COMEDY CENTRAL® HONORED WITH A RECORD 18 PRIMETIME EMMY® NOMINATIONS
Eighteen-Time Emmy-Winner “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Cited for Program,
Writing, Directing, Picture Editing, Technical Direction and Sound Mixing Totaling Six Nominations
Emmy-Winner Hit “The Colbert Report” Scores Six Big Nominations
for Show, Writing, Directing and Picture Editing for Series and Short Form and Sound Mixing
Four-Time Emmy-Winner “South Park” Garners a Nomination for Outstanding Animated Program
“Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs” Cited for Writing
COMEDY CENTRAL Multi-Platform Nominated for “The Daily Show Correspondents Explain”
on thedailyshow.com and “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs”
“Key & Peele” Receives a Nomination for Make-Up and “Workaholics” Scores for Stunt Coordination
NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned a record 18 nominations in the 2012-2013 Primetime Emmy® Awards competition.
Eighteen-time Emmy winner (including a record ten consecutive wins for program) “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is nominated this year in six categories including Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series. Chuck O'Neil was singled out for the tenth year in a row for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmy nominations for the "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to 50. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
“The Colbert Report” received six Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, a category in which it won its first Emmy in 2008, and director Jim Hoskinson was cited for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Picture Editing for Short Form Segments and Variety Specials and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special. The series has been nominated in the show, writing and directing categories for eight consecutive years and its total number of nominations now stands at 34. The show has also twice been honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
COMEDY CENTRAL Multi-Platform also received a nomination for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for “The Daily Show Correspondents Explain” on thedailyshow.com. They also received a nomination for Outstanding Interactive Program for “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs” on comedycentral.com. The division has garnered one Emmy and seven nominations.
Four-time Emmy-winner “South Park” earned a nomination in the Outstanding Animated Program category for the “Raising the Bar” episode. It also has won the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
"Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" received a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. The COMEDY CENTRAL star-studded autism benefit featured taped segments from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, surprise appearances from Sting, Louis CK and Ben Stiller and an inspiring and moving duet of “Firework” between Katy Perry and 11-year old Jodi DiPiazza. The show also included additional live wrap-arounds hosted by Stewart from “The Daily Show” studio, including a celebrity phone bank.
“Key & Peele” and “Workaholics” received their first Emmy nominations. “Key & Peele” garnered a nomination for Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic) and Jim Vickers was cited for a nomination for “Workaholics” in the Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program category.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Sunday, September 15, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast on CBS on Sunday, September 22 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations:
Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
Opus Moreschi, Head Writer, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Barry Julien, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Dan Guterman, Paul Dinello, Nate Charny, Bobby Mort, Writers
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Tim Carvell, Head Writer, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Steve Bodow, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Lauren Sarver, Jon Stewart, Writers
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs
Eric Slovin, Head Writer, Doug Abeles, Ethan T. Berlin, Luke Cunningham, RJ Fried, Dan Klein, Eric Ledgin, Doug Lieblich, Daniel Mirk, Craig Rowin, Robert Smigel, Writers
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
James Hoskinson, Director, The Colbert Report
Chuck O'Neil, Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
thedailyshow.com, The Daily Show Correspondents Explain - Comedy Central Digital Media - Steve Grimes, Executive Producer, Rachel Maceiras, Supervising Producer, Courtney Powell, Producer
Outstanding Interactive Program
comedycentral.com, Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs - Comedy Central Digital Media production - Robert Smigel, Executive Producer, Steve Grimes, Executive Producer, Shaw Bowman, Supervising Producer, Akash Goyal, Senior Producer, Mike Henneberger, Producer
Outstanding Animated Program
South Park, “Raising The Bar”
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Christein Aromando, Andrew Matheson, Editors, The Colbert Report
Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials
Jason Baker, Editor, The Colbert Report
Einar Westerlund, Editor, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic
Scott Wheeler, Department Head Makeup Artist, Suzy Diaz, Key Makeup Artist, Key & Peele
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
Todd Kilponen, Audio Mixer, Bob Walker, Robert Selito, Front of House Mixers, Jay Vicari, Music Mixer, The Colbert Report
Tim Lester, Production Mixer, Horst Hartmann, Monitor Mixer, Rocky Magistro, PA Mixer, Jay Vicari, Music Mixer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program
Jim Vickers, Stunt Coordinator, Workaholics
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
Andre Allen, Technical Director, Tom Dowling, Tim Quigley, Phil Salanto, Rich York, Franco Coello, Cameras, Paul Ranieri, Video Control, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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