Lorne Michaels

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Lorne Michaels

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Lorne Michaels

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 17
Birthplace: Israel

Lorne Michaels is an Israeli-born Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), and The Tonight Show (since 2014).

In 1999, Michaels was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Lorne Michaels was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1999.

Lorne Michaels is an Israeli-born Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), and The Tonight Show (since 2014).

In 1999, Michaels was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Lorne Michaels was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Awards & Nominations

91 Nominations | 19 Emmys | 1 Honor
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2020
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series - 2019
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Creating Saturday Night Live
  • NBC (nbc.com)
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Written by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2019
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2019
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Short Form Variety Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Creating Saturday Night Live
  • NBC (nbc.com)
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Written by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2018
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video
Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Creating Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios with Universal Television and NBC Entertainment Digital
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Written by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2016
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Documentary Now!
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Special - 2016
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2015
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Variety Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Series - 2014
Outstanding Variety Special - 2014
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2013
Outstanding Variety Series - 2013
Outstanding Variety Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Special - 2013
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Variety Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Series - 2012
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2011
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Betty White"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2009
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2008
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Written By
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2007
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • NBC
  • Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • NBC
  • Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2005
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • NBC
  • Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • NBC
  • Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • NBC
  • Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2002
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2002
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Hall of Fame - 1999
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels, as Honoree
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 1994
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING individual achievement in WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1993
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 1993
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING individual achievement in WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1992
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1991
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1989
  • Winner
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM - 1989
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1987
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY OR COMEDY-VARIETY or music series - 1979
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING COMEDY-VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1979
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING COMEDY-VARIETY OR MUSIC SERIES - 1978
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY-VARIETY OR MUSIC SERIES - 1978
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY-VARIETY OR MUSIC SERIES - 1977
  • Nominee
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Lorne Michaels and The Saturday Night Live team accept their award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Phil Hymes with Lorne Michaels
Saturday Night Live team
Saturday Night Live team
Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels accepts an award at the 69th Emmy Awards.
Lorne Michaels accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Christina Applegate, Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels pays tribute to Don Pardo.
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Lorne Michaels and The Saturday Night Live team accept their award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Lorne Michaels and The Saturday Night Live team accept their award at the 71st Emmy Awards. 

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Phil Hymes with Lorne Michaels
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Phil Hymes with Lorne Michaels

Saturday Night Live team
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Lorne Michaels and the team from Saturday Night Live accept an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Saturday Night Live team
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Lorne Michaels and the team from Saturday Night Live accept an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Lorne Michaels
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Lorne Michaels on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Lorne Michaels
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Lorne Michaels on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Lorne Michaels accepts an award at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Lorne Michaels accepts an award at the 69th Emmy Awards.

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Lorne Michaels accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Lorne Michaels accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Invision/AP
Christina Applegate, Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels pays tribute to Don Pardo.
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