It's interesting that Dallas, despite being the most successful TV drama series ever, never got an Emmy award for best dramatic series. They also never gave Larry Hagman the Emmy for best actor in a dramatic series. I find all of this rather absurd. Dallas got the whole world talking about it. Larry Hagman's portrayal of JR Ewing got the whole world talking about JR, especially in the summer after JR was shot. That's why Hagman was able to command the salary he did. Dallas had captured the hearts and imaginations of the world to a greater degree than any other dramatic TV series of that time or any other time. Maybe that's why I don't put much stock in awards like The Emmys, Oscars, or Grammys. I'm sure the people responsible for making Dallas the phenomenon it became appreciated the extra zeros in their paychecks a lot more than an Emmy award.