MOME created the Spotlight Award to illuminate excellence in the film, TV, music, publishing, digital content, and advertising sectors. The award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the growth of NYC's thriving media and entertainment industries.
Nasir "Nas" Jones
"I'm really honored by this award. Anyone who knows me, knows what New York City means to me and this is special because of that connection. I want to send a special thank you to the Mayor's office, Lucian and Michele." - Nasir "Nas" Jones
Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers
"I am honored to receive The Spotlight Award from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. New York is a perfect place for me to film a show, not just because of the talented community of professionals who make it what it is, but also because I live here and if we filmed somewhere else my commute would be too long." - Seth Meyers
Greg Young and Tom Meyers, "The Bowery Boys" podcast
The "Made in NY" Awards celebrate excellence in New York City's creative community and recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City's entertainment and digital media industries.
"Made in NY" Honoree Alysia Reiner
"I grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan, I live in Harlem now and I feel blessed beyond measure to make a living as an artist, and to do so in this city," said Made in NY Award Recipient Alysia Reiner. "There is always some magical piece of art being made here. This city defines grit and perseverance. We are a group of humans who get back up, help the next person up, hopefully learn, and definitely tell a really funny story about it."
"Made in NY" Honoree Michael Kenneth Williams (Video by Jamie Stuart)
"I'm overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude for being given the Made in NY award. The city is and will continue to be an intrinsic part of who I am both personally and as an entertainer." - Michael Kenneth Williams
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