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The 6th Emmy Awards, later referred to as the 6th Primetime Emmy Awards, were held on February 11, 1954, to honor the best in television of the year. The ceremony was hosted by Ed Sullivan at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. All nominations are listed, with winners in bold and series' networks are in parentheses.

6th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date February 11, 1954
Location Hollywood Palladium,
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Ed Sullivan
Television/radio coverage
Network KHJ

The ceremony included several new categories, including Best New Program, as well as awards for Supporting Actor and Actress in a television series. This was also the first year that acting nominees were nominated for a specific television show, in the past nominees were simply nominated as individuals.


Winners, & NomineesEdit



Best Situation Comedy Best Dramatic Program
Best Variety Program Best Audience Participation, Quiz or Panel Program
Best Mystery, Action or Adventure Program Best Children's Program
Best Public Affairs Program Best Program of News or Sports
Best New Program


Lead performancesEdit

Best Male Star of a Regular Series Best Female Star of a Regular Series

Supporting performancesEdit

Best Series Supporting Actor Best Series Supporting Actress


Most Outstanding Personality

Most major nominationsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 36
  • CBS – 30
  • ABC – 3
By program
  • I Love Lucy (CBS) / The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS) / Mr. Peepers (NBC) / Your Show of Shows (NBC) – 4

Most major awardsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • CBS – 8
  • NBC – 5
  • ABC – 3
By program
  • I Love Lucy (CBS) / The United States Steel Hour (ABC) – 2
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.


  1. ^ "1954 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

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