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So New York: Big Apple Dominates Emmy Nods

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The 'Girls': Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet. The 'Girls': Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet. (Mark Seliger/HBO)

From “Mad Men” to “Girls” to “Boardwalk Empire” — the biggest winner at the Emmy nominations may have been New York City.

Twenty-six shows set and produced in the Big Apple earned nods this year.

Perennial favorite “Mad Men,” set in New York City in the 1960s, earned 17 Emmy nominations Thursday. The Old Fashion-swilling set earned a nomination in the Drama Series category. Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Harris and Christina Hendricks all received acting nods.

Freshman HBO show “Girls” got five nominations. The show follows the lives of four twentysomething women who live in Brooklyn and pal around watering holes like Weather Up and landmarks like the Highline. It was nominated in Comedy Series. Creator Lena Dunham, who stars in the show, also received a nod for Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

And both “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” earned 14 and 15 nominations respectively – including acting nods for Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

“Boardwalk Empire,” set in Atlantic City but produced at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, received 11 nominations including for Drama Series, an Actor nomination for Steve Buscemi, Directing, Casting, Cinematography and Costumes.

CBS’s “The Good Wife” maybe set in the Windy City, but it’s filmed and produced in the Big Apple.

It received seven nominations – six for actors, including series regulars Julianna Margulies for Actress, Drama Series, Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi for Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Guest for Martha Plimpton, Michael J. Fox and Dylan Baker. Its seventh nod was for Casting.

Variety series and fake news from New York City also faired well. "The Colbert Report" got four nominations and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" got five. Both received Variety, Music or Comedy series nominations, along with two other NYC-based programs: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Saturday Night Live."

Here’s a list of the other show set or produced in New York City that got nominations this year:

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The show set in Los Angeles, moved to the Best Coast for part of its 8th season. It received nominations for Comedy Series; Actor, Comedy Series for Larry David; Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Michael J. Fox; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

Nurse Jackie: Actress, Comedy Series for Edie Falco; Supporting Actress, Comedy Series Merritt Wever; Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for Bobby Cannavale; Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series; and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Damages: Actress, Drama nomination for Glenn Close

Smash: Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for Uma Thurman; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score); and Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

Louie: Actor, Comedy Series for Louis C.K.; and Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Pan Am: The drama may not have made it through a first season, but it did get some Emmy love: Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score); and Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Person of Interest: Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series

2 Broke Girls: Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series; Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series; and Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

Late Show with David Letterman: Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

Great Performances: Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special for Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park ; Outstanding Music Direction for The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater; and Outstanding Variety Special for Tony Bennett: Duets II

American Masters: Outstanding Nonfiction Series; Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming for Woody Allen: A Documentary; Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming for Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night

Inside the Actors Studios: Outstanding Nonfiction Series

Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre: Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials; Outstanding Special Class Programs; Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special; and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

65th Annual Tony Awards: Outstanding Special Class Programs; Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special; Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special; Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming; and Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

New York City Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center): Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

Sesame Street: Outstanding Children's Nonfiction; Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

Wizards of Waverly Place: Children's Program

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