Cedar Rapids Gazette
March 2, 1993
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The top three roles in comedian Jerry Seinfeldâ€™s NBC series got the most top prizes at the American Comedy Awards.
Seinfeld of â€œSeinfeldâ€ was recognized as funniest actor; the showâ€™s Julia Louis-Dreyfus won funniest supporting actress; and fellow actor Jason Alexander took funniest supporting actor in the TV series category.
The awards show will air Wednesday on ABC-TV.
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.
Funniest actress in a television series, lead: Roseanne Arnold for â€œRoseanneâ€ on ABC.
Actress in a TV special: Bette Midler, â€œ2nd to the Last Tonight Showâ€ on NBC.
Actor in a TV special: Billy Crystal, â€œThe 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentationâ€ on ABC.
Actress in a motion picture, lead: Whoopi Goldberg, â€œSister Act.â€
Actor in a motion picture, lead: Joe Pesci, “My Cousin Vinny.â€
Supporting actress in a motion picture: Kathy Najimy, â€œSister Act.â€
Stand-up comic, female: Pam Stone.
Stand-up comic, male: Richard Jeni