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1985–1986 Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama SeriesCagney and Lacey (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesWilliam Daniels, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSharon Gless, Cagney and Lacey
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesJohn Karlen, Cagney and Lacey
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesBonnie Bartlett, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesJohn Lithgow, Amazing Stories: “The Doll”
Outstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesGeorge Stanford Brown, Cagney and Lacy: “Parting Shots”
Outstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesTom Fontana, John Tinker and John Masius, St. Elsewhere: “Time Heals”
Outstanding Drama/Comedy SpecialHallmark Hall of Fame: Love Is Never Silent (NBC)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesMichael J. Fox, Family Ties
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesBetty White, The Golden Girls
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesRhea Perlman, Cheers
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesJohn Larroquette, Night Court
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesRoscoe Lee Browne, The Cosby Show: “The Card Game”
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesJay Sandrich, The Cosby Show: “Denise's Friend”
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesBarry Fanaro and Mort Nathan, The Golden Girls: “A Little Romance”
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (CBS)
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramWhitney Houston, The 28th Annual Grammy Awards
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music ProgramWaris Hussein, Copacabana
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramDavid Letterman, Steve O'Donnell, Sandy Frank, Joe Toplyn, Chris Elliott, Matt Wickline, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Randy Cohen, Larry Jacobson, Kevin Curran, Fred Graver and Merrill Markoe, Late Night With David Letterman, Fourth Anniversary Special
Outstanding MiniseriesPeter the Great (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialDustin Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialMarlo Thomas, Nobody's Child
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialJohn Malkovich, Death of a Salesman
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialColleen Dewhurst, Between Two Women
Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a SpecialJoseph Sargent, Hallmark Hall of Fame: Love Is Never Silent
Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a SpecialRon Cowen and Daniel Lipman, teleplay; Sherman Yellen, story, An Early Frost
Outstanding Informational Series (tie)Great Performances: Laurence Olivier — A Life (PBS)
Planet Earth (PBS)
Outstanding Informational SpecialW. C. Fields Straight Up (PBS)
Outstanding Children's Program (Prime Time)Anne of Green Gables (PBS)
Outstanding Children's Series (Daytime)Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding Children's Special (Daytime)CBS Schoolbreak Special: The War Between the Classes (CBS)
Outstanding Animated Program (Daytime)Jim Henson's Muppet Babies (CBS)
Outstanding Animated Program (Prime Time)Garfield's Halloween Adventure (CBS)
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe $25,000 Pyramid (CBS)
Outstanding Talk/Service ProgramDonahue (Syndicated)

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