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10th Primetime Emmy Awards

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10th Primetime Emmy Awards

10th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date April 15, 1958
Location Coconut Grove, Hollywood, California
Host Danny Thomas
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC

The 10th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 10th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on April 15, 1958, to honor the best in television of the year. The ceremony was held at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood, California. It was hosted by Danny Thomas. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

The anthology drama Playhouse 90, was the top show for the second consecutive year, earning the most major nominations (11) and wins (4).


  • Winners and Nominees 1
    • Programs 1.1
    • Acting 1.2
      • Lead performances 1.2.1
      • Supporting performances 1.2.2
      • Single performances 1.2.3
    • Directing 1.3
    • Writing 1.4
  • Most major nominations 2
  • Most major awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Winners and Nominees



Best Comedy Series Best Dramatic Anthology Series
Best Dramatic Series with Continuing Characters Best Musical, Variety, Audience Participation or Quiz Series
Best Public Service Program or Series Best New Program Series of the Year
Best Single Program of the Year
  • Playhouse 90, (Episode: "The Comedian"), (CBS)
    • The Edsel Show, (CBS)
    • General Motors 50th Anniversary Show, (NBC)
    • Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "The Green Pastures"), (NBC)
    • Playhouse 90, (Episode: "The Helen Morgan Story"), (CBS)


Lead performances

Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person
who Essentially Plays Himself
Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person
who Essentially Plays Herself
  • Jack Benny as Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Show, (CBS)
    • Sid Caesar as Himself on Caesar's Hour, (NBC)
    • Steve Allen as Himself on The Steve Allen Show, (NBC)
    • Perry Como as Himself on The Perry Como Show, (NBC)
    • Jack Paar as Himself on Tonight Starring Jack Paar, (NBC)
Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
in a Dramatic or Comedy Series

Supporting performances

Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor
in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress
in a Dramatic or Comedy Series

Single performances

Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support
  • Peter Ustinov as Dr. Samuel Johnson on Omnibus, (Episode: "The Life of Samuel Johnson"), (NBC)
    • Lee J. Cobb as Dr. Joseph Pearson on Studio One, (Episode: "No Deadly Medicine"), (CBS)
    • Mickey Rooney as Sammy Hogarth on Playhouse 90, (Episode: "The Comedian"), (CBS)
    • David Wayne as James Mennick on Suspicion, (Episode: "Heartbeat"), (NBC)
    • Ed Wynn as Gramps Northrup on Hallmark Hall of Fame, (Episode: "On Borrowed Time"), (CBS)


Best Direction, Half Hour or Less Best Direction, One Hour or More
  • Bob Banner for The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, (NBC)
    • George Schaefer for Hallmark Hall of Fame, (NBC)
    • John Frankenheimer for Playhouse 90, (CBS)
    • George Roy Hill for Playhouse 90, (CBS)
    • Arthur Penn for Playhouse 90, (CBS)


Best Teleplay Writing, Half Hour or Less Best Teleplay Writing, One Hour or More
  • Rod Serling for Playhouse 90 - "The Comedian", (CBS)
    • Marc Connelly, for Hallmark Hall of Fame - "The Green Pastures", (NBC)
    • William Gibson for Playhouse 90 - "The Miracle Worker", (CBS)
    • Arthur Hailey for Studio One - "No Deadly Medicine", (CBS)
    • James Lee for Omnibus - "The Life of Samuel Johnson", (NBC)
Best Comedy Writing

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 57
  • NBC – 43
  • ABC – 6
By program
  • Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 11
  • Father Knows Best (NBC) – 6
  • Caesar's Hour (NBC) / Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) – 5
  • Gunsmoke (CBS) / The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) / Studio One (CBS) / Tonight Starring Jack Paar (NBC) – 4
  • The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (NBC) / I Love Lucy (CBS) / Omnibus (NBC) – 3

Most major awards

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 12
  • NBC – 9
  • ABC – 1
By program
  • Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 4
  • The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (NBC) – 3
  • Father Knows Best (NBC) / Omnibus (NBC) / The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) – 2
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.


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