September 22, 2008 - Two “Made in NY” shows were among the big winners at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards receiving multiple awards at the ceremony held on September 21. Both “30 Rock” and “Damages” call New York City home. In all, television programs that shoot in New York City received 15 Emmy awards.
NBC’s “30 Rock” won for Outstanding Comedy Series while creator and star Tina Fey won Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her episode entitled “Cooter.” Alec Baldwin received the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Jack Donaghy on the NBC series.
“Damages” on FX Networks picked up two acting awards - Glenn Close won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series while Željko Ivanek was honored for his work with the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Comedy Central's “The Colbert Report” won Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program while “The Daily Show” won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
At the Creative Emmys, which were held on September 13, New York City shows were also honored. Emmys for Outstanding Casting went to “Damages” for a Drama Series and “30 Rock” for a Comedy Series. Additional Emmys went to “30 Rock” with wins for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Tim Conway) and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series.
Cynthia Nixon’s performance on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” won her the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. “Saturday Night Live” won the Emmy for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, and the 61st Annual Tony Awards received the Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program – Awards Programs.
For a complete list of winners, visit www.emmys.tv.