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Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

2008 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal (2004)
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2007 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal (2004)
Shared with:
2001 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
1999 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
Shared with:
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
For episode "Sideshow".
1998 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
Shared with:
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
For episode "Theme Of Life".
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
For episode "Betrayal".
1996 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Chicago Hope (1994)
Shared with:
1995 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Chicago Hope (1994)
Shared with:
1994 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Picket Fences (1992)
Shared with:
1993 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Picket Fences (1992)
Shared with:
1991 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
For episode "On The Toad Again".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Mutinies On The Banzai".
1990 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
For episode "Blood, Sweat & Fears".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Bang... Zoom... Zap".
1989 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "His Suit Is Hirsute".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Urine Trouble Now".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
For episode "I'm In The Nude For Love".
1988 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Beauty and Obese".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Full Marital Jacket".

BAFTA Awards

1999 Nominated
BAFTA TV Award
Best International (Programme or Series)
Ally McBeal (1997)

Banff Television Festival

1999 Won
Award of Excellence

Casting Society of America, USA

2002 Won
Career Achievement Award

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

2004 Won
Edgar
Best Television Episode Teleplay
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
For episode "Goodbye".
2002 Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
For episode "Killing Time".
1998 Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
For episode "First Degree".
1994 Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
Picket Fences (1992)
For episode "Turpitude".
1991 Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Justice Swerved".
1990 Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
For episode "Urine Trouble Now".

Humanitas Prize

2013 3rd place
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Monday Mornings (2013)
Shared with:
For the episode "Truth or Consequences"
2008 Nominated
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Boston Legal (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Won
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
The Practice (1997)
For episode "Final Judgment".
2002 Won
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
The Practice (1997)
Shared with:
For episode "Honor Code". Tied with Aaron Sorkin for The West Wing (1999), episode "Two Cathedrals".
1996 Won
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Picket Fences (1992)
Shared with:
1995 Nominated
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Picket Fences (1992)
For episode "Final Judgement".
1994 Nominated
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Picket Fences (1992)
For episode "Abominable Snowmen".

International Monitor Awards

1998 Won
Monitor
Film Originated Television Series - Best Achievement
Ally McBeal (1997)
Shared with:
For episode "Cro-Magnon".

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Won
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes

Earning 28 Emmy nominations and ten Emmys, series creator David E. Kelley created some of the 1980'... More

Earning 28 Emmy nominations and ten Emmys, series creator David E. Kelley created some of the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's most prominent television dramas including L.A. Law (1986), Picket Fences (1992), Chicago Hope (1994), The Practice (1997), Ally McBeal (1997), Boston Public (2000) and Boston Legal (2004).


PGA Awards

2009 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Boston Legal (2004)
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2006 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Boston Legal (2004)
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2001 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award in Television
1999 Won
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television
The Practice (1997)
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Publicists Guild of America

1996 Won
Showmanship Award
Television

Television Critics Association Awards

1999 Won
TCA Award
Individual Achievement in Drama
The Practice (1997)
Tied with James Gandolfini for The Sopranos (1999).
Nominated
Career Achievement Award
1998 Nominated
Career Achievement Award

TV Guide Awards

2001 Won
Brandon Tartikoff Award

Writers Guild of America, USA

2003 Won
Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
1999 Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
The Practice (1997)
1996 Won
Paul Selvin Honorary Award
Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Picket Fences (1992)
Shared with:
1994 Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Picket Fences (1992)
1991 Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
1990 Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
1989 Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
Shared with:
1988 Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
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