4th Primetime Emmy Awards
DateFebruary 18, 1952
LocationCocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byLucille Ball
Desi Arnaz
Best Comedy ShowThe Red Skelton Show
Best Dramatic ShowStudio One
Best Variety ShowYour Show of Shows
Television/radio coverage

The 4th Emmy Awards, retroactively known as the 4th Primetime Emmy Awards after the debut of the Daytime Emmy Awards, 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.

Winners and nominees



Best Comedy Show Best Dramatic Show
Best Variety Show


Best Actor Best Actress


Best Comedian or Comedienne