43rd Primetime Emmy Awards

43rd Primetime Emmy Awards
DateAugust 25, 1991
LocationPasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byDennis Miller
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jerry Seinfeld
Highlights
Most awardsCheers (4)
Most nominationsCheers (9)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesCheers
Outstanding Drama SeriesL.A. Law
Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and MiniseriesSeparate but Equal
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe 63rd Annual Academy Awards
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFox
← 42nd · Primetime Emmy Awards · 44th →

The 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, August 25, 1991. The ceremony was broadcast on Fox from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The network TNT received its first major nomination at this ceremony.

For its ninth season, Cheers won Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth time, tying All in the Family's record. Cheers' spinoff Frasier would later break this record, ultimately winning five in a row. Cheers also received the most major nominations (9) and major awards (4) during the ceremony. The drama field also saw a four-time winner crowned as L.A. Law won Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth time in five years. This tied the record set by Hill Street Blues whose four wins came consecutively. James Earl Jones joined an exclusive club, as he won two acting Emmys for his work on two different series.

John Gielgud's win made him the fourth person to become an EGOT.

Winners and nominees

Programs

Programs

Acting

Lead performances

Acting

Supporting performances

  • Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Crane in Cheers (NBC) (Episodes: "Veggie-Boyd" + "Rat Girl")
    • Elizabeth Ashley as Freida Evans in Evening Shade (CBS) (Episodes: "There Once Was a Boy Named Wood" + "Chip Off the Old Brick")
    • Faith Ford as Corky Sherwood in Murphy Brown (CBS) (Episodes: "Trouble in Sherwood-Forrest" + "Corky's Place")
    • Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo in The Golden Girls (NBC) (Episodes: "Ebbtide's Revenge" + "There Goes the Bride: Part 1")
    • Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli in Cheers (NBC) (Episodes: "Carla Loves Clavin" + "Pitch It Again, Sam")
  • Timothy Busfield as Elliot Weston in Thirtysomething (ABC) (Episodes: "Sifting the Ashes" + "Second Look")
    • David Clennon as Miles Drentell in Thirtysomething (ABC) (Episodes: "Out the Door" + "A Stop at Willoughby")
    • Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie, Jr. in L.A. Law (NBC) (Episodes: "The Beverly Hills Hangers" + "Mutinies on the Banzai")
    • Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law (NBC) (Episodes: "God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman" + "The Gods Must Be Lawyers")
    • Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci in Quantum Leap (NBC) (Episodes: "The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) – April 7, 1970" + "Shock Theater: October 3, 1954")
  • Madge Sinclair as Empress Josephine in Gabriel's Fire (ABC) (Episodes: "Tis the Season" + "The Great Waldo")
    • Marg Helgenberger as KC Kolowski in China Beach (ABC) (Episodes: "History, Part II – She Sells More Than Sea Shells" + "100 Klicks Out")
    • Piper Laurie as Catherine Martell in Twin Peaks (ABC) (Episodes: "Episode 13" + "Episode 18")
    • Melanie Mayron as Melissa Steadman in Thirtysomething (ABC) (Episodes: "Melissa and Men" + "Melissa in Wonderland")
    • Diana Muldaur as Rosalind Shays in L.A. Law (NBC) (Episodes: "He's a Crowd" + "The Beverly Hills Hangers")

Individual performances

Directing

Directing
  • Late Night with David Letterman (NBC) – Hal Gurnee
    • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (ABC) – Jeff Margolis
    • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (CBS) – Dwight Hemion

Writing

Writing
  • Murphy Brown (CBS): "Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All The Way" – Gary Dontzig and Steven Peterman
    • The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (Lifetime): "Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night" – Jay Tarses
    • Murphy Brown (CBS): "On Another Plane" – Diane English
    • Seinfeld (NBC): "The Deal" – Larry David
    • Seinfeld (NBC): "The Pony Remark" – Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
    • In Living Color (Fox)
    • Late Night with David Letterman (NBC)
    • The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (CBS)
    • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Casting

  • Alixe Gordin – Separate but Equal (ABC)

Editing

  • Murphy Brown (CBS): "On Another Plane" – Tucker Wiard
    • Cheers (NBC): "The Days of Wine and Neuroses" – Andy Ackerman
    • Cheers (NBC): "Rat Girl" – Sheila Amos
    • Coach (ABC): "The Break-Up" – Andrew Chulack

Most major nominations

Networks with multiple major nominations
Network No. of
Nominations
NBC 46
ABC 36
CBS 31
Programs with multiple major nominations
Program Category Network No. of
Nominations
Cheers Comedy NBC 9
L.A. Law Drama 8
Murphy Brown Comedy CBS 7
Thirtysomething Drama ABC 6
Decoration Day Miniseries/Special NBC 5
The Josephine Baker Story HBO
Sarah, Plain and Tall CBS
Separate but Equal ABC
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Variety 4
China Beach Drama
Evening Shade Comedy CBS
In Living Color Variety Fox
Paris Trout Miniseries/Special Showtime
Coach Comedy ABC 3
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Lifetime
The Golden Girls NBC
Late Night with David Letterman Variety
Quantum Leap Drama
Seinfeld Comedy
Designing Women CBS 2
Gabriel's Fire Drama ABC
The Kennedy Center Honors Variety CBS
Long Road Home Miniseries/Special NBC
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Variety CBS
Northern Exposure Drama
Twin Peaks ABC
The Wonder Years Comedy

Most major awards

Networks with multiple major awards
Network No. of
Awards
ABC 10
NBC 8
CBS 5
HBO 2
PBS
Programs with multiple major awards
Program Category Network No. of
Awards
Cheers Comedy NBC 4
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Variety ABC 3
Gabriel's Fire Drama 2
The Josephine Baker Story Miniseries/Special HBO
L.A. Law Drama NBC
Murphy Brown Comedy CBS
Separate but Equal Miniseries/Special ABC
Thirtysomething Drama
Notes
  1. ^ For this year only, the Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Outstanding Miniseries were combined so that TV Movies and Miniseries competed in the same category.
  2. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

Presenters

The awards were presented by the following people:

Presenter(s) Award(s)
Burt Reynolds
Loni Anderson
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Victoria Principal Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Jane Seymour
John Goodman
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Corbin Bernsen
Christina Applegate
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Craig T. Nelson
Jerry Van Dyke
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Beatrice Arthur
Betty White
Rue McClanahan
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Kirk Cameron
Chelsea Noble
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special
Richard Mulligan
Park Overall
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Special
Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Bob Saget
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Special
Crystal Bernard
Alan Thicke
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special
The cast of Designing Women Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or Special
Richard Lewis Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Jimmy Smits
Susan Dey
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special
Sela Ward
Julianne Phillips
Fred Savage
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special
Gilbert Gottfried Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program
Rob Morrow
Jeannine Taylor
Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program
Faith Ford
Mike Myers
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Jason Priestley
Shannen Doherty
Luke Perry
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Falk Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Harry Hamlin
Nicolette Sheridan
Outstanding Drama Series
Sam Kinison Outstanding Editing for a Series – Multi-Camera Production
Keenan Ivory Wayans Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries
Macaulay Culkin Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Marilu Henner
Carol Kane
Christopher Lloyd
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Carol Burnett Outstanding Comedy Series

Tribute

A stand-alone tribute was presented to actor Michael Landon by his fellow Little House on the Prairie co-stars Melissa Gilbert and Merlin Olsen. Before the tribute, Gilbert briefy eulogized Lee Remick, Bert Convy, Harry Reasoner and Colleen Dewhurst.


This page was last updated at 2024-04-18 14:42 UTC. Update now. View original page.

All our content comes from Wikipedia and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.


Top

If mathematical, chemical, physical and other formulas are not displayed correctly on this page, please useFirefox or Safari