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
“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.
“South Park” wins again in the “Outstanding Animated Program”
category for the “Raising the Bar” episode. The hit animated show has already received four Emmys in this
category and has won the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
Multiple Emmy-winner “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the
network’s unique news parody, won an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety
Specials, Einar Westerlund, Editor. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmys for “The Daily Show” to 19.
The program is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in
COMEDY CENTRAL also received a win in the Outstanding Interactive Program category for “Night of Too Many
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