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The Waltons win TV awards

What started as a program that few thought would succeed, went on for nine successful seasons and six movie specials to date. As the show gained popularity so did its honors and awards.

In its second season "The Waltons" would finish second in the ratings to "All in the Family " knocking Flip Wilson and The Mod Squad out of Thursday night's top spot. It stayed in the top 20 programs for 6 of it's 9 season's.

The Waltons would win 20 Major awards including 13 Emmy Awards & 56 Nominations.


Michael Learned and Richard Thomas celebrate their Best Actor and Actress awards at the 25th Emmy Awards May 20th ,1973

Michael Learned and Richard Thomas celebrate their Best Actor and Actress awards at the 25th Emmy Awards May 20th ,1973

Michael Learned and Richard Thomas celebrate their Best Actor and Actress awards at the 25th Emmy Awards May 20th ,1973


1972 Directors Guild of America Awards

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
The Waltons - Robert Butler for "Dust Bowl Cousins"


1972 Peabody Award
(Recognizing outstanding achievements in electronic media, radio, television and cable.)

Link to Citation


1972 Television Champion Awards

Best Network Program
The Waltons

Most Promising New Star
Richard Thomas

Best Dramatic Program
The Waltons

Most Unique New Program
The Waltons


3 Golden Globes & 14 Nominations

Winner - 1972 Actress in a Starring Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie
Patricia Neal - "The Homecoming A Christmas Story"

Winner - 1973 Best Dramatic Television Series
The Waltons

Winner - 1973 Actress in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie
Ellen Corby


1973 - Emmy Award Winners

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
The Waltons • The Literary Man

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Richard Thomas

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael Learned

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES - CONTINUING
The Waltons • Lee Rich - Executive Producer, Robert L. Jacks - Producer

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ellen Corby

OUTSTANDING WRITING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
The Waltons • The Scholar • John McGreevey


1974 - Emmy Award Winners

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael Learned

BEST WRITING IN DRAMA
The Waltons • The Thanksgiving Story • Joanna Lee


1975 - Emmy Award Winners

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR
Will Geer

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ellen Corby

 


1975 - People's Choice Awards

Favorite Dramatic Television Program
The Waltons


1976 - Emmy Award Winners

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ellen Corby

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael Learned


1976 - People's Choice Awards

Favorite Dramatic Television Program
The Waltons


1977 - Emmy Award Winners

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS FOR A SINGLE APPEARANCE IN A DRAMA OR COMEDY SERIES
The Waltons • The Pony Cart • Beulah Bondi

 



Ellen Corby escorted by Jon Walmsley and Earl Hamner at the 1973 Emmy Awards

Ellen Corby and Jon Walmsley at the Emmy's
Ellen and Jon
Coeby Emmy Win
... and Ellen wins an Emmy for Best Actress in a Supporting Role



Richard Thomas and his ex-wife Alma at the Golden Globes


Will Geer award show - The Waltons
Will Geer makes an Awards Show appearance

 

Emmy Awards The Waltons Will Geer Ellen Corby
Will Geer and Ellen Corby with their Supporting Actor Emmy Awards - 1975
Michael Learned wins her 3rd Emmy
Michael Learned wins her 3rd Emmy

 


Richard Thomas wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

 
Something funny happened on the way to the Emmys... watch Richard Thomas' humorous acceptance speech for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on The Waltons at the 25th Emmys, 1973.

Michael Learned Wins Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama

 
Michael Learned (not Michelle) collects her Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress at the 25th Emmys, 1973

Ellen Corby and Will Geer win for Outstanding Supporting roles...

 
Enjoy two beautiful acceptance speeches by Ellen Corby and Will Geer as they win Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Drama for The Waltons at the 27th Emmys, 1975.


 

The Waltons and Kojak win the 1st Annual "Favorite Dramatic Television Program
People's Choice Award."

March 3, 1975 - Source Clip

  Richard Thomas accepts the 2nd Annual "Favorite Television Drama" People's Choice Award for The Waltons.
March 4, 1976 - Source Clip

     




2 special trade ads used to spark the Emmy nomination interest of industry voters.

 

Another Emmy nomination promo ad.

Walton Emmy Ad

(Text from the Ad above)



Please visit 'The Waltons' IMDB page for more Award information

 


 


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