Plenty of Sunday night’s winners at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are ditching La La Land and heading home to New York City.
New York-based shows earned 26 awards at the ceremony and praise from Mayor Bloomberg.
“The city has truly become a TV town which means good-paying jobs for 130,000 New Yorkers and an industry that contributes over $7 billion to the local economy,” said Bloomberg. “There’s never been a better time to be ‘Made in NY.’”
While Manhattan-based shows “Saturday Night Live,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Daily Show with John Stewart” received most of the New York nods, shows filmed in and around Queens did pretty well too.
“Nurse Jackie,” shot at Kaufman Astoria Studios, earned an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for Meritt Wever. “Boardwalk Empire,” which has used College Point’s Poppenhusen Institute as a stand-in for The League of Women’s Voters, received an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for Bobby Cannavale. And “30 Rock,” which filmed in Long Island City’s Silvercup Studios, won a couple technical awards including an Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series prize to show creator Tina Fey.