The Hallmark Hall of Fame has been honored with countless awards, including a record 81 Emmys and dozens of Golden Globes, Peabody and Christopher Awards and Humanitas Prizes. In 1961 Hallmark Cards received the first Emmy ever presented to a sponsor, and in 1982 the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its prestigious Governors' Award to Hallmark for the series' unparalleled contribution to the television medium.
The Hallmark Hall of Fame has often tackled tough subjects, and those presentations have been widely honored.
Promise is the most honored single program in the history of television. It received five Emmy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (James Woods), two Golden Globes, a Christopher Award and Humanitas Prize. The production is still widely used as a teaching tool in medical schools throughout the country.
Since Promise, many Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations have achieved both strong critical notices and high ratings. They include Pack of Lies (1987), Foxfire (1987), Caroline? (1990), Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991), O Pioneers! (1992), To Dance with the White Dog (1993), Breathing Lessons (1994), William Faulkner's Old Man (1997), What the Deaf Man Heard (1997), A Painted House (2003), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005) and Front of the Class (2009).
In 2009 the Hallmark Hall of Fame presented The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, the story of one of the most remarkable World War II heroes who saved 2500 Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland, and Front of the Class, the triumphant story of Brad Cohen, a man with Tourette's Syndrome who overcame incredible obstacles to become a gifted teacher. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler received 3 Emmy nominations and Front of the Class received the prestigious Voice Award given by the Department of Health & Human Services.
Original films that entertain, enlighten and inspire for 60 years and counting.
With a record 81 Emmys, the Hallmark Hall of Fame is known as television's timeless drama.
One out of every four Academy Award winners in acting categories has appeared in a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.
View a complete listing of all Hallmark Hall of Fame productions by year.