13th Primetime Emmy Awards

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13th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date May 16, 1961
Location Moulin Rogue Nightclub, Los Angeles, California
Host Dick Powell
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 13th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 13th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on May 16, 1961, to honor the best in television of the year. It was hosted by Dick Powell. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top show of the night was the NBC anthology Hallmark Hall of Fame for their production of Macbeth. It won in all its nominated categories, tying the record (since broken) of five major wins. A milestone was set by The Flintstones, it became the first ever animated show to be nominated in one of the main series categories (comedy or drama). It would be the only animated show to accomplish this feat until 2009, when Family Guy was included in the expanded comedy field.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners and nominees are listed below.[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Public Service The Program of the Year
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Macbeth"), (NBC)
    • An Hour with Danny Kaye, (CBS)
    • Astaire Time, (NBC)
    • NBC Sunday Showcase, (Episode: "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story"), (NBC)
    • 1960 Political Conventions, (NBC)

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)


Supporting performances[edit]

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
by an Actor or Actress in a Series
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program

Single performances[edit]

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama
  • George Schaefer for Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Macbeth"), (NBC)
    • Sidney Lumet for NBC Sunday Showcase, (Episode: "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story"), (NBC)
    • Ralph Nelson for Desilu Playhouse, (Episode: "The Man in the Funny Suit"), (CBS)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
Outstanding Writing Achievement in the Documentary Field
  • Victor Wolfson, for Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, (ABC)
    • Fred W. Friendly, David Lowe, Edward R. Murrow for CBS Reports, (Episode: "Harvest of Shame"), (CBS)
    • Arthur Barron, Al Wasserman for NBC White Paper, (Episode: "The U-2 Affair"), (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 29
  • NBC – 24
  • ABC – 9
By program
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) / NBC Sunday Showcase (NBC) – 5
  • Hennesey (CBS) / The Untouchables (NBC) – 3

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS / NBC – 8
  • ABC – 1
By program
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) – 5
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.