Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Beginning with the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, leading actresses in comedy have competed alone. However, these comedic performances included actresses from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
CATHERINE OHARA.jpg
The 2020 recipient: Catherine O'Hara
Awarded forOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1954
Currently held byCatherine O'Hara,
Schitt's Creek (2020)
Websiteemmys.com

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are the first Emmys where there is no representation from a big four broadcast networks.

Winners and nominationsEdit

1950sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
1954
(6th)
[note 1]
Eve Arden Connie Brooks Our Miss Brooks CBS
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy CBS
Imogene Coca Various Characters Your Show of Shows NBC
Dinah Shore Herself The Dinah Shore Show
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show
1955
(7th)
[note 1]
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show CBS
Gracie Allen Gracie Allen The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Eve Arden Connie Brooks Our Miss Brooks
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy
Ann Sothern Susie McNamara Private Secretary
1956
(8th)
[note 1]
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy CBS
Gracie Allen Gracie Allen The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Eve Arden Connie Brooks Our Miss Brooks
Jean Hagen Margaret Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Ann Sothern Susie McNamara Private Secretary CBS
1957
(9th)
Nanette Fabray Various Characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Edie Adams Herself The Ernie Kovacs Show NBC
Gracie Allen Gracie Allen The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy
Ann Sothern Susie MacNamara Private Secretary
1958
(10th)
[note 1]
Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson Father Knows Best NBC
Eve Arden Liza Hammond The Eve Arden Show CBS
Spring Byington Lily Ruskin December Bride
Jan Clayton Ellen Miller Lassie
Ida Lupino Eve Drake Mr. Adams and Eve
1959
(11th)
Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson Father Knows Best CBS
Gracie Allen Gracie Allen The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Spring Byington Lily Ruskin December Bride
Ida Lupino Eve Adams Mr. Adams and Eve CBS
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Ann Sothern Katy O'Connor The Ann Sothern Show CBS

1960sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
1960
(12th)
[note 1]
Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson Father Knows Best CBS
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show NBC
1961
(13th)
[note 1]
Barbara Stanwyck Various Characters The Barbara Stanwyck Show NBC
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show NBC
1962
(14th)
[note 1]
Shirley Booth Hazel Burke Hazel NBC
Gertrude Berg Sarah Green The Gertrude Berg Show CBS
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Mary Stuart Joanne Gardner Search for Tomorrow CBS
Cara Williams Gladys Porter Pete and Gladys
1963
(15th)
[note 1]
Shirley Booth Hazel Burke Hazel NBC
Lucille Ball Lucy Carmichael The Lucy Show CBS
Shirl Conway Liz Thorpe The Nurses
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show
Irene Ryan Granny The Beverly Hillbillies
1964
(16th)
[note 1]
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Shirley Booth Hazel Burke Hazel NBC
Patty Duke Cathy Lane The Patty Duke Show ABC
Irene Ryan Granny The Beverly Hillbillies CBS
Inger Stevens Katy Holstrum The Farmer's Daughter ABC
1965
(17th)
No Award
1966
(18th)
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Lucille Ball Lucy Carmichael The Lucy Show CBS
Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens Bewitched ABC
1967
(19th)
Lucille Ball Lucy Carmichael The Lucy Show CBS
Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens Bewitched ABC
Agnes Moorehead Endora
Marlo Thomas Ann Marie That Girl
1968
(20th)
Lucille Ball Lucy Carmichael The Lucy Show CBS
Barbara Feldon Agent 99 Get Smart NBC
Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens Bewitched ABC
Paula Prentiss Paula Hollister He & She CBS
Marlo Thomas Ann Marie That Girl ABC
1969
(21st)
Hope Lange Carolyn Muir The Ghost & Mrs. Muir NBC
Diahann Carroll Julia Baker Julia NBC
Barbara Feldon Agent 99 Get Smart
Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens Bewitched ABC

1970sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network
1970
(22nd)
Hope Lange Carolyn Muir The Ghost & Mrs. Muir ABC
Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens Bewitched ABC
Marlo Thomas Ann Marie That Girl
1971
(23rd)
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family CBS
Marlo Thomas Ann Marie That Girl ABC
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
1972
(24th)
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family CBS
Sandy Duncan Sandy Stockton Funny Face CBS
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1973
(25th)
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family CBS
Bea Arthur Maude Findlay Maude
1974
(26th)
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Bea Arthur Maude Findlay Maude CBS
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family
1975
(27th)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern Rhoda CBS
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family CBS
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1976
(28th)
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Lee Grant Fay Stewart Fay NBC
Bea Arthur Maude Findlay Maude CBS
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom Phyllis
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern Rhoda
1977
(29th)
Bea Arthur Maude Findlay Maude CBS
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family CBS
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern Rhoda
Suzanne Pleshette Emily Hartley The Bob Newhart Show
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1978
(30th)
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family CBS
Bea Arthur Maude Findlay Maude CBS
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern Rhoda
Cathryn Damon Mary Campbell Soap ABC
Katherine Helmond Jessica Tate
Suzanne Pleshette Emily Hartley The Bob Newhart Show CBS
1979
(31st)
Ruth Gordon § Dee Wilcox Taxi ABC
Linda Lavin Alice Hyatt Alice CBS
Jean Stapleton Edith Bunker All in the Family
Katherine Helmond Jessica Tate Soap ABC
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons CBS

1980sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
1980
(32nd)
Cathryn Damon Mary Campbell Soap N/A ABC
Katherine Helmond Jessica Tate Soap N/A ABC
Polly Holliday Flo Castleberry Flo N/A CBS
Sheree North § Dotty Wertz Archie Bunker's Place N/A
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons N/A
1981
(33rd)
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons "And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds" CBS
Eileen Brennan § Mrs. McKenzie Taxi "Thy Boss's Wife" ABC
Cathryn Damon Mary Campbell Soap N/A
Katherine Helmond Jessica Tate N/A
Lynn Redgrave Ann Atkinson House Calls N/A CBS
1982
(34th)
Carol Kane § Simka Dahblitz Taxi "Simka Returns" ABC
Nell Carter Nellie Harper Gimme a Break! N/A NBC
Bonnie Franklin Ann Romano One Day at a Time N/A CBS
Swoosie Kurtz Laurie Morgan Love, Sidney N/A NBC
Charlotte Rae Edna Garrett The Facts of Life N/A
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons N/A CBS
1983
(35th)
Shelley Long Diane Chambers Cheers "Give Me a Ring Sometime" NBC
Nell Carter Nellie Harper Gimme a Break! N/A NBC
Mariette Hartley Jennifer Barnes Goodnight, Beantown N/A CBS
Swoosie Kurtz Laurie Morgan Love, Sidney N/A NBC
Rita Moreno Violet Newstead 9 to 5 N/A ABC
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons N/A CBS
1984
(36th)
Jane Curtin Allie Lowell Kate & Allie N/A CBS
Joanna Cassidy Jo Jo White Buffalo Bill N/A NBC
Shelley Long Diane Chambers Cheers N/A
Susan Saint James Kate McArdle Kate & Allie N/A CBS
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons N/A
1985
(37th)
Jane Curtin Allie Lowell Kate & Allie N/A CBS
Shelley Long Diane Chambers Cheers N/A NBC
Phylicia Rashad Clair Huxtable The Cosby Show N/A
Susan Saint James Kate McArdle Kate & Allie N/A CBS
Isabel Sanford Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons N/A
1986
(38th)
Betty White Rose Nylund The Golden Girls "In a Bed of Rose's" NBC
Bea Arthur Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls "The Triangle" NBC
Shelley Long Diane Chambers Cheers N/A
Rue McClanahan Blanche Devereaux The Golden Girls "The Way We Met"
Phylicia Rashad Clair Huxtable The Cosby Show "Cliff in Love"
1987
(39th)
Rue McClanahan Blanche Devereaux The Golden Girls "End of the Curse" NBC
Bea Arthur Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls "The Stan Who Came to Dinner" NBC
Blair Brown Molly Bickford Dodd The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd N/A
Jane Curtin Allie Lowell Kate & Allie N/A CBS
Betty White Rose Nylund The Golden Girls "Isn't It Romantic" NBC
1988
(40th)
Bea Arthur Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls "My Brother, My Father" NBC
Kirstie Alley Rebecca Howe Cheers "Backseat Becky, Upfront" NBC
Blair Brown Molly Bickford Dodd The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd N/A
Rue McClanahan Blanche Devereaux The Golden Girls "Strange Bedfellows"
Betty White Rose Nylund "Bringing Up Baby"
1989
(41st)
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "Respect" CBS
Bea Arthur Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls "Love Me Tender" NBC
Blair Brown Molly Bickford Dodd The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd N/A Lifetime
Rue McClanahan Blanche Devereaux The Golden Girls "Yes, We Have No Havanas" NBC
Betty White Rose Nylund "High Anxiety"

1990sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
1990
(42nd)
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "Brown Like Me" CBS
Kirstie Alley Rebecca Howe Cheers "The Improbable Dream, Part 1" NBC
Blair Brown Molly Bickford Dodd The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd N/A Lifetime
Delta Burke Suzanne Sugarbaker Designing Women "They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?" CBS
Betty White Rose Nylund The Golden Girls "Rose Fights Back" NBC
1991
(43rd)
Kirstie Alley Rebecca Howe Cheers "The Days of Wine and Neuroses" NBC
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "On Another Plane" CBS
Blair Brown Molly Bickford Dodd The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's a Pregnant Pause" Lifetime
Delta Burke Suzanne Sugarbaker Designing Women "The Bachelor Auction" CBS
Betty White Rose Nylund The Golden Girls "Once, in St. Olaf" NBC
1992
(44th)
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "Birth 101" CBS
Kirstie Alley Rebecca Howe Cheers "An Old Fashioned Wedding" NBC
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Conner Roseanne "A Bitter Pill to Swallow" ABC
Tyne Daly § Mimsy Borogroves Wings "My Brother's Keeper" NBC
Marion Ross Sophie Berger Brooklyn Bridge "Brave New World" CBS
Betty White Rose Nylund The Golden Girls "Dateline: Miami" NBC
1993
(45th)
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Conner Roseanne "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" ABC
Kirstie Alley Rebecca Howe Cheers "One for the Road" NBC
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "Games Mothers Play" CBS
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "Pilot" NBC
Marion Ross Sophie Berger Brooklyn Bridge "Brave New Worlds" CBS
1994
(46th)
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "It's Just Like Riding a Bike" CBS
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Conner Roseanne "The Driver's Seat" ABC
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "Cold Feet" NBC
Annie Potts Dana Palladino Love & War "I've Got a Crush on You" CBS
Patricia Richardson Jill Taylor Home Improvement "The Colonel" ABC
1995
(47th)
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown Murphy Brown "Requiem for a Crew Guy" CBS
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Conner Roseanne "Thanksgiving 1994" ABC
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Morgan Ellen "The Spa"
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "The Ride Home" NBC
Cybill Shepherd Cybill Sheridan Cybill "Virgin, Mother, Crone" CBS
1996
(48th)
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "The Finale" NBC
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Morgan Ellen "Witness" ABC
Fran Drescher Fran Fine The Nanny "The Hockey Show" CBS
Patricia Richardson Jill Taylor Home Improvement "The Longest Day" ABC
Cybill Shepherd Cybill Sheridan Cybill "When You're Hot, You're Hot" CBS
1997
(49th)
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "The Birth" NBC
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Morgan Ellen "The Puppy Episode" ABC
Fran Drescher Fran Fine The Nanny "The Facts of Lice" CBS
Patricia Richardson Jill Taylor Home Improvement "Family Unties" ABC
Cybill Shepherd Cybill Sheridan Cybill "In Her Dreams" CBS
1998
(50th)
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "Moody Blues" NBC
Kirstie Alley Veronica Chase Veronica's Closet "Pilot" NBC
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Morgan Ellen "Neighbors" ABC
Jenna Elfman Dharma Montgomery Dharma & Greg "Haus Arrest"
Calista Flockhart Ally McBeal Ally McBeal "One Hundred Tears Away" Fox
Patricia Richardson Jill Taylor Home Improvement "Bright Christmas" ABC
1999
(51st)
Helen Hunt Jamie Buchman Mad About You "The Final Frontier" NBC
Jenna Elfman Dharma Montgomery Dharma & Greg "Are You Ready for Some Football?" ABC
Calista Flockhart Ally McBeal Ally McBeal "Sideshow" Fox
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Be Nice" CBS
Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City "The Drought" HBO

2000sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2000
(52nd)
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Bad Moon Rising" CBS
Jenna Elfman Dharma Montgomery Dharma & Greg "Lawyers, Beer, and Money" ABC
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Red Dress" Fox
Debra Messing Grace Adler Will & Grace "Das Boob" NBC
Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City "Ex and the City" HBO
2001
(53rd)
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "The Canister" CBS
Calista Flockhart Ally McBeal Ally McBeal "Falling Up" Fox
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Flashback"
Debra Messing Grace Adler Will & Grace "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" NBC
Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" HBO
2002
(54th)
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby" NBC
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "A Vote for Debra" CBS
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Poker" Fox
Debra Messing Grace Adler Will & Grace "Bed, Bath and Beyond" NBC
Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City "The Real Me" HBO
2003
(55th)
Debra Messing Grace Adler Will & Grace "The Kid Stays Out of the Picture" NBC
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends "The One Where Monica Sings" NBC
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Baggage" CBS
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Baby" Fox
Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City "Anchors Away" HBO
2004
(56th)
Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City "An American Girl in Paris (Part Deux)" HBO
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends "The One with Rachel's Going Away Party" NBC
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Fun with Debra" CBS
Bonnie Hunt Bonnie Malloy Life with Bonnie "Ironing Out Our Differences" ABC
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Block Party" Fox
2005
(57th)
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo Desperate Housewives "Pilot" ABC
Marcia Cross Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives "Running to Stand Still" ABC
Teri Hatcher Susan Mayer "Move On"
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "The Finale" CBS
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Lois Battles Jamie" Fox
2006
(58th)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Christine Campbell The New Adventures of Old Christine "Supertramp" CBS
Stockard Channing Lydia Barnes Out of Practice "And I'll Cry If I Want To" CBS
Jane Kaczmarek Lois Malcolm in the Middle "Lois Strikes Back" Fox
Lisa Kudrow Valerie Cherish The Comeback "Valerie Does Another Classic Leno" HBO
Debra Messing Grace Adler Will & Grace "The Finale" NBC
2007
(59th)
America Ferrera Betty Suarez Ugly Betty "Pilot" ABC
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "Up All Night" NBC
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo Desperate Housewives "Bang" ABC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Christine Campbell The New Adventures of Old Christine "Playdate with Destiny" CBS
Mary-Louise Parker Nancy Botwin Weeds "Mrs. Botwin's Neighborhood" Showtime
2008
(60th)
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "Sandwich Day" NBC
Christina Applegate Samantha Newly Samantha Who? "The Restraining Order" ABC
America Ferrera Betty Suarez Ugly Betty "Odor in the Court"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Christine Campbell The New Adventures of Old Christine "One and a Half Men" CBS
Mary-Louise Parker Nancy Botwin Weeds "Bill Sussman" Showtime
2009
(61st)
Toni Collette Tara Gregson United States of Tara "Pilot" Showtime
Christina Applegate Samantha Newly Samantha Who? "The Pill" ABC
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "Reunion" NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Christine Campbell The New Adventures of Old Christine "Everyone Says I Love You Except Richie" CBS
Mary-Louise Parker Nancy Botwin Weeds "Lady's a Charm" Showtime
Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman The Sarah Silverman Program "There's No Place Like Homeless" Comedy Central

2010sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2010
(62nd)
[1]
Edie Falco Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie "Pilot" Showtime
Toni Collette Tara Gregson United States of Tara "Torando!" Showtime
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001" NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Christine Campbell The New Adventures of Old Christine "I Love What You Do for Me" CBS
Lea Michele Rachel Berry Glee "Sectionals" Fox
Amy Poehler Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation "Telethon" NBC
2011
(63rd)
[2]
Melissa McCarthy Molly Flynn Mike & Molly "First Date" CBS
Edie Falco Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie "Rat Falls" Showtime
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "Double-Edged Sword" NBC
Laura Linney Cathy Jamison The Big C "Pilot" Showtime
Martha Plimpton Virginia Chance Raising Hope "Say Cheese" Fox
Amy Poehler Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation "Flu Season" NBC
2012
(64th)
[3]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Tears" HBO
Zooey Deschanel Jessica Day New Girl "Bad in Bed" Fox
Lena Dunham Hannah Horvath Girls "She Did" HBO
Edie Falco Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie "Disneyland Sucks" Showtime
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "The Tuxedo Begins" NBC
Melissa McCarthy Molly Flynn Mike & Molly "The Dress" CBS
Amy Poehler Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation "Win, Lose, or Draw" NBC
2013
(65th)
[4]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Running" HBO
Laura Dern Amy Jellicoe Enlightened "All I Ever Wanted" HBO
Lena Dunham Hannah Horvath Girls "Bad Friend"
Edie Falco Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie "Luck of the Drawing" Showtime
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 30 Rock "Hogcock!" + "Last Lunch" NBC
Amy Poehler Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation "Emergency Response" + "Leslie and Ben"
2014
(66th)
[5]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Crate" HBO
Lena Dunham Hannah Horvath Girls "Beach House" HBO
Edie Falco Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie "Super Greens" Showtime
Melissa McCarthy Molly Flynn Mike & Molly "Mind Over Molly" CBS
Amy Poehler Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation "Recall Vote" NBC
Taylor Schilling Piper Chapman Orange Is the New Black "The Chickening" Netflix
2015
(67th)
[6]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Election Night" HBO
Edie Falco Jackie Peyton Nurse Jackie "I Say a Little Prayer" Showtime
Lisa Kudrow Valerie Cherish The Comeback "Valerie Is Taken Seriously" HBO
Amy Poehler Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation "One Last Ride" NBC
Amy Schumer Various Characters Inside Amy Schumer "Cool With It" Comedy Central
Lily Tomlin Frankie Bergstein Grace and Frankie "The Vows" Netflix
2016
(68th)
[7]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Mother" HBO
Ellie Kemper Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!" Netflix
Laurie Metcalf Dr. Jenna James Getting On "Am I Still Me?" HBO
Tracee Ellis Ross Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish "Sink or Swim" ABC
Amy Schumer Various Characters Inside Amy Schumer "Welcome to the Gun Show" Comedy Central
Lily Tomlin Frankie Bergstein Grace and Frankie "The Test" Netflix
2017
(69th)
[8]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Groundbreaking" HBO
Pamela Adlon Sam Fox Better Things "Future Fever" FX
Jane Fonda Grace Hanson Grace and Frankie "The Pot" Netflix
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom "Tush Push and Some Radishes" CBS
Ellie Kemper Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Goes to College!" Netflix
Tracee Ellis Ross Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish "Being Bow-racial" ABC
Lily Tomlin Frankie Bergstein Grace and Frankie "The Burglary" Netflix
2018
(70th)
[9]
Rachel Brosnahan Miriam "Midge" Maisel The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Thank You and Good Night" Prime Video
Pamela Adlon Sam Fox Better Things "Eulogy" FX
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom "Phone Confetti and a Wee Dingle" CBS
Issa Rae Issa Dee Insecure "Hella Great" HBO
Tracee Ellis Ross Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish "Elder. Scam." ABC
Lily Tomlin Frankie Bergstein Grace and Frankie "The Home" Netflix
2019
(71st)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Fleabag Fleabag "Episode 1" Prime Video
Christina Applegate Jen Harding Dead to Me "I've Gotta Get Away" Netflix
Rachel Brosnahan Miriam "Midge" Maisel The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Midnight at the Concord" Prime Video
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Selina Meyer Veep "Veep" HBO
Natasha Lyonne Nadia Vulvokov Russian Doll "Nothing in This World Is Easy" Netflix
Catherine O'Hara Moira Rose Schitt's Creek "The Crowening" Pop TV

2020sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2020
(72nd)
Catherine O'Hara Moira Rose Schitt's Creek "The Incident" Pop TV
Christina Applegate Jen Harding Dead to Me "It's Not You, It's Me" Netflix
Rachel Brosnahan Miriam "Midge" Maisel The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "A Jewish Girl Walks Into the Apollo..." Prime Video
Linda Cardellini Judy Hale Dead to Me "If Only You Knew" Netflix
Issa Rae Issa Dee Insecure "Lowkey Happy" HBO
Tracee Ellis Ross Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish "Kid Life Crisis" ABC

SuperlativesEdit

Superlative Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Actress with most awards Julia Louis-Dreyfus (7)
Actress with most nominations Julia Louis-Dreyfus (12)
Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
Jane Kaczmarek (7)

Programs with multiple awardsEdit

Performers with multiple awardsEdit

Programs with multiple nominationsEdit

Performers with multiple nominationsEdit

Total awards by networkEdit

  • CBS – 26
  • NBC – 16
  • ABC – 7
  • HBO – 7
  • Showtime – 2
  • Amazon – 2
  • Pop TV - 1

NotesEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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