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"Made in NY" TV Series Honored with More than 100 Primetime Emmy Nominations

July 14, 2011 - The nominees have been announced for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and “Made in NY” TV shows, miniseries, TV movies and digital productions have been honored with 110 nominations.

“Congratulations on the record 110 Emmy nominations for 18 of the television shows that are ‘Made in NY,’” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “New York City is experiencing a record level of film and television production and the Emmy Nominations are a testament to the creative productions that have been made here. Film and television production in the City supports 100,000 New Yorkers who make their living working behind the scenes. Today’s announcement by the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences is good news for all New Yorkers who work in the City’s thriving entertainment Industry. And despite my appearance with the cast of ‘Glee,’ I will be pulling for one of the ‘Made In NY’ shows to carry the night.”

“This is such an exciting day for ‘Made in NY’ productions,” said Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver. “Whether it’s first-time contenders ‘Mildred Pierce’ (21 Nominations) and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ (18 Nominations) or some of the returning classics, like ‘Saturday Night Live’ (16 Nominations) and ‘30 Rock’ (13 Nominations), New York City is not only experiencing record levels of television production but clearly reaching new heights of creative ingenuity. Eighteen shows receiving 110 nominations is a new high for ‘Made in NY’ productions, and it is already a terrific win for the industry and for the City.”

“Saturday Night Live,” which added sixteen nominations to its now record-breaking total of 142 nominations, received nods for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series; Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series. The series also received nominations for the cast member Kristen Wiig and guest stars Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake and Zach Galifinakis.

The HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce” received the most nominations this year of any program. Among its twenty-one nominations were distinctions for Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Brian T. O’Byrne, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Mare Winningham in their respective roles as well as for Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie.

HBO’s hit series “Boardwalk Empire” earned eighteen nominations for its first season. Along with a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, Steve Buscemi (Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series) and Kelly Macdonald (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama) were honored.

“30 Rock” received thirteen nominations this year including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing. Cast members Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski along with guest stars Matt Damon, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks were also nominated.

The HBO TV movie “Too Big to Fail,” which focuses on the financial crisis of 2008, earned eleven nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (William Hurt) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Giamatti, James Woods).

CBS’s “The Good Wife” received several nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Julianna Margulies) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Series (Josh Charles, Alan Cumming), among others.

Edie Falco, the star of Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” earned another nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series after winning last year while “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay received her eighth nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

“Louie,” which airs on FX and just started its second season, received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Louis C.K.) and Outstanding Writing.

Other NYC-based series to pick up nominations were “The Colbert Report,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and the 64th Annual Tony Awards, among others.

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on FOX on Sunday, September 18 at 8pm ET and will be hosted by Jane Lynch. For a complete list of the nominees and additional information, visit Emmys.com.
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