He was nominated for another two (1957, 1966) but lost.
Gleason and Audrey Meadows were both nominated in 1956 for their work on The Honeymooners.
The series demonstrated visually the burdens of material obligations and participation in consumer culture, as well as the common use of threats of domestic violence in working class households.
Creator/producer Jackie Gleason revived The Honeymooners sporadically until 1978. Steven Sheehan explains the popularity of The Honeymooners as the embodiment of working-class masculinity in the character of Ralph Kramden, and postwar ideals in American society regarding work, housing, consumerism, and consumer satisfaction.had been repeated by ABC Television several times, and were then acquired and screened by the Seven Network, in prime time.Although there have been a number of notable exceptions, Canadian television networks have generally fared poorly with their sitcom offerings, with relatively few Canadian sitcoms attaining notable success in Canada or internationally.A situation comedy, or sitcom, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode.Sitcoms can be contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories to an audience.