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Robin Williams sweeps awards
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1988

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams dominated the American Comedy Awards ceremonies by winning four awards honoring him
as a standup comic and as a movie star for his madcap disc-jockey role in “Good Morning, Vietnam.”

W i l l i a ms was honored as the funniest male performer of the year, the funniest male s t a n d u p c o m i c, t he
funniest male performer in a c o m e d y special, Comedy Relief “87, and the funniest male performer in a movie, last year’s hit comedy about a disc jockey trying to make sense or nonsense of the Vietnam War.

Br i t i sh c o m e d i an Tracey Ullman scored as the funniest female performer of the year and her series, the Tracey Ullman Show,” garnered her the award for funniest female performer in a leading role in a TV series.

Garry Shandling, host of “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” took the a’ward for funniest male performer in a TV series.

The awards, staged by George Schlatter, were presented during a two-hour ABC special Tuesday at the Hollywood Palladium.

An annual Lifetime Creative Achievement Award was given to producer Blake Edwards, whose films include “The Pink Panther,” “10,” and “Victor Victoria.” His latest movie, “Sunset,” stars Bruce Willis and James Garner.

-Other winners were:

Funniest female performer in a TV special: Roseanne Barr, “On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show.”

Funniest actress in a motion picture: Bette Midler for “Outrageous Fortune.”

Funniest supporting female, TV or movie: Olympia Dukakis for “Moonstruck.”

Funniest supporting male, TV or movie: Albert Brooks for “Broadcast News.”

Funniest female standup comic: Lily Tomlin.

Comedy club female comic of the year: Judy Tenuta.

Comedy club male comic of the year: Jerry Seinfeld

Lifetime achievement, female: Imogene Coca.

Lifetime achievement, male: George Burns.

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