MSG, YES Lead List of New York Emmy Nominations

The New York Emmy Awards Nominations were announced on Thursday, as MSG Network led all regional sports networks with 60 total nominations. YES Network placed second with 46 nominations, while SNY picked up 23 nods. In its first year of eligibility, MSG Varsity landed 32 nominations.

MSG Network was nominated for more awards than any other New York network, sports or otherwise, for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to MSG Network’s 60 nominations, MSG Plus received seven nominations and MSG Interactive received four. MSG Media, which also includes the FUSE music network, earned 71 total nominations covering 38 different categories.

MSG Network was also nominated in the Technical Achievement category for MSG Network’s production of the first-ever live 3D hockey telecast, featuring the Rangers versus the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2010.

“We are honored that the New York Chapter of the NATAS has recognized MSG Networks’ excellent programming, promotions, on-air talent, live sports production and online content, and the credit for this tremendous honor goes to our talented and passionate employees,” says Dan Ronayne, EVP and GM, MSG Networks. “We are dedicated to bringing viewers the very best in live event coverage and original sports and entertainment programming, and the 71 nominations across MSG, MSG Plus and MSG Interactive are a testament to that mission.”

YES Network’s 46 nods are the most since its launch in 2002. It has now totaled 235 Emmy nominations, winning 49 statues.  Among the programs nominated: Yankees and Nets coverage, Yankeeography, CenterStage, and its 3D Yankees telecasts. Also nominated were the network’s YES MO HD camera as well as on-air talent Bob Lorenz, Paul O’Neill, John Flaherty, Marv Albert, and Jim Spanarkel. Yankeeography, which garnered six nominations, is produced in partnership with Major League Baseball Productions.

“This record number of nominations for YES is a testament to the hard work, tremendous energy and total team effort exhibited by everyone at YES,” says John Filippelli, president of production and programming at the YES Network. “We are especially pleased with the breadth of programming and productions recognized by the Academy, along with the fact that the efforts of so many individuals – both on-camera and behind the scenes – have been validated.”

Award winners will be announced on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the 54th annual New York Emmy Awards ceremony to be held at The Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

For a full list of the nominees, click here.