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(1988–1998)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 1996

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen

Golden Globes, USA 1995

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen

Golden Globes, USA 1994

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen

Golden Globes, USA 1993

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen

Golden Globes, USA 1992

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Faith Ford

Golden Globes, USA 1991

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Faith Ford

Golden Globes, USA 1990

Won
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen

Golden Globes, USA 1989

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Candice Bergen
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical

Primetime Emmy Awards 1998

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series
Tucker Wiard
For episode "Opus One".
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Bette Midler
For playing "Caprice Feldman". For episode "Never Can Say Goodbye".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1996

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Tucker Wiard
For episode "Up in Smoke".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1995

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing "Murphy Brown".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Robert Pastorelli
For episode "Bye, Bye Bernecky". For playing "Eldin Bernecky".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Paul Reubens
For episode "The Good Nephew". For playing "Andrew J. Lansing III".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1994

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Martin Sheen
For playing "Nick Brody". For episode "Angst For The Memories".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing "Murphy Brown".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Marcia Wallace
For playing "Secretary 66". For episode "Anything But Cured".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Robert Souders (editor)
Tucker Wiard
For episode "Socks and the Single Woman".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Faith Ford
For playing "Corky Sherwood".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1993

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Gary Dontzig (executive producers)
Steven Peterman (executive producer)
Tom Palmer (co-executive producer)
Korby Siamis (consulting producer)
Deborah Smith (producer)
Michael Patrick King (producer)
Peter Tolan (producer)
Ned E. Davis (producer)
Bill Diamond (producer)
Michael Saltzman (producer)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series
Peter Bonerz (director)
For episode "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Tucker Wiard (editor)
For episode "The World According to Avery".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series
Judy Crown (hairstylist)
For episode "A Year To Remember".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series
Rick Stratton (makeup artist)
Patricia Messina (makeup artist)
For episode "One".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing "Murphy Brown".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1992

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Diane English (executive producer)
Joel Shukovsky (executive producer)
Steven Peterman (supervising producer)
Gary Dontzig (supervising producer)
Tom Palmer (co-supervising producer)
Korby Siamis (consulting producer)
Deborah Smith (producer)
Peter Tolan (co-producer)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series
Barnet Kellman (director)
For episode "Birth 101".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing: "Murphy Brown".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series
Lee Shallat Chemel (director)
For episode "Send in the Clowns".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Tucker Wiard (editor)
For episode "Send In The Clowns".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series
Diane English (teleplay/story)
Korby Siamis (story)
For episode "Uh-Oh", part II.
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series
Steven Peterman (writer)
Gary Dontzig (writer)
For episode "Come Out, Come Out, Where Ever You Are".
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Thomas
For playing: "Jerry Gold".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Faith Ford
For playing: "Corky Sherwood".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1991

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Bill Hargate (costume designer)
For episode "Eldin Imitates Life".
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Tucker Wiard (editor)
For episode "On Another Plane".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Thomas
For playing "Jerry Gold". For episode "Gold Rush".
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Colleen Dewhurst
For playing "Avery Brown". For episode "Bob And Murphy And Ted And Avery".
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Gary Dontzig (writer)
Steven Peterman (writer)
For episode "Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All The Way".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
Roy Christopher (art director)
Steve Rostine (set decorator)
For episode "Retreat".
Outstanding Comedy Series
Diane English (executive producer)
Joel Shukovsky (executive producer)
Gary Dontzig (supervising producer)
Steven Peterman (supervising producer)
Tom Palmer (co-supervising producer)
Barnet Kellman (producer)
Korby Siamis (consulting producer)
Deborah Smith (co-producer)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Barnet Kellman (director)
For episode "On Another Plane".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Oppenheimer
For playing "Eugene Kinsella". For episode "Strike Two".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing "Murphy Brown".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
John Hicks (production mixer)
Rick Himot (re-recording mixer)
David E. Fluhr (re-recording mixer)
For episode "On Another Plane".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Faith Ford
For playing "Corky Sherwood".
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Diane English (writer)
For episode "On Another Plane".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1990

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Diane English (executive producer)
Joel Shukovsky (executive producer)
Korby Siamis (consulting producer)
Tom Seeley (producer)
Norm Gunzenhauser (producer)
Russ Woody (producer)
Gary Dontzig (producer)
Steven Peterman (producer)
Barnet Kellman (producer)
Deborah Smith (co-producer)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Thomas
For playing "Jerry Gold". For episode "Heart Of Gold".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing "Murphy Brown".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Bill Hargate (costume designer)
For episode "Brown Like Me".
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Barnet Kellman
For episode "Brown Like Me".
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Tucker Wiard (editor)
For episode "The Strike".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Darren McGavin
For playing "Bill Brown". For episode "Brown Like Me".
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Morgan Fairchild
For playing "Julia St. Martin". For episode "TV or not TV".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
John Hicks (production mixer)
David E. Fluhr (re-recording mixer)
Rick Himot (re-recording mixer)
For episode "The Strike".
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Charles Kimbrough
For playing "Jim Dial".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Faith Ford
For playing "Corky Sherwood".
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Diane English (writer)
For episode "Brown Like Me".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1989

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Tucker Wiard (editor)
For episode "Respect" (pilot episode).
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Colleen Dewhurst
For playing "Avery Brown". For episode "Mama Said".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
For playing "Murphy Brown".
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Diane English (writer)
For episode "Respect" (pilot episode).
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
Roy Christopher (art director)
Steve Rostine (set decorator)
For episode "Mama Said".
Outstanding Comedy Series
Diane English (executive producer)
Joel Shukovsky (executive producer)
Korby Siamis (supervising producer)
Tom Seeley (producer)
Norm Gunzenhauser (producer)
Russ Woody (producer)
Deborah Smith (coordinating producer)
Frank Pace (producer)
Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Bill Hargate (costume designer)
For episode "Soul Man".
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Barnet Kellman (director)
For episode "Respect" (pilot episode).
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production
Jerry Davis (editor)
For episode "It's How You Play The Game".
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Joe Regalbuto
For playing "Frank Fontana".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Faith Ford
For playing "Corky Sherwood".

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Pat Corley
Faith Ford
Charles Kimbrough
Joe Regalbuto
Grant Shaud

American Cinema Editors, USA 1994

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Half Hour Series for Television
Tucker Wiard
For episode "Angst for the Memories".

American Cinema Editors, USA 1993

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Half Hour Series for Television
Tucker Wiard
For episode "Send in the Clowns".

American Comedy Awards, USA 1996

Nominated
American Comedy Award
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication
Candice Bergen
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series
Faith Ford

American Comedy Awards, USA 1992

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

American Comedy Awards, USA 1991

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

American Comedy Awards, USA 1990

Nominated
American Comedy Award
Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication
Candice Bergen
Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series
Faith Ford

American Comedy Awards, USA 1989

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

American Television Awards 1993

Nominated
American Television Award
Best Situation Comedy Series
Best Actress in a Situation Comedy
Candice Bergen
Best Supporting Actress in a Situation Comedy
Faith Ford

BMI Film & TV Awards 1996

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Steve Dorff

BMI Film & TV Awards 1995

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Steve Dorff

BMI Film & TV Awards 1994

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Steve Dorff

BMI Film & TV Awards 1993

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Steve Dorff

BMI Film & TV Awards 1992

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Steve Dorff

BMI Film & TV Awards 1991

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Steve Dorff

Casting Society of America, USA 1995

Nominated
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Andrea Cohen

Casting Society of America, USA 1994

Nominated
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Andrea Cohen

Casting Society of America, USA 1993

Nominated
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Andrea Cohen

Casting Society of America, USA 1992

Nominated
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Andrea Cohen

Casting Society of America, USA 1991

Nominated
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Andrea Cohen

Casting Society of America, USA 1990

Won
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Andrea Cohen

Casting Society of America, USA 1989

Won
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic
Phyllis Huffman (pilot)
Andrea Cohen (series)

Directors Guild of America, USA 1994

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Peter Bonerz
For episode "Angst For The Memory".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1992

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Peter Bonerz
Bob Jeffords (unit production manager) (plaque)
Ned E. Davis (first assistant director) (plaque)
Marge Mullen (technical coordinator) (plaque)
For episode "Uh Oh", part 2.

Directors Guild of America, USA 1991

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Barnet Kellman
For episode "Bob & Murphy & Ted & Avery".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1990

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Barnet Kellman
Bob Jeffords (unit production manager) (plaque)
Ned E. Davis (first assistant director) (plaque)
Barbara Gelman (second assistant director) (plaque)
Marge Mullen (technical coordinator) (plaque)
For episode "Brown Like Me".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1989

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Barnet Kellman
For the pilot episode.

Humanitas Prize 1998

Won
Humanitas Prize
30 Minute Network or Syndicated Television
Marilyn Suzanne Miller

Humanitas Prize 1994

Won
Humanitas Prize
30 Minute Network or Syndicated Television
Rob Bragin

Online Film & Television Association 2011

Won
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Television Programs

Online Film & Television Association 1998

Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Series
Candice Bergen
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Episode of a Series
For the episode "Never Can Say Goodbye".
Best Episode of a Comedy Series
For the episode "Never Can Say Goodbye".

Peabody Awards 1992

Won
Peabody Award
Warner Bros. Television

Publicists Guild of America 1998

Won
Maxwell Weinberg Award
Television
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)
Warner Bros. Television

Publicists Guild of America 1993

Won
Maxwell Weinberg Award
Television
Linda Keefer
Jonathan Hogan
Andrew Ships

Television Critics Association Awards 1992

Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Television Critics Association Awards 1991

Won
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Television Critics Association Awards 1990

Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Television Critics Association Awards 1989

Won
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

TV Land Awards 2008

Nominated
TV Land Award
Broadcaster(s) of the Year
Candice Bergen
Faith Ford
Charles Kimbrough
Joe Regalbuto

TV Land Awards 2007

Won
TV Land Award
TV Moment That Became Headline News
Candice Bergen
For Murphy Brown's single mother showdown with Dan Quayle.

TV Land Awards 2006

Nominated
TV Land Award
Broadcaster of the Year
Candice Bergen

TV Land Awards 2005

Nominated
TV Land Award
Classic TV Broadcaster of the Year
Candice Bergen

TV Land Awards 2003

Nominated
TV Land Award
Most Memorable Male Guest Star in a Comedy as Himself
Dan Quayle

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1996

Nominated
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Recurring Player
Paul Reubens

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1995

Nominated
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Grant Shaud
Specialty Player
Scott Bakula

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1994

Won
Q Award
Specialty Player
Scott Bakula
Nominated
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Grant Shaud
Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Faith Ford
Best Quality Comedy Series

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1993

Nominated
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Grant Shaud
Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Faith Ford
Best Quality Comedy Series

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1992

Nominated
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Quality Comedy Series

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1991

Won
Q Award
Best Quality Comedy Series
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Best Writing in a Quality Comedy Series
Nominated
Q Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Robert Pastorelli
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Grant Shaud
Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Faith Ford
Specialty Player
Colleen Dewhurst

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1990

Won
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
Nominated
Q Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Charles Kimbrough
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Grant Shaud
Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Faith Ford
Best Writing in a Quality Comedy Series
Best Directing in a Quality Comedy Series
Best Quality Comedy Series

Viewers for Quality Television Awards 1989

Won
Q Award
Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series
Candice Bergen
2nd place
Q Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Grant Shaud
Best Quality Comedy Series

Writers Guild of America, USA 1999

Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Diane English

Writers Guild of America, USA 1993

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Diane English (teleplay/story)
Korby Siamis (story)

Writers Guild of America, USA 1991

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Diane English

Writers Guild of America, USA 1990

Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Comedy
Diane English
For Murphy Brown: Respect (1988).

Young Artist Awards 1998

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Haley Joel Osment

Young Artist Awards 1989

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Young Actress Featured, Co-starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy or Drama Series or Special
Chelsea Hertford

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