Malcolm in the Middle series creator Linwood Boomer and main series director and co-producer Todd Holland with the Emmy Awards they won for the Pilot episode. They won for 'Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series' and 'Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series' respectively.

At the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, September 10, 2000.

Ken Miller, Mary V. Buck, Nikki Valko and Susan Edelman were nominated for best casting, Jane Kaczmarek as best comedy actress, and Bea Arthur as guest actress in the Water Park episode, but they didn't win.