14th Primetime Emmy Awards

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14th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date May 22, 1962
Location Sheraton-Park Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Host Bob Newhart
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 14th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 14th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on May 22, 1962 to honor the best in television of the year. It was hosted by Bob Newhart. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top show of the night was the CBS courtroom drama The Defenders which swept the four major categories it was nominated in. The Bob Newhart Show won top honors for comedy, and in doing so, became the first show to win a top program prize (comedy or drama) for what would be the show's only season.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama
Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music – Variety Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music – Music
Outstanding Daytime Program Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming
  • Purex Summer Specials, (NBC)
    • Calendar, (CBS)
    • The Linkletter Show, (CBS)
    • Today, (NBC)
    • The Verdict is Yours, (CBS)
Outstanding Program Achievement
in the Field of Educational and Public Affairs Programming
The Program of the Year
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Victoria Regina"), (NBC)
    • ABC Close Up!, (Episode: "Walk in My Shoes"), (ABC)
    • CBS Reports, (Episode: "Biography of a Bookie Joint"), (CBS)
    • The Judy Garland Show, (CBS)
    • Vincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait, (NBC)

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

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


Supporting performances[edit]

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress

Single performances[edit]

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Peter Falk as Aristidi Fresco on The Dick Powell Theatre, (Episode: "The Price of Tomatoes"), (NBC)
    • Milton Berle as Eddie Doyle on The Dick Powell Theatre, (Episode: "Doyle Against the House"), (NBC)
    • James Donald as Prince Albert on Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Victoria Regina"), (NBC)
    • Lee Marvin as Hughes on Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "People Need People"), (ABC)
    • Mickey Rooney as Augie Miller on The Dick Powell Theatre, (Episode: "Somebody's Waiting"), (NBC)

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
  • Reginald Rose for The Defenders, (CBS)
    • Henry F. Greenberg, for Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "People Need People"), (ABC)
    • Jack Laird for Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Remember a Lemon Tree"), (ABC)
    • Richard Alan Simmons, for The Dick Powell Theatre, (Episode: "The Price of Tomatoes"), (NBC)
    • Rod Serling for The Twilight Zone, (CBS)
Outstanding Writing Achievement in the Documentary Field
  • Lou Hazam, for Vincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait, (NBC)
    • Arthur Holch for ABC Close Up!, (Episode: "Walk In My Shoes"), (ABC)
    • George Lefferts for Purex Summer Specials, (NBC)
    • Jay McMullen for CBS Reports, (Episode: "Biography of a Bookie Joint"), (CBS)
    • Al Wasserman, Arthur Zegart for NBC White Paper, (Episode: "Battle of Newburgh"), (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 37
  • CBS – 35
  • ABC – 26
By program
  • Ben Casey (ABC) / Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) – 7
  • The Dick Powell Theatre (NBC) – 6
  • Alcoa Premiere (ABC) / The Defenders (CBS) / Naked City (ABC) – 4
  • ABC Close Up! (ABC) / Car 54, Where Are You? (NBC) / CBS Reports (CBS) / The Red Skelton Show (CBS) – 3

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 10
  • CBS – 9
By program
  • The Defenders (CBS) – 4
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) – 3
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1962 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.