25th Primetime Emmy Awards

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25th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date May 20, 1973
Location Shubert Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Host Johnny Carson
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
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The 25th Emmy Awards, later known as the 25th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 20, 1973. The ceremony was hosted by Johnny Carson. This would be the final ceremony that included daytime categories, as the Daytime Emmy Awards premiered the next year. Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top shows of the night were All in the Family which won its third consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, and The Waltons. The Waltons, in its first season, had the most major nominations heading into the ceremony (9), and won the most major awards on the night with five.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Source:[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series - Continuing
Outstanding Variety Musical Series Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular Music
Outstanding Program Achievement in Daytime Drama Outstanding Program Achievement in Daytime
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Informational/Factual Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Entertainment/Fictional
Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy
  • A War of Children, (CBS)
    • That Certain Summer (ABC)
    • Long Day's Journey into Night, (ABC)
    • Kojak, (Episode: "The Marcus-Nelson Murders"), (NBC)
    • The Red Pony, (NBC)
Outstanding New Series Outstanding Limited Series
  • America, (NBC)
    • The Julie Andrews Hour, (ABC)
    • Kung Fu, (ABC)
    • M*A*S*H, (CBS)
    • Maude, (CBS)
    • The Waltons, (CBS)

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 (Drama Series - Continuing)
Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing)
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama/Comedy - Limited Episodes) Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama/Comedy - Limited Episodes)

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 Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Laurence Olivier as James Tyrone Sr. on Long Days Journey into Night, (ABC)
    • Henry Fonda as Carl Tiflin on The Red Pony, (NBC)
    • Hal Holbrook as Doug Salter on That Certain Summer, (ABC)
    • Telly Savalas as Theo Kojak on Kojak, (Episode: "The Marcus-Nelson Murders"), (CBS)
  • Cloris Leachman as Victoria Douglas on A Brand New Life, (ABC)

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama -
A Single Program of a Series with Continuing Characters and/or Theme
  • Jay Sandrich for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, (Episode: "It's Whether You Win Or Lose"), (CBS)
    • Gene Reynolds for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Pilot"), (CBS)
    • John Rich, Bob LaHendro for All in the Family, (Episode: "The Bunkers And The Swingers"), (CBS)
  • Jerry Thorpe for Kung Fu, (Episode: "An Eye for an Eye"), (ABC)
    • Edward M. Abroms for Columbo, (Episode: "The Most Dangerous Match"), (NBC)
    • Lee Philips for The Waltons, (Episode: "The Love Story"), (CBS)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety or Music
  • Bill Davis for The Julie Andrews Hour, (ABC)
    • Tim Kiley for The Flip Wilson Show, (NBC)
    • Art Fisher for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, (CBS)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety or Music
  • Acts of Love and Other Comedies, (ABC)
    • The Lily Tomlin Show, (CBS)
    • Liza with a Z, (NBC)
  • The Carol Burnett Show, (CBS)
    • The Flip Wilson Show, (NBC)
    • The Julie Andrews Hour, (ABC)
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Original Teleplay Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 63
  • ABC – 31
  • NBC – 29
  • PBS – 14
By program
  • The Waltons (CBS) – 9
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS) – 8
  • All in the Family (CBS) / M*A*S*H (CBS) – 7
  • That Certain Summer (ABC) – 5
  • Columbo (NBC) / The Julie Andrews Hour (ABC) / Kung Fu (ABC) – 4

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 17
  • ABC – 12
  • PBS – 6
  • NBC – 5
By program
  • The Waltons (CBS) – 5
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS) – 4
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.