15th Primetime Emmy Awards
DateMay 26, 1963
LocationHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byAnnette Funicello
Don Knotts
Highlights
Most awardsThe Defenders (4)
Most nominationsAlcoa Premiere
The Defenders (7)
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of HumorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of DramaThe Defenders
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of MusicJulie and Carole at Carnegie Hall
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of VarietyThe Andy Williams Show
The Program of the YearThe Tunnel
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC

The 15th Emmy Awards Ceremony, later known as the 15th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 26, 1963. The ceremony was hosted by Annette Funicello and Don Knotts. Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The top shows of the night were The Defenders and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Each won for series, directing, and writing in their respective genres. The Defenders led the night in major wins (4) and nominations (7).

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 Achievement in the Field of Variety Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Panel,
Quiz or Audience Participation
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Documentary Programs Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming
Outstanding Program Achievement
in the Field of News Commentary or Public Affairs
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
  • Glenda Farrell as Martha Morrison on Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • Davey Davison as Laura Hunter on The Eleventh Hour, (Episode: "Of Roses and Nightingales and Other Lovely Things"), (NBC)
    • Nancy Malone as Libby Kingston on Naked City, (ABC)
    • Rose Marie as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, (CBS)
    • Kate Reid as Queen Victoria on Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Invincible Mr. Disraeli"), (NBC)

Single performances

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Kim Stanley as Faith Parsons on Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • Diahann Carroll as Ruby Jay on Naked City, (Episode: "A Horse Has A Big Head, Let Him Worry"), (ABC)
    • Diana Hyland as Liza Laurents on Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "The Voice of Charlie Pont"), (ABC)
    • Eleanor Parker as Connie Folsom on The Eleventh Hour, (Episode: "Why Am I Grown So Cold?"), (NBC)
    • Sylvia Sidney as Adela on The Defenders, (Episode: "The Madman"), (CBS)

Directing

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama

Writing

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
  • Robert Thom, Reginald Rose for The Defenders, (Episode: "The Madman"), (CBS)
    • Sidney Carroll, for The DuPont Show of the Week, (Episode: "Big Deal in Laredo"), (NBC)
    • Norman Katkov, for Ben Casey, (Episode: "A Cardinal Act of Mercy"), (ABC)
    • James Lee for Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "Invincible Mr. Disraeli"), (NBC)
    • Halsted Welles for Alcoa Premiere, (Episode: "The Voice of Charlie Pont"), (ABC)

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