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Awards

Golden Globes, USA 1976

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Johnny Carson

Primetime Emmy Awards 1992

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Bette Midler (performer)
For episode with guests Robin Williams and Bette Midler.
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series)
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (executive producer)
Jeff Sotzing (producer)
Jim McCawley (co-producer)
Johnny Carson (host)
For episode with guests Robin Williams and Bette Midler.
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Variety or Music Program
Bobby Quinn (director)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries or a Special
William Merrill (lighting director)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special
Dave Cone (audio)
Roger Cortes (audio)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Darrell Vickers (head writer)
Andrew Nicholls (head writer)
Bob Dolan Smith (writer)
Tony DeSena (writer)
Michael Barrie (writer)
Jim Mulholland (writer)
Bob Keane (writer)
Tom Finnigan (writer)
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Ray Figelski (technical director)
Kurt Tonnessen (camera operator)
Don Barker (camera operator)
Bruce Bottone (camera operator)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1991

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries or a Special
William Merrill (lighting director)
For episode with guests: Louie Bellson, magician Dean Dill and Cirque du Soleil cast memebers.
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Ray Figelski (technical director)
Kurt Tonnessen (electronic cameraperson)
Don Barker (electronic cameraperson)
For episode with guests Dolly Parton and comedian 'Mark Schif'.
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (executive producer)
Jeff Sotzing (producer)
Jim McCawley (co-producer)
Johnny Carson (host)
For episode "28th Anniversary Show".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1990

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries or a Special
William Merrill (lighting director)
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Ray Figelski (technical director)
Bruce Bottone (camera operator)
Don Barker (camera operator)
Hal Ingels (senior video control)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1989

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special
Ron Estes (mixer)
Roger Cortes (mixer)
For episode with guests Jonathan Winters and Kenny Loggins.
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Raymond Siller (head writer)
Michael Barrie (writer)
Jim Mulholland (writer)
Bob Keane (writer)
Andrew Nicholls (writer)
Darrell Vickers (writer)
Tony DeSena (writer)
Patric M. Verrone (writer)
Bob Dolan Smith (writer)
Hal Goodman (writer)
Larry Klein (writer)
Kevin Mulholland (writer)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1988

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special
Ron Estes (sound mixer)
Roger Cortes (sound mixer)
For the show with host Jay Leno and guests Dan Aykroyd and Miami Sound Machine.

Primetime Emmy Awards 1987

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special
Roger Cortes (sound mixer)
Ron Estes (sound mixer)
Carroll Pratt (sound mixer)
For the show with guests Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and George Hamilton.
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Raymond Siller (writer)
Michael Barrie (writer)
Jim Mulholland (writer)
Kevin Mulholland (writer)
Bob Keane (writer)
Andrew Nicholls (writer)
Darrell Vickers (writer)
Hal Goodman (writer)
Larry Klein (writer)
Gary Belkin (writer)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1986

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special
Ron Estes (sound mixer)
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Raymond Siller (writer)
Kevin Mulholland (writer)
Bob Keane (writer)
Hal Goodman (writer)
Andrew Nicholls (writer)
Jim Mulholland (writer)
Darrell Vickers (writer)
Gary Belkin (writer)
Larry Klein (writer)
Michael Barrie (writer)
For episode with guests David Letterman, 'Maureen McGovern' and Adela Rivera.

Primetime Emmy Awards 1985

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1984

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Sound Achievement
Ron Estes (stereo recordist)
John Strain (stereo recordist)
For episode with Linda Ronstadt and Nelson Riddle with Strings.
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1983

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Peter Lassally (co-producer)
Johnny Carson (host)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1981

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Peter Lassally (co-producer)
Johnny Carson (star)
Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Raymond Siller (writer)
Hal Goodman (writer)
Larry Klein (writer)
Michael Barrie (writer)
Jim Mulholland (writer)
Bob Dolan Smith (writer)
Gary Murphy (writer)
Greg Fields (writer)
Pat McCormick (writer)
Kevin Mulholland (writer)
For episode "18th Anniversary Show" on 29 September 1980.
Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or a Music Program
John Shrum (art director)
For episode with Charles Nelson Reilly on 31 December 1980.

Primetime Emmy Awards 1980

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class
Frederick De Cordova (executive producer)
Peter Lassally (producer)
Johnny Carson (star)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1979

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Johnny Carson (star)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1978

Won
Primetime Emmy
Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Johnny Carson (star)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1977

Won
Primetime Emmy
Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Johnny Carson (star)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1976

Won
Primetime Emmy
Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)
Outstanding Achievement in Tape Sound Mixing
Dave Williams
For the anniversary show (1 October 1975).

Primetime Emmy Awards 1975

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design
Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design

Primetime Emmy Awards 1974

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music-Variety Series
Johnny Carson (star)
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1972

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Series - Talk
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1971

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Series - Talk
Rudy Tellez (producer)
Frederick De Cordova (producer)
Johnny Carson (host)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1967

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Series
Art Stark (producer)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1966

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Series
Art Stark (producer)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1965

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers
Johnny Carson
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1964

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety

American Comedy Awards, USA 1993

Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication
Bette Midler
For episode "2nd to Last Tonight Show (1992)". For the special "2nd To Last Tonight Show".

American Comedy Awards, USA 1990

Nominated
American Comedy Award
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication
Jay Leno
For episode "27th Anniversary Show".

American Comedy Awards, USA 1987

Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication
Johnny Carson

American Television Awards 1993

Nominated
American Television Award
Best Variety Series

Directors Guild of America, USA 1993

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
Bobby Quinn
James Kantrowe (associate director) (plaque)
Mike Gray (associate director) (plaque)
Kevin R. Quinn (stage manager) (plaque)
For episode with guests Robin Williams and Bette Midler.

Online Film & Television Association 2009

Won
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Television Programs

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