’80s Emmy Award Winners – Actors and Actresses: 1980-1984

With the Prime Time Emmy’s airing this Sunday, let’s Return to the ’80s, and see who the winners were for each year. Today will be the Actors and Actresses from 1980-1984. Tomorrow will round out the ’80s.

1980

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor
Richard Mulligan (Burt Campbell) from Soap Ed Asner (Lou Grant) from Lou Grant
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress
Cathryn Damon (Mary Campbell) from Soap Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie Ewing) from Dallas

1981

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor
Judd Hirsch (Alex Reige) from Taxi
Daniel J. Travanti (Capt. Frank Furillo) from Hill Street Blues
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress
Isabel Sanford (Louise Jefferson) from The Jeffersons
Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner) from Hill Street Blues

1982

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

Alan Alda (Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce – a.k.a Hawkeye) from M*A*S*H

Daniel J. Travanti (Capt. Frank Furillo) from Hill Street Blues – 2 in a row.

Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Carol Kane (Simka Dahblitz-Gravas) from Taxi

Michael Learned (Mary Benjamin) from Nurse

1983

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor
Judd Hirsch (Alex Reige) from Taxi
Ed Flanders (Dr. Donald Westphall) from St. Elsewhere
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Shelley Long (Diane Chambers) from Cheers

Tyne Daly (Det. Mary Beth Lacey) from Cagney & Lacey

1984

Lead Comedy Actor Lead Drama Actor

John Ritter (Jack Tripper) from Three’s Company

Tom Selleck (Magnum) from Magnum P.I.
Lead Comedy Actress Lead Drama Actress

Jane Curtin (Allie Lowell) from Kate & Allie

Tyne Daly (Det. Mary Beth Lacey) from Cagney & Lacey – 2nd in a row.

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