A nominee but not a winner


June 20, 1960 - The 12th Annual Emmy Awards airs with Donna Reed as a nominee.

The 12th Emmy Awards to honor the best in television of the year was held at the NBC Studios, in Burbank, California. It was hosted by Fred Astaire.


Several Acting categories were either combined or simply removed, and nearly every category had only three nominees, as opposed to the traditional five or six.


Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead or Support)

Jane Wyatt as Margaret Anderson on Father Knows Best, (CBS) Emmy Winner

Donna Reed as Donna Stone on The Donna Reed Show, (ABC)

Loretta Young as Herself on The Loretta Young Show, (NBC)