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1988 Emmy Winners - Television Awards

1988/89 Emmy Award Winners
Outstanding Drama Series:
L.A. Law (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Carroll O'Connor, In the Heat of the Night

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Dana Delany, China Beach

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Larry Drake, L.A. Law

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Melanie Mayron, thirtysomething

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Joe Spano, Midnight Caller : The Execution of John Saringo

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Kay Lenz, Midnight Caller : After It Happened

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series:
Robert Altman, Tanner '88 : The Boiler Room

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series:
Joseph Dougherty, thirtysomething : First Day/Last Day

Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special:
AT&T Presents: Day One (CBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Cheers (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Richard Mulligan, Empty Nest

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Woody Harrelson, Cheers

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Rhea Perlman, Cheers

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Cleavon Little, Stand By Your Man

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Colleen Dewhurst, Murphy Brown : Mama Said

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series:
Peter Baldwin, The Wonder Years : Our Miss White

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series:
Diane English, Murphy Brown : Respect

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program:
The Tracey Ullman Show (FOX)

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program:
Linda Ronstadt, Great Performances - Canciones de Mi Padre

Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program:
Jim Henson, The Jim Henson Hour : Dog City

Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program:
James Downey, head writer; John Bowman, A. Whitney Brown, Gregory Daniels, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Shannon Gaughan, Jack Handey, Phil Hartman, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Conan O'Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Robert Smigel, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner and Christine Zander, writers; George Meyer, additional sketches, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Miniseries:
War and Remembrance (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special:
James Woods, Hallmark Hall of Fame: My Name Is Bill W.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special:
Holly Hunter, Roe vs. Wade

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special:
Derek Jacobi, Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Tenth Man

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special:
Colleen Dewhurst, Those She Left Behind

Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special:
Simon Wincer, Lonesome Dove

Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special:
Abby Mann, Robin Vote and Ron Hutchinson, Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story

Outstanding Informational Series:
Nature (PBS)

Outstanding Informational Special:
American Masters: Lillian Gish: The Actor's Life for Me (PBS)

Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming:
Hal Holbrook, Portrait of America - Alaska

Outstanding Directing in Informational Programming:
Linda Otto, Destined To Live

Outstanding Writing in Informational Programming:
John Heminway, The Mind

Outstanding Children's Program (Prime Time):
Free to Be?a Family (ABC)

Outstanding Children's Series (Daytime):
Newton's Apple (PBS)

Outstanding Children's Special (Daytime):
ABC Afterschool Special: Taking a Stand (ABC)

Outstanding Animated Program (Daytime):
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (ABC)

Outstanding Animated Program (Prime Time, for Programming Less Than One Hour):
Garfield: Babes and Bullets (CBS)

Outstanding Animated Program (Prime Time, for Programming More Than One Hour):
Disney's Ducktales: Super Ducktales (NBC)

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show:
The $25,000 Pyramid (CBS)

Outstanding Talk/Service Program:
The Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated)

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