18th Primetime Emmy Awards

18th Primetime Emmy Awards
DateMay 22, 1966
LocationHollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byDanny Kaye
Bill Cosby
Highlights
Most awardsThe Dick Van Dyke Show (4)
Most nominationsThe Dick Van Dyke Show (8)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Outstanding Dramatic SeriesThe Fugitive
Outstanding Dramatic ProgramThe Ages of Man
Outstanding Musical ProgramFrank Sinatra: A Man and His Music
Outstanding Variety SeriesThe Andy Williams Show
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS
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The 18th Emmy Awards, later known as the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 22, 1966, at the Hollywood Palladium. The ceremony was hosted by Danny Kaye and Bill Cosby.

The top show of the night was The Dick Van Dyke Show, which won its fourth consecutive top series award, and achieved four major wins. The ceremony returned to a more traditional format, after experimenting the previous year.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

Programs

Programs
Outstanding Musical Program
Outstanding Children's Program
Achievements in Daytime Programming - Programs

Acting

Lead performances

Lead performances
  • Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
    • Don Adams as Maxwell Smart in Get Smart (NBC)
    • Bob Crane as Col. Robert E. Hogan in Hogan's Heroes (CBS)

Supporting performances

Supporting performances
  • Lee Grant as Stella Chernak in Peyton Place (ABC)
    • Diane Baker as Rachel Brown in Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) (Episode: "Inherit the Wind")
    • Pamela Franklin as Betsy Balcombe in Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) (Episode: "Eagle in a Cage")
    • Jeanette Nolan as Helen Robinson in I Spy (NBC) (Episode: "The Conquest of Maude Murdock")

Single performances

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

Directing

Directing
  • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (NBC): "The Game" – Sydney Pollack
    • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC): "Eagle in a Cage" – George Schaefer
    • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC): "Inherit the Wind" – George Schaefer
    • I Spy (NBC) – Sheldon Leonard

Writing

Writing
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS): "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" – Bill Persky and Sam Denoff
    • The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS): "The Ugliest Dog in the World" – Bill Persky and Sam Denoff
    • Get Smart (NBC): "Mr. Big" – Mel Brooks and Buck Henry

Most major nominations

Networks with multiple major nominations
Network Number of
Nominations
NBC 45
CBS 29
ABC 15
Programs with multiple major nominations
Program Category Network Number of
Nominations
The Dick Van Dyke Show Comedy CBS 8
I Spy Drama NBC 7
Eagle in a Cage Special NBC 6
Bewitched Comedy ABC 5
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Drama NBC
Inherit the Wind Special
Get Smart Comedy 4
Hogan's Heroes CBS 3
The Julie Andrews Show Variety
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Drama NBC
Slattery's People CBS
The Andy Williams Show Variety NBC 2
Batman Comedy ABC
Color Me Barbra Music CBS
The Danny Kaye Show Variety
An Evening with Carol Channing
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Music NBC
The Fugitive Drama ABC
Peyton Place

Most major awards

Networks with multiple major awards
Network Number of
Awards
NBC 45
CBS 9
ABC 5
Programs with multiple major awards
Program Category Network Number of
Awards
The Dick Van Dyke Show Comedy CBS 4
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Drama NBC 3
Bewitched Comedy ABC 2
Eagle in a Cage Special NBC
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

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