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"Made in NY" Wins Big at the Primetime Emmys

September 19, 2011 - "Made in NY" TV series and productions have been honored with 23 Emmy Awards. The awards salute excellence in national primetime programming and were handed out in two recent ceremonies - the Primetime Emmys on Sunday, September 18 and the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, September 10.

"Given how many TV shows are now filmed in New York City and how well they did tonight, maybe the Academy should think about hosting next year's Emmys in the Big Apple," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "'Glee' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' couldn't resist coming to New York City this season - though I had to send Larry David back.

"Our film and television production industry is booming. A record 23 primetime TV shows are being filmed in New York City, and last year 200 movies were made here. All of that activity supports 100,000 jobs and 4,000 local businesses, generating business not only for our entertainment industry but also for our lumberyards, food suppliers, hardware stores, transportation companies, hotels and so many other small businesses.

"The sun may not be setting on Hollywood just yet, but it keeps rising higher in New York City. This is where the best television in the world is being made."

Martin Scorsese won his first Emmy for directing "Boardwalk Empire." The HBO series also received awards for Outstanding Casting, Makeup, Art Direction, Picture Editing, Special Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Cinematography.

Julianna Margulies won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Alicia Florrick on CBS's "The Good Wife."

The HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" won multiple awards including Outstanding Lead Actress (Kate Winslet) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Guy Pearce). The miniseries was also honored with awards for Outstanding Casting, Music Composition and Art Direction.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" took home its ninth straight award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. The Comedy Central series also won Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series while its online program "The Daily Show Correspondents Explain" received the Emmy for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.

"Saturday Night Live" earned Emmys for its host Justin Timberlake (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), director Don Ray King, original music and lyrics, and makeup.

Rounding out the "Made in NY" wins, the 64th Annual Tony Awards received Emmys for Outstanding Special Class Program and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

For a complete list of Emmy winners, visit emmys.tv.
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