Awards & Nominations

Season 2 Awards pic

Season One 1986-1987

Viewers for Quality Television Awards:
Best Quality Comedy Series



Season Two 1987-1988

Viewers for Quality Television Awards:
Best Quality Comedy Series
Best Written Quality Comedy Series
Best Directed Quality Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actor In a Quality Comedy Series: Meshach Taylor

Emmy Nominations:
Best Writing for a Comedy Series: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has been submitted to The Guiness Book of World Records for writing all 22 episodes of Designing Women during the second season.

Nancy Susan Reynolds Award of the Center for Population Options for Demonstrating Sexual Responsibility In the Media In a Comedy Series.

Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Artists In the Entertainment Industry (AGLA) Media Award of Merit

Honorable Mention - American Women In Radio and Television National Commendation Awards.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason were third runners-up for the Producer Of the Year Award of Wrap, the Magazine of Television Production and Postproduction.

Angel Award - Best Television Comedy
Episode: How Great Thou Art

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason - First Annual Humanitarian Award from Funders Concerned About AIDS

Finalist for the Tenth Media Access Award - Comedy
Episode: Killing All the Right People

The Gift of Laughter Award from the Southern California chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



Season Three 1988-1989

Emmy Nominations:
Best Comedy Series
Best Costuming
Best Supporting Actor: Meshach Taylor

11th Media Access Award for Comedy
Episodes: One Sees, the Other Doesn't / Stand and Fight

Viewers for Quality Televison Awards:
Best Quality Comedy Series
Best Written Quality Comedy Series
Best Directed Quality Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actor In a Quality Comedy Series: Meshach Taylor

Media Access Award - Best Comedy
Episode: Stand and Fight

The National Commission on Working Women Award - Broadcast Awards - Third Place
Episode: Curtains

Golden Globe Nomination - Best Comedy Series

Angel Award Golden Angel for Best TV Series of the Year

Angel Award of Excellence
Episode: Julia Drives Over the First Amendment

The National AWRT Commendation Awards - Honorable Mention
Episode: The Women of Atlanta



Season Four 1989-1990

American Women in Radio and Television Award for Entertainment Programming.

DGA Nomination to Harry Thomason for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a TV Comedy Series.
Episode: They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Commendation for Producing and Showing The Rowdy Girls and for its efforts on behalf of The Domestic Violence Council.

Honored by the Museum of Broadcasting's Seventh Annual Television Festival with an evening of clips. (The Best of Designing Women)

Emmy Nominations:
Best Comedy Series
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Delta Burke (They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?)
Best Directing in a Comedy Series: Harry Thomason (They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?)
Sound Mixing: Larry Lasota (Tornado Watch)
Multicamera Production Editing: Judy Burke (The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century)
Costume Design: Cliff Chally (The Rowdy Girls)

Women in Film Festival - Lillian Gish Award - Best TV Episodic Comedy
Episode:They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?

Viewers for Quality Television Awards:
Best Quality Comedy Series
Best Written Quality Comedy Series
Best Directed Quality Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actor In a Quality Comedy Series: Meshach Taylor

Genesis Award - Outstanding Television Comedy Series
Episode: The Fur Flies

NASW Communications Network - 2nd Annual "SI" Award (National Association of Social Workers - Social Issues Award) 1990 Award of Merit.

International Film & Television Festival of New York
Silver Medal - Situation Comedy Series - Finalist Certificate
Episode: The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century

14th Angel Award Finalist
Episode:The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award Outstanding Portrayal of a Gay or Lesbian Character in an Individual Comedy
Episode: Suzanne Goes Looking for a Friend



Season Five 1990-1991

Producers Guild of America - Nomination for Norman Felton Television Producer of the Year Award

Emmy Nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series (Working Mother / Charlene Buys a House)
Best Costume Design: Cliff Chally
Best Actress In a Comedy Series: Delta Burke



Season Six 1991-1992

15th Annual International Silver Angel Award of Excellence
Episode: The Strange Case of Clarence and Anita

GLAAD Media Awards - Honorable Mention
Episodes: Picking a Winner / A Toe In the Water

Emmy Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series: Alice Ghostley


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