network 90 NBC
Anne Meara Veronica Rooney Archie Bunker's Place CBS
Inga Swenson Gretchen Kraus Benson ABC
19821983
(35th)
Carol Kane Simka Dahblitz Taxi ABC
Eileen Brennan Cpt. Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS
19831984
(36th)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Paula Kelly Liz Williams Night Court NBC
Marion Ross Marion Cunningham Happy Days ABC
19841985
(37th)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Selma Diamond (posthumously) Selma Hacker Night Court NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Inga Swenson Gretchen Kraus Benson ABC
19851986
(38th)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Justine Bateman Mallory Keaton Family Ties NBC
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable The Cosby Show
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show
19861987
(39th)
Jackée Harry Sandra Clark 227 NBC
Justine Bateman Mallory Keaton Family Ties NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers
19871988
(40th)
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Jackée Harry Sandra Clark 227 NBC
Katherine Helmond Mona Robinson Who's the Boss? ABC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
19881989
(41st)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Katherine Helmond Mona Robinson Who's the Boss? ABC

1990sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
19891990
(42nd)
Bebe Neuwirth Dr. Lilith Sternin Cheers NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers
19901991
(43rd)
Bebe Neuwirth Dr. Lilith Sternin Cheers NBC
Elizabeth Ashley Frieda Evans Evening Shade CBS
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers
19911992
(44th)
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne ABC
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown CBS
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Alice Ghostley Bernice Clifton Designing Women CBS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld NBC
Frances Sternhagen § Esther Clavin Cheers
19921993
(45th)
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne ABC
Shelley Fabares Christine Armstrong-Fox Coach ABC
Sara Gilbert Darlene Conner Roseanne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers
19931994
(46th)
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne ABC
Shelley Fabares Christine Armstrong-Fox Coach ABC
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown CBS
Sara Gilbert Darlene Conner Roseanne ABC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld NBC
Liz Torres Mahalia Sanchez The John Larroquette Show
19941995
(47th)
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill CBS
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne ABC
Liz Torres Mahalia Sanchez The John Larroquette Show NBC
19951996
(48th)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld NBC
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill CBS
Janeane Garofalo Paula The Larry Sanders Show HBO
Jayne Meadows Alice Morgan-DuPont-Sutton-Cushing-Ferruke High Society CBS
Renée Taylor Sylvia Fine The Nanny
19961997
(49th)
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun NBC
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill CBS
Janeane Garofalo Paula The Larry Sanders Show HBO
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld
19971998
(50th)
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends NBC
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill CBS
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun NBC
Jane Leeves Daphne Moon Frasier
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld
19981999
(51st)
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun NBC
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends NBC
Lucy Liu Ling Woo Ally McBeal Fox
Wendie Malick Nina Van Horn Just Shoot Me! NBC
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS

2000sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
19992000
(52nd)
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace NBC
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends NBC
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City HBO
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends NBC
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS
20002001
(53rd)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends NBC
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City HBO
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends NBC
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace
20012002
(54th)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City HBO
Wendie Malick Nina Van Horn Just Shoot Me! NBC
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace
Cynthia Nixon Miranda Hobbes Sex and the City HBO
20022003
(55th)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City HBO
Cheryl Hines Cheryl David Curb Your Enthusiasm
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace NBC
Cynthia Nixon Miranda Hobbes Sex and the City HBO
20032004
(56th)
Cynthia Nixon Miranda Hobbes Sex and the City HBO
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City HBO
Kristin Davis Charlotte York Goldenblatt
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace NBC
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS
20042005
(57th)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond CBS
Conchata Ferrell Berta Two and a Half Men CBS
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace NBC
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men CBS
Jessica Walter Lucille Bluth Arrested Development Fox
20052006
(58th)
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace NBC
Cheryl Hines Cheryl David Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Elizabeth Perkins Celia Hodes Weeds Showtime
Jaime Pressly Joy Turner My Name Is Earl NBC
Alfre Woodard Betty Applewhite Desperate Housewives ABC
20062007
(59th)
Jaime Pressly Joy Turner My Name Is Earl NBC
Conchata Ferrell Berta Two and a Half Men CBS
Jenna Fischer Pam Beesly The Office NBC
Elizabeth Perkins Celia Hodes Weeds Showtime
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men CBS
Vanessa Williams Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty ABC
20072008
(60th)
Jean Smart Regina Newly Samantha Who? ABC
Kristin Chenoweth Olive Snook Pushing Daisies ABC
Amy Poehler Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men CBS
Vanessa Williams Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty ABC
20082009
(61st)
Kristin Chenoweth Olive Snook Pushing Daisies ABC
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock NBC
Elizabeth Perkins Celia Hodes Weeds Showtime
Amy Poehler Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Kristen Wiig
Vanessa Williams Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty ABC

2010sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
20092010
(62nd)
[1]
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester Glee Fox
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family ABC
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock NBC
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men CBS
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett Modern Family ABC
Kristen Wiig Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
20102011
(63rd)
[2]
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family ABC
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock NBC
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester Glee Fox
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett Modern Family ABC
Betty White Elka Ostrovsky Hot in Cleveland TV Land
Kristen Wiig Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
20112012
(64th)
[3]
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family ABC
Mayim Bialik Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory CBS
Kathryn Joosten Karen McCluskey Desperate Housewives ABC
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett Modern Family ABC
Merritt Wever Zoey Barkow, RN Nurse Jackie Showtime
Kristen Wiig Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
20122013
(65th)
[4]
Merritt Wever Zoey Barkow, RN Nurse Jackie Showtime
Mayim Bialik Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory CBS
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family ABC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep HBO
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock NBC
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester Glee Fox
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett Modern Family ABC
20132014
(66th)
[5]
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom CBS
Mayim Bialik Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory CBS
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family ABC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep HBO
Kate McKinnon Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Kate Mulgrew Galina "Red" Reznikov Orange Is the New Black Netflix
20142015
(67th)
[6]
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom CBS
Mayim Bialik Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory CBS
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family ABC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep HBO
Gaby Hoffmann Ali Pfefferman Transparent Amazon
Jane Krakowski Jacqueline Voorhees Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix
Kate McKinnon Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Niecy Nash Denise "DiDi" Ortley Getting On HBO
20152016
(68th)
[7]
Kate McKinnon Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep HBO
Gaby Hoffmann Ali Pfefferman Transparent Amazon
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom CBS
Judith Light Shelly Pfefferman Transparent Amazon
Niecy Nash Denise "DiDi" Ortley Getting On HBO
20162017
(69th)
[8]
Kate McKinnon Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Vanessa Bayer Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep HBO
Kathryn Hahn Raquel Fein Transparent Amazon
Leslie Jones Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC
Judith Light Shelly Pfefferman Transparent Amazon

SuperlativesEdit

Superlative Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Actress with most awards Rhea Perlman, Doris Roberts
Actress with most nominations Rhea Perlman, Loretta Swit
Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
Julia Duffy
Television program with most wins Cheers
Television program with most nominations The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Multiple awardsEdit

Multiple nominationsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit