via press release:
COMEDY CENTRAL® WINS FIVE PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS FOR “THE COLBERT REPORT,” “SOUTH PARK,” “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART,” AND comedycentral.com’s “NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS”
“The Colbert Report” Scores Its First Emmy Win for “Outstanding Variety Series”
“The Colbert Report” Also Earns an Emmy in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” Category
Five-Time Emmy-Winner “South Park” Garners a Win for “Outstanding Animated Program”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Wins in the Picture Editing Category
COMEDY CENTRAL Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program for
“Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs”
NEW YORK, September 23, 2013 — COMEDY CENTRAL received five awards in the 2012-2013 Primetime Emmy® Awards competition, as awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).
“The Colbert Report” received its first Primetime Emmy win in the “Outstanding Variety Series” category. The hit series also won in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” category. “The Colbert Report” has already garnered two prior Emmy wins in the writing category and has been nominated in the show, writing and directing categories for eight consecutive years, bringing its total number of nominations to 34. The show has also twice been honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.