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Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

1996 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
The Late Shift (1996)
1994 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
My Breast (1994)
1993 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series
Dream On (1990)
For episode "For Peter's Sake".
1987 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing "Lucille Bates".
1986 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing "Lucille Bates".
1985 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing "Lucille Bates".
1984 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing "Lucille Bates".
1983 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing "Lucille Bates".
1982 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing: "Lucille Bates".
1981 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)
For playing "Lucille Bates".

CableACE Awards

1995 Nominee
CableACE
Directing a Comedy Series
Dream On (1990)
For episode "Silent Night, Holy Cow"
1994 Nominee
CableACE
Directing a Comedy Series
Dream On (1990)
For episode "Pop Secret"
1993 Winner
CableACE
Directing a Comedy Series
Dream On (1990)
For episode "For Peter's Sake"

Directors Guild of America, USA

1997 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials
The Late Shift (1996)
Shared with:
1995 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials
My Breast (1994)
1994 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'
Dream On (1990)
For episode "Silent Night, Holy Cow".

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

1997 Winner
Audience Award
Private Parts (1997)
Tied with Forgotten Light (1996).
Nominee
Crystal Globe
Private Parts (1997)

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Winner
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes

Betty Thomas began her career as an actress, including an Emmy Award-winning role on Hill Street ... More

Betty Thomas began her career as an actress, including an Emmy Award-winning role on Hill Street Blues (1981), before launching a prominent and successful career a television director. Her ten Emmy nominations (seven for acting, three for directing), earned her three Emmys (one for acting, one for directing). She was the first woman ever to win an Emmy for directing a comedy series and is one of only five women to ever win a directing Emmy outside of the variety categories (two in drama, two in comedy and one in movies and Miniseries).


Viewers for Quality Television Awards

1986 Winner
Q Award
Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series
Hill Street Blues (1981)

Women in Film Crystal Awards

2001 Winner
Dorothy Arzner Directors Award

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