Awards for 1961

Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)

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Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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The United States Steel Hour: Cliff Robertson (CBS)
For episode "The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon".

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: Ed Wynn (CBS)
For episode "The Man in the Funny Suit".

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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The Untouchables: Elizabeth Montgomery (ABC)
For episode "The Rusty Heller Story".

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)

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Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program

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Sunday Showcase: Roddy McDowall (NBC)
For episode "Our American Heritage: Not Without Honor".

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General Electric Theater: Charles Bronson (CBS)
For episode "Memory in White".

The Law and Mr. Jones: Peter Falk (ABC)
For episode "Cold Turkey".

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy

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The Bob Hope Show: Dick McDonough (director), Jack Shea (director) (NBC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama

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Sunday Showcase: Sidney Lumet (NBC)
For episode "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1".

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: Ralph Nelson (CBS)
For episode "The Man in the Funny Suit".

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy

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Hennesey: Richard Baer (CBS)
For various episodes.

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama

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Twilight Zone: Rod Serling (CBS)
For various episodes.

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The DuPont Show of the Month: Dale Wasserman (CBS)
For episode "The Lincoln Murder Case".

Sunday Showcase: Reginald Rose (NBC)
For episode "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1".

Outstanding Writing Achievement in the Documentary Field

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CBS Reports: Fred W. Friendly, David Lowe, Edward R. Murrow (CBS)
For episode "Harvest of Shame".

NBC White Paper: Arthur Barron, Al Wasserman (NBC)
For episode "The U-2 Affair".

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Scenic Design

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Checkmate: John J. Lloyd (art director) (CBS)

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Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series

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Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety

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Astaire Time: (NBC)

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The Program of the Year

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(NBC)
For coverage of the 1960 political conventions.


Astaire Time: (NBC)

Sunday Showcase: (NBC)
For episode "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1".

Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama

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Naked City: (ABC)

Sunday Showcase: (NBC)
For episode "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1".


Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Public Service

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CBS Reports: (CBS)

NBC White Paper: (NBC)
For episode "The U-2 Affair".

Project XX: (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork

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The Bell Telephone Hour: (NBC, Red-EO-Tape Mobile Unit)
For episode "Sounds of America".

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Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor

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Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming

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Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of News

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(NBC)
For coverage of the 1960 political conventions.


Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Television

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Twilight Zone: George T. Clemens (cinematographer) (CBS)
For various episodes.

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Outlaws: William Margulies (cinematographer) (NBC)

Wagon Train: Walter Strenge (cinematographer) (NBC)
For episode "Sam Elder Story".

Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television

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Naked City: Harry Coswick (editor), Aaron Nibley (editor), Milton Shifman (editor) (ABC)
For various episodes.

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Perry Mason: Richard Cahoon (editor), John Faure (editor) (CBS)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Edward W. Williams (editor) (NBC)
For episode "Incident in a Small Jail".

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Music for Television

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Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Berlin: Leonard Bernstein (CBS)
Official ATAS records list title as "Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic".

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