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“Made in NY” Awards

Each year, the City of New York hosts the “Made in NY” Awards to honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to New York City’s media and entertainment industry. Past award recipients have included Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, John Leguizamo, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Ripa, Marcia Gaye Harden, Tamara Tunie, Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live and many more. For the full list of honorees, click here.

2013 "Made in NY" Honorees

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver hosted the eighth annual “Made in NY” Awards on June 10 at Gracie Mansion. The awards are given each year to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to various fields in the City’s entertainment and digital media industries. The 2013 “Made in NY” honorees include: Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor Alan CummingProject Runway host and executive producer Heidi Klum; two time Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee; five time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald; President of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins; NYC-based blogging platform and social networking website Tumblr; and Harvey and Bob Weinstein, founders of The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films. This year’s “Made in NY” Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Emmy Award-winning television host and broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. This year’s awards also featured a special performance by Tony-nominated Kinky Boots with an introduction by Harvey Fierstein.
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"Made in NY" Awards Highlights




2012 "Made in NY" Honorees

Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer Robert De Niro; Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep; Academy Award, Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner Whoopi Goldberg; actress and television host Kelly Ripa; award-winning transmedia company @radical.media, which develops, produces and distributes innovative content across all forms of media; and the locally based Kickstarter a funding platform for creative projects. The “Made in NY” Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to actors and legendary husband-and-wife comedy team Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
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2011 "Made in NY" Honorees

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver hosted the sixth annual “Made in NY” Awards on June 6th, 2011 at Gracie Mansion. The awards are given to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and new media industries. At this year’s event, Mayor Bloomberg presented the first-ever “Made in NY” Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement posthumously to director Sidney Lumet, which was accepted on his behalf by his daughter, Jenny Lumet. The other 2011 “Made in NY” honorees were Academy Award winner Matt Damon, location-based mobile platform Foursquare, actor John Leguizamo star of Broadway one man show, Ghetto Klown, founder of the Urbanworld Film Festival & CEO of MoviePass Stacy Spikes, commercial production company Smuggler and Lauren Zalaznick, chairman, NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media.
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2010 "Made in NY" Honorees

On June 7, 2010, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the fifth annual “Made in NY” awards to six prominent individuals and organizations in New York City’s entertainment industry. Actress Angela Lansbury commercial production company HSI Productions, Inc. local not-for-profit Brooklyn Workforce Innovations digital agency WFT Productions filmmaker Lee Daniels and Saturday Night Live, which will celebrate its thirty-sixth season this fall, were honored at a ceremony at Gracie Mansion hosted by Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver. The Mayor gave special recognition to two long-running television series: NBC’s Law & Order and the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns. Law & Order recently concluded with its twentieth season, tying Gunsmoke for the longest running American drama series of all time. Created by Dick Wolf and starring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Sam Waterston, Alana de la Garza and Linus Roache, the series employed thousands of New Yorkers each season. As the World Turns, which has taped in New York City since it premiered in April 1956, is currently the longest-running daytime drama on television. The series will air its final episode in September 2010.
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2009 "Made in NY" Honorees

On June 15, 2009, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the fourth annual “Made in NY” awards to six individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment industry. Actress Edie Falco; Broadway composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gerry Byrne, Senior Vice President for the Entertainment Group at Nielson Business Media; Hungry Man, a New York-based commercial production company; Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, a not-for-profit advocacy organization; and Sesame Street, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary this fall, were honored at the ceremony at Gracie Mansion. The Mayor was introduced by Sesame Street ’s Elmo and joined by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber and Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Commissioner Katherine Oliver.
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2008 "Made in NY" Honorees

On May 12, 2008, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the third annual “Made in NY” awards to five individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment industry. Actor Jesse Martin, talk show host Rachael Ray, Robert Greenberg, Chairman and Global Chief Creative Officer of R/GA, an advertising agency, Executive Director Michelle Byrd and the Theatre for a New Audience were honored during the ceremony, which took place at Gracie Mansion.
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2007 "Made in NY" Honorees

On June 11, 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the second annual "Made in NY" Awards to six individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City's entertainment industry at a ceremony in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. Actress and producer Tina Fey of NBC's "30 Rock," commercial directorKevin Breslin, HDNet co-founders Joana Vicente and Jason Kliot and The New Victory Theater were honored during the ceremony. In addition, as part of the ongoing efforts of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) to increase diversity in the entertainment industry, the Mayor presented the inaugural Diversity Award to Black Filmmaker Foundation President Warrington Hudlin. The award was developed to honor one person every year who has made significant contributions to increase diversity in the local entertainment industry. The Mayor was joined by Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Commissioner Katherine Oliver.
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2006 "Made in NY" Honorees

On June 5, 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the inaugural "Made in NY" awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the City's entertainment industry at a ceremony at Gracie Mansion. Filmmaker Noah Baumbach, Actors' Fund of America Executive Director Joe Benincasa, actor Marcia Gay Harden, student filmmaker Kamaria Alvy Johnson, actor Jennifer Jason Leigh, Association of Independent Commercial Producers President / CEO Matthew Miller, and actor Tamara Tunie were honored during the ceremony as part of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting's "Made in NY" campaign, which recognizes and promotes entertainment production in New York City.
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Alan Cumming
Heidi Klum
Spike Lee
Audra McDonald
Sheila Nevins
Tumblr
Harvey and Bob Weinstein
Barbara Walters

Robert DeNiro
Whoopi Goldberg
Radical Media
Kelly Ripa
Meryl Streep
KickStarter
Anne Meara/Jerry Stiller

Matt Damon
FourSquare
John Leguizamo
Sidney Lumet
Smuggler
Stacy Spikes
Lauren Zalaznick

Angela Lansbury
Saturday Night Live
HSI Productions
Lee Daniels
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
WFT Productions

Edie Falco
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Gerry Byrne
Hungry Man
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
Sesame Street

Jessie Martin
Rachael Ray
Robert Greenberg
Michelle Byrd
Theatre for a New Audience

Tina Fey
Kevin Breslin
Joana Vicente and Jason Kliot
The New Victory Theatre
Warrington Hudlin

Noah Baumbach
Joe Benincasa
Marcia Gay Harden
Kamaria Alvy Johnson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Matthew Miller
Tamara Tunie