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(1985–1992)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 1992

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Estelle Getty

Golden Globes, USA 1991

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical

Golden Globes, USA 1990

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical

Golden Globes, USA 1989

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Betty White
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bea Arthur

Golden Globes, USA 1988

Won
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Betty White
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Rue McClanahan
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bea Arthur

Golden Globes, USA 1987

Won
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Estelle Getty
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bea Arthur
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Rue McClanahan
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Betty White

Golden Globes, USA 1986

Won
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Estelle Getty
Tied with Cybill Shepherd for Moonlighting (1985).
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Betty White
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bea Arthur
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Rue McClanahan

Primetime Emmy Awards 1992

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Ken Tamburri (technical director)
Ritch Kenney (camera operator)
Stephen A. Jones (camera operator)
Dave Heckman (camera operator)
Chester Jackson (camera operator)
Bob Keys (camera operator)
Randy Johnson (video control)
Richard Steiner (video control)
John O'Brien (video control)
For episode "One Flew Out Of The Cuckoo's Nest", parts I and II.
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty

Primetime Emmy Awards 1991

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
Tony Thomas (executive producer)
Susan Harris (executive producer)
Marc Sotkin (executive producer)
Tom Whedon (co-executive producer)
Phillip Jayson Lasker (co-executive producer)
Gail Parent (supervising producer)
Richard Vaczy (supervising producer)
Tracy Gamble (supervising producer)
Don Seigel (supervising producer)
Jerry Perzigian (supervising producer)
Nina Feinberg (co-producer)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Brenda Vaccaro
For playing "Angela Petrillo". For episode "Ebbtide's Revenge".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series
Alan Keath Walker (lighting director)
For episode "The Bloom Is Off The Rose".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Ken Tamburri (technical director)
Stephen A. Jones (electronic cameraperson)
Dave Heckman (electronic cameraperson)
Chester Jackson (electronic cameraperson)
Ritch Kenney (electronic cameraperson)
Randy Johnson (senior video control)
For episode "What A Difference A Date Makes".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1990

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
Tony Thomas (executive producer)
Susan Harris (executive producer)
Marc Sotkin (co-executive producer)
Terry Hughes (co-executive producer)
Tom Whedon (supervising producer)
Phillip Jayson Lasker (supervising producer)
Gail Parent (producer)
Martin Weiss (producer)
Robert Bruce (producer)
Tracy Gamble (co-producer)
Richard Vaczy (co-producer)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Terry Hughes
For episode "Triple Play".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Jerry Orbach
For playing "Glen". For episode "Cheaters".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Dick Van Dyke
For playing "Ken". For episode "Love Under The Big Top".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series
Alan Keath Walker (lighting designer)
For episode "Ebb Tide".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
O. Tamburri (technical director)
Ritch Kenney (camera operator)
Chester Jackson (camera operator)
Stephen A. Jones (camera operator)
Dave Heckman (camera operator)
Randy Johnson (senior video control)
For episode "Love Under The Big Top".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1989

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
Tony Thomas (executive producer)
Susan Harris (executive producer)
Kathy Speer (co-executive producer)
Terry Grossman (co-executive producer)
Mort Nathan (co-executive producer)
Barry Fanaro (co-executive producer)
Eric Cohen (supervising producer)
Martin Weiss (co-producer)
Robert Bruce (co-producer)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Terry Hughes (director)
For episode "Brother Can You Spare That Jacket".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Jack Gilford
For playing "Max Weinstock". For episode "Sophia's Wedding".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Bea Arthur
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rue McClanahan
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series
Alan Keath Walker (lighting designer)
For episode "Yokel Hero".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
Edward L. Moskowitz
Allen Patapoff (re-recording mixer)
Craig Porter (re-recording mixer)
For episode "You Gotta Have Hope".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
O. Tamburri (technical director)
Ritch Kenney (camera operator)
Ken Tamburri (camera operator)
Chester Jackson (camera operator)
Stephen A. Jones (camera operator)
John O'Brien (senior video control)
For episode "Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1988

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Bea Arthur
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series
O. Tamburri (technical director)
Jack Chisolm (cameraperson)
Stephen A. Jones (cameraperson)
Ritch Kenney (cameraperson)
Ken Tamburri (cameraperson)
Bob Kaufman (senior video control)
For episode "Old Friends".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
Tony Thomas (executive producer)
Susan Harris (executive producer)
Kathy Speer (co-executive producer)
Terry Grossman (co-executive producer)
Mort Nathan (supervising producer)
Barry Fanaro (supervising producer)
Winifred Hervey
Marsha Posner Williams (co-producer)
Fredric Weiss (co-producer)
Jeffrey Ferro (co-producer)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Terry Hughes
For episode "Old Friends".
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Jim McElroy (editor)
For episode "Old Friends".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Herb Edelman
For playing "Stan". For episode "The Audit".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Geraldine Fitzgerald
For playing "Anna". For episode "Mother's Day".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rue McClanahan
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series
Alan Keath Walker (director of photography)
For episode "Old Friends".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
Edward L. Moskowitz
Allen Patapoff (sound mixer)
Craig Porter (sound mixer)
For episode "Old Friends".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1987

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
Tony Thomas (executive producer)
Susan Harris (executive producer)
Kathy Speer (producer)
Terry Grossman (producer)
Mort Nathan (co-producer)
Barry Fanaro (co-producer)
Winifred Hervey (co-producer)
Marsha Posner Williams (co-producer)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Terry Hughes
For episode "Isn't It Romantic".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rue McClanahan
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Harold McKenzie
For episode "Twas the Nightmare Before Christma".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Herb Edelman
For playing "Stan". For episode "The Stan Who Came To Diner".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Lois Nettleton
For playing "Jean". For episode "Isn't It Romantic".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Nancy Walker
For playing "Angela". For episode "Long Day's Journey Into Marinara".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Bea Arthur
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
Richard Burns (sound mixer)
Ed Epstein (sound mixer)
Allen Patapoff (sound mixer)
Craig Porter (sound mixer)
For episode "Ladies of the Evening".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
Edward L. Moskowitz
John S. Orr (sound mixer)
Allen Patapoff (sound mixer)
Craig Porter (sound mixer)
For episode "A Piece of Cake".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series
O. Tamburri (technical director)
Jack Chisolm (cameraperson)
Ritch Kenney (cameraperson)
Ken Tamburri (cameraperson)
Carol Wetovich (cameraperson)
Bob Kaufman (senior video control)
For episode "Forgive Me, Father".
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Duteil (writer)
For episode "Isn't It Romantic".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1986

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
Tony Thomas (executive producer)
Paul Bogart (supervising producer)
Kathy Speer
Terry Grossman
Marsha Posner Williams (co-producer)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty White
Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series
Gerry Bucci (technical director)
Randy Baer (cameraperson)
Dale Carlson (cameraperson)
Stephen A. Jones (cameraperson)
Donna Quante (cameraperson)
Victor Bagdadi (senior video control)
For the pilot.
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Barry Fanaro (writer)
Mort Nathan (writer)
For episode "A Little Romance".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
Edward Stephenson (production designer)
For the pilot.
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Judy Evans (costume designer)
For episode "Nice and Easy".
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Jim Drake
For episode "The Heart Attack".
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Terry Hughes
For episode "A Little Romance".
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Harold McKenzie
For the pilot.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Bea Arthur
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rue McClanahan
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Series
Alan Keath Walker (director of photography)
For episode "On Golden Girls".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
Ken Quayle (sound mixer)
Allen Patapoff (sound mixer)
Craig Porter (sound mixer)
For the pilot.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Estelle Getty
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Susan Harris (writer)
For the pilot ("Premiere").

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1991

Won
ASCAP Award
Top TV Series
George Aliceson Tipton

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1990

Won
ASCAP Award
Top TV Series
George Aliceson Tipton

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1989

Won
ASCAP Award
Top TV Series
George Aliceson Tipton

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1988

Won
ASCAP Award
Top TV Series
George Aliceson Tipton

American Comedy Awards, USA 1992

Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series
Estelle Getty

American Comedy Awards, USA 1991

Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series
Estelle Getty

American Comedy Awards, USA 1990

Nominated
American Comedy Award
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication
Betty White

American Comedy Awards, USA 1987

Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication
Betty White

BMI Film & TV Awards 1991

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Andrew Gold

BMI Film & TV Awards 1990

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Andrew Gold

BMI Film & TV Awards 1989

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Andrew Gold

BMI Film & TV Awards 1988

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Andrew Gold

BMI Film & TV Awards 1987

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Andrew Gold

Bambi Awards 1992

Won
Bambi
TV Series International
Bea Arthur

Directors Guild of America, USA 1988

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Terry Hughes
For episode "Old Friends".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1987

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Terry Hughes
Gary Shimokawa (associate director) (plaque)
Lex Passaris (associate director) (plaque)
Tom Carpenter (stage manager) (plaque)
Jane Greene (stage manager) (plaque)
Robert Spina (production associate) (plaque)
Ellen Deutsch (production associate) (plaque)
For episode "Isn't It Romantic?".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1986

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Jay Sandrich
Harry Waterson (unit production manager) (plaque)
Gary Shimokawa (associate director) (plaque)
Tom Carpenter (stage manager) (plaque)
Doug Tobin (stage manager) (plaque)
Laurie Gilbert (production assistant) (plaque)
For the pilot episode.

People's Choice Awards, USA 1986

Won
People's Choice Award
Favorite New TV Comedy Program

Retirement Research Foundation, USA 1989

Won
Special Achievement Award
Television and Theatrical Film Fiction
Susan Harris (executive)
Paul Junger Witt (executive)
Tony Thomas (executive)

TP de Oro, Spain 1989

Won
TP de Oro
Best Foreign Series (Mejor Serie Extranjera)

TV Land Awards 2008

Won
Pop Culture Award
Bea Arthur
Rue McClanahan
Betty White

TV Land Awards 2007

Nominated
TV Land Award
Favorite Elvis Impersonation
Quentin Tarantino

TV Land Awards 2004

Nominated
TV Land Award
Favorite "Big, Bad Momma"
Estelle Getty

TV Land Awards 2003

Won
TV Land Award
Quintessential Non-Traditional Family
Bea Arthur
Estelle Getty
Rue McClanahan
Betty White

Television Critics Association Awards 1986

Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1988

Won
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Betty White
Nominated
Q Award
Best Quality Comedy Series

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1987

Won
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Betty White

Writers Guild of America, USA 1992

Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Marc Sotkin

Writers Guild of America, USA 1989

Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Kathy Speer
Terry Grossman

Writers Guild of America, USA 1988

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Barry Fanaro
Mort Nathan
Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Kathy Speer
Terry Grossman
Mort Nathan
Barry Fanaro

Writers Guild of America, USA 1987

Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
James Berg
Stan Zimmerman
For The Golden Girls: Blanche and the Younger Man (1985). AKA "Rose's Mother".

Young Artist Awards 1992

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Young Actress Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a TV Series
Alisan Porter

Young Artist Awards 1989

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Drama or Comedy Series
Jenny Lewis

Young Artist Awards 1987

Won
Young Artist Award
Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor, Guest Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series
Billy Jayne

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