“Carpool Karaoke” Special Featuring Katy Perry & Jennifer Lopez Wins Emmy For Variety Special

Like the 2016 edition, the 2017 “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special” took home the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special.

Katy Perry and James Corden | Terence Patrick/CBS

CBS’ 2016 “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special” won the Emmy Award for Oustanding Variety Special.

The 2017 edition just earned the same distinction.

The special took home the trophy at the annual Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

“Carpool Karaoke” beat out TBS’ “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” CBS’ “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale,” Netflix’s 2017 Louis CK special and Netflix’s “Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust.”

The 2017 “Carpool Karaoke” special featured a new edition of the titular sketch with Katy Perry. It also included a “Toddlerography” bit with Jennifer Lopez.

Editor’s Note: The following producers/participants are named as award recipients:
Ben Winston, Executive Producer; Rob Crabbe, Executive Producer; Amy Ozols, Co-Executive Producer; Josie Cliff, Supervising Producer; Sheila Rogers, Supervising Producer; Michael Kaplan, Supervising Producer; James Longman, Supervising Producer; Jeff Kopp, Supervising Producer; James Corden, Producer/Host; Diana Miller, Producer

Written by Brian Cantor

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