36th Primetime Emmy Awards

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36th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 23, 1984 (Ceremony)
  • September 16, 1984 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium,
Pasadena, California
Host Tom Selleck
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 23, 1984. The ceremony was broadcast on CBS, from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.

The top shows of the night were Cheers and Hill Street Blues. Cheers won its second straight Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Hill Street Blues made history. It became the first show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four consecutive years, this record still stands today, but has been tied twice, by The West Wing and Mad Men. Hill Street Blues also added to another streak, it received at least 14 major nominations for the fourth straight year, winning four. Cheers received the most nominations on the comedy side (10), winning three.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Drama/Comedy 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 Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy 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
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special
  • Dwight Hemion for Here's Television Entertainment, (NBC)
    • Clark Jones for 38th Annual Tony Awards, (CBS)
    • Don Mischer for The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, (CBS)
    • Marty Pasetta for Burnett Discovers Domingo, (CBS)


Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
  • David Angell for Cheers, (Episode: "Old Flames"), (NBC)
    • Glen Charles, Les Charles for Cheers, (Episode: "Power Play"), (NBC)
    • David Lloyd for Cheers, (Episode: "Homicidal Ham"), (NBC)
    • Tom Patchett for Buffalo Bill, (Episode: "Wilkinson's Sword"), (NBC)
    • Jay Tarses for Buffalo Bill, (Episode: "Jo-Jo's Problem, Part 2"), (NBC)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
  • Late Night with David Letterman, (NBC)
    • The 38th Annual Tony Awards, (CBS)
    • Late Night with David Letterman, (NBC)
    • Late Night with David Letterman, (NBC)
    • Saturday Night Live, (NBC)
    • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish, (CBS)
    • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, (CBS)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 53
  • CBS – 37
  • ABC – 27
By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 14
  • Cheers (NBC) – 10
  • St. Elsewhere (NBC) – 9
  • Buffalo Bill (NBC) / Something About Amelia (ABC) – 6


Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 10
  • CBS – 7
  • ABC – 5
By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 4
  • Cheers (NBC) / Something About Amelia (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. ^ "1984 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.