|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 1999
|Release #163 -99
|Contact: Sunny Mindel/Brenda Pérez (212) 788-2958 Julianne Cho, Mayor's Office of Film (212) 489-6710, ext. 230||
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Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani today presented official nomination certificates to the New York area nominees for the National 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at a ceremony at City Hall. Among those honored were: Robert Woods from One Life to Live, Elizabeth Hubbard from As the World Turns, Kelly Ripa from All My Children, and Keith David from The Tiger Woods Story.
Also in attendance were: Patricia Reed Scott, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; and John Cannon, President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
"There's no place in the world that can match New York's energy, spirit and creativity, when it comes to the television industry," the Mayor said. "As we honor the extraordinary talents of our Emmy nominees today, we are reminded that the New York metropolitan area is the largest television market in the United States, reaching 18 million people across three states. ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX are all headquartered here.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I would like to thank all of the nominees-- the most talented people on television -- for helping make New York City the Entertainment Capital of the World," the Mayor concluded.
This year, nearly 500 New York area directors, producers, performers, writers, editors, stylists, composers and technical talent are nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards. Today's ceremony comes at a time when New York City has experienced an impressive surge in production shooting days -- television production shooting days totaled 7,680 in 1998 compared to 3,598 in 1993, an increase of 113 percent.
The ceremony was followed by a reception catered by Roy's New York, which opened in February 1999. The "26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will take place at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 21, and will be aired nationally on the CBS Television Network.