38th Primetime Emmy Awards

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38th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 21, 1986 (Ceremony)
  • September 6 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Host David Letterman
Shelley Long
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 38th Primetime Emmy Awards were presented on September 21, 1986 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The Emmy ceremony was cohosted by David Letterman and Shelley Long. During the ceremony, Letterman saluted Grant Tinker, who had stepped down as chairman of NBC due to its parent company, RCA, having been acquired by General Electric. The ceremony was also memorable for the presentation of the Governors' Award to Red Skelton, who in his acceptance speech said he had missed being on TV for the previous 16 years.

This year's cemeonry saw the return of the guest acting category. The top shows of the night were The Golden Girls which won Outstanding Comedy Series and two other major awards. The Golden Girls became the first series to gain three nominations in a lead acting category, they would repeat this feat multiple times. For the second straight year Cagney & Lacey won for Outstanding Drama Series, and led all shows with four major wins. With help from the guest acting category, The Cosby Show with 13 nominations broke the record for most major nominations by a comedy series of 11 set by The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1977, this record has since been surpassed. This was the first season that neather Daniel J. Travanti nor Veronica Hamel were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series or Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series respectively. They weren't nominated in the next and final one either.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

[1]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
Outstanding Miniseries

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 Miniseries or a Special Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries 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 Miniseries or a Special Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special


Guest performances[edit]

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
  • Roscoe Lee Browne as Prof. Bennington Foster on The Cosby Show, (Episode: "The Card Game"), (NBC)
    • Earle Hyman as Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show, (Episode: "Happy Anniversary"), (NBC)
    • Danny Kaye as Dr. Burns on The Cosby Show, (Episode: "The Dentist"), (NBC)
    • Clarice Taylor as Anna Huxtable on The Cosby Show, (Episode: "Happy Anniversary"), (NBC)
    • Stevie Wonder as Himself on The Cosby Show, (Episode: "A Touch of Wonder"), (NBC)
  • John Lithgow as John Walters on Amazing Stories, (Episode: "The Doll"), (NBC)
    • Whoopi Goldberg as Camille on Moonlighting, (Episode: "Camille"), (ABC)
    • Edward Herrmann as Father McCabe on St. Elsewhere, (Episode: "Time Heals, Part 2"), (NBC)
    • Peggy McCay as Mrs. Carruthers on Cagney & Lacey, (Episode: "Mothers and Sons"), (CBS)
    • James Stacy as Ted Peters on Cagney & Lacey, (Episode: "The Gimp"), (CBS)


Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
  • Jay Sandrich for The Cosby Show, (Episode: "Denise's Friend"), (NBC)
    • James Burrows for Cheers, (Episode: "The Triangle"), (NBC)
    • Jim Drake for The Golden Girls, (Episode: "The Heart Attack"), (NBC)
    • Terry Hughes, for The Golden Girls, (Episode: "A Little Romance"), (NBC)
    • Bill Persky for Kate & Allie, (Episode: "Chip's Friend"), (CBS)
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special


Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
  • Barry Fanaro, Mort Nathan for The Golden Girls, (Episode: "A Little Romance"), (NBC)
    • Peter Casey, David Lee for Cheers, (Episode: "2 Good 2 Be 4 Real"), (NBC)
    • Susan Harris for The Golden Girls, (Episode: "Pilot"), (NBC)
    • John Markus for The Cosby Show, (Episode: "Denise's Friend"), (NBC)
    • Michael J. Weithorn for Family Ties, (Episode: "The Real Thing, Part II"), (NBC)
    • Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra, John Markus for The Cosby Show, (Episode: "Theo's Holiday"), (NBC)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special
  • Late Night with David Letterman, (Episode: "Fourth Anniversary Special"), (NBC)
    • The 40th Annual Tony Awards, (CBS)
    • Great Performances, (Episode: "Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight III"), (PBS)
    • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, (NBC)
    • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder, (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 79
  • CBS – 39
  • ABC – 13
By program
  • The Cosby Show (NBC) – 13
  • St. Elsewhere (NBC) – 10
  • The Golden Girls (NBC) / Moonlighting (ABC) – 9
  • An Early Frost (NBC) / Cheers (NBC) – 8
  • Cagney & Lacey (CBS) – 7


Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 17
  • CBS – 9
By program
  • Cagney & Lacey (CBS) – 4
  • The Golden Girls (NBC) / St. Elsewhere (NBC) – 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. ^ "1986 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

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