Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
The 2021 recipient: Hannah Waddingham
Awarded forOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1954
Currently held byHannah Waddingham,
Ted Lasso (2021)
Websiteemmys.com

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In early Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies, the supporting categories were not always genre-, or even gender-, specific. Beginning with the 22nd Primetime Emmy Awards, supporting actresses in comedy have competed alone. However, these comedic performances often included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

Winners and nominations

1950s

Year Actress Role Program Network
Best Series Supporting Actress
1954
(6th)
[note 1]
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
Bea Benaderet Blanche Morton The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Ruth Gilbert Various characters The Milton Berle Show NBC
Marion Lorne Mrs. Gurney Mister Peepers
Audrey Meadows Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Best Supporting Actress in a Regular Series
1955
(7th)
[note 1]
Audrey Meadows Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Bea Benaderet Blanche Morton The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Jean Hagen Margaret Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Marion Lorne Mrs. Gurney Mister Peepers NBC
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy CBS
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1956
(8th)
[note 1]
Nanette Fabray Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Jean Hagen Margaret Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Audrey Meadows Alice Kramden The Honeymooners CBS
Thelma Ritter # Aggie Hurley Alcoa-Goodyear Playhouse NBC
Best Supporting Performance by an Actress
1957
(9th)
[note 1]
Pat Carroll Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Audrey Meadows Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show
Mildred Natwick # Madame Arcati Ford Star Jubilee
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy
Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
1958
(10th)
[note 1]
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show CBS & NBC
Pat Carroll Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Marion Lorne Myrtle Banford Sally
Verna Felton Hilda Crocker December Bride CBS
Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy
Best Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series
1959
(11th)
Ann B. Davis Charmaine Schultz The Bob Cummings Show NBC
Rosemary DeCamp Margaret MacDonald The Bob Cummings Show NBC
Elinor Donahue Betty Father Knows Best CBS & NBC
Verna Felton Hilda Crocker December Bride CBS
Kathleen Nolan Kate McCoy The Real McCoys ABC
ZaSu Pitts Susanna Pomeroy Oh, Susanna CBS

1960s

Year Actress Role Program Network
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead or Support)
1960
(12th)
Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson Father Knows Best CBS
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Teresa Wright Margaret Bourke-White NBC Sunday Showcase NBC
Loretta Young Various characters The Loretta Young Show
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series
1961
(13th)
[note 1]
Don Knotts Barney Fife The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Abby Dalton Lt. Martha Hale Hennesey CBS
Barbara Hale Della Street Perry Mason
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress
1962
(14th)
[note 1]
Pamela Brown # Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Hallmark Hall of Fame NBC
Jeanne Cooper § Anna Medalle Ben Casey ABC
Colleen Dewhurst # Gertrude Hart Focus NBC
Joan Hackett § Ellen Parker Ben Casey ABC
Mary Wickes Maxfield The Gertrude Berg Show CBS
1963
(15th)
[note 1]
Glenda Farrell § Martha Morrison Ben Casey ABC
Davey Davison § Laura Hunter The Eleventh Hour NBC
Nancy Malone Libby Kingston Naked City ABC
Rose Marie Sally Rogers The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Kate Reid # Queen Victoria Hallmark Hall of Fame NBC
1964
(16th)
[note 1]
Ruth White # Shelagh Mangan Hallmark Hall of Fame NBC
Martine Bartlett § Miranda Ledoux Porter Arrest and Trial ABC
Anjanette Comer § Annabelle Selinsky
Rose Marie Sally Rogers The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Claudia McNeil § Mrs. Hill The Nurses
1965
(17th)
No Award
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series
1966
(18th)
Alice Pearce (post-humously) Gladys Kravitz Bewitched ABC
Rose Marie Sally Rogers The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
1967
(19th)
Frances Bavier Aunt Bee The Andy Griffith Show CBS
Nancy Kulp Jane Hathaway The Beverly Hillbillies CBS
Marion Lorne Aunt Clara Bewitched ABC
1968
(20th)
Marion Lorne (post-humously) Aunt Clara Bewitched ABC
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
Marge Redmond Sister Jacqueline The Flying Nun
Nita Talbot § Marya Hogan's Heroes CBS
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series
1969
(21st)
[note 1]
Susan Saint James Peggy Maxwell The Name of the Game NBC
Barbara Anderson Officer Eve Whitfield Ironside NBC
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC

1970s

Year Actress Role Program Network
1970
(22nd)
Karen Valentine Miss Alice Johnson Room 222 ABC
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
Lurene Tuttle Hannah Yarby Julia NBC
1971
(23rd)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Agnes Moorehead Endora Bewitched ABC
Karen Valentine Miss Alice Johnston Room 222
1972
(24th)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
1973
(25th)
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family
1974
(26th)
Cloris Leachman Phyllis Lindstrom The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family CBS
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Valerie Harper Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1975
(27th)
Betty White Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda CBS
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Nancy Walker Ida Morgenstern Rhoda
1976
(28th)
Betty White Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Georgia Engel Georgette Franklin The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Nancy Walker Ida Morgenstern Rhoda
1977
(29th)
Mary Kay Place Loretta Haggers Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Syndicated
Georgia Engel Georgette Franklin The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Betty White Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1978
(30th)
Julie Kavner Brenda Morgenstern Rhoda CBS
Polly Holliday Florence Jean Castleberry Alice CBS
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Nancy Walker Ida Morgenstern Rhoda
1979
(31st)
Sally Struthers Gloria Stivic All in the Family CBS
Polly Holliday Florence Jean Castleberry Alice CBS
Marion Ross Marion Cunningham Happy Days ABC
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS

1980s

Year Actress Role Program Network
1980
(32nd)
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS
Loni Anderson Jennifer Marlowe WKRP in Cincinnati CBS
Polly Holliday Florence Jean Castleberry Alice
Inga Swenson Gretchen Kraus Benson ABC
1981
(33rd)
Eileen Brennan Cpt. Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin CBS
Loni Anderson Jennifer Marlowe WKRP in Cincinnati CBS
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Anne Meara Veronica Rooney Archie Bunker's Place
1982
(34th)
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS
Andrea Martin Various Characters SCTV Network NBC
Eileen Brennan Cpt. Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Anne Meara Veronica Rooney Archie Bunker's Place
Inga Swenson Gretchen Kraus Benson ABC
1983
(35th)
Carol Kane Simka Dahblitz Taxi NBC
Eileen Brennan Cpt. Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan M*A*S*H CBS
1984
(36th)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Paula Kelly Liz Williams Night Court NBC
Marion Ross Marion Cunningham Happy Days ABC
1985
(37th)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Selma Diamond (post-humously) Selma Hacker Night Court NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Marla Gibbs Florence Johnston The Jeffersons
Inga Swenson Gretchen Kraus Benson ABC
1986
(38th)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Justine Bateman Mallory Keaton Family Ties NBC
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable The Cosby Show NBC
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable
1987
(39th)
Jackée Harry Sandra Clark 227 NBC
Justine Bateman Mallory Keaton Family Ties NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers
1988
(40th)
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Jackée Harry Sandra Clark 227 NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers
Katherine Helmond Mona Robinson Who's the Boss? ABC
1989
(41st)
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart CBS
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls NBC
Katherine Helmond Mona Robinson Who's the Boss? ABC

1990s

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
1990
(42nd)
Bebe Neuwirth Lilith Sternin Cheers N/A NBC
Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen Newhart N/A CBS
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown N/A
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers N/A NBC
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls N/A
1991
(43rd)
Bebe Neuwirth Lilith Sternin Cheers N/A NBC
Elizabeth Ashley Frieda Evans Evening Shade N/A CBS
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown N/A
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls N/A NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers N/A
1992
(44th)
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne N/A ABC
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown N/A CBS
Estelle Getty Sophia Petrillo The Golden Girls N/A NBC
Alice Ghostley Bernice Clifton Designing Women N/A CBS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A NBC
Frances Sternhagen § Esther Clavin Cheers N/A
1993
(45th)
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne N/A ABC
Shelley Fabares Christine Armstrong-Fox Coach N/A ABC
Sara Gilbert Darlene Conner Roseanne N/A
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A NBC
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli Cheers N/A
1994
(46th)
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne N/A ABC
Shelley Fabares Christine Armstrong-Fox Coach N/A ABC
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood Murphy Brown N/A CBS
Sara Gilbert Darlene Conner Roseanne N/A ABC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A NBC
Liz Torres Mahalia Sanchez The John Larroquette Show N/A
1995
(47th)
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill N/A CBS
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends N/A NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne N/A ABC
Liz Torres Mahalia Sanchez The John Larroquette Show N/A NBC
1996
(48th)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A NBC
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill N/A CBS
Janeane Garofalo Paula The Larry Sanders Show N/A HBO
Jayne Meadows Alice Morgan-DuPont-Sutton-Cushing-Ferruke High Society N/A CBS
Renée Taylor Sylvia Fine The Nanny N/A
1997
(49th)
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun N/A NBC
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill N/A CBS
Janeane Garofalo Paula The Larry Sanders Show N/A HBO
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends N/A NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A
1998
(50th)
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends "The One with Ross's Wedding" NBC
Christine Baranski Maryann Thorpe Cybill "The Golden Years" CBS
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun N/A NBC
Jane Leeves Daphne Moon Frasier "Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name" + "First Date"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes Seinfeld N/A
1999
(51st)
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "Two-Faced Dick" + "Dick 'The Mouth' Solomon" NBC
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay Friends "The One Hundredth" + "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" NBC
Lucy Liu Ling Woo Ally McBeal "Angels and Blimps" + "Sex, Lies, and Politics" Fox
Wendie Malick Nina Van Horn Just Shoot Me! "Two Girls for Every Boy" + "Slow Donnie" NBC
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "The Toaster" + "Frank's Tribute" CBS

2000s

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2000
(52nd)
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "To Serve and Disinfect" + "Polk Defeats Truman" NBC
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Sex Talk" + "Robert's Divorce" CBS
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends "The One with Rachel's Sister" + "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry" NBC
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay "The One That Could Have Been"
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City "The Awful Truth" + "The Freak Show" HBO
2001
(53rd)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "The Sneeze" + "Ray's Journal" CBS
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green Friends "The One with Rachel's Assistant" + "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" NBC
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay "The One with Phoebe's Cookies" + "The One with Joey's New Brain"
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "Husbands and Trophy Wives" + "Crazy in Love"
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City "Where There's Smoke..." + "Running with Scissors" HBO
2002
(54th)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Lucky Suit" + "Marie's Sculpture" CBS
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City "Belles of the Balls" + "I Heart NY" HBO
Cynthia Nixon Miranda Hobbes "My Motherboard, My Self" + "Change of a Dress"
Wendie Malick Nina Van Horn Just Shoot Me! "Nina Van Grandma" + "The Boys in the Band" NBC
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "Grace in the Hole" + "A.I.: Artificial Insemination"
2003
(55th)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Marie's Vision" + "Robert's Wedding" CBS
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City "Cover Girl" + "Critical Condition" HBO
Cynthia Nixon Miranda Hobbes "Anchors Away" + "Cover Girl"
Cheryl Hines Cheryl David Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Terrorist Attack" + "Krazee-Eyez Killa"
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "The Honeymoon's Over" + "23" NBC
2004
(56th)
Cynthia Nixon Miranda Hobbes Sex and the City "One" + "The Ick Factor" HBO
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "Heart Like a Wheelchair" + "Speechless" NBC
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Thank You Notes" + "Liars" CBS
Kim Cattrall Samantha Jones Sex and the City "Out of the Frying Pan" + "An American Girl in Paris (Part Une)" HBO
Kristin Davis Charlotte York Goldenblatt "Hop, Skip, and a Week" + "Splat!"
2005
(57th)
Doris Roberts Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Tasteless Frank" + "The Finale" CBS
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "The Birds and the Bees" + "Saving Grace, Again: Part I" NBC
Conchata Ferrell Berta Two and a Half Men "Can You Eat Human Flesh with Wooden Teeth?" + "Woo-Hoo, a Hernia Exam!" CBS
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper "Those Big Pink Things with Coconut" + "A Sympathetic Crotch to Cry On"
Jessica Walter Lucille Bluth Arrested Development "Motherboy XXX" + "Spring Breakout" Fox
2006
(58th)
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "The Finale" NBC
Cheryl Hines Cheryl David Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Bowtie" + "The Korean Bookie" HBO
Elizabeth Perkins Celia Hodes Weeds "You Can't Miss the Bear" + "The Punishment Light" Showtime
Jaime Pressly Joy Turner My Name Is Earl "Joy's Wedding" + "The Bounty Hunter" NBC
Alfre Woodard Betty Applewhite Desperate Housewives "You'll Never Get Away From Me" + "I Know Things Now" ABC
2007
(59th)
Jaime Pressly Joy Turner My Name Is Earl "Jump for Joy" NBC
Conchata Ferrell Berta Two and a Half Men "Repeated Blows to His Unformed Head" CBS
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper "The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress"
Jenna Fischer Pam Beesly The Office "The Job" NBC
Vanessa Williams Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ABC
Elizabeth Perkins Celia Hodes Weeds "Pittsburgh" Showtime
2008
(60th)
Jean Smart Regina Newly Samantha Who? "The Girlfriend" ABC
Amy Poehler Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Tina Fey" NBC
Kristin Chenoweth Olive Snook Pushing Daisies "Girth" ABC
Vanessa Williams Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty "Bananas for Betty"
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men "Media Room Slash Dungeon" CBS
2009
(61st)
Kristin Chenoweth Olive Snook Pushing Daisies "Bad Habits" ABC
Elizabeth Perkins Celia Hodes Weeds "No Man Is Pudding" Showtime
Amy Poehler Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Josh Brolin" NBC
Kristen Wiig "Host: Neil Patrick Harris"
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock "The Ones"
Vanessa Williams Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty "The Fall Issue" ABC

2010s

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2010
(62nd)
[1]
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester Glee "The Power of Madonna" Fox
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family "My Funky Valentine" ABC
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett "Not in My House"
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock "Black Light Attack!" NBC
Kristen Wiig Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: James Franco"
Holland Taylor Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men "Give Me Your Thumb" CBS
2011
(63rd)
[2]
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family "Strangers on a Treadmill" ABC
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock "Queen of Jordan" NBC
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester Glee "Funeral" Fox
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett Modern Family "Slow Down Your Neighbors" ABC
Betty White Elka Ostrovsky Hot in Cleveland "Free Elka" TV Land
Kristen Wiig Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Jane Lynch" NBC
2012
(64th)
[3]
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family "Go Bullfrogs!" ABC
Mayim Bialik Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver" CBS
Kathryn Joosten (post-humously)[4] Karen McCluskey Desperate Housewives "Give Me the Blame" + "Finishing the Hat" ABC
Sofía Vergara Gloria Pritchett Modern Family "Tableau Vivant"
Merritt Wever Zoey Barkow Nurse Jackie "One-Armed Jacks" Showtime
Kristen Wiig Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Mick Jagger" NBC
2013
(65th)
[5]
Merritt Wever Zoey Barkow Nurse Jackie "Teachable Moments" Showtime
Mayim Bialik Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory "The Fish Guts Displacement" CBS
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family "My Hero" ABC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep "First Response" HBO
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 30 Rock "Hogcock!" + "Last Lunch" NBC
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester Glee "Feud" Fox
Sofía Vergara Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Modern Family "Yard Sale" ABC
2014
(66th)
[6]
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast" CBS
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family "The Feud" ABC
Mayim Bialik Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory "The Indecision Amalgamation" CBS
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep "Detroit" HBO
Kate McKinnon Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Anna Kendrick" NBC
Kate Mulgrew Galina "Red" Reznikov Orange Is the New Black "Tit Punch" Netflix
2015
(67th)
[7]
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom "Dropped Soap and a Big Guy on a Throne" CBS
Julie Bowen Claire Dunphy Modern Family "Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister" ABC
Mayim Bialik Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory "The Prom Equivalency" CBS
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep "Convention" HBO
Gaby Hoffmann Ali Pfefferman Transparent "Rollin'" Amazon
Jane Krakowski Jacqueline Voorhees Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Gets a Job!" Netflix
Kate McKinnon Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Taraji P. Henson" NBC
Niecy Nash Denise "DiDi" Ortley Getting On "The 7th Annual Christmas Card Competition" HBO
2016
(68th)
[8]
Kate McKinnon Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Ariana Grande" NBC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep "C**tgate" HBO
Niecy Nash Denise "DiDi" Ortley Getting On "Don't Let It Get in You or on You"
Gaby Hoffmann Ali Pfefferman Transparent "Bulnerable" Amazon
Judith Light Shelly Pfefferman "Flicky-Flicky Thump-Thump"
Allison Janney Bonnie Plunkett Mom "Terrorists and Gingerbread" CBS
2017
(69th)
[9]
Kate McKinnon Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Dave Chappelle" NBC
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep "Groundbreaking" HBO
Kathryn Hahn Raquel Fein Transparent "Life Sucks and Then You Die" Amazon
Judith Light Shelly Pfefferman "Exciting and New"
Vanessa Bayer Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Dwayne Johnson" NBC
Leslie Jones Various characters "Host: Tom Hanks"
2018
(70th)
[10]
Alex Borstein Susie Myerson The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Doink" Amazon
Zazie Beetz Vanessa "Van" Keefer Atlanta "Helen" FX
Betty Gilpin Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan GLOW "Debbie Does Something" Netflix
Leslie Jones Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Donald Glover" NBC
Aidy Bryant "Host: Chadwick Boseman"
Kate McKinnon "Host: Bill Hader"
Megan Mullally Karen Walker Will & Grace "Rosario's Quinceanera"
Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Roseanne "No Country for Old Women" ABC
2019
(71st)
[11]
Alex Borstein Susie Myerson The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy" Amazon
Anna Chlumsky Amy Brookheimer Veep "Pledge" HBO
Sarah Goldberg Sally Reed Barry "The Audition"
Sian Clifford Claire Fleabag "Episode 203" Amazon
Olivia Colman Godmother "Episode 204"
Marin Hinkle Rose Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Simone"
Betty Gilpin Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan GLOW "Mother of All Matches" Netflix
Kate McKinnon Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Liev Schreiber" NBC

2020s

Year Actress Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2020
(72nd)
[12]
Annie Murphy Alexis Rose Schitt's Creek "The Presidential Suite" Pop TV
Alex Borstein Susie Myerson The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Marvelous Radio" Amazon
Marin Hinkle Rose Weissman "A Jewish Girl Walks Into the Apollo..."
D'Arcy Carden Janet The Good Place "You've Changed, Man" NBC
Kate McKinnon Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Daniel Craig"
Cecily Strong Various characters "Host: Eddie Murphy"
Betty Gilpin Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan GLOW "A Very GLOW Christmas" Netflix
Yvonne Orji Molly Carter Insecure "Lowkey Lost" HBO
2021
(73rd)
[13]
Hannah Waddingham Rebecca Welton Ted Lasso "All Apologies" Apple TV+
Aidy Bryant Various characters Saturday Night Live "Host: Regé-Jean Page" NBC
Kate McKinnon "Host: Bill Burr"
Cecily Strong "Host: Anya Taylor-Joy"
Hannah Einbinder Ava Daniels Hacks "I Think She Will" HBO Max
Rosie Perez Megan Briscoe The Flight Attendant "Arrivals and Departures"
Juno Temple Keeley Jones Ted Lasso "For the Children" Apple TV+

Superlatives

Superlative Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Actress with most awards Rhea Perlman, Doris Roberts (4)
Actress with most nominations Rhea Perlman, Loretta Swit (10)
Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
Julia Duffy (7)
Television program with most wins Cheers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (6)
Television program with most nominations Saturday Night Live (15)
Actress with most consecutive wins Valerie Harper, Rhea Perlman, Laurie Metcalf, Doris Roberts (3)
First actress with multiple and consecutive wins Ann B. Davis

Programs with multiple wins

Programs with multiple nominations[edit]

Performers with multiple awards[edit]

Performers with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre-specific acting categories

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Judkis, Maura (July 19, 2012). "Kathryn Joosten of 'Desperate Housewives' earns posthumous Emmy Award nomination". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
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  8. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  13. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 13, 2021.