46th Primetime Emmy Awards

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46th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 11, 1994 (Ceremony)
  • September 10, 1994 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Host Patricia Richardson
Ellen DeGeneres
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
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The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held Sunday, September 11, 1994. The awards show was hosted by Patricia Richardson and Ellen DeGeneres. It was broadcast on ABC. Nominees and winners are listed below, winners are in bold. Comedy Central received its first major nomination at this ceremony.

In its first season, the Cheers spin-off Frasier won Outstanding Comedy Series and four total major awards. For the second straight year Picket Fences won Outstanding Drama Series, it too won four major awards on the night, but the more impressive drama series was newcomer NYPD Blue, which took home three major awards.

NYPD Blue came into the ceremony with 19 major nominations. This broke Hill Street Blues record for most nominations by a drama or comedy series of 16 set in 1982, and put it in second place all time behind Roots which gained 21 major nominations in 1977. NYPD Blue set another milestone when it received every nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, this marked only the ninth time that a show had received every nomination in a category. This feat has not been accomplished since.

The television movie And the Band Played On also made Emmy history. It set a new record when it received nine major nominations, the most ever for a television movie. This record still stands.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

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Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy 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
  • Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris on Roseanne, (Episode: "Labor Day"), (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Fyvush Finkel as Douglas Wambaugh on Picket Fences, (Episode: "Squatter's Rights"), (CBS)
    • Gordon Clapp as Det. Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue, (Episode: "Ice Follies"), (ABC)
    • Barry Corbin as Maurice J. Minnifield on Northern Exposure, (Episode: "The Gift of the Maggie"), (CBS)
    • Nicholas Turturro as Det. James Martinez on NYPD Blue, (Episode: "Up on the Roof"), (ABC)
    • Ray Walston as Henry Bone on Picket Fences, (Episode: "Blue Christmas"), (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
  • Cicely Tyson as Castralia on Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (CBS)
    • Anne Bancroft as Lucy Marsden on Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (CBS)
    • Swoosie Kurtz as Mrs. Johnstone on And the Band Played On (HBO)
    • Lee Purcell as Ann Thielman on Secret Sins of the Father (NBC)
    • Lily Tomlin as Dr. Selma Dritz on And the Band Played On (HBO)

Guest performances[edit]

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Martin Sheen as Nick Brody on Murphy Brown, (Episode: "Angst For The Memories"), (CBS)
    • Jason Alexander as Randall Townsend on Dream On, (Episode: "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape"), (HBO)
    • Paul Dooley as Micky Tupper on Dream On, (Episode: "Pop Secret"), (HBO)
    • John Glover as Ned Miller on Frasier, (Episode: "Oops"), (NBC)
    • Judge Reinhold as Aaron on Seinfeld, (Episode: "The Raincoats"), (NBC)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama Series
  • James Burrows, for Frasier, (Episode: "The Good Son"), (NBC)
    • Tom Cherones for Seinfeld, (Episode: "The Mango"), (NBC)
    • Todd Holland for The Larry Sanders Show, (Episode: "Life Behind Larry"), (HBO)
    • Tom Moore for Mad About You, (Episode: "Love Letters"), (NBC)
    • Lee Shallat Chemel, for Mad About You, (Episode: "Paul is Dead"), (NBC)
    • John Whitesell for The John Larroquette Show, (Episode: "Pilot"), (NBC)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
  • Walter C. Miller for The 47th Annual Tony Awards, (ABC)
    • Ellen Brown for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, (NBC)
    • Hal Gurnee for Late Show with David Letterman, (CBS)
    • Jeff Margolis for The 66th Annual Academy Awards, (ABC)
    • Don Scardino for Tracey Takes on New York, (HBO)
    • Dave Wilson for Saturday Night Live, (NBC)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special
  • Bob Randall for David's Mother, (CBS)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 42
  • NBC – 39
  • ABC – 36
  • HBO – 24
By program
  • NYPD Blue (ABC) – 19
  • Seinfeld (NBC) – 10
  • And the Band Played On (HBO) / Picket Fences (CBS) – 9
  • Frasier (NBC) – 7
  • Mad About You (NBC) – 6

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 13
  • ABC / NBC – 6
  • HBO – 4
By program
  • Frasier (NBC) / Picket Fences (CBS) – 4
  • David's Mother (CBS) / NYPD Blue (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. ^ "1994 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

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