14th Primetime Emmy Awards
DateMay 22, 1962
LocationHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byJohnny Carson, Bob Newhart, David Brinkley
Highlights
Most awardsThe Defenders (4)
Most nominationsBen Casey
Hallmark Hall of Fame (7)
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of HumorThe Bob Newhart Show
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of DramaThe Defenders
Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music - VarietyThe Garry Moore Show
Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music - MusicLeonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan
The Program of the YearHallmark Hall of Fame: "Victoria Regina"
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC

The 14th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 14th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on May 22, 1962, to honor the best in television of the year. It was hosted by Johnny Carson in New York, Bob Newhart in Los Angeles and David Brinkley in Washington, DC. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top show of the night was the CBS courtroom drama The Defenders which swept the four major categories it was nominated in. The Bob Newhart Show won top honors for comedy, and in doing so, became the first show to win a top program prize (comedy or drama) for what would be the show's only season.

Among the better-known presenters were Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Barbara Stanwyck, Judy Garland, Jimmy Durante, Jack Webb, Walter Brennan, Eartha Kitt, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and Cyril Ritchard, whose pronunciation of "tomatoes" as "tomahtoes" greatly amused the audience; he humorously apologized and repeated it with the American pronunciation.

Winners and nominees

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Programs

Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama
Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music – Variety Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music – Music
Outstanding Daytime Program Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming
Outstanding Program Achievement
in the Field of Educational and Public Affairs Programming
The Program of the Year

Acting

Lead performances

Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)

Supporting performances

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress

Single performances

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Directing

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama

Writing

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
Outstanding Writing Achievement in the Documentary Field
  • Lou Hazam, for Vincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait, (NBC)

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
By program

Most major awards

By network [note 1]
By program
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

References