15th Primetime Emmy Awards

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15th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date May 26, 1963
Location Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Host Annette Funicello and Don Knotts
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 15th Emmy Awards, later known as the 15th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 26, 1963. The ceremony was hosted by Annette Funicello and Don Knotts. Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top shows of the night were The Defenders and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Each won for series, directing, and writing in their respective genres. The Defenders led the night in major wins and nominations. The NBC documentary The Tunnel made history by becoming the first (and only) documentary to win the Emmy for Program of the Year. [1]

Winners and Nominees[edit]

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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 Program Achievement in the Field of Panel,
Quiz or Audience Participation
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Documentary Programs Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming
Outstanding Program Achievement
in the Field of News Commentary or Public Affairs
The Program of the Year
  • The Tunnel, (NBC)
    • Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "The Voice of Charlie Pont"), (ABC)
    • The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball, (CBS)
    • The Defenders, (Episode: "The Madman"), (CBS)

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
  • Glenda Farrell as Martha Morrison on Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • Davey Davison as Laura Hunter on The Eleventh Hour, (Episode: "Of Roses and Nightingales and Other Lovely Things"), (NBC)
    • Nancy Malone as Libby Kingston on Naked City, (ABC)
    • Rose Marie as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, (CBS)
    • Kate Reid as Queen Victoria on Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Invincible Mr. Disraeli"), (NBC)

Single performances[edit]

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Kim Stanley as Faith Parsons on Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • Diahann Carroll as Ruby Jay on Naked City, (Episode: "A Horse Has A Big Head, Let Him Worry"), (ABC)
    • Diana Hyland as Liza Laurents on Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "The Voice of Charlie Pont"), (ABC)
    • Eleanor Parker as Connie Folsom on The Eleventh Hour, (Episode: "Why Am I Grown So Cold?"), (NBC)
    • Sylvia Sidney as Adela on The Defenders, (Episode: "The Madman"), (CBS)

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama
  • Stuart Rosenberg for The Defenders, (Episode: "The Madman"), (CBS)
    • Fielder Cook for The DuPont Show of the Week, (Episode: "Big Deal in Laredo"), (NBC)
    • Robert Ellis Miller for Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "The Voice of Charlie Pont"), (ABC)
    • Sydney Pollack for Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • George Schaefer for Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Invincible Mr. Disraeli"), (NBC)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
  • Robert Thom, Reginald Rose for The Defenders, (Episode: "The Madman"), (CBS)
    • Sidney Carroll, for The DuPont Show of the Week, (Episode: "Big Deal in Laredo"), (NBC)
    • Norman Katkov, for Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • James Lee for Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Invincible Mr. Disraeli"), (NBC)
    • Halsted Welles for Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "The Voice of Charlie Pont"), (ABC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 35
  • NBC – 29
  • ABC – 23
By program
  • Alcoa Premiere (ABC) / The Defenders (CBS) – 7
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS) / Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) – 6
  • Ben Casey (ABC) / The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS) / Naked City (ABC) / The DuPont Show of the Week (NBC) – 4

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 9
  • NBC – 7
  • ABC – 2
By program
  • The Defenders (CBS) – 4
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS) – 3
  • The Tunnel (NBC) / Ben Casey (ABC) – 2
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

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