MSG tops New York Emmy Award noms

The second-most-nominated was NYC TV

NEW YORK -- MSG and NYC TV led the nominations for the New York Emmy Awards, announced Thursday.

MSG had by far the most with 45 nominations, with another five going to MSG Plus. Coming in second was perennial favorite NYC TV, which got 35. WPIX-TV led the broadcast stations with 31, slightly edging WNBC-TV (30) and YES Network (28). WCBS-TV and WNYW Fox 5 each received 23, while WXTV Univision 41 was given 22 noms. News 12 Connecticut, SNY and Thirteen/WNET received 20 nominations, and WABC-TV earned 18. News 12 Long Island received 16, ahead of WNJU Telemundo 47 (11), News 12 New Jersey (10) and My9 WWOR-TV (10).

Manhattan-based media are disproportionately represented among the nominees, though upstate, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey stations are also represented. Most of the big O&Os local news programs are heavily represented.

So are some of the big stories of the past year, including the crane collapses in March and May that killed several people in Midtown Manhattan. Crane-related stories were nominated in the breaking news and evening newscast categories.

The June 13 passing of NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert was the topic of one of the nominations for evening newscast on WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y. Russert was a native son of Buffalo.

Other stations that received multiple nominations were News 12 Westchester (8); WIVB (6); MSG Plus (5); WGRZ-TV (5); CUNY TV (3); NJN Public Television (3) and R News (3). BronxNet, Fine Living Network, Sony Entertainment TV, Speed TV, Time Warner Cable and WRNN each received two nominations. Receiving one nomination each were BARD Entertainment, Gallery HD, News 12 Hudson Valley, NY1 News, WCFE/Mountain Lake PBS, WMHT, WNYT, WSTM-TV and WXXI Public Broadcasting.

The 52nd annual New York Emmy Awards will be held Sunday night, March 29, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.