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NBC Leads Emmy Winners With 15 Honors In Behind-Scenes Categories

September 8, 1986 GMT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ NBC won most of the Emmys in behind-the-scenes categories, with ″St. Elsewhere,″ ″Amazing Stories″ and ″An Early Frost″ each taking three of the network’s 15 awards.

CBS captured 12, PBS 10 and ABC five as the TV networks headed for the Sept. 21 nationally-televised Emmys presentations in 32 mostly-acting categories.

The awards in categories for programs and individual achievement in the creative arts were presented Saturday night by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

″St. Elsewhere,″ the hospital drama, received awards for art direction in a series, costuming for a series and sound mixing for a drama series.

″An Early Frost,″ the NBC movie about a homosexual dying of AIDS and how his family deals with it, won for cinematography, editing for a miniseries or a special and sound mixing for a miniseries or a special.

″Amazing Stories,″ a weekly series created by director Steven Spielberg, took Emmys for achievement in hairstyling for a series, cinematography for a series and sound editing for a series.

Awards in the 38th annual event were presented by Harry Anderson, Ed Asner, Angie Dickinson, Shari Lewis, June Lockhart, Ali MacGraw, Jayne Meadows, Brandon Tartikoff and Stephanie Zimbalist.

CBS’ ″Second Serve,″ the story of transsexual tennis player Renee Richards, was cited for makeup for a miniseries or special and achievement in hairstyling for a miniseries or special.

″Neil Diamond ... Hello Again,″ also on CBS, earned Emmys for outstanding technical direction, camera-video control for a miniseries or a special, and outstanding lighting direction for a miniseries or a special.

PBS’ ″The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn″ won for outstanding individual achievements - informational programming. The awards were for director David Heeley and writer John L. Miller.

PBS’ ″Sylvia Fine Kaye’s Musical Comedy Tonight III (Great Performances)″ took outstanding costume design for a variety or music program and outstanding achievement in choreography.

An Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering development went to Stefan Kudelski for his development of the Nagra Recorder, which makes it possible to record and play back stereophonic sound in synchronous double system with recorders.


Emmys for outstanding achievement in engineering development also went to CBS, Sony and Cinedco for the design and implementation of electronic editing systems for film programs.

The Emmy nominations cover shows broadcast between July 1, 1985, and June 30, 1986. Shows produced for cable TV are excluded from the nominations.