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36th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Hosted by  Tom Selleck
Network  CBS
Date  September 23, 1984 (Ceremony) September 16, 1984 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location  Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California

The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 23, 1984. The ceremony was broadcast on CBS, from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.


The top shows of the night were Cheers and Hill Street Blues. Cheers won its second straight Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Hill Street Blues made history. It became the first show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four consecutive years, this record still stands today, but has been tied twice, by The West Wing and Mad Men. Hill Street Blues also added to another streak, it received at least 14 major nominations for the fourth straight year, winning four. Cheers received the most nominations on the comedy side (10), winning three.

Most major nominations

By network
  • NBC – 53
  • CBS – 37
  • ABC – 27
  • By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 14
  • Cheers (NBC) – 10
  • St. Elsewhere (NBC) – 9
  • Buffalo Bill (NBC) / Something About Amelia (ABC) – 6
  • Most major awards

    By network
  • NBC – 10
  • CBS – 7
  • ABC – 5
  • By program
  • Hill Street Blues (NBC) – 4
  • Cheers (NBC) / Something About Amelia (ABC) – 3
  • Notes


    36th Primetime Emmy Awards Wikipedia