9th Primetime Emmy Awards

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9th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date March 16, 1957
Location NBC Studios, Burbank, California
Host Desi Arnaz
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
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The 9th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 9th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on March 16, 1957 to honor the best in television of the year. The ceremony was held at the NBC Studios in Burbank, California. Desi Arnaz hosted the event. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses. Categories were sorted based on running time, instead of by genre.

The top shows of the night were Caesar's Hour and Playhouse 90. Each show won a then-record five major awards, (however, two of Playhouse 90's wins came in now defunct categories).

Caesar's Hour became the first show to be nominated in all four major acting categories. Caesar's Hour also made history when it swept the four acting categories. After over fifty years, it remains the only comedy or drama series to win every major acting award. In 2004, the miniseries Angels in America became the second show, and first miniseries/television movie, to sweep the acting field.

Winners and nominees[edit]

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Programs[edit]

Best Series, Half Hour or Less Best Series, One Hour or More
Best Live Camera Work Best Coverage of a Newsworthy Event
  • Years of Crisis, (CBS)
    • Andrea Doria Sinking, (CBS)
    • Andrea Doria Survivors Arrive in New York, (CBS)
    • National Political Conventions, (ABC)
    • National Political Conventions, (NBC)
Best Public Service Series Best New Program Series
Best Single Program of the Year
  • Playhouse 90, (Episode: "Requiem for a Heavyweight"), (CBS)
    • Kraft Television Theatre, (Episode: "A Night to Remember"), (NBC)
    • Omnibus, (Episode: "Leonard Bernstein"), (CBS)
    • See It Now, (Episode: "Secret Life of Danny Kaye"), (CBS)
    • The Victor Borge Show

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series
Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series


Supporting performances[edit]

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor Best Supporting Performance by an Actress

Single performances[edit]

Best Single Performance by an Actor Best Single Performance by an Actress
  • Claire Trevor as Fran Dodsworth on Producers' Showcase, (Episode: "Dodsworth"), (NBC)

Directing[edit]

Best Direction, Half Hour or Less Best Direction, One Hour or More

Writing[edit]

Best Teleplay Writing, Half Hour or Less Best Teleplay Writing, One Hour or More
  • James P. Cavanagh for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, (CBS)
Best Writing, Variety or Situation Comedy

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 58
  • NBC – 40
  • ABC – 6
By program
  • Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 11
  • Caesar's Hour (NBC) – 6
  • The Ernie Kovacs Show (NBC) / Kraft Television Theatre (NBC) / The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) – 4
  • Alcoa-Goodyear Playhouse (NBC) / Four Star Playhouse (CBS) / I Love Lucy (CBS) /Producers' Showcase (NBC) – 3

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 11
  • NBC – 8
  • ABC – 1
By program
  • Caesar's Hour (NBC) / Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 5
  • The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) – 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. ^ "1957 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.