COMEDY CENTRAL® HONORED WITH FIVE PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Cited For Program, Performance,Writing and Directing;
News Satire On A Roll After Winning Emmys In 2003, And Again in 2004
NEW YORK, July 14, 2005 -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned five nominations in the 2004-2005 Primetime Emmy Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," the network's unique news parody series, has been nominated for four Emmy Awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program for Stewart's performance and Outstanding Writing For A Music Or Comedy Program. Chuck O'Neil, the program's director, was singled out by the television academy for the second year-in-a-row for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," already honored with five Primetime Emmys and 15 nominations over its six years, won two Emmys last year, for the series and for writing, the third time the two-time Peabody Award-winning show has won the writing Emmy and its second as best series.
"South Park," the adult-oriented animation phenomenon, home to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman, received its fifth nomination for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (less than an hour).
The Emmy Awards will be presented during two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Sunday, September 11, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (CBS) on Sunday, September 18. Both ceremonies will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations, along with all credited individuals:
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart, Executive Producer
Ben Karlin, Executive Producer
Stewart Bailey, Co-Executive Producer
Kahane Corn, Supervising Producer
David Javerbaum, Supervising Producer
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
Jon Stewart, Host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
David Javerbaum, Head Writer; Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale,J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross,Jon Stewart, Writers
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
Chuck O'Neil, Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
South Park, "Best Friends Forever"
Trey Parker, Executive Producer, Writer, Director
Matt Stone, Executive Producer
Anne Garefino, Executive Producer
Frank C. Agnone II, Producer
Jennifer Howell, Supervising Producer
Eric Stough, Director of Animation
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