16 Nominations

8 Wins

Alice

A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, Tommy, after the death of her truck-driver husband. Alice is hired at a diner owned by Mel Sharples, a gravel-voiced, male-chauvinist fry cook. She works at Mel's Diner as a waitress while awaiting her big break at fame. Alice's fellow waitresses are the raucous, red-headed Flo and the naive, temperamental, less attractive Vera. Flo is later replaced by Belle, a Southern blonde, who is herself soon replaced by the spunky, curly-haired Jolene. Alice and her friends experience several interesting years together at Mel's Diner, which is frequented by quirky truck drivers, repairmen, and other blue collar types and by several Hollywood celebrities, who appear as themselves.


      
Role Credit
Cast: Beth Howland , Linda Lavin , Vic Tayback , Diane Ladd , Polly Holliday

Golden Globe Awards

  • 1979 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1979 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
  • 1979 Nominee
    Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
  • 1980 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1980 Nominee
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1980 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1980 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
  • 1980 Winner
    Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
  • 1981 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1981 Nominee
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1981 Winner
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1981 Nominee
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
  • 1981 Nominee
    Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
  • 1982 Nominee
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1982 Nominee
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 1983 Nominee
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television