Central New York Native Wins Emmy Award
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards that were broadcast Monday night on TV didn't do very well in the ratings, but made a lot of headlines this week--from Henry Winkler's big win to Michael Douglas' funny speech aimed at the Emmy losers to the live marriage proposal.
A little bit under the radar, a Clinton native also won an Emmy Award for television excellence. Michael Bonfiglio, a 1994 graduate of Clinton High School, took home an Emmy for his work on "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling on HBO." The documentary featured the work of Bonfiglio as part of Judd Apatow's creative production team.
The former Central New York resident has been nominated previously for work on an ESPN "30 For 30" documentary called "Doc & Darryl," the story of former New York Mets' stars Darry Strawberry and Dwight "Doc" Gooden.
He's worked as a producer and director for 20 years.
Maybe Bonfiglio could bring the Emmy trophy to CNY for photo ops alongside the Stanley Cup when it comes to Clinton for an NHL exhibition game this fall.