COMEDY CENTRAL(R) WINS FOUR PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS LED BY "KEY & PEELE'S" EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
"Key & Peele" Also Awarded for Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
Social Media Sensation "@midnight With Chris Hardwick" Takes Home Its Second Consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience
"Inside Amy Schumer's" Ryan McFaul Receives the Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 - Comedy Central earned four awards at last night's 2015-2016 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Ceremony. The #1 brand in comedy scored back-to-back wins in the Variety Sketch Series, Directing for a Variety Series, and Interactive Media - Social TV Experience categories.
The critically acclaimed "Key & Peele" capped off its five season run with its first Emmy Award wins, for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special.
Comedy Central's hit late night series and multiplatform powerhouse "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" was also honored with its second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience.
"Inside Amy Schumer's" Ryan McFaul earned an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series - the franchise's third win overall.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were presented in three ceremonies. The first two, primarily for creative arts categories, took place on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, and were announced last night before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (ABC). All ceremonies took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a complete list of Comedy Central's Emmy wins:
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
"Key & Peele"
Keegan-Michael Key, Executive Producer; Jordan Peele, Executive Producer; Jay Martel, Executive Producer; Ian Roberts, Executive Producer;Peter Principato, Executive Producer; Paul Young, Executive Producer; Joel Zadak, Executive Producer; Peter Atencio, Co-Executive Producer; Linda Morel, Producer
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Ryan McFaul, Director; "Inside Amy Schumer," "Madonna/Whore"
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Social TV Experience
@midnight with Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick, Executive Producer/Host; Jack Martin, Executive Producer; Joe Farrell, Executive Producer; Christopher D'Elia, Producer; Serious Business
Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Scott Wheeler, Department Head Makeup Artist; Suzy Diaz, Key Makeup Artist; Jason Hamer, Key Makeup Artist; Natalie Thimm, Key Makeup Artist; Michael Blake, Key Makeup Artist; "Key & Peele," "Y'all Ready For This?"