EMMY® AWARDS GALA HOST

Comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South Side native, co-creator, producer, writer and star of the HBO Max Comedy, South Side, will be hosting.

South Side follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world, but until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago's Englewood and various other south side neighborhoods, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about. The show's third season will air on HBO Max this December 2022.

Richard Roeper of the Sun-Times wrote of the series, “South Side is sharply observed, slyly satirical, uproariously funny — and instantly addictive. It is edgy and bold, outrageous and provocative...” Roeper continues, “the show (sic) is a fearless, unapologetic, equal opportunity offender — sometimes going to near absurdist lengths in shining a spotlight on racial and cultural and societal issues, but never in mean-spirited fashion, and always in the interest of keeping us laughing. And thinking.”

The show also features local news reports from fictional WZVK-TV in Chicago. Former WLS-TV and WLFD-TV anchor Lauren Cohn is featured in the news reports. “We hope to incorporate WZVK into the show,” said Board President John Owens, “we think Sultan will do a great job of bringing a sense of a fun into the show. We were thrilled that he agreed to host.”

Sultan is passionate about exposing the beauty of Chicago. He is a member of the Los Angeles Writers Guild Association and Screen Actors Guild. He has performed as a stand up comedian throughout the midwest and a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade located in Los Angeles, CA.

With Debbie Holstein, Sultan also founded the nonprofit organization, Lane 44, that provides exposure and opportunities for the Youth of Chicago’s South Side (YCSS). Lane 44 specializes in the production of Chicago-based, major motion pictures. The YCSS will be afforded the opportunity to gain enriching life-experiences while assisting in the overall production of Lane 44 films.

He can be found on Instagram @SimonJSouthSide where he has created a photo journal of season one for family, friends, and fans. “I am here to raise the vibration of humanity through laughter.” — Sultan A. Salahuddin II

EMMY® AWARDS - RED CARPET SHOW

EMMY® AWARDS Ceremony -
STARTS at 6:30 pm (with Student Awards)

HOTEL INFORMATION

Mall of America

2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425

Radisson Blu Mall of America is offering our guests a special room rate of $169 + taxes for single or double occupancy.

Individuals should contact the Hotel at 1-800-333-3333.
Use promo code Emmy Awards Gala Rate when making reservation.

Guests must make reservations by Wednesday, September 21st, 2022.

Any reservations after this date are subject to availability and at prevailing room rates.

Call 1-800-333-3333

Ask for the Emmy Awards Gala room block

HOTEL GUEST ROOM AMENITIES

  • Complimentary Bottled Water, Coffee Makers with Coffee and Tea, Satellite Television, a Safe and a Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Use of Hotel’s State-of-the-Art Fitness Center and Pool
  • Complimentary Internet in Each Guestroom (5MB per Person)
  • Complimentary Business Center
  • 24-Hour Room Service

AWARDS NIGHT SCHEDULE

5:00PM — Registration opens (cash bar available)
5:30PM — Ballroom opens to seating
6:30PM — Dinner service begins
7:00PM — Gold & Silver Circle Honors dinner program
7:45PM — INTERMISSION
8:00PM — Regional Emmy® Awards

Tickets

EMMY® AWARDS GALA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2022

MEMBERS

$150

Members may purchase 2 tickets
at member rate

$2,000

At least 5 people must be members

INCLUDES:

Premium seating
½ page program ad
2 bottles of wine

NON-MEMBERS

$275

$3,000

INCLUDES:

Premium seating
½ page program ad
2 bottles of wine

MembersHIPS

Members save money on Emmy® Gala tickets and any post-show Award orders!

Media professionals living and/or working in the Upper Midwest Emmy® Region are eligible to become members.

TWIN CITIES MARKET: $75

ALL OTHER MARKETS: $35

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Silver SPONSORS

Patron SPONSORS

Did you win? Have Questions about BAND & statuette ORDERS?

 

Underlined first listed entrants receive the winning statuette, with their name on the band engraving.  The engraved band will be shipped to the award recipient. Expect arrival by late January or early February.

 

Additional statuettes can be ordered only by those whose name is listed on the winning entries. Go to this link to learn more >>

 

Questions? Write rcowing@emmyonline.tv

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