Empire State Development Congratulates 14 New York-based Productions Winning 36 Emmy Awards

September 23, 2019

Eight Winning Productions Participated in the New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program  

Productions Generated More Than $392 Million in NY Spending; Created More Than 19,300 New Hires Across the State     

Empire State Development (ESD) today congratulated 14 New York-based productions that received 36 awards at the 2019 71st Annual Primetime and Creative Emmy Awards. Of the winning productions, eight participated in the New York State Film Tax Credit Program, garnering 26 awards and generating more than $392 million in spending and 19,300 new hires statewide.  

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, “Film and TV productions are an economic engine for New York, investing millions of dollars locally and hiring tens of thousands of workers every year. Congratulations to this year’s New York-based Emmy winners on their accomplishments, and sincere thanks for choosing our state, where the talented people, iconic backdrops and energy are assets for the entertainment industry.  We hope more productions will consider New York State as the obvious site for filming in the future.”  

The New York State Film Production and Post-Production Tax Credit Programs attract award-winning television series, which both film and complete post-production in New York State. Television production has increased exponentially across the state, spurring infrastructure investments that will continue to impact the state’s economy for years to come. The state is currently home to 114 Qualified Production Facilities (QPFs) and each major studio has expanded. Since 2011, 648 television productions have applied for the New York State Film Tax Credit Program, generating more than $21.4 billion in local spending and creating more than 1.23 million new hires.  

The following is a list of the New York-based 2019 Emmy Award Winners.  

** Did not participate in the New York State Tax Credit but was produced or completed post-production in New York.  

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Adam Sandler • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video 

Don Roy King, Directed by 

 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series 

Pose • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions 

Billy Porter as Pray Tell 

 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie 

When They See Us • Netflix • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks 

Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise 

 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie 

Fosse/Verdon • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions 

Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman 

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson 

 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series 

**Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television 

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video 

 

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series 

Succession • Nobody Is Ever Missing • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus and Gary Sanchez Productions 

Jesse Armstrong, Written by 

 

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series 

**Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television 

Dan Gurewitch, Senior Writer 

Jeff Maurer, Senior Writer 

Jill Twiss, Senior Writer 

Juli Weiner, Senior Writer 

Tim Carvell, Written by 

Raquel D'Apice, Written by 

Josh Gondelman, Written by 

Daniel O'Brien, Written by 

John Oliver, Written by 

Owen Parsons, Written by 

Charlie Redd, Written by 

Joanna Rothkopf, Written by 

Ben Silva, Written by 

Seena Vali, Written by 

 

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) 

Russian Doll • Nothing In This World Is Easy • Netflix • Universal Television in association with Jax Media, Paper KiteProductions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Shoot to Midnight, Avenue A 

Michael Bricker, Production Designer 

John Cox, Art Director 

Jessica Petruccelli, Set Decorator 

 

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series 

Saturday Night Live • Host: John Mulaney • Host: Emma Stone • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video 

Eugene Lee, Production Designer 

Akira Yoshimura, Production Designer 

Keith Ian Raywood, Production Designer 

 

Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special 

When They See Us • Netflix • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks 

Aisha Coley, CSA, Casting by 

Billy Hopkins, Location Casting 

Ashley Ingram, Location Casting 

 

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) 

Russian Doll • Ariadne • Netflix • Universal Television in association with Jax Media, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Shoot to Midnight, Avenue A 

Chris Teague, Director of Photography 

 

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Simone • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography 

 

Outstanding Period Costumes 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • We're Going To The Catskills! • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

Donna Zakowska, Costume Designer 

Marina Reti, Assistant Costume Designer 

Tim McKelvey, Costume Supervisor 

 

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes 

Russian Doll • Superiority Complex • Netflix • Universal Television in association with Jax Media, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Shoot to Midnight, Avenue A 

Jennifer Rogien, Costume Designer 

Charlotte Svenson, Assistant Costume Designer 

Melissa Stanton, Costume Supervisor 

 

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special 

**Springsteen On Broadway • Netflix • Thrill Hill Productions, Inc.  

Thom Zimny, Directed by 

 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming 

**Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • The Wax & The Furious (segment) • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television 

Ryan Barger, Editor 

 
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • We're Going To The Catskills! • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

Jerry DeCarlo, Department Head Hairstylist 

Jon Jordan, Key Hairstylist 

Peg Schierholz, Personal Hairstylist 

Christine Cantrell, Hairstylist 

 

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie 

Fosse/Verdon • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions 

Christopher Fulton, Department Head Hairstylist 

Christen Edwards, Key Hairstylist 

Nicole Bridgeford, Personal Hairstylist 

Christine Cantrell, Hairstylist 

Charlene Belmond, Additional Hairstylist 

 

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series 

Saturday Night Live • Host: John Mulaney • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video 

Richard McGuinness, Lighting Director 

Geoffrey Amoral, Lighting Director 

William McGuinness, Lighting Director 

Trevor Brown, Lighting Director 

Tim Stasse, Lighting Director 

 

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Adam Sandler • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video 

Louie Zakarian, Department Head Makeup Artist 

Amy Tagliamonti, Key Makeup Artist 

Jason Milani, Key Makeup Artist 

Rachel Pagani, Additional Makeup Artist 

Sarah Egan, Makeup Artist 

Young Beck, Makeup Artist 

 

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) 

Fosse/Verdon • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions 

Debbie Zoller, Department Head Makeup Artist 

Blair Aycock, Co-Department Head Makeup Artist 

Dave Presto, Key Makeup Artist 

Sherri Laurence, Makeup Artist 

Nicky Pattison Illum, Makeup Artist 

Jackie Risotto, Personal Makeup Artist

 

Outstanding Music Direction 

Fosse/Verdon • Life Is A Cabaret • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions 

Alex Lacamoire, Music Direction by 

 

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music 

Succession • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus and Gary Sanchez Productions 

Nicholas Britell, Theme by 

 

Outstanding Music Supervision 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • We're Going To The Catskills! • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

Robin Urdang, Music Supervisor 

Amy Sherman-Palladino, Music Supervisor 

Daniel Palladino, Music Supervisor 

 

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • All Alone • Prime Video • Amazon Studios  

Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce 

 

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Vote For Kennedy, Vote For Kennedy • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 

Jane Lynch as Sophie Lennon 

 

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series 

**Creating Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video 

Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer 

Oz Rodriguez, Co-Executive Producer 

Chris Voss, Co-Executive Producer 

Matt Yonks, Co-Executive Producer 

Michael Scogin, Supervising Producer 

Erin Doyle, Producer 

 

Outstanding Children's Program 

**When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special • HBO • Sesame Street Workshop 

Brown Johnson, Executive Producer 

Benjamin Lehmann, Executive Producer 

Ken Scarborough, Executive Producer 

Mindy Fila, Producer 

Karyn Leibovich, Producer 

Stephanie Longardo, Producer 

 

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special 

**Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown • CNN • CNN Original Series, Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. 

Anthony Bourdain, Executive Producer 

Christopher Collins, Executive Producer 

Lydia Tenaglia, Executive Producer 

Sandra Zweig, Executive Producer 

Jared Andrukanis, Co-Executive Producer 

Michael Steed, Producer 

Jonathan Cianfrani, Producer 

 

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking 

**RBG • CNN • CNN Films, Storyville Films 

Julie Cohen, Produced by 

Betsy West, Produced by 

Amy Entelis, Executive Producer 

Courtney Sexton, Executive Producer 

 

Outstanding Motion Design 

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj 

Michelle Higa Fox, Creative Director 

Jorge L. Peschiera. Creative Director 

Yussef Cole, Head of Animation 

Brandon Sugiyama, Lead Animator 

Paris Glickman, Lead Animator 

 

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series 

**Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • Psychics • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television 

Dave Saretsky, Technical Director 

August Yuson, Senior Video Control 

John Harrison, Camera 

Dante Pagano, Camera 

Jake Hoover, Camera 

Phil Salanto, Camera 

 

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program 
**Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown • Kenya • CNN • CNN Original Series, Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.  
Anthony Bourdain, Written by 

 

About the Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development  

The New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, a division of Empire State Development, offers film, television and commercial productions and post production tax credits for qualified expenditures in New York State. The office also serves as a liaison between production companies and city and local governments, state agencies, a network of statewide contacts, local film offices and professional location scouts and managers. For more information on filming in New York State or the Film Production and Post Production Tax Credit Programs, please visit https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tv-and-film.  

About Empire State Development  

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov

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