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26th Primetime Emmy Awards

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May 28, 1974


Hosted by
Johnny Carson

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California

The 26th Emmy Awards, later known as the 26th Primetime Emmy Awards, were handed out on May 28, 1974. The ceremony was hosted by Johnny Carson. Winners are listed in bold and networks are in parentheses.


The top shows of the night were M*A*S*H and Upstairs, Downstairs. M*A*S*H and Mary Tyler Moore had the most major nominations with ten. Two show led the night with five major wins, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and Mary Tyler Moore.

For this ceremony, individual awards dubbed "Super Emmys" were given out in addition to the traditional categories. The individual categories were dropped the following year and have not returned since.

Most major nominations

By network
  • CBS – 71
  • NBC – 23
  • ABC – 18
  • By program
  • Mary Tyler Moore (CBS) / M*A*S*H (CBS) – 10
  • The Waltons (CBS) – 9
  • The Glass Menagerie (ABC) – 6
  • All in the Family (CBS) / The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (CBS) / The Blue Knight (NBC) – 5
  • Most major awards

    By network
  • CBS – 27
  • ABC – 6
  • NBC – 5
  • By program
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (CBS) / Mary Tyler Moore (CBS) – 5
  • The Glass Menagerie (ABC) / M*A*S*H (CBS) – 4
  • The Carol Burnett Show (CBS) – 3
  • Notes


    26th Primetime Emmy Awards Wikipedia