Entertainment

Alan Cumming, Spike Lee Honored At ‘Made In NY’ Awards

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Presented Awards On Monday Night
Made In NY Awards

The honorees at the Made In NY Awards. (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming, “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum and Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee were among the honorees Monday night at the city’s eighth annual “Made in NY” Awards.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver presented the awards, which honor those who have made major contributions to the city’s entertainment and digital media industries.

The honorees also included Tony-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald, HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins, the blogging platform Tumblr as a company, and The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

The Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to television icon Barbara Walters, who announced last month that she will retire next summer.

“New York City can lay claim to many of the most talented people on the planet, and with tonight’s ‘Made in NY’ Awards we’re honoring some of the best of them,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a news release. “The extraordinary achievements of our ‘Made in NY’ Award honorees are a testament to the leadership position our City holds in the entertainment and media industries. They are thriving sectors of our economy, generating $80 billion to the City each year and providing jobs to more than 275,000 people.”

The awards were presented at the Gracie Mansion, and featured a special appearance from “Kinky Boots” – the production that won the best musical award at the Tonys Sunday night – introduced by Harvey Fierstein.

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