20th Primetime Emmy Awards

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20th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date May 19, 1968
Location Hollywood Palladium,
Los Angeles, California
Host Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 20th Emmy Awards, later known as the 20th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out in May 19, 1968. The ceremony was hosted by Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke. Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top shows of the night were, Get Smart and Mission: Impossible. Get Smart won three major awards, while the most nominated show was the anthology drama CBS Playhouse with nine, it also won three major awards.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Dramatic Series
Outstanding Musical or Variety Program Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Programs
Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming - Programs Outstanding Dramatic Program
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Elizabeth the Queen"), (NBC)
    • CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Dear Friends"), (CBS)
    • CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"), (CBS)
    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, (ABC)
    • NET Playhouse, (Episode: "Uncle Vanya"), (NET)
    • Xerox Special, (Episode: "Luther"), (ABC)

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series


Supporting performances[edit]

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


Single performances[edit]

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama
  • Melvyn Douglas as Peter Schermann on CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"), (CBS)
    • Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside on Ironside, (Episode: "World Premiere"), (NBC)
    • Van Heflin as Robert Sloane on A Case of Libel, (ABC)
    • George C. Scott as John Proctor on The Crucible, (CBS)
    • Eli Wallach as Douglas Lambert on CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Dear Friends"), (CBS)


Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama
  • Paul Bogart for CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Dear Friends"), (CBS)
    • Lee H. Katzin for Mission: Impossible, (Episode: "The Killing"), (CBS)
    • Alex Segal for The Crucible, (CBS)
    • George Schaefer for CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"), (CBS)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Music or Variety

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
  • Loring Mandel for CBS Playhouse, (Episode: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"), (CBS)
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Music or Variety
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, (NBC)
    • The Carol Burnett Show, (CBS)
    • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, (CBS)
    • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 43
  • NBC – 30
  • ABC – 20
By program
  • CBS Playhouse (CBS) – 9
  • Bewitched (ABC) / He & She (CBS) / Mission: Impossible (CBS) / Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (NBC) – 5
  • Get Smart (NBC) / Ironside (NBC) / The Lucy Show (CBS) – 4

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 10
  • CBS – 9
  • ABC – 3
By program
  • CBS Playhouse (CBS) / Get Smart (NBC) – 3
  • Mission: Impossible (CBS) / Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (NBC) – 2
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.