The Big Apple has a major presence in this year's Emmy nominations and the city's leaders say it another boost for New York's growing entertainment industry.

More than 100 of this year's nominees, which were announced Thursday, arefrom shows that film in New York, including comedies "Girls" and "Louie" and dramas like "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Good Wife."

"The industry creates quality jobs for 130,000 New Yorkers and supports small businesses throughout the five boroughs, pumping $7.1 billion into our economy," Mayor Mike Bloomberg said in a statement.

"The message from this year's nominations is clear: if you want to make award-winning television, make it in New York."

Comedy shows based in New York seemed to be popular with the Emmy's nominating crew. "Saturday Night Live," had the most New York nominations with 15 selections including Best Variety Show. "30 Rock," which ended its seven season run in the winter came in second with 13 nominations.

Several of the nominees are born and bred Gothamites including Lena Dunham, who has two nominations for directing and staring in "Girls."

"We congratulate all of the actors, writers, directors, production designers, hairstylists, editors, sound mixers and everyone else who had a part in making these shows so excellent," the city's Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver said in a statement.

More shows and movies are using studio space in the five boroughs and filming on location recently. The state has also issued a 30% tax credit for filming in the Empire State and it was a leading incentive for production companies.

Next year, "The Tonight Show" will move back to New York with an updated studio at Rockefeller Center with Jimmy Fallon as the host.


Familiar faces lead Emmys

Drama series
“Breaking Bad” AMC
“Downton Abbey” PBS
“Game of Thrones” HBO
“Homeland” Showtime
“House of Cards” Netflix
“Mad Men” AMC

Drama actor
Hugh Bonneville “Downton Abbey”
Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels “Newsroom”
Jon Hamm “Mad Men”
Damien Lewis “Homeland”
Kevin Spacey “House of Cards”

Drama actress
Connie Britton “Nashville”
Claire Danes “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery “Downton Abbey”
Vera Farmiga “Bates Motel”
Elisabeth Moss “Mad Men”
Kerry Washington “Scandal”
Robin Wright “House of Cards”

Supporting actor in a drama
Jonathan Banks “Breaking Bad”
Bobby Cannavale “Boardwalk Empire”
Jim Carter “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin “Homeland”
Aaron Paul “Breaking Bad”

Supporting actress in a drama
Morena Baccarin “Homeland”
Christine Baranski “The Good Wife”
Emilia Clarke “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks “Mad Men”
Anna Gunn “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey”

Comedy series
“The Big Bang Theory” CBS
“Girls” HBO
“Louie” FX
“Modern Family” ABC
“30 Rock” NBC
“Veep” HBO

Comedy actor
Alec Baldwin “30 Rock”
Jason Bateman “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle “House of Lies”
Louis C.K. “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”
Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”

Comedy actress
Laura Dern “Enlightened”
Lena Dunham “Girls”
Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”
Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”

Supporting actor in a comedy
Ty Burrell “Modern Family”
Adam Driver “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson “Modern Family”
Bill Hader “SNL”
Tony Hale “Veep”
Ed O’Neill “Modern Family”

Supporting actress in a comedy
Mayim Bialik “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen “Modern Family”
Anna Chlumsky “Veep”
Jane Krakowski “30 Rock”
Jane Lynch “Glee”
Sofia Vergara “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever “Nurse Jackie”

Miniseries or movie
“American Horror Story: Asylum” FX
“Behind the Candelabra” HBO
“The Bible” History
“Phil Spector” HBO
“Political Animals” USA
“Top of the Lake” Sundance Channel

Reality competition
“The Amazing Race” CBS
“Dancing With the Stars” ABC
“Project Runway” Lifetime
“So You Think You Can Dance” FOX
“Top Chef” Bravo
“The Voice” NBC

(Scott A. Rosenberg)

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