The 23rd Emmy Awards, later known as the 23rd Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 9, 1971. The ceremony was hosted by Johnny Carson. Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.
The top shows of the night were All in the Family and The Bold Ones: The Senator. The Bold Ones: The Senator, along with other shows, had the most major nominations (nine) and wins (four) on the night.
Actress Lee Grant set an Emmy milestone when she joined the exclusive club of actors who were nominated for two performances in the same acting category. She won the award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance in The Neon Ceiling, she was also nominated for an episode of Columbo.
Susan Hampshire became PBS' first win in the Lead Actress, Drama category, for The First Churchills, as well as being the network's first ever Acting win. (Hampshire also won in the same category, the previous year, again beating the Big Three television networks, but from the NET network, a network which dissolved within a year, but became the direct predecessor for PBS.)
|23rd Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Date||May 9, 1971|
|Location||Pantages Theatre, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Johnny Carson|
|Outstanding Series - Comedy||Outstanding Series - Drama|
|Outstanding Variety Series - Musical||Outstanding Variety Series - Talk|
|Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular Music||Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Classical Music|
|Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Programs||Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Programs|
|Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming||Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy|
|Outstanding New Series|
|Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
|Outstanding Continued Performance|
by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
|Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
|Outstanding Continued Performance|
by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
|Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy|
|Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama|
|Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role|
|Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - |
A Single Program of a Series with Continuing Characters and/or Theme
|Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program|
|Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety or Music|
|Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama|
|Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety or Music|
|Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Original Teleplay||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation|
The 24th Emmy Awards, later known as the 24th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 6, 1972. The ceremony was hosted by Johnny Carson. Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.
The top shows of the night were All in the Family and Elizabeth R. All in the Family set numerous records during the night, it became the first show to win six major awards, (although one came in a tie, this record would be broken by other shows that won six major awards outright). It also became the first non-anthology drama to receive at least ten major nominations.
A milestone was set when All in the Family and Columbo each received every nomination in a major category, both for writing. This feat has become extremely rare as the field of nominees expanded to five and later six.
Glenda Jackson also made history by receiving three acting nominations for the same performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth R. Rule changes have made this impossible in later ceremonies. In addition, by beating the Big Three TV networks, this was PBS' first win for Outstanding Drama. (Though the N.E.T. network was the first to win this award, against the Big Three, in 1969, NET would eventually dissolve, but would become the direct predecessor to PBS.) This show was also the first non-American made show to win this award.43rd Academy Awards
The 43rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was held on April 15, 1971, and took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to honor the best films of 1970. The Awards presentation, hosting duties were handled by 34 "Friends of Oscar" and broadcast by NBC for the first time in 11 years.
It was during this ceremony that George C. Scott became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons."With her Best Supporting Actress win, Helen Hayes became the first performer to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories (having won Best Actress 38 years before for The Sin of Madelon Claudet). She also has the record of having the biggest gap between acting wins.
The documentary film Woodstock garnered three Oscar nominations, making it the most nominated documentary film in Oscar history.
This was the only time since the 2nd Academy Awards that all five nominees for Best Actress were first-time nominees, as well as the last time that either lead acting category had all new nominees. Also, this was the first time since the 7th Academy Awards in which none of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actor had a previous nomination in that category.44th Academy Awards
The 44th Academy Awards were presented April 10, 1972, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jack Lemmon. One of the highlights of the evening was the appearance of Betty Grable, battling cancer at the time, who made one of her last public appearances. She appeared along with one of her leading men from the 1940s, singer Dick Haymes, to present the musical scoring awards. Grable died the following year. This was the first time in the history of the Awards in which the nominees were shown on superimposed pictures while being announced.Batjac Productions
Batjac Productions is an independent film production company co-founded by John Wayne in 1952 as a vehicle for Wayne to produce as well as star in movies. Its first release was Big Jim McLain with Warner Bros. in 1952, and its final film was also with Warner Bros., McQ, in 1974. After the actor's death, his son Michael Wayne managed and owned the company for over 30 years before he died in 2003, at which time his wife Gretchen took over as owner and president.List of Bewitched episodes
Bewitched is an American fantasy situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964-72. Film dates are the dates the Screen Gems distribution company reported the episode was "finished".Perc Westmore
Percival Harry Westmore (29 October 1904 – 30 September 1970) was a prominent member of the Westmore family of Hollywood make-up artists. He rose to the position of Head of the Warner Bros. make-up department, and with his brothers founded the studio "The House of Westmore" on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He worked with well-known Hollywood actresses of the period, including Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis and Kay Francis. He was married on four occasions, and collected cuttings relating to the Westmore family throughout his life which were subsequently donated to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after his death.Scott Harper (composer)
Scott Elder Harper (born Scott Gleckler; December 22, 1952) is an American composer, arranger and musician for motion picture and television scores and orchestra, as well as a multi-instrumentalist, conductor, and session-player for pop music. With a background in popular music, Harper has composed theater pieces, oratorios, orchestral chamber works, and dynamic and diverse ensemble arrangements with various instrumental combinations for popular recording artists and film scores alike. His work includes conducting and album arrangements for Celine Dion, Cher, and Olivia Newton-John. He has performed on multiple original motion picture soundtracks such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.(1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) scored by John Williams and The Right Stuff (1983) by Bill Conti as a Double bass player in the Hollwood Studio Symphony Orchestra, and also composed several original scores for documentary feature films.Sisters at Heart
"Sisters at Heart" is the thirteenth episode of the seventh season, and 213th episode overall, of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) fantasy television sitcom Bewitched. This Christmas episode aired on ABC on December 24, 1970, and again the following December.
The narrative follows Lisa Wilson (Venetta Rogers), an African-American girl, as she visits her friend Tabitha Stephens (Erin Murphy), a white girl. Meanwhile, Tabitha's father Darrin Stephens (Dick Sargent), who works at an advertising agency, fails to land a million-dollar account with toy company owner Mr. Brockway (Parley Baer) because Mr. Brockway is racist and incorrectly believes Darrin to be married to Lisa's mother Dorothy (Janee Michelle). In an attempt to convince Mr. Brockway to overcome his bigotry, Darrin's wife Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), who is a witch, casts a spell on Mr. Brockway so he sees everyone, including himself, as having black skin.
The story of "Sisters at Heart" was written by 26 African-American students from a tenth grade English class at Jefferson High School after Montgomery and her husband William Asher, the director of the episode, had the students visit the set of Bewitched. Most students at the school were unable to read, write, or comprehend at a high school level, with 44% reading at a third grade level and very few students reading at a level much higher than that. Sargent said that the students, "who might have been stuck in the ghetto for the rest of their lives, loved Bewitched, and with just a little approval and motivation, came alive on the set." Montgomery considered "Sisters at Heart" her favorite episode of the series, and said that it "was created in the true spirit of Christmas ... conceived in the image of innocence and filled with truth." The episode received the Governors Award at the 23rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1971. Montgomery's biographer Herbie Pilato wrote that "no episode of the series more clearly represented [the] cry against prejudice" than "Sisters at Heart". Critic Walter Metz praised Asher's choice of camera angles, but denounced the episode's liberalism as excessively sentimental and simplistic.
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