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(1985–1989)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 1988

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Cybill Shepherd
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bruce Willis
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Allyce Beasley

Golden Globes, USA 1987

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Cybill Shepherd
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bruce Willis
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical

Golden Globes, USA 1986

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Cybill Shepherd
Tied with Estelle Getty for The Golden Girls (1985).
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Bruce Willis

Primetime Emmy Awards 1989

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
James J. Agazzi (production designer)
Bill Harp (set decorator)
For episode "A Womb With A View".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Alf Clausen
For episode "A Womb With A View".
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction
Alf Clausen (music director/principal arranger)
Hummie Mann (principal arranger)
Brad Dechter (principal arranger)
George Gaffney (dance arranger)
D'Vaughn Pershing (dance arranger)
For episode "A Womb With A View".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1988

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Alf Clausen (composer)
For episode "Here's Living With You, Kid".
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction
Alf Clausen (music director/principal arranger)
Hummie Mann (principal arranger)
Brad Dechter (principal arranger)
Don Nemitz (principal arranger)
George Gaffney (principal arranger)
For episode "Cool Hand Dave", part II.
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
James J. Agazzi (production designer)
Bill Harp (set decorator)
For episode "Here's Living with You, Kid".
Outstanding Cinematography for a Series
Gerald Perry Finnerman
For episode "Hee's Living With You, Kid".
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Robert Turturice (costume designer)
For episode "Here's Living with You, Kid".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Imogene Coca
For playing "Clara DiPesto". For episode "Los Dos DiPestos".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1987

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series
Kathryn Blondell (Ms. Shepherd's hairstylist)
Josée Normand (hairstylist)
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Robert Turturice (costume designer)
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production
Roger Bondelli
Neil Mandelberg
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bruce Willis
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Bill Landrum (choreographer)
Jacqui Landrum (choreographer)
For episode "Big Man on Mulberry Street".
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Alf Clausen
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
James J. Agazzi (production designer)
Bill Harp (set decorator)
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Allan Arkush
For episode "I Am Curious... Maddie".
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Will Mackenzie
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Drama Series
Jay Daniel (co-executive producer)
Artie Mandelberg (supervising producer)
Karen Hall (supervising producer)
Ron Osborn (producer)
Jeff Reno (producer)
Roger Director (producer)
Glenn Gordon Caron (executive producer)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
Martin Raymond Bolger (sound mixer)
David J. Hudson (sound mixer)
Mel Metcalfe (sound mixer)
Terry Porter (sound mixer)
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Allyce Beasley
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Glenn Gordon Caron (teleplay)
Jeff Reno (teleplay)
Ron Osborn (story)
Karen Hall (story)
Roger Director (story)
Charles H. Eglee (story)
For episode "I Am Curious... Maddie".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Ron Osborn (writer)
Jeff Reno (writer)
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1986

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production
Neil Mandelberg (editor)
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series
Judy Crown (hairstylist)
Josée Normand (hairstylist)
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Alf Clausen
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
James J. Agazzi (production designer)
Bill Harp (set decorator)
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Outstanding Cinematography for a Series
Gerald Perry Finnerman
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Robert Turturice (costume designer)
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Will Mackenzie
For episode "My Fair David".
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Peter Werner
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
Outstanding Drama Series
Glenn Gordon Caron (executive producer)
Jay Daniel (co-executive producer/producer)
Artie Mandelberg (supervising producer)
Ron Osborn (producer)
Jeff Reno (producer)
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production
Roger Bondelli (editor)
For episode "Every Daughter's Father is a Virgin".
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Whoopi Goldberg
For playing "Camille". For episode "Camille".
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bruce Willis
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Cybill Shepherd
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Allyce Beasley
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Glenn Gordon Caron (writer)
For episode "'Twas the Episode Before Christmas".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Debra Frank (writer)
Carl Sautter (writer)
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1985

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics
Lee Holdridge (composer)
Al Jarreau (lyricist)
For episode "Moonlighting (Pilot) (#1.1)". For the theme song.
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Robert Butler
For episode "Moonlighting (Pilot) (#1.1)".

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1988

Won
ASCAP Award
Top TV Series
Alf Clausen
Top TV Series
Lee Holdridge

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2006

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Retro Television Release on DVD
For season 1 & 2.

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 1989

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series
Gerald Perry Finnerman

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 1988

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series
Gerald Perry Finnerman

BMI Film & TV Awards 1988

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Al Jarreau

BMI Film & TV Awards 1987

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Al Jarreau

Casting Society of America, USA 1986

Nominated
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Dramatic Episodic
Reuben Cannon (pilot)
Carol L. Dudley (series)

Directors Guild of America, USA 1987

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night
Will Mackenzie
Richard Learman (unit production manager) (plaque)
Skip Beaudine (first assistant director) (plaque)
Leigh Webb (second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "Atomic Shakespeare".
Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Paul Lynch
For episode "Symphony in Knocked Flat".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1986

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night
Will Mackenzie
F.A. Miller (unit production manager) (plaque)
Skip Beaudine (first assistant director) (plaque)
Leigh Webb (second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "My Fair David".
Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Peter Werner
For episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1986

Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
Debra Frank
Carl Sautter
For episode "The Dream Sequence Alwas Rings Twice".

Grammy Awards 1988

Nominated
Grammy
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
Al Jarreau
Lee Holdridge
For the song "Moonlighting Theme".

Humanitas Prize 1986

Nominated
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Bruce Franklin Singer
For episode "Every Daughter's Father Is A Virgin".

TV Land Awards 2007

Nominated
TV Land Award
Favorite Lady Gumshoe
Cybill Shepherd

TV Land Awards 2005

Nominated
TV Land Award
Favorite Private Eye
Bruce Willis

Television Critics Association Awards 1986

Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Writers Guild of America, USA 1988

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Debra Frank
Carl Sautter
Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Ron Osborn
Jeff Reno
Episodic Drama
Karen Hall

Writers Guild of America, USA 1987

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Debra Frank
Carl Sautter
Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Bruce Franklin Singer

Writers Guild of America, USA 1986

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Glenn Gordon Caron

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