Rod Serling is the most honored writer
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6 EMMY awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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Requiem for a Heavyweight Emmies, awarded 1957

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At home in Pacific Palisades with 3 Emmies

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Rod's name is called at the Emmy ceremonies

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At home with 4 Emmies

With Playhouse 90 producer Martin Manulis,
celebrating Requiem for a Heavyweight.

Academy list of nominations and awards

3 HUGO awards from the Science Fiction Writers of America

1 George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award
given in 1957, for his 1956 CBS Television Playhouse 90 script Requiem for a Heavyweight. First Peabody ever awarded to a writer. Read News Article


More awards, but lacking specific details...
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2 Christopher Awards: 1956 & 1971

1 Director's Guild Award: 1960

1 Producer's Guild Award: 1960

1 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Night Gallery: 1969

3 Writer's Guild of America Awards

2 Sylvania Awards
One in 1956 for Requiem for a Heavyweight

1 Golden Globe Award

1 Harcourt-Brace Award

1 Look Magazine Television Award

1 Television-Radio Writers Award

Rod Serling talks about Hollywood Awards (1975):

Rod accepts a Binghamton public service award in April 1961.


"... awards in themselves really don't reflect major accomplishment. It's kind of a strange, backslapping ritual that we go through in this town where you get awards for almost everything. For surviving the day you're going to get awards. So I can't suggest that those things represent any pinnacle of achievement.

I'd like to write something that my peers, my colleagues, my fellow writers would find a source of respect. I think I'd rather win, for example, a Writer's Guild award than almost anything on earth. And the few nominations I've had with the Guild, and the few awards I've had, represented to me a far more legitimate concrete achievement than anything.

Emmies, for example, most of that's bullshit. Oscars are even worse. We have a strange, terrible affliction in this town. Everybody walks around bent-backed from slapping each other on the backs so much ..."

Rod and Carol Serling arrive at the
Emmy Awards ceremonies, Los Angeles 1959

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The 1956 Playhouse 90 "Requiem for a Heavyweight" won 1957 Emmies for (left to right): writer Rod Serling, producer Martin Manulis, (comedian Red Skelton and the unidentified girl were there for a different show) for star Jack Palance, ?CBS Executive VP Michael Dann?, and CBS Programming Chief Hubble Robinson.

Rod accepts his fourth Emmy.