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1988–1989 Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama SeriesL.A. Law (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesCarroll O'Connor, In the Heat of the Night
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDana Delany, China Beach
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesLarry Drake, L.A. Law
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesMelanie Mayron, thirtysomething
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesJoe Spano, Midnight Caller: “The Execution of John Saringo”
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesKay Lenz, Midnight Caller: “After It Happened…”
Outstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesRobert Altman, Tanner '88: “The Boiler Room”
Outstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesJoseph Dougherty, thirtysomething: “First Day/Last Day”
Outstanding Drama/Comedy SpecialAT&T Presents: Day One (CBS)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesCheers (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesRichard Mulligan, Empty Nest
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesCandice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesWoody Harrelson, Cheers
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesRhea Perlman, Cheers
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesCleavon Little, Stand By Your Man
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesColleen Dewhurst, Murphy Brown: “Mama Said”
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesPeter Baldwin, The Wonder Years: “Our Miss White”
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesDiane English, Murphy Brown: “Respect”
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (Fox)
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLinda Ronstadt, Great Performances: Canciones de Mi Padre
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music ProgramJim Henson, The Jim Henson Hour: “Dog City”
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramJames 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 MiniseriesWar and Remembrance (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or SpecialJames Woods, Hallmark Hall of Fame: My Name Is Bill W.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialHolly Hunter, Roe vs. Wade
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or SpecialDerek Jacobi, Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Tenth Man
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or SpecialColleen Dewhurst, Those She Left Behind
Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a SpecialSimon Wincer, Lonesome Dove
Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a SpecialAbby Mann, Robin Vote and Ron Hutchinson, Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
Outstanding Informational SeriesNature (PBS)
Outstanding Informational SpecialAmerican Masters: Lillian Gish: The Actor's Life for Me (PBS)
Outstanding Performance in Informational ProgrammingHal Holbrook, Portrait of America: Alaska
Outstanding Directing in Informational ProgrammingLinda Otto, Destined To Live
Outstanding Writing in Informational ProgrammingJohn 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 ShowThe $25,000 Pyramid (CBS)
Outstanding Talk/Service ProgramThe Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated)

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