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3rd Rock from the Sun (and its cast and crew) has been nominated for, and won a number of major television awards.

By Award Edit

American Cinema Editors Edit

  • 1996: Best Edited Half-Hour Series (Briana London for "Dick Like Me", nominated)
  • 1998: Best Edited Half-Hour Series (Vince Humphrey for "Indecent Dick", nominated)

American Society of Cinematographers Edit

1 win

Casting Society of America Edit

  • 1996: Best Casting - Comedy Pilot (won)
  • 1996: Best Casting - Episodic Comedy (nominated)
  • 1997: Best Casting - Episodic Comedy (nominated)
  • 1998: Best Casting - Episodic Comedy (nominated)
1 win

Costume Designers Guild Edit

  • 1999: Excellence in Costume Design - Contemporary Series (Melina Root, nominated)

Directors Guild of America Edit

Emmy Awards Edit

  • 1996: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", won)
  • 1996: Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series (James Burrows for "Pilot", nominated)
  • 1996: Outstanding Hairstyling - Series (for "The Dicks They Are a Changin", nominated)
  • 1997: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", won)
  • 1997: Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston for playing "Sally Solomon", won)
  • 1997: Outstanding Series - Comedy (nominated)
  • 1997: Outstanding Choreography (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", won)
  • 1997: Outstanding Costume Design - Series (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", won)
  • 1997: Outstanding Hairstyling - Series (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", nominated)
  • 1997: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", won)
  • 1997: Outstanding Special Visual Effects (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston, nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Series - Comedy (nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Costume Design - Series (for "36! 24! 36! Dick!", nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series (Terry Hughes for "Dick and the Other Guy", nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series (John Cleese for playing "Dr. Neesam" in "Dick and the Other Guy", nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Jan Hooks for playing "Vicki Dubcek" in "Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary", nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "36! 24! 36! Dick!", nominated)
  • 1999: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • 1999: Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston, won)
  • 1999: Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series (William Shatner for playing "The Big Giant Head" in "Dick's Big Giant Headache: Parts 1 & 2", nominated)
  • 1999: Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Kathy Bates for playing "Charlotte Everly" in "Alien Hunter", nominated)
  • 1999: Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf for playing "Jennifer" in "What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do With Dick?" and "I Am Dick Pentameter", nominated)
  • 1999: Outstanding Picture Editing - Multi-Camera Series (for "Dick and Taxes", nominated)
  • 1999: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "Dick's Big Giant Headache", nominated)
  • 2000: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
  • 2000: Outstanding Art Direction - Multi-Camera Series (for "Dial M For Dick", nominated)
  • 2000: Outstanding Cinematography - Multi-Camera Series (for "Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole", nominated)
  • 2000: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole", nominated)
  • 2001: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
8 wins

Golden Globe Awards Edit

  • 1996: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", won)
  • 1996: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (won)
  • 1996: Best Supporting Actress - (Mini)Series or TV Film (Kristen Johnston for playing "Sally Solomon", nominated)
  • 1997: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", nominated)
  • 1997: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (nominated)
  • 1998: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", nominated)
2 wins

Satellite Awards Edit

  • 1996: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", won)
  • 1996: Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series (Jane Curtin for playing "Dr. Mary Albright", won)
  • 1996: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (nominated)
  • 1997: Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series (Jane Curtin for playing "Dr. Mary Albright", nominated)
  • 1998: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", nominated)
  • 1998: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (nominated)
2 wins

Screen Actors Guild Edit

  • 1996: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", won)
  • 1996: Outstanding Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston for playing "Sally Solomon", nominated)
  • 1996: Outstanding Cast - Comedy Series (nominated)
  • 1997: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow for playing "Dr. Dick Solomon", won)
  • 1997: Outstanding Cast - Comedy Series (nominated)
  • 1998: Outstanding Cast - Comedy Series (nominated)
2 wins

By Year Edit

1996 Edit

  • Directors Guild of America Award: Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series (Robert Berlinger for "See Dick Continue to Run", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series (James Burrows for "Pilot", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Hairstyling - Series (for "The Dicks They Are a Changin", nominated)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (won)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Supporting Actress - (Mini)Series or TV Film (Kristen Johnston, nominated)
  • Satellite Award: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Satellite Award: Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series (Jane Curtin, won)
  • Satellite Award: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston, nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Cast - Comedy Series (nominated)

1997 Edit

  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Choreography (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", won)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Costume Design - Series (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", won)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Hairstyling - Series (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Series - Comedy (nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", won)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Special Visual Effects (for "A Nightmare on Dick Street", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston, won)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (nominated)
  • Satellite Award: Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series (Jane Curtin, nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Cast - Comedy Series (nominated)

1998 Edit

  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Costume Design - Series (for "36! 24! 36! Dick!", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series (Terry Hughes for "Dick and the Other Guy", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series (John Cleese for playing "Dr. Neesam" in "Dick and the Other Guy", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Jan Hooks for playing "Vicki Dubcek" in "Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Series - Comedy (nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "36! 24! 36! Dick!", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston, nominated)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
  • Satellite Award: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated
  • Satellite Award: Best Series - Musical or Comedy (nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Cast - Comedy Series (nominated)

1999 Edit

  • Costume Designers Guild Awards: Excellence in Costume Design - Contemporary Series (Melina Root, nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, won)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series (William Shatner

for playing "The Big Giant Head" in "Dick's Big Giant Headache: Parts 1 & 2", nominated)

  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Kathy Bates for playing "Charlotte Everly" in "Alien Hunter", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Laurie

Metcalf for playing "Jennifer" in "What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do With Dick?" and "I Am Dick Pentameter", nominated)

  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Picture Editing - Multi-Camera Series (for "Dick and Taxes", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "Dick's Big Giant Headache", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series (Kristen Johnston, won)

2000 Edit

  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Art Direction - Multi-Camera Series (for "Dial M For Dick", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Cinematography - Multi-Camera Series (for "Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole", nominated)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Series or Special (for "Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole", nominated)

2001 Edit

  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (John Lithgow, nominated)

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