Los Angeles: '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.

Stephen Colbert and crew celebrate winning the Outstanding Variety Series Award for 'The Colbert Report' during the 66th Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles
Stephen Colbert and crew celebrate winning the Outstanding Variety Series Award for 'The Colbert Report' during the 66th Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP

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'.