Awards

Norman Lear Awards/Honors/Tributes – Master List

Including awards to others in Norman Lear Productions
September 15, 2014

(Note:  Emmy Awards listed here are from the files of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, June 21, 2006, and include four Emmys with a total of 22 Nominations in all.)

1963

Motion Picture Exhibitors
Top Ten Motion Picture Producers
“Come Blow Your Horn”

1967

Laurel Awards
Golden Laurel Nomination
Producer

1968

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Best Original Screenplay
“Divorce American Style”

Writers Guild of America
Nomination for Best Screenplay
“Divorce American Style”

Motion Pictures Exhibitors
Top Ten Motion Picture Producers
“Divorce American Style”

Motion Picture Exhibitors
Top Ten Motion Picture Producers
“The Night They Raided Minsky’s”

Emerson College
Honorary Doctor of Humanities

1971

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding New Series
“All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Series – Comedy
“All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
“All in the Family – Meet the Bunkers”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Stanley Ralph Ross – “All in the Family – Oh, My Aching Back”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Continued Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role
Carroll O’Connor – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Continued Performance By An Actress in a
Leading Role
Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy
John Rich – “All in the Family – Gloria’s Pregnancy”

Publicists Guild
Showman of the Year Award

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1972

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Series – Comedy, Norman Lear, Producer
“All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Outstanding Single Program-Drama or Comedy
“All in the Family – Sammy’s Visit,” Norman Lear, Producer

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series
Carroll O’Connor – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Rob Reiner – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Struthers – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy
John Rich – “All in the Family – Sammy’s Visit”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Burt Styler – “All in the Family – Edith’s Problem”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Burt Styler and Norman Lear – “All in the Family – The Saga of Cousin Oscar”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Philip Mishkin and Alan J. Levitt – “All in the Family – Mike’s Problem”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Achievement in Live or Tape Sound Mixing
Norman H. Dewes – “All in the Family – The Elevator Story”

Association of Business Managers
Man of the Year

1973

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Comedy Series
“All in the Family” Norman Lear, Executive Producer, John Rich, Producer

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Outstanding Series – Comedy
“Maude”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Outstanding New Series
“Maude”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Carroll O’Connor – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Rob Reiner – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Struthers – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy
John Rich and Bob La Hendro – “All in the Family – The Bunkers and the Swingers”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Michael Ross, Bernie West, Lee Kalcheirn – “All in the Family – The Bunkers and The Swingers”

Association of Business Managers
Man of the Year

International Radio and Television Society (IRTS)
Broadcaster of the Year

American Civil Liberties Union
Freedom of the Press Award

1974

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Comedy Series
“All in the Family,” Norman Lear, Executive Producer, John Rich, Producer

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Carroll O’Connor – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Rob Reiner – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sally Struthers – “All in the Family”

1975

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Comedy Series
Don Nicholl, Executive Producer, Michael Ross, Producer, Bernie West, Producer “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Carroll O’Connor – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor
Rob Reiner – “All in the Family”

American Heart Association
Howard W. Blakeslee Award
“Good Times” episode, “Check-up”

National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences/Hollywood Chapter
Emmy Nomination-Current Affairs/A Single Special
“The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties”

Los Angeles Urban League
Whitney M. Young Award
November 19, 1975

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Walk of Fame Star

1976

National Academy of Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Comedy Series
“All in the Family” Norman Lear, Ex.Prod, Hal Kanter, Ex.Prod.,Woody Kling, Ex.Prod., Lou Derman, Prod., Bill Davenport, Prod.

National Academy of Arts and Sciences
Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

National Conference of Christians and Jews
San Francisco State University, Communication Arts Department
Broadcast Preceptor Award

Society for Personality and Social Psychology
University of Michigan
Award for Public Services

People’s Choice Awards
Favorite TV Comedy
“All in the Family”

1977

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Comedy Series
“All in the Family” Mort Lachman, Ex. Prod, Milt Josefsberg, Prod.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Carroll O’Connor, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
“All in the Family – The Draft Dodger,” Paul Bogart, Director

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jean Stapleton, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Art Direction or Scenic Design for a Comedy Series
“All in the Family – The Unemployment Story-Part 2,” Don Roberts, Art Director

International Platform Association
Mark Twain Award

Publicists Guild of America
Television Showman of the Year

Actors’ Fund of America
Life Member

National Association of Retired Persons
Achievement Award

1978

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Comedy Series
“All in the Family” Mort Lachman, Ex. Prod, Milt Josefsberg, Prod.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Carroll O’Connor, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jean Stapleton, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Rob Reiner, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sally Struthers, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
“All in the Family – Cousin Liz” Bob Weiskopf, Teleplay, Bob Schiller, Teleplay, Barry Harman, Story, Harve Brosten, Story

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
“All in the Family – Edith’s Crisis of Faith, Part II,” Mel Tolkin, Teleplay, Larry Rhine, Teleplay, Erik Tarloff, Story.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
“All in the Family – Edith’s 50th Birthday,” Bob Weiskopf, Teleplay, Bob Schiller, Writer

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
“All in the Family – Edith’s 50th Birthday,” Paul Bogart, Director

University of Georgia School of Journalism and Mass Communication
George Foster Peabody Radio and Television Award: All in the Family

Writers Guild of America
Valentine Davies Award

Amoco Silver Medallion of Excellence for 1978

California Governor’s Commission for Employment of the Handicapped
Citation for Meritorious Service

United Jewish Welfare Fund/Entertainment Section
Hillel Award for Humanitarian Deeds

National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences/New England Chapter
Hall of Fame Award
Boston, Massachusetts

People’s Choice Awards
Favorite TV Comedy
“All in the Family”

1979

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Comedy Series
“All in the Family” Mort Lachman, Exec. Prod., Milt Josefsberg, Prod.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series
Sally Struthers, “All in the Family – California Here We Are”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jean Stapleton, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
EMMY Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Carroll O’Connor, “All in the Family”

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy or Comedy Variety or Music Series
“All in the Family – California Here We Are, Part II,” Paul Bogart, Director

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series
“All in the Family – California Here We Are, Part II,” Milt Josefsberg, Writer, Phil Sharp, Writer, Bob Schiller, Writer, Bob Weiskopf, Writer

1980

Los Angeles Advertising Women
Outstanding Communicator Award (Lulu’s)

University of Hartford
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
May 18, 1980

1981

Public Counsel, Los Angeles, California
William O. Douglas Award

Ford Hall Forum
First Amendment Award

National Fellowship Award
Philadelphia, PA

San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Alliance
Humanitarian of the Year Award

Brandeis University Library Association
Award of Excellence

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
19th Annual George Brussel Memorial Award
September 18, 1981

1982

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
“I Love Liberty”

International Radio and Television Society
Gold Medal Award

County Museum of Art
Modern and Contemporary Art Council
Distinguished Achievement Award

1983

Writers Guild Award (TV)
Variety, Musical or Comedy
“I Love Liberty”

Youth in Films
Outstanding Contribution to Youth Through Entertainment Award

Golden Globe Nominations
(Hollywood Foreign Press Association)
Isabel Sanford, “The Jeffersons,” Best Television Actress, comedy or Musical Series
Valerie Bertinelli, “One Day at a Time,” Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Pat Harrington, “One Day at a Time,” Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series.
“Eleanor, First Lady of the World,” Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Jean Stapleton, “Eleanor, First Lady of the World,” Best Television Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Golden Globe Award
Bonnie Franklin, “One Day at a Time,” Best Television Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series.

1984

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hall of Fame Induction

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U.S.O/LA chapter
Distinguished American Award – read more ›

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University Women/University of Judaism
Author/Artist Award

1985

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
“Heartsounds”

Central Synagogue
Shofar Award

American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU Foundation Award

1986

American Jewish Committee Institute of Human Relations
Mass Media Award

1987

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)
Man of the Year Award

American Comedy Awards
Lifetime Creative Achievement Award (first ever given)

1990

People for the American Way
Spirit of Liberty Award

American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts

1991

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nomination for Outstanding Informational Special
“All in the Family 20th Anniversary Special”

Casting Society of America Artios Award Ceremony
Lifetime Achievement Award
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
October 17, 1991

1992

Retirement Research Foundation, USA
Wise Owl Award
Television and Theatrical Film Fiction
“Fried Green Tomatoes

1993

Writers Guild of America-West
Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
March 22, 1993

1995

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)
NATPE Educational Foundation Award
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 26, 1995

1999

President Clinton and the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Medal of Arts
DAR Constitution Hall
Washington, D.C.
September 29, 1999

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Television Critics Association Awards
Career Achievement Award

Women in Film Awards
Lucy Award

2003

Council for America’s First Freedom
National Religious Freedom Day Awards Dinner
First Freedom Award
The Jefferson Hotel
Richmond, Virginia
January 12, 2003

2004

Turner Broadcasting System
Trumpet Award
Omni Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
January 26, 2004

2006

Producer’s Guild of America
The Norman Lear Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
(this year renamed the Norman Lear Award)
Los Angeles, California
January 22, 2006

2008

Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award
“Visionary Award”
Holocaust Museum of Houston
Houston, Texas
May 12, 2008

University of Southern California
Honorary Doctorate
Los Angeles, California
May 16, 2008

Marian Anderson Award
Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 17, 2008

International Documentary Association Award
“Pete Seeger: The Power of Song”

2009

NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers)
Harry Chapin Award
San Diego, California
June 10, 2009

AARP Andrus Award
Wynn Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 23, 2009

RECOGNITIONS

  • Association of Women in Radio & TV/Southern California Chapter Industry Leader of the Year
  • President’s Committee on Mental Retardation
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • The American Cancer Society

NORMAN LEAR EMMY Awards

1971

All in the Family
Outstanding Comedy Series

All in the Family
Outstanding New Series

1972

All in the Family
Outstanding Comedy Series

1973

All in the Family
Outstanding Comedy Series

1978

All in the Family
Outstanding Comedy Series