1st Primetime Emmy Awards

The 1st Annual Emmy Awards, retroactively known as the 1st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards after the debut of the Daytime Emmys, were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles, California on January 25, 1949. Only shows produced in Los Angeles County, California and aired in the Los Angeles media market were eligible to win. The awards were hosted by Walter O'Keefe who substituted for Rudy Vallee when he had to leave town at the last minute.