The 2006 NY Emmy® Awards
The 49th Annual New York Emmy® Awards Gala Celebration
By Jacqueline J. Gonzalez
This year The New York Emmy® Awards took over Times Square on Sunday, March 12th.
The black-tie gala held at the Marriott Marquis began with an exciting reception where nominees and revelers enjoyed conversation and cocktails. Conviviality reigned supreme!
Our amazing line-up of presenters included the many familiar faces from New York’s broadcast stations and some notable luminaries from The Sopranos, Law & Order, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Guiding Light, The New York Giants, and Dick Wolf’s new show, Conviction.
We thank all of our presenters: Ernie Anastos, Co-Anchor, FOX 5 News (WNYW); Sade Baderinwa, Co-Anchor, Eyewitness News at 5 (WABC); Tiki Barber, Running Back, New York Giants; Brenda Blackmon, Co-Anchor, WWOR 9 News; Jordan Bridges, Actor, Conviction (NBC); Dominic Chianese, Actor, The Sopranos (HBO); Fyvush Finkel, Emmy® Award winning Actor (Picket Fences); Lloyd Grove, Columnist, New York Daily News; A.J. Hammer, Entertainment Anchor, Headline News’ Showbiz Tonight (CNN); Richard Huff, TV Editor, New York Daily News; Harry Martin, Co-Anchor, WWOR 9 News; Denisse Oller, Co-Anchor, Noticias 41 Univision (WXTV); Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host, YOU The Owner's Manual (Discovery Health Channel); Rafael Pineda, Co-Anchor, Noticias 41 Univision (WXTV); Randall Pinkston, Correspondent, CBS Weekend News; Michelle Ray Smith, Actress, Guiding Light (CBS-TV); Jai Rodriguez, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo); Al Roker, The Today Show (NBC); Neil Rosen, Movie Critic, NY1; Jill Scott, Reporter, NY1 News; Marvin Scott, Anchor & Senior Correspondent, WPIX-TV; Rosanna Scotto, Co-Anchor, FOX 5 News (WNYW); Linda Stasi, Entertainment Columnist, New York Post; Kaity Tong, Co-Anchor, WB11 News at 10; Tamara Tunie, Actress, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Jim Watkins, Co-Anchor, WB 11 News at 10; Diana Williams, Co-Anchor, Eyewitness News at 5 (WABC); George Whipple, Society Reporter, NY1.
Meteorologist Bill Evans (WABC-TV) kissing his Emmy® for On-Camera Achievement (News): Weather Reporting
Diana Williams and Sade Baderinwa (WABC-TV Eyewitness News Co-Anchors) presenting.
Merijoel Duran, Reporter from WXTV Univision 41flanked by colleagues after her emotional acceptance of the Multi-Part Hard News Story Emmy® for De Papá a Mamá.
Dominic Chianese, from HBO’s hit series The Sopranos, made sure everyone was well-behaved!
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Tamara Tunie waiting to hand off the golden lady.
Multiple Emmy® Award winners George Motz (Thirteen/WNET) and Michael DelGiudice (News 12 Long Island) shared a moment off stage. George picked up TWO – Michael was awarded EIGHT – more than any other nominee!
Hank Wasiak (NYC TV) accepted the Emmy® for On-Camera Achievement Programming: Host
Michelle Ray Smith (Guiding Light), Tiki Barber (New York Giants) Jacqueline J. Gonzalez (Executive Director, The Emmy® Awards New York), Marvin Scott, (Anchor & Senior Correspondent, WPIX), and Roberto Casey (Official Head Make-Up Artist, The New York Emmy® Awards) shared a backstage moment before the paparazzi arrived!
Sukanya Krishnan, Co-Anchor WB 11 Morning News, triumphantly picking up her Emmy®.
A behind the scenes secret about this year’s New York Emmy® Awards – we had a professional team of hair stylists and make-up artists on hand to make sure our presenters were picture perfect! Our hair team was provided by Redken 5th Avenue NYC (a division of L’Oreal USA) and our make-up team was lead by celebrity make-up artist Roberto Casey.
Redken stylists working the locks on the lovely anchors: Rosanna Scotto (WNYW FOX 5) and Sade Baderinwa (WABC-TV).
Roberto Casey, the Official Head Make-up Artist for the New York Emmy® Awards, working his magic on soap star Michelle Ray Smith.
Roberto and Sade.
Artist Ricky Wilson putting the finishing touches on Rosanna.
And finally … the best part of the evening … dessert!
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