Awards for 1958

Primetime Emmy

Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series

WINNER

NOMINEES




Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support

WINNER

Omnibus: Peter Ustinov (NBC)
For episode "The Life of Samuel Johnson".

NOMINEES


Suspicion: David Wayne (NBC)
For episode "Heartbeat".

Studio One in Hollywood: Lee J. Cobb (CBS)
For episode "No Deadly Medicine".

Playhouse 90: Mickey Rooney (CBS)
For episode "The Comedian (#1.20)".
(Shown within Playhouse 90).

Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series

WINNER

NOMINEES




Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support

WINNER

Playhouse 90: Polly Bergen (CBS)
For episode "The Helen Morgan Story".

NOMINEES

The Alcoa Hour: Helen Hayes (NBC)
For episode "Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper".

Playhouse 90: Teresa Wright (CBS)
For playing "Annie Sullivan".
For episode "The Miracle Worker".

Studio One in Hollywood: Piper Laurie (CBS)
For episode "The Deaf Heart".

Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic or Comedy Series

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Direction - Half Hour or Less

WINNER

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Robert Stevens (CBS)
For episode "The Glass Eye".

NOMINEES


Make Room for Daddy: Sheldon Leonard (ABC, CBS)
("Danny Thomas Show").


Best Direction - One Hour or More

WINNER

NOMINEES


Playhouse 90: John Frankenheimer (CBS)
For episode "The Comedian" (#1.20).

Playhouse 90: George Roy Hill (CBS)
For episode "Helen Morgan Story".

Playhouse 90: Arthur Penn (CBS)
For episode "Miracle Worker".

Best Comedy Writing

WINNER

NOMINEES



The Ernie Kovacs Show: Ernie Kovacs (NBC)
For episode "No Dialogue Show".

Best Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less

WINNER

Schlitz Playhouse: Paul Monash (CBS)
For episode "The Lonely Wizard".

NOMINEES

Father Knows Best: Roswell Rogers (NBC)
For episode "Margaret Hires a Gardener".

Frontiers of Faith: Morton Wishengrad (NBC)
For episode "A Chassidic Tale".

Gunsmoke: John Meston (CBS)
For episode "Born to Hang".

Leave It to Beaver: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher (CBS)
For episode "Beaver Gets Spelled".

Best Teleplay Writing - One Hour or More

WINNER

Playhouse 90: Rod Serling (CBS)
For episode "The Comedian (#1.20)".
(Shown within Playhouse 90).

NOMINEES


Omnibus: James Lee (NBC)
For episode "Life of Samuel Johnson".

Playhouse 90: William Gibson (CBS)
For episode "Miracle Worker".

Studio One in Hollywood: Arthur Hailey (CBS)
For episode "No Deadly Medicine".

Best Art Direction

WINNER

NOMINEES



Climax!: Beulah Frankel (art director) (CBS)

Wagon Train: Howard E. Johnson (art director) (NBC)

Best Musical, Variety, Audience Participation or Quiz Series

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Herself

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Himself

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Dramatic Anthology Series

WINNER

Playhouse 90: (CBS)

NOMINEES


Climax!: (CBS)


Best Live Camera Work

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Coverage of an Unscheduled Newsworthy Event

WINNER

World News Roundup: (CBS)
For coverage of the Rikers Island, New York plane crash. Program airdate: February 3, 1957.

NOMINEES

(NBC)
For news coverage of first Russian Sputnik, the U.S. Satellite launching efforts and Vanguard failure (4 October 1957).

(ABC)
For the September 1957 interview with Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus

(NBC)
For news coverage of the integration story in Little Rock and other southern U.S. cities. (September 1957).

(CBS)
For "Little Rock, 1957" (Coverage of the Little Rock School Riot).

Best Dramatic Series with Continuing Characters

WINNER

Gunsmoke: (CBS)

NOMINEES

Lassie: (CBS)

Maverick: (ABC)

Perry Mason: (CBS)

Wagon Train: (NBC)

Best Single Program of the Year

WINNER

Playhouse 90: (CBS)
For episode "The Comedian (#1.20)".
(Shown within Playhouse 90).

NOMINEES



Playhouse 90: (CBS)
For episode "The Helen Morgan Story".

Best News Commentary

WINNER

NOMINEES



John Daly (ABC)

Best Public Service Program or Series

WINNER

Omnibus: (ABC, NBC)

NOMINEES

Hemo the Magnificent, The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays: (NBC)
The two titles listed aired within the eligibility dates for the 1958 Emmy Awards ceremony. Official ATAS records list the title of the nominee as "Bell Telephone Science Series".


See It Now: (CBS)

Best New Program Series of the Year

WINNER

NOMINEES



Maverick: (ABC)

Wagon Train: (NBC)

Best Comedy Series

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography for Television

WINNER

Hemo the Magnificent: Harold E. Wellman (cinematographer) (CBS)
Shown within "Bell Telephone Science Series".

NOMINEES


Goodyear Theatre: George E. Diskant (cinematographer) (NBC)
For episode "Voices in the Fog".

Have Gun - Will Travel: William Margulies (cinematographer) (CBS)
For episode "The Outlaw".

The Loretta Young Show: Norbert Brodine (cinematography) (NBC)
For episode "Miss Ashley's Demon".

Best Editing of a Film for Television

WINNER

Gunsmoke: Michael Pozen (editor) (CBS)
For episode "How To Kill a Woman".

NOMINEES

Maverick: Robert Sparr (editor) (ABC)
For episode "The Quick and the Dead".

Goodyear Theatre: Samuel E. Beetley (NBC)
For episode "The Tinhorn".

General Electric Theater: Michael R. McAdam (editor) (CBS)
For episode "The Trail to Christmas".

Schlitz Playhouse: Danny B. Landres (editor) (CBS)
For episode "The Lonely Wizard".

Best Musical Contribution for Television

WINNER

Omnibus: Leonard Bernstein (ABC)
Conducting and analyzing music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

NOMINEES

The Frank Sinatra Show: Nelson Riddle (arranger/conductor) (ABC)


Project XX: Robert Russell Bennett (arranger/conductor) (NBC)
For episode "The Innocent Years".

Cinderella: Richard Rodgers (music score) (CBS)

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