21st Primetime Emmy Awards
|21st Emmy Awards|
|Date||June 8, 1969|
|Location||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, |
Santa Monica, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Bill Cosby|
The top shows of the night were Get Smart, which won Outstanding Comedy Series for the second consecutive year, and Outstanding Dramatic Series winner NET Playhouse. NET Playhouse, from the PBS predecessor National Educational Television Network, became the first show outside the Big Three television networks to win a top series award.
Due to several categories being combined for the ceremony, no show received more than two major wins. The most drastic rule change was that all shows that had aired more than two seasons were ineligible. The cause of this change was due to the rise in repeat winners in recent years. There was no winner in the category of Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, because the judges felt that none of the nominees were worthy of an award.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Outstanding Dramatic Series|
|Outstanding Musical or Variety Program||Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Programs|
|Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming - Programs||Outstanding Dramatic Program|
|Outstanding Continued Performance
by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series
|Outstanding Continued Performance|
by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series
|Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role|
|Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama|
|Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama|
Most major nominations
Most major awards
- "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.