44th Primetime Emmy Awards

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44th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date August 30, 1992
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Host Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Dennis Miller
Television/Radio coverage
Network Fox
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The 44th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on August 30, 1992. The ceremony was broadcast on Fox, from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.[1] It was hosted by Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, and Dennis Miller, and directed by Walter C. Miller.[2] Presenters included Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, Scott Bakula, Candice Bergen, Corbin Bernsen, Beau Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, and Cindy Crawford.[2] The program was written by Buddy Sheffield and Bruce Vilanch.[3] Over 300 million people watched the ceremony in 30 countries. A rule change, instituted for this year only, stated that regular and guest performers would compete in the same category. There could be lead guest or supporting guest.

Murphy Brown was awarded the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series for the second time, it won three major awards on the night, the most for a comedy series. On the drama side L.A. Law's strangle hold on Outstanding Drama Series came to an end, as Northern Exposure took home the prize. Northern Exposure also won three major awards and received nine major nominations, which tied for the most in each category.

After being on the air for 30 years The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson finally heard its name called, when its final season won for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program. The show was first nominated in the category in 1964, and was 0-13 before this ceremony.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

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Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series) Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Special)
Outstanding Made for Television Movie 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
  • Michael Jeter as Herman Stiles on Evening Shade, (Episode: "Herman in Charge"), (CBS)
    • Jason Alexander as George Costanza on Seinfeld, (Episode: "The Note"), (NBC)
    • Charles Durning as Dr. Harlan Elldridge on Evening Shade, (Episode: "Three Naked Men"), (CBS)
    • Harvey Fierstein as Mark Newberger on Cheers, (Episode: "Rebecca's Lover...Not"), (NBC)
    • Jay Thomas as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown, (Episode: "Lovesick"), (CBS)
    • Jerry Van Dyke as Asst. Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam on Coach, (Episode: "Last of the Red-Hot Luthers"), (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Valerie Mahaffey as Eve on Northern Exposure, (Episode: "Lost & Found"), (CBS)
    • Mary Alice as Marguerite Peck on I'll Fly Away, (Episode: "Hard Lessons"), (NBC)
    • Barbara Barrie as Mrs. Bream on Law & Order, (Episode: "Vengeance"), (NBC)
    • Conchata Ferrell as Susan Bloom on L.A. Law, (Episode: "P.S. Your Shrink Is Dead"), (NBC)
    • Cynthia Geary as Shelly Tambo on Northern Exposure, (Episode: "Get Real"), (CBS)
    • Marg Helgenberger as K.C. on China Beach, (Episode: "The Always Goodbye"), (ABC)
    • Kay Lenz as Maggie Zombro on Reasonable Doubts, (Episode: "One Woman’s Word"), (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
  • Amanda Plummer as Lusia Weiss on Miss Rose White, (NBC)
    • Anne Bancroft as Kate Jerome on Broadway Bound, (ABC)
    • Bibi Besch as Lisa Carter on Doing Time on Maple Drive, (Fox)
    • Penny Fuller as Kate Ryan on Miss Rose White, (NBC)
    • Maureen Stapleton as Tanta Perla on Miss Rose White, (NBC)


Directing[edit]

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama Series
  • Eric Laneuville for I'll Fly Away, (Episode: "All God's Children"), (NBC)
    • Jack Bender for Northern Exposure, (Episode: "Seoul Mates"), (CBS)
    • Mimi Leder for China Beach, (Episode: "Rewind"), (ABC)
    • Nancy Malone for The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, (Episode: "Heartbreak Hotel"), (CBS)
    • Rick Wallace for L.A. Law, (Episode: "Say Goodnight Gracie"), (NBC)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
  • Patricia Birch for Great Performances, (Episode: "Unforgettable, with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole"), (PBS)
    • Hal Gurnee for Late Night with David Letterman, (Episode: "10th Anniversary Special"), (NBC)
    • Jeff Margolis for The 64th Annual Academy Awards, (ABC)
    • Walter C. Miller for The 45th Annual Tony Awards, (CBS)
    • Bobby Quinn for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, (NBC)


Writing[edit]

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Miniseries or a Special
  • The 64th Annual Academy Awards, (ABC)
    • Saturday Night Live, (NBC)
    • Late Night with David Letterman, (NBC)
    • In Living Color, (Fox)
    • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 57
  • CBS – 33
  • ABC – 25
By program
  • I'll Fly Away (NBC) / Northern Exposure (CBS) – 9
  • Seinfeld (NBC) – 8
  • Miss Rose White (NBC) / Murphy Brown (CBS) – 7
  • Cheers (NBC) – 6

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 9
  • CBS – 8
  • ABC – 5
  • HBO – 2
By program
  • Miss Rose White (NBC) / Murphy Brown (CBS) / Northern Exposure (CBS) – 3
  • I'll Fly Away (NBC) – 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. ^ Staff, "Roseanne Nominated But Her Show Isn't", Beacon Journal, July 17, 1992.
  2. ^ a b Overview for The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1992), Turner Classic Movies, Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  3. ^ The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1992), Hollywood.com, Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  4. ^ "1992 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.