New York– Comedy Central swept the Variety Series categories at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home the Emmys for both Variety Talk and Sketch Series, along with the Emmys in both the Writing and Directing categories. The number one 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 Awards competition. At the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation, Comedy Central followed only HBO in Emmy wins.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart reigned supreme and capped off the Stewart era by winning three Emmys this year, 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 include Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and 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.
Comedy Central’s list of Emmy wins this year:
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
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