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Emmy Awards: 'The Colbert Report' adjudged best variety series

Posted on Aug 26 2014 | IANS

Los Angeles, Aug 26 : 'The Colbert Report', which features political humorist Stephen Colbert giving satirical commentary on the big issues of the US, won the outstanding variety series at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards here.

The show was also awarded laurels for outstanding writing Monday night.

Sarah Silverman walked away with the award for outstanding writing for a variety special for 'Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles', and the outstanding directing for a variety special honour went to Glenn Weiss for the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

In the outstanding directing for a variety series category, Don Roy King won for his work on 'Saturday Night Live', hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

The outstanding variety special trophy was given to the team behind 'AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks'.

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