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.