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Badges of honor
"Hill Street Blues" first aired on NBC on Jan. 15, 1981. This initial broadcast kicked off a seven season run of 146 one-hour episodes. The last episode of the Steven Bochco series aired May 12, 1987.
In those seven season, the critically acclaimed series earned a record 98 Emmy nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It took home 26 of the gold awards over that period - a mark surpassed by only two other shows.
"HSB" had 21 Emmy nominations in its first season, the most for any show in a single award year. it held that record for 12 years until 1993-94 when "NYPD Blue," another Bochco series, earned 26 nominations.
"HSB's" stellar first season netted eight Emmys and set two ATAS records - the most Emmys won by a series in the first season and the most won by a series in a single year. "HSB" now shares these distinctions's with "ER," which also won eight Emmy's for its first season.
It also won four consecutive Best Drama honors, a record it shares with "L.A. Law," yet another Bochco series.
Emmy wins
First Season - 1980-81
Best Drama; Actor-Drama, Daniel J. Travanti; Actress-Drama, Barbara Babcock; Supporting Actor - Drama, Michael Conrad; Director-Drama, Robert Butler; Writer-Drama, Michael Kozoll & Steven Bochco.
Second Season - 1981-82
Best Drama; Actor-Drama, Daniel J. Travanti; Supporting Actor-Drama, Michael Conrad; Writer-Drama, Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis & Michael Wagner (teleplay), Michael Kozoll & Steven Bochco (story)
Third Season - 1982-83
Best Drama; Director-Drama, Jeff Bleckner; Writer-Drama, David Milch
Fourth Season - 1983-84
Best Drama; Supporting Actor-Drama, Bruce Weitz; Supporting Actress-Drama, Alfre Woodard; Director-Writer, Corey Allen
Fifth Season - 1984-85
Supporting Actress-Drama, Betty Thomas
Sources: World Wide Web sites of NATAS and People Weekly's 1996 Almanac

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