|7th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Date||March 7, 1955|
|Location||Moulin Rouge Nightclub, Los Angeles, California|
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Steve Allen|
|Most awards||Studio One (3)|
|Most nominations||I Love Lucy|
The Jackie Gleason Show
Studio One (5)
|Best Dramatic Series||The United States Steel Hour|
|Best Situation Comedy Series||Make Room for Daddy|
|Best Variety Series Including Musical Varieties||Disneyland|
The 7th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 7th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on March 7, 1955, to honor the best in television of the year. The ceremony was held at the "Moulin Rouge Nightclub" in Hollywood, California. The ceremony, hosted by Steve Allen and broadcast on NBC, was the first Emmy Awards ceremony to be televised nationally. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses. New categories for this ceremony included awards for writing and directing, as well as one-time performances in anthology series, (this category would eventually morph into the current guest-acting category). Studio One was the most successful show of the night, winning three awards.
Fredric March made Emmy history when he became the first actor to be nominated for two different works in the same category. However, he lost for both of his performances in the category of Best Actor in a Single Performance.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (‡).