34th Primetime Emmy Awards

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34th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 19, 1982 (Ceremony)
  • September 12, 1982 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Host John Forsythe, Marlo Thomas
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
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The 34th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 19, 1982. The ceremony was broadcast on ABC. It was hosted by John Forsythe and Marlo Thomas.

In its eighth and final season, Barney Miller finally won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, it had been nominated and lost the previous six seasons. On the drama side, it was once again all about Hill Street Blues. It set multiple records on the night, including receiving 16 major nominations (winning four), breaking the long-held record (subsequently broken) of 14 for a comedy or drama set by Playhouse 90 in 1959. It also received nine acting nominations for regular cast members, this has since been tied by L.A. Law, and The West Wing. Included in those acting nominations was another milestone, Hill Street Blues received every nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, this achievement has not been duplicated by a comedy or drama in a major acting category since. Another milestone was set by Andrea Martin, who became the first actor from a variety series, in this case Second City Television, to be nominated in the comedy acting field since the categories merged in 1979.

Winners and nominees[edit]

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Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Drama Special
  • Night of 100 Stars, (ABC)
    • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra, (CBS)
    • Ain't Misbehavin', (NBC)
    • Baryshnikov in Hollywood, (CBS)
    • Second City Television, (NBC)
Outstanding Limited Series

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

Supporting performances[edit]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
  • Alan Rafkin for One Day at a Time, (Episode: "Barbara's Crisis"), (CBS)
    • Alan Alda for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Where There's a Will, There's a War"), (CBS)
    • Hy Averback for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Sons and Bowlers"), (CBS)
    • James Burrows, for Taxi, (Episode: "Jim the Psychic"), (ABC)
    • Charles S. Dubin for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Pressure Points"), (CBS)
    • Burt Metcalfe, for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Picture This"), (CBS)
  • Harry Harris for Fame, (Episode: "To Soar and Never Falter"), (NBC)
    • Jeff Bleckner for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "The World According to Freedom"), (NBC)
    • Robert Butler for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "The Second Oldest Profession"), (NBC)
    • Gene Reynolds for Lou Grant, (Episode: "Hometown"), (CBS)
    • Robert Scheerer for Fame, (Episode: "Musical Bridge"), (NBC)
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
  • Ken Estin for Taxi, (Episode: "Elegant Iggy"), (ABC)
    • Alan Alda for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead"), (CBS)
    • Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein, Tony Sheehan for Barney Miller, (Episode: "Landmark, part III"), (ABC)
    • Barry Kemp, Holly Holmberg Brooks, Burt Metcalfe for Taxi, (Episode: "Jim the Psychic"), (ABC)
    • David Zucker, Jim Abrahams for Police Squad!, (Episode: "A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)"), (ABC)
  • Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeff Lewis, Michael I. Wagner, Michael Kozoll for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "Freedom's Last Stand"), (NBC)
    • Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Robert Crais, Michael Kozoll, for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "The Second Oldest Profession"), (NBC)
    • Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeff Lewis, Michael I. Wagner for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "Personal Foul"), (NBC)
    • Seth Freeman for Lou Grant, (Episode: "Blacklist"), (CBS)
    • Michael I. Wagner for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "The World According to Freedom"), (NBC)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
  • Second City Television, (Episode: "Moral Majority Show"), (NBC)
    • I Love Liberty, (ABC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Cycle Two, Show Two"), (NBC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Christmas Show"), (NBC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Tony Bennett"), (NBC)
  • Corey Blechman, Barry Morrow for Bill, (CBS)
    • Oliver Hailey for Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend, (NBC)
    • Ernest Kinoy for Skokie, (CBS)
    • John Mortimer for Brideshead Revisited, (Episode: "Et in Arcadia Ego"), (PBS)
    • Peter Prince for Oppenheimer, (Episode: "Part V"), (PBS)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 43
  • ABC / NBC – 34
  • PBS – 13
By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 16
  • M*A*S*H (CBS) – 10
  • Brideshead Revisited (PBS) / Taxi (ABC) – 8
  • Lou Grant (CBS) / Second City Television (NBC) – 6
  • Barney Miller (ABC) – 5

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • ABC – 8
  • CBS / NBC – 7
By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 4
  • Taxi (ABC) – 3
  • Bill (CBS) / M*A*S*H (CBS) / A Woman Called Golda (Syndicated) – 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. ^ "1982 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

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