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Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

2017 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies (2017)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Big Little Lies (2017)
2008 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal (2004)
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2007 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal (2004)
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2001 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
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2000 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
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1999 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
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Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
For episode "Sideshow".
1998 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
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Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Ally McBeal (1997)
For episode "Theme Of Life".
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Practice (1997)
For episode "Betrayal".
1996 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Chicago Hope (1994)
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1995 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Chicago Hope (1994)
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1994 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Picket Fences (1992)
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1993 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
Picket Fences (1992)
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1991 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
For episode "On The Toad Again".
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Mutinies On The Banzai".
1990 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
For episode "Blood, Sweat & Fears".
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Bang... Zoom... Zap".
1989 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "His Suit Is Hirsute".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Urine Trouble Now".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
For episode "I'm In The Nude For Love".
1988 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Beauty and Obese".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Full Marital Jacket".

BAFTA Awards

1999 Nominee
BAFTA TV Award
Best International (Programme or Series)
Ally McBeal (1997)

Banff Television Festival

1999 Winner
Award of Excellence

Casting Society of America, USA

2002 Winner
Career Achievement Award

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

2004 Winner
Edgar
Best Television Episode Teleplay
The Practice (1997)
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For episode "Goodbye".
2002 Nominee
Edgar
Best Television Episode
The Practice (1997)
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For episode "Killing Time".
1998 Nominee
Edgar
Best Television Episode
The Practice (1997)
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For episode "First Degree".
1994 Nominee
Edgar
Best Television Episode
Picket Fences (1992)
For episode "Turpitude".
1991 Nominee
Edgar
Best Television Episode
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Justice Swerved".
1990 Nominee
Edgar
Best Television Episode
L.A. Law (1986)
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For episode "Urine Trouble Now".

Humanitas Prize

2013 Nominee
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Monday Mornings (2013)
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For the episode "Truth or Consequences"
2008 Nominee
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Boston Legal (2004)
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2003 Winner
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
The Practice (1997)
For episode "Final Judgment".
2002 Winner
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
The Practice (1997)
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For episode "Honor Code". Tied with Aaron Sorkin for The West Wing (1999), episode "Two Cathedrals".
1996 Winner
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Picket Fences (1992)
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1995 Nominee
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Picket Fences (1992)
For episode "Final Judgement".
1994 Nominee
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Picket Fences (1992)
For episode "Abominable Snowmen".

International Monitor Awards

1998 Winner
Monitor
Film Originated Television Series - Best Achievement
Ally McBeal (1997)
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For episode "Cro-Magnon".

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Winner
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes

Earning 28 Emmy nominations and ten Emmys, series creator David E. Kelley created some of the 1980'... More

Earning 28 Emmy nominations and ten Emmys, series creator David E. Kelley created some of the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's most prominent television dramas including L.A. Law (1986), Picket Fences (1992), Chicago Hope (1994), The Practice (1997), Ally McBeal (1997), Boston Public (2000) and Boston Legal (2004).


PGA Awards

2018 Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Big Little Lies (2017)
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Season 1
2009 Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Boston Legal (2004)
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2006 Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Boston Legal (2004)
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2001 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award in Television
1999 Winner
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television
The Practice (1997)
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Publicists Guild of America

1996 Winner
Showmanship Award
Television

Television Critics Association Awards

1999 Winner
TCA Award
Individual Achievement in Drama
The Practice (1997)
Tied with James Gandolfini for The Sopranos (1999).
Nominee
Career Achievement Award
1998 Nominee
Career Achievement Award

TV Guide Awards

2001 Winner
Brandon Tartikoff Award

USC Scripter Award

2018 Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Television
Big Little Lies (2017)
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For the episode "Big Little Lies: You Get What You Need (2017)," based from the novel by Liane ... More

For the episode "Big Little Lies: You Get What You Need (2017)," based from the novel by Liane Moriarty.


Writers Guild of America, USA

2018 Winner
WGA Award (TV)
Long Form - Adaptation
Big Little Lies (2017)
2003 Winner
Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
1999 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
The Practice (1997)
1996 Winner
Paul Selvin Honorary Award
Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Picket Fences (1992)
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1994 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
Picket Fences (1992)
1991 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
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Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
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1990 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
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1989 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
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1988 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
L.A. Law (1986)
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