The Emmy Award nominations were released today. There are some happy people in Hollywood, but City Hall is also ecstatic. Shows that originate in New York City received 106 nominations. Mayor Bloomberg was delighted for recognition of New York programming.
“Today’s Emmy nominations cap a momentous year for our ‘Made in NY’ television shows. The shows that call New York City home and generate quality jobs for some of the 130,000 New Yorkers who work in the local entertainment industry have earned 106 nominations,” Bloomberg says. “The City is so proud to host these productions and I congratulate them on behalf of all New Yorkers. We’re especially proud of one of New York City’s funniest shows: Saturday Night Live received 14 nominations this year and now holds the record for most nominations for a single program with 156 in total.”
The City’s media and entertainment commissioner, Katherine Oliver, echoed the Mayor’s thoughts.
“We’ve watched their shows all year long on our TVs, computers and tablets, and now we’re thrilled to congratulate all of the ‘Made in NY’ Emmy nominees. New York City is home to some of the most creative and talented people in the world; we really are a TV town. We’ll be rooting for you when the winners are announced in September.”
Six new shows will be produced in New York City this fall.