Westchester-Based TV Shows Earn 29 Emmy Nominations

County-based TV shows aren't just raking in local jobs; they're also gaining critical acclaim. Is your favorite on the list?


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The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will take place on August 25, and if you aren't already hyped for the glitz and glam of the big night, the list of nominations is out, and many of the nominated shows have ties to Westchester County.

The county has enjoyed a recent economic boom from the film and television industries. In fact, according to the Westchester County Film Office, the number of production companies looking to film in Westchester has skyrocketed from 121 in 2011 to over 400 this year alone.

Big-name producers like Damon Lindelof, writer and director of the series Lost, are among those looking to film in the area.  His latest series, HBO’s The Leftovers, recently shot in Hastings-on-Hudson, utilizing its river scenery and quaint downtown.  Westchester isn’t new to the film industry, however; movies like Fatal Attraction, The Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Departed, and Catch Me If You Can all filmed scenes in Westchester locations.  Though Westchester is a seasoned veteran of the silver screen, it is now shining as an ideal location for small screen productions.  Studios like the Yonkers Stage in Tuckahoe and Haven Studios in New Rochelle provide ample space for TV crews to build sets.  

With access to beaches, scenic countryside, and proximity to Manhattan, Westchester seems like an obvious choice for TV producers.

“Westchester’s beautiful parks, shorelines, historic Main Streets, suburban neighborhoods and bustling urban areas provide great backdrops for movies and television shows,” said County Executive Rob Astorino.

The Emmys will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on August 25, and will air on NBC at 8pm EST. Here is a complete list of nominations with ties to Westchester.

Best Comedy Series
“Orange is the New Black,” Netflix

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls,” HBO
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Adam Driver, “Girls,” HBO

Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife,” CBS

Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife,” CBS

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale as Claudia in “The Americans,” FX

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife,” CBS

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Natasha Lyone, “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix
Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix
Uza Adubo, “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix

Outstanding Direction, Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Direction, Comedy Series
Jodie Foster, “Orange is the New Black, “Netflix

Outstanding Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or Movie
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Costumes for a Series
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Makeup for a Single Camera Series (Non-prosthetic)
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or Special
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
“The Good Wife,” CBS

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
“Orange is the New Black,” Netflix

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series
“The Blacklist,” NBC

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
William Turro, “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix
Michael Stern, “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix
Shannon Mitchell, “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
“Orange is the New Black,” Netflix

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Directed by Tim Van Patten – “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

(Personally, we'd like to see Lena Dunham and Adam Driver of Girls win, and Boardwalk Empire win for their costumes. Orange Is the New Black might deserve Best Comedy, but Veep is simply great. Anything that beats The Big Bang Theory is fine by us.)

 

 

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