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(1956–1961)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 1957

Winner
Golden Globe
Television Achievement

Together with The Mickey Mouse Club (1955), Cheyenne (1955), Matinee Theatre (1955) and This Is ... More

Together with The Mickey Mouse Club (1955), Cheyenne (1955), Matinee Theatre (1955) and This Is Your Life (1952).


Primetime Emmy Awards 1961

Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork
CBS

Primetime Emmy Awards 1960

Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support)
Lee J. Cobb
For episode "Project Immortality".
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama
Loring Mandel (writer)
For episode "Project Immortality".
Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork
CBS

Primetime Emmy Awards 1959

Winner
Primetime Emmy
Best Dramatic Series - One Hour or Longer
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Most Outstanding Single Program of the Year
For episode "Child of Our Time".
Most Outstanding Single Program of the Year
For episode "The Old Man".
Best Single Performance by an Actor
Robert Crawford Jr.
For playing "Tanguy". For episode "Child of Our Time".
Best Single Performance by an Actor
Paul Muni
For playing "Sam Arlen". For episode "Last Clear Chance".
Best Single Performance by an Actor
Rod Steiger
For playing "Harvey Denton". For episode "A Town Has Turned to Dust".
Best Single Performance by an Actress
Piper Laurie
For playing "Kirsten Clay". For episode "Days of Wine and Roses".
Best Single Performance by an Actress
Geraldine Page
For playing "The Young Woman". For episode "The Old Man".
Best Direction of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer
John Frankenheimer
For episode "A Town Has Turned to Dust".
Best Direction of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer
George Roy Hill
For episode "Child of Our Time".
Best Writing of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer
Horton Foote

For episode "The Old Man". Horton Foote would again adapt this Faulkner short story in 1997, ... More

For episode "The Old Man". Horton Foote would again adapt this Faulkner short story in 1997, winning an Emmy on his second try.

Best Writing of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer
J.P. Miller
For episode "Days Of Wine And Roses".
Best Writing of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer
Irving Gaynor Neiman
For episode "Child of Our Time".
Best Writing of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer
Rod Serling
For episode "A Town Has Turned To Dust".
Best Art Direction in a Live Television Program
Walter Scott Herndon (art director)
CBS
For episode "Old Man".
Best Live Camerawork
CBS
For episode "A Town Has Turned to Dust".
Best Live Camerawork
CBS
For episode "Old Man".
Best Live Camerawork
CBS
For episode "Child of Our Time".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1958

Winner
Primetime Emmy
Best Single Program of the Year
For episode "The Comedian (#1.20)". (Shown within Playhouse 90 (1956)).
Best Dramatic Anthology Series
Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support
Polly Bergen
For episode "The Helen Morgan Story".
Best Teleplay Writing - One Hour or More
Rod Serling
For episode "The Comedian (#1.20)". (Shown within Playhouse 90 (1956)).
Best Live Camera Work
CBS
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Best Single Program of the Year
For episode "The Helen Morgan Story".
Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support
Mickey Rooney
For episode "The Comedian (#1.20)". (Shown within Playhouse 90 (1956)).
Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support
Teresa Wright
For playing "Annie Sullivan". For episode "The Miracle Worker".
Best Direction - One Hour or More
John Frankenheimer
For episode "The Comedian" (#1.20).
Best Direction - One Hour or More
George Roy Hill
For episode "Helen Morgan Story".
Best Direction - One Hour or More
Arthur Penn
For episode "Miracle Worker".
Best Teleplay Writing - One Hour or More
William Gibson
For episode "Miracle Worker".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1957

Winner
Primetime Emmy
Best New Program Series
Best Single Program of the Year
For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".
Best Single Performance by an Actor
Jack Palance
For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".
Best Teleplay Writing - One Hour or More
Rod Serling
For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".
Best Direction - One Hour or More
Ralph Nelson
For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".
Best Art Direction - One Hour or More
Albert Heschong
For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Best Single Performance by an Actor
Red Skelton
For episode "The Big Slide".
Best Single Performance by an Actress
Evelyn Rudie
For episode "Eloise".
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor
Ed Wynn
For episode "Requiem For A Heavyweight".
Best Teleplay Writing - One Hour or More
Elick Moll
For episode "Sizeman and Son".
Best Direction - One Hour or More
John Frankenheimer
For episode "Forbidden Area".
Best Live Camera Work
CBS
For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1961

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television
Franklin J. Schaffner
For episode "The Cruel Day".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1958

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television
Bernard Girard
For episode "Four Women in Black".

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1957

Winner
Honorary Scroll
Best Episode in a TV Series
For excellence of production and quality of its telecasts.

Online Film & Television Association 2010

Winner
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Television Programs

Peabody Awards 1959

Winner
Peabody Award

Peabody Awards 1957

Winner
Personal Award
Rod Serling (writer)

For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)". This is the first Peabody Award given for ... More

For episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)". This is the first Peabody Award given for television writing.


Writers Guild of America, USA 1957

Winner
WGA Award (TV)
Drama, 60 Minutes or Longer in Length
Rod Serling

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