35th Primetime Emmy Awards

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35th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 25, 1983 (Ceremony)
  • September 18, 1983 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium,
Pasadena, California
Host Eddie Murphy
Joan Rivers
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 35th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 25, 1983. The ceremony was broadcast on NBC, from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California. It is remembered for the vulgar language during the ceremony, much of it from Joan Rivers who cohosted the ceremony with Eddie Murphy. Rivers also wore nine dresses throughout the ceremony.

Despite being one the lowest-rated shows of the season, the critically acclaimed first season of Cheers won Outstanding Comedy Series as well as three other major awards. For the third straight year, Hill Street Blues won Outstanding Drama Series, it received at least 14 major nominations for the third straight year, unprecedented at the time, and also received every nomination in the Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series field. Second City Television also garnered every nomination in a category, for Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. NBC dominated the night, on the strength of the shows mentioned, it received 71 of the 128 major nominations, and won 19 of 25 major categories.

In its final ceremony, M*A*S*H was once again nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. M*A*S*H was nominated every year it was on the air, 11/11, winning once in 1974, this record would be tied by Cheers a decade later when it too went 11/11, finishing with four victories.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Drama Special
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
  • James Coco as Arnie on St. Elsewhere, (Episode: "Cora and Arnie"), (NBC)
    • Ed Begley Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on St. Elsewhere, (NBC)
    • Michael Conrad as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues (NBC)
    • Joe Spano as Det. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues, (NBC)
    • Bruce Weitz as Det. Mick Belker on Hill Street Blues, (NBC)
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
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special
  • John Erman for Who Will Love My Children?, (ABC)
    • Dan Curtis for The Winds of War, (Episode: "Into the Maelstrom"), (ABC)
    • Daryl Duke for The Thorn Birds, (Episode: "Part II"), (ABC)
    • Simon Langton for Smiley's People, (Episode: "Part VI"), (Syndicated)
    • Edward Zwick for Special Bulletin, (NBC)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
  • David Milch for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "Trial by Fury"), (NBC)
    • Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeff Lewis, for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "A Hair of the Dog"), (NBC)
    • Karen Hall for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "Officer of the Year"), (NBC)
    • Michael I. Wagner, David Milch, Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeff Lewis for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "No Body's Perfect"), (NBC)
    • Anthony Yerkovich, David Milch, Karen Hall, Steven Bochco, Jeff Lewis for Hill Street Blues, (Episode: "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back"), (NBC)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
  • Second City Television, (Episode: "Sweeps Week"), (NBC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Robin Williams"), (NBC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Christmas Show"), (NBC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Joe Walsh"), (NBC)
    • Second City Television, (Episode: "Towering Inferno"), (NBC)
  • Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick for Special Bulletin, (NBC)
    • Michael Bortman for Who Will Love My Children?, (ABC)
    • David Edgar for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, (Episode: "Part IV"), (Syndicated)
    • William Hanley for Little Gloria... Happy at Last, (NBC)
    • Norman Mailer for The Executioner's Song, (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 71
  • ABC – 23
  • CBS – 22
By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 14
  • Cheers (NBC) / The Thorn Birds (ABC) – 9
  • Second City Television (NBC) / St. Elsewhere (NBC) – 7
  • M*A*S*H (CBS) / Taxi (NBC) – 6

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 19
  • ABC – 4
  • CBS – 1
By program
  • Cheers (NBC) – 4
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) / St. Elsewhere (NBC) / Taxi (NBC) / The Thorn Birds (ABC) – 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. ^ "1983 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

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