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6th Primetime Emmy Awards
DateFebruary 11, 1954
LocationHollywood Palladium,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byEd Sullivan
Most awardsI Love Lucy
The United States Steel Hour (2)
Most nominationsI Love Lucy
The Jackie Gleason Show
Mister Peepers
Your Show of Shows (4)
Outstanding Dramatic ProgramThe United States Steel Hour
Outstanding Situation ComedyI Love Lucy
Outstanding Variety ProgramOmnibus
Television/radio coverage

The 6th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 6th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on February 11, 1954, to honor the best in television of the year. The ceremony was hosted by Don DeFore at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. Don DeFore was president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and sold this first national broadcast of the Emmy Awards to NBC. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The ceremony included several new categories, including Best New Program, as well as awards for Supporting Actor and Actress in a television series. This was also the first year that acting nominees were nominated for a specific television show, in the past nominees were simply nominated as individuals.

Winners and nominees



Best Situation Comedy Best Dramatic Program
Best Variety Program Best Audience Participation, Quiz or Panel Program
Best Mystery, Action or Adventure Program Best Children's Program
Best Public Affairs Program Best Program of News or Sports
Best New Program


Lead performances

Best Male Star of a Regular Series Best Female Star of a Regular Series

Supporting performances

Best Series Supporting Actor Best Series Supporting Actress


Most Outstanding Personality

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
By program

Most major awards

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