32nd Primetime Emmy Awards

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32nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 7, 1980
    (Ceremony)
  • September 6, 1980
    (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Hosted by Steve Allen
Dick Clark
Television/radio coverage
Network NBC

The 32nd Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 7, 1980, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the awards show was hosted by Steve Allen and Dick Clark and broadcast on NBC.

The ceremony was held while a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild was in progress; in a show of support for their union, 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotted the event.[1] Powers Boothe was the only nominated actor to attend; acknowledging his odd duck-type presence in his acceptance speech, he quipped, "this is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest." (Boothe won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for his performance in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.)

For the second year in a row, the top series awards went to the same shows, Taxi and Lou Grant. Lou Grant was the most successful show of the night winning five major awards. It also received 14 major nominations, this tied the longstanding record for most major nominations by a drama series, set by Playhouse 90 in 1959.

Winners and nominees[edit]

[2]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety or Music Program Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special
Outstanding Limited Series

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 Limited Series or a Special Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

Supporting performances[edit]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
  • James Burrows for Taxi, (Episode: "Louie and the Nice Girl"), (ABC)
    • Alan Alda for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Dreams"), (CBS)
    • Charles S. Dubin, for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Period of Adjustment"), (CBS)
    • Burt Metcalfe for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Bottle Fatigue"), (CBS)
    • Harry Morgan for M*A*S*H, (Episode: "Stars and Stripes"), (CBS)
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special

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 Limited Series or a Special
  • David Chase for Off the Minnesota Strip, (ABC)
    • James S. Henerson for Attica, (ABC)
    • James Lee for This Year's Blonde, (NBC)
    • David W. Rintels for Gideon's Trumpet, (CBS)
    • Ken Trevey for Amber Waves, (ABC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 53
  • NBC – 23
  • ABC – 19
By program
  • Lou Grant (CBS) – 14
  • M*A*S*H (CBS) – 10
  • The Rockford Files (NBC) / The Scarlet O'Hara War, The Silent Lovers, This Year's Blonde (NBC) – 6
  • Barney Miller (ABC) – 5

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • ABC / CBS – 10
  • NBC – 4
By program
  • Lou Grant (CBS) – 5
  • Baryshnikov on Broadway (ABC) / M*A*S*H (CBS) / The Miracle Worker (NBC) / Soap (ABC) / Taxi (ABC) – 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. ^ Gold, Matea; Maria Elena Fernandez and Richard Verrier (2007-12-18). "Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien to return to the air Jan. 2". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "1980 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

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