EMMY NOMINATIONS ON LOCATION
The Emmy Nominations have officially arrived! Let’s break down the noms and see how much New York representation we have this year.
One of our favs, now in its 4th season, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is nominated again for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor (for none other than the iconic Tituss Burgess). But there’s more! Although it takes place in 1958 New York City, the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is nominated for 6 major categories including Outstanding Comedy Series. We’ll have to wait and see how these two lovely ladies of New York do on Emmy night.
The drama line-up this year (The Americans, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us, and Westworld) spans the whole world but sadly none of the series were filmed in NYC. Although This Is Us takes place in the tri-state area, all of its filming locations are in Los Angeles.
The Variety Shows
We’re proud to have talk shows like The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert all representing New York in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. In addition, At Home with Amy Sedaris, filmed right here in NYC, is nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Plus, Saturday Night Live has 6 major nominations, including a first nod for perennial cast member Kenan Thomson.
The TV Movies
The HBO made for television movie Paterno, starring Al Pacino as the titular ex-football coach has some scenes in the New York area. One of the bigger surprises on nominations morning was Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (filmed right here in Brooklyn) nabbing four major nominations, including noms for stars John Legend and Sara Bareilles.
There’s even more New York representation in the miniseries categories, with The Looming Tower getting three nominations and Seven Seconds and The Sinner getting acting nominations for stars Regina Hall and Jessica Biel, respectively.
The Reality Series
Season 30 of The Amazing Race, whose starting line was New York City, is nominated again for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. Project Runway is also nominated in the same category, and as always the contestants participate in Fashion Week in NYC.