BetteBack March 2, 1993: The American Comedy Awards

Altoona Mirror
March 2, 1993


The top three roles in comedian JERRY SEINFELD‘S NBC series of the same name got the most top prizes at the American Comedy Awards.

SHIRLEY MACLAINE and RICHARD PRYOR received lifetime achievement awards for their wit

BILLY CRYSTAL‘S way with the national funny bone took the creative achievement award.

Seinfeld of “Seinfeld” was recognized as funniest actor, the show’s JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS, won funniest supporting actress, and fellow actor JASON ALEXANDER took
funniest supporting actor in the TV series category.

T he s e v e n t h – a n n u al awards show will air Wednesday on ABC-TV.

The country’s comic talent was honored among 14 categories covering everything from stand-up comedy to movies and cable television.

George Schlatter, an independent producer who stages the award ceremony, solicited nominations from more than 4,000 members of the entertainment industry, from booking agents ‘to comedy clubs. Ballots listing final nominees were sent to more than 1,000 comedy performers nationwide.

Other recipients:
”¢ Funniest actress in a television series, lead: ROSEANNE ARNOLD for “Roseanne”on ABC.
”¢ Actress in a TV special: BETTE MIDLER, “2nd to the Last Tonight Show” on NBC.
”¢ Actor in a TV special: BILLY CRYSTAL, “The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation” on ABC.
”¢Â Actress in a motion picture, lead: WHOOPI GOLDBERG, “Sister Act”
”¢ Actor in a motion picture, lead: JOE PESO, “My Cousin Vinny.”
”¢ Supporting actress in a motion picture: KATHY NAJIMYv “Sister Act”
”¢ Supporting actor in a motion picture: TOM HANKS. “A League of Their Own.”

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