The 4th Annual Emmy Awards, retroactively known as the 4th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards after the debut of the Daytime Emmys, were presented at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 1952. The ceremonies were hosted by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
This was the first year that nominations were considered on a national television network basis. Previously, the Emmys were primarily given out to shows that were produced or aired in the Los Angeles area.
 Nominations and winners
|Best Comedy Show
||Best Dramatic Show
|Best Variety Show