NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned two major awards in the 2009-2010 Primetime Emmy® Awards competition, announced at last night's telecast by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).
Multiple Emmy-winner "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," the network's unique news parody series, won again this year in the category of Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmys for the "Daily Show" to fourteen and, with eight consecutive wins for Program, makes "The Daily Show's" record of consecutive wins the longest in Emmy history. The program is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
"The Colbert Report," with Stephen Colbert assuming a dismissive, Bill O'Reilly-like persona while commenting on the issues of the day, received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, a category in which it won its first Emmy in 2008. The show has now won two Emmy Awards honoring television excellence and been nominated for Emmys each year since it premiered in 2005. Its total number of nominations now stands at 18. The show has also been honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
The Emmy Awards were presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, took place on Saturday, August 21, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, were announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (NBC) on Sunday, August 29. Both ceremonies took place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's wins with all credited individuals.
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host. Rory Albanese, Josh Lieb, Executive Producers. Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer (Kahane Corn last year). Steve Bodow, Jennifer Flanz, Hillary Kun, Adam Lowitt, Jim Margolis, Supervising Producers. Jill Katz, Producer.
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
Barry Julien, Head Writer. Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Writers
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