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43rd Primetime Emmy Awards

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Date  August 24, 1991
Network  Fox
Hosted by  Dennis Miller
Location  Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California

The 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, August 25, 1991. The ceremony was broadcast on Fox from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The network TNT received its first major nomination at this ceremony.


For its ninth season, Cheers won Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth time, tying All in the Family's record. Cheers' spinoff Frasier would later break this record, ultimately winning five in a row. Cheers also received the most major nominations (10) and major awards (4) during the ceremony. The drama field also saw a four-time winner crowned as L.A. Law won Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth time in five years. This tied the record set by Hill Street Blues whose four wins came consecutively. James Earl Jones joined an exclusive club, as he won two acting Emmys for his work on two different series.

John Gielgud's win made him the fourth person to become an EGOT.

Most major nominations

By network
  • NBC – 46
  • ABC – 36
  • CBS – 31
  • By program
  • Cheers (NBC) – 10
  • L.A. Law (NBC) / Murphy Brown (CBS) – 9
  • thirtysomething (ABC) – 7
  • Most major awards

    By network
  • ABC – 10
  • NBC – 8
  • CBS – 5
  • HBO / PBS – 2
  • By program
  • Cheers (NBC) – 4
  • Gabriel's Fire (ABC) / Murphy Brown (CBS) – 3
  • Notes


    43rd Primetime Emmy Awards Wikipedia