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The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (although recipients do not need to be U.S. citizens). The honors have been presented annually since 1978, culminating each December in a star-studded gala celebrating the honorees in the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Opera House.[1]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Selection process

2 The events 3 Recipients

3.1 1970s 3.2 1980s 3.3 1990s 3.4 2000s 3.5 2010s

4 Prospective honorees who declined, canceled, or postponed 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
created the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors with the late Nick Vanoff, and produced the first gala in 1978. He was the producer and co-writer through the 2014 awards,[2] after which he sold the production rights to the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors started in 1977, after that year's 10th-anniversary White House
White House
reception and Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
program for the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
(AFI). Roger L. Stevens, the founding chairman of the Kennedy Center, asked George Stevens, Jr., (no relation), the founding director of the AFI, to hold an event for the Center. George Stevens asked Isaac Stern
Isaac Stern
to become involved, and then "pitched" the idea to the television network CBS, who "bought it." With the announcement of the first honors event and honorees, CBS
CBS
vice president for specials Bernie Sofronski stated:[3][4]

George [Stevens] came to us with this. What turned us on is that this is the only show of its kind. In Europe and most countries, they have ways of honoring their actors and their athletes. England has its command performances for the queen. We see this as a national honoring of people who have contributed to society, not someone who happens to have a pop record hit at the moment...Our intention is not to do just another award show. We're going to make an effort in terms of a real special.

The first host was Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
in 1978, followed by Eric Sevareid in 1979 and Beverly Sills
Beverly Sills
in 1980. Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite
hosted from 1981 to 2002 and Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy
hosted from 2003 until 2012. Glenn Close
Glenn Close
was host in 2013 and Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
hosted from 2014 to 2016.[5][6] There was no formal host in 2017, though Caroline Kennedy delivered an introduction. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment were selected as Executive Producers of the 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors (2015) after George Stevens, Jr. stepped down.[7] This is one of the few awards shows that does not air live (with the exception of closed-circuit venues), but a re-edited version lasting approximately two hours is normally televised on CBS
CBS
after Christmas.[8][9] Selection process[edit] Honoree recommendations are accepted from the general public,[10] and the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
initiated a Special
Special
Honors Advisory Committee, which comprises two members of the Board of Trustees as well as past Honorees and distinguished artists. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees selects the Honoree recipients based on excellence in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures or television.[11] The selections are typically announced sometime between July and September. The events[edit] The invitation-only weekend-long ceremony includes the Chairman's Luncheon, State Department dinner, White House
White House
reception, and the Honors gala performances and supper. Surrounded by the Honorees, the luncheon is held on Saturday at the Kennedy Center, with a welcoming speech by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. At that evening's reception and dinner at the State Department, presided over by the Secretary of State, the Honorees are introduced and the Honors medallions are presented by the Chairman of the Board.[11] The wide rainbow-colored ribbon then hung around the necks of the recipients, and prominently noticeable when the events are televised, symbolizes "a spectrum of many skills within the performing arts" according to creator Ivan Chermayeff.[12] On Sunday, there is an early-evening White House
White House
reception[13] hosted by the President of the United States and the First Lady, followed by the Honors gala performance at the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
and supper. For the 2015 gala performance, President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
did attend, after addressing the nation in a live telecast.[14] There have been four occasions where the President did not attend the gala performances: President Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
did not attend the December 1979 gala performance during the hostage crisis,[15] President George H.W. Bush did not attend in December 1989 and President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
did not attend in 1994.[16][17] On August 19, 2017, the White House
White House
announced that President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors awards to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”[18] At the 2017 ceremony, held on December 3, 2017, President and Mrs. Trump did not attend. Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy
was the hostess and presented the honorees. The traditional dinner at the State Department on the Saturday evening before the ceremony was hosted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson
and the White House reception was canceled.[19] Recipients[edit]

2005 Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honorees Julie Harris, Robert Redford, Tina Turner, Suzanne Farrell, and Tony Bennett, with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, in the Blue Room at the White House, December 4, 2005.

The surviving members of Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
were honored in 2012 and are pictured here with President Barack Obama.

There have been 213 recipients to date of the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors Awards during the Honor's 40 years (as of 2017). The vast majority have been bestowed on individuals. On ten occasions since 1985, awards have been presented to duos or groups, including three married couples who were actors: Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
and Jessica Tandy, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
and Joanne Woodward, and Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
and Ruby Dee. The dancers Fayard Nicholas and Harold Nicholas
Harold Nicholas
of the Nicholas Brothers were honored, along with three musical theater songwriting duos: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe, Betty Comden
Betty Comden
and Adolph Green, and John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musicians of three rock groups were also awarded: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
of The Who, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, and Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh and (posthumously) Glenn Frey
Glenn Frey
of the Eagles. 1970s[edit]

1978 – Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Rubinstein 1979 – Aaron Copland, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Martha Graham, and Tennessee Williams

1980s[edit]

1980 – Leonard Bernstein, James Cagney, Agnes de Mille, Lynn Fontanne, and Leontyne Price 1981 – Count Basie, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, Jerome Robbins, and Rudolf Serkin 1982 – George Abbott, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly, and Eugene Ormandy 1983 – Katherine Dunham, Elia Kazan, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, and Virgil Thomson 1984 – Lena Horne, Danny Kaye, Gian Carlo Menotti, Arthur Miller, and Isaac Stern 1985 – Merce Cunningham, Irene Dunne, Bob Hope, Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe, and Beverly Sills 1986 – Lucille Ball, Ray Charles, Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
& Jessica Tandy, Yehudi Menuhin, and Antony Tudor 1987 – Perry Como, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Nathan Milstein, and Alwin Nikolais 1988 – Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens 1989 – Harry Belafonte, Claudette Colbert, Alexandra Danilova, Mary Martin, and William Schuman

1990s[edit]

1990 – Dizzy Gillespie, Katharine Hepburn, Risë Stevens, Jule Styne, and Billy Wilder 1991 – Roy Acuff, Betty Comden
Betty Comden
& Adolph Green, Fayard & Harold Nicholas, Gregory Peck, and Robert Shaw 1992 – Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
& Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Paul Taylor 1993 – Johnny Carson, Arthur Mitchell, Georg Solti, Stephen Sondheim, and Marion Williams 1994 – Kirk Douglas, Aretha Franklin, Morton Gould, Harold Prince, and Pete Seeger 1995 – Jacques d'Amboise, Marilyn Horne, B.B. King, Sidney Poitier, and Neil Simon 1996 – Edward Albee, Benny Carter, Johnny Cash, Jack Lemmon, and Maria Tallchief 1997 – Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, Charlton Heston, Jessye Norman, and Edward Villella 1998 – Bill Cosby, Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
& John Kander, Willie Nelson, André Previn, and Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
Black 1999 – Victor Borge, Sean Connery, Judith Jamison, Jason Robards, and Stevie Wonder

2000s[edit]

Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
honorees 2009 Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, and Bruce Springsteen, with President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room, White House, Dec. 6, 2009.

2000 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chuck Berry, Plácido Domingo, Clint Eastwood, and Angela Lansbury 2001 – Julie Andrews, Van Cliburn, Quincy Jones, Jack Nicholson, and Luciano Pavarotti 2002 – James Earl Jones, James Levine, Chita Rivera, Paul Simon, and Elizabeth Taylor 2003 – James Brown, Carol Burnett, Loretta Lynn, Mike Nichols, and Itzhak Perlman 2004 – Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland, and John Williams 2005 – Tony Bennett, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford, and Tina Turner 2006 – Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg, and Andrew Lloyd Webber 2007 – Leon Fleisher, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, and Brian Wilson 2008 – Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, and The Who
The Who
( Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
and Roger Daltrey) 2009 – Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, and Bruce Springsteen

2010s[edit]

2010 – Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey 2011 – Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, and Meryl Streep[20] 2012 – Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
(John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant), David Letterman, and Natalia Makarova[21] 2013 – Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, and Carlos Santana[22] 2014 – Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Sting, and Lily Tomlin[23] 2015 – Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, and Cicely Tyson[24] 2016 – Martha Argerich, Eagles (Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh, with Glenn Frey[25]), Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, and James Taylor[26][27] 2017 – Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear, and Lionel Richie

Prospective honorees who declined, canceled, or postponed[edit] Pianist Vladimir Horowitz
Vladimir Horowitz
was to be an honoree, but the selection committee withdrew the offer when Horowitz conditioned his acceptance on being honored alone and at 4 in the afternoon.[28] Actress Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
declined the committee's first offer, though she relented in 1990.[28] Doris Day
Doris Day
repeatedly turned down the honors because her fear of flying prevented her from attending the ceremony.[29] When considering Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
for the 1987 awards because of criticism for overlooking him, the Center was informed that Berlin wanted to be honored only if he surpassed his 100th birthday (which would not be until May 1988). Also, he was in failing health, used a wheelchair following a series of strokes, and could not attend a public event. The Center instead chose to pay special tribute to him at the 1987 Gala. He died in 1989.[30] Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
was selected as an honoree in 2002, but was unable to attend because of an "inescapable personal obligation," his cousin's previously planned wedding. After initially saying that McCartney's award would be postponed until the following year, the Kennedy Center announced in August 2003 that " Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
will not be receiving a Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honor."[31] McCartney later became a 2010 honoree.[32] Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
has stated that he refused the honor when George W. Bush was in office, due to his distaste for Bush's Iraq policy, but Brooks was an honoree in 2009, the first year Barack Obama
Barack Obama
was President.[33] [34] In November 2015, one month before the actual ceremony, the Eagles postponed their honors until the following year because Glenn Frey
Glenn Frey
had intestinal problems that required major surgery and a long recovery period.[26] Despite their absence, they were still honored in 2015 via a performance of "Desperado" by country singer Miranda Lambert. Glenn Frey died on January 18, 2016,[35] though the Center made him and the three surviving members 2016 honorees.[25] In 2017 Norman Lear
Norman Lear
announced that he would accept the honors, but would boycott the White House
White House
ceremony because of his opposition to President Donald Trump, citing Trump's proposal to end the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.[36] Lear did attend the 2017 events and ceremony, but Donald and Melania Trump were not present, becoming the first US presidential couple to skip the event, in order "to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction".[19] See also[edit]

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center's award for contributions to American humor

References[edit]

^ "About the Honors" Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine. Kennedy Center. Accessed October 4, 2015. ^ Harris, Paul. " George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
to End 37-Year Run as Kennedy Center Honors Producer" Variety, December 7, 2014 ^ Crews, Chip. "The Honors, Take 2" Washington Post, December 27, 2005 ^ Shales, Tom. "Crowning America's Culture Superstars", The Washington Post, September 28, 1978, p. B1 ^ McGlone, Peggy. " Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
will host 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors" Washington Post, November 19, 2014 ^ Park, Andrea. " Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors 2016" cbsnews.com, December 27, 2016 ^ "Tony Awards Team Chosen" Washington Post, May 5, 2015 ^ " Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors 2017: How to watch online and on TV, start time and pre-show" cbsnews.com, December 26, 2017 ^ "2017 Honors" kennedy-center.org, December 3, 2017 ^ Honors kennedy-center.org ^ a b Press Release" kennedy-center.org ^ Interview in The Washington Post
The Washington Post
2008-12-07 ^ "A Vision in Blue". Mrs. O. 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2015-12-30.  ^ McGlone, Peggy. "President Obama will be late to Kennedy Center Honors performance" Washington Post, December 6, 2015 ^ Gamarekian, Barbara. " Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors Five For Life]Achievements in Arts: Audience of Over 2,000 'She Led a Revolt' White House
White House
Reception", The New York Times, December 3, 1979, p. C14. "Mrs. Carter: 'As you know President Carter has had to cancel his public appearances.'" ^ McGlone, Peggy. "President Obama to skip Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors performance" Washington Post, December 6, 2015 ^ Pareles, John. "Performers Receive Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Awards" Sun Sentinel, December 25, 1994 ^ "Trump to skip Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
arts award." Washington Post, August 19, 2017 ^ a b McGlone, Peggy. "At the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors, plenty of politics make up for Trump’s playing hooky" Washington Post, December 3, 2017 ^ "Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
& Meryl Streep to Receive 34th Annual Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors" kennedy-center.org, accessed September 6, 2011 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Are Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honorees" Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine. playbill.com, September 12, 2012 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
Are 2013 Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honorees" Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. playbill.com, September 12, 2013 ^ Harris, Paul (2014-09-04). "Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting to Receive Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors". Variety. Retrieved 2014-09-04.  ^ Viagas, Robert. "Carole King, Cicely Tyson, Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
and More Named 2015 Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honorees" playbill.com, July 15, 2015 ^ a b "Martha Argerich, Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, James Taylor To Receive 39th Annual Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors" (PDF) (Press release). Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.  ^ a b Clark, Cindy. " Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
postpones Honors to Eagles" USAToday, November 4, 2015 ^ Hipes, Patrick. " Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors: Al Pacino, Eagles, James Taylor & More" Deadline, June 23, 2016 ^ a b Crews, Chip. "The Honors, Take 2" The Washington Post, December 27, 2005 ^ Pollock, Allen."About Doris" www.dorisday.com ^ Molotsky, Irvin."Five Receive Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors for Artistic Contributions" The New York Times , December 7, 1987 ^ "The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors: This Year's Bid for Glamour" The New York Times, August 6, 2003 ^ Trescott, Jacqueline." Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
among five recipients of 2010 Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors" The Washington Post, September 7, 2010 ^ [1] vulture ^ [2] npr.org ^ Morton, Victor (January 18, 2016). "Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist, dies at 67". The Washington Times. Retrieved January 18, 2016.  ^ "Protest" npr.com, August 5, 2017

External links[edit]

Official website "Collection Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors" The Paley Center for Media

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series

1951–1975

The Alan Young Show
The Alan Young Show
(1951) Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1952) Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1953) Omnibus (1954) Disneyland (1955) The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
/ Your Hit Parade
Your Hit Parade
(1956) Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
(1957) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(1958) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(1959) The Fabulous Fifties (1960) Astaire Time (1961) The Garry Moore Show
The Garry Moore Show
(1962) The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show
(1963) The Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
Show (1964) The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show
(1966) The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show
(1967) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969) The David Frost
David Frost
Show (1970) The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
/ The David Frost
David Frost
Show (1971) The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show / The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
(1972) The Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Hour (1973) The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show (1974) The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show (1975)

1976–2000

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
(1976) Van Dyke and Company (1977) The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
(1978) Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1979) Baryshnikov on Broadway (1980) Lily: Sold Out (1981) Night of 100 Stars (1982) Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983) A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1984) Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985) A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986) 41st Tony Awards
41st Tony Awards
(1987) Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988) The Tracey Ullman Show
The Tracey Ullman Show
(1989) In Living Color
In Living Color
(1990) 63rd Academy Awards
63rd Academy Awards
(1991) The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
(1992) Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
(1993) Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
(1994) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(1995) Dennis Miller Live
Dennis Miller Live
(1996) Tracey Takes On...
Tracey Takes On...
(1997) Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
(1998) Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
(1999) Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
(2000)

2001–2014

Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
(2001) Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
(2002) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2003) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2004) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2005) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2006) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2007) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2008) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2009) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2010) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2011) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2012) The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
(2013) The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
(2014)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special
Special
(Pre-Recorded)

1959–1975

An Evening with Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
and the New York Philharmonic (1960) Not awarded (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
and the New York Philharmonic in Japan (1962) Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall
(1963) The Bell Telephone Hour
The Bell Telephone Hour
(1964) Not awarded (1965) Chrysler Presents the Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Christmas Special
Special
/ Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (1966) The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Morris Special
Special
(1967) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) The Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Special
Special
(1969) Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man / Cinderella, National Ballet of Canada (1970) Singer Presents Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
/ Leopold Stokowski, N.E.T. Festival (1971) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin / Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna with Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
(1972) Singer Presents Liza with a Z
Liza with a Z
(1973) Lily (1974) An Evening with John Denver
An Evening with John Denver
(1975)

1976–2000

Gypsy in My Soul (1976) The Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
Special
Special
(1977) Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair is Back (1978) Not awarded (1979-1989) Sammy Davis, Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990) Not awarded (1991) Cirque Du Soleil: Nouvelle Expérience
Nouvelle Expérience
(1992) Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993) Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors (1994) Barbra Streisand: The Concert (1995) Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors (1996) Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1997) 52nd Tony Awards (1998) 53rd Tony Awards (1999) Saturday Night Live: The 25th Anniversary Special
Special
(2000)

2001–present

Cirque Du Soleil's Dralion
Dralion
(2001) America: A Tribute to Heroes (2002) Cher: The Farewell Tour (2003) Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (2004) 58th Tony Awards
58th Tony Awards
(2005) The XX Olympic Winter Games: Opening Ceremony (2006) Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2007) Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2008) Kennedy Center
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Honors (2009) Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors (2010) Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors (2011) Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors (2012) Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors (2013) AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2014) Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
40th Anniversary Special
Special
(2015) The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special
Special
(2016) Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special

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