Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special

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Primetime Emmy Award for Production Design for a Variety Special
Awarded for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by Hairspray Live! (2017)
Website emmys.com

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for Variety Special is awarded to one television special each year. Prior to the category's creation in 2016, specials and regular series competed together as Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming. The two had also been divided in 1977 and 1978.

In the following list, the first titles listed in gold are the winners; those not in gold are nominees, which are listed in alphabetical order. The years given are those in which the ceremonies took place.

Winners and nominations[edit]

  indicates the winner

1970s[edit]

Outstanding Art Direction for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special

Year Program Nominees Network
1977
(29th)
[1]
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music Robert Kelly CBS
Billy the Kid: American Ballet Theatre (Great Performances) Jac Venza PBS
The George Burns Special Roy Christopher, John Hueners CBS
Les Patineurs: American Ballet Theatre (Great Performances) William Mickley PBS
1978
(30th)
[2]
The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots Romain Johnston, Kerry Joyce ABC
Cher... Special Brian C. Bartholomew ABC
How to Survive the '70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness Roy Christopher, Don Remacle CBS
Mitzi... Zings Into Spring Robert Kelly
They Said It with Music: Yankee Doodle to Ragtime Robert Checci, John Dapper, Romain Johnston

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special

2010s[edit]

Year Program Nominees Network
2016
(68th)
[3]
Grease: Live David Korins, Joe Celli, Jason Howard Fox
He Named Me Malala Alexander Fuller, Lori West Nat Geo
Lemonade Hannah Beachler, Chris Britt, Kim Murphy HBO
The Oscars Derek McLane, Gloria Lamb, Matt Steinbrenner ABC
The Wiz Live! Derek McLane, Erica Hemminger, Mike Pilipski NBC
2017
(69th)
[4]
Hairspray Live! Derek McLane, Joe Celli, Jason Howard NBC
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner John Yeck TBS
The 74th Annual Golden Globes Brian Stonestreet, John Zuiker NBC
The Oscars Derek McLane, Alana Billingsley ABC
Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga Bruce Rodgers, LeRoy Bennett, Shelley Rodgers, Lindsey Breslauer Fox

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special[5]

Year Program Nominees Network
2018
(70th)
[6]
The Carol Burnett Show: 50th Anniversary Special Joe Stewart, Joseph Mark Sarno CBS
The 75th Annual Golden Globes Brian Stonestreet, John Zuiker NBC
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards Brian Stonestreet, Kristen Merlino, Gloria Lamb CBS
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Jason Ardizzone-West, Melissa Shakun NBC
The Oscars Derek McLane, Alana Billingsley, Kristen Merlino ABC

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