2016 Upper Midwest Emmy® Gala Info!

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The 2016 Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards is on Saturday October 29th, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel @ Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.  It’s an evening of fun, festivities, and a celebration of excellence in media!

The event starts at 5pm and this year includes a complimentary cocktail hour, courtesy of The Upper Midwest Chapter of NATAS.


  • GALA RSVP – Member $95, Non-Members $195. (NOTE – Members may only buy two tickets at member rate) 
  • RESERVE A TABLE (tables must seat 10) – Member $950, Non-Member $1,950.         5 table guests need to be members to get Membership rate. Table RSVP deadline is October 14th.
  • RSVPs WILL NOT be available after  October 21st or at the door. No special rates for children or non-industry guests.
  • We do not mail tickets. Bring RSVP receipt. Electronic heck-in at the door.

EMMY@300dpi StatuetteGALA SCHEDULE

5:00pm: Pre-Gala Reception Begins, with Appetizers

5:30pm-6:30pm: Complimentary Cocktail Hour, courtesy of NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter

6:45pm: Ballroom doors open.

7:00pm: Dinner & Program – Gold & Silver Circle Award presentations

7:30pm: Intermission

7:45pm: Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards presentations


  • Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Stuffed cherry tomatoes, broccoli tots w/ bacon, crab cake w/ lime & chili dipping sauce.
  • Salad: Bouquet garden greens w/ cucumber ribbon, shaved carrots, baby green beans, roma tomatoes & honey raspberry vinaigrette
  • Dinner: Grilled hangar steak medallions w/ root vegetable hash, asparagus, pickle peppers, capers & sage. (Note: a Vegan Option – Eggplant Moussaka – is also available)
  • Dessert: Chocolate Tuxedo Mousse Torte w/ chocolate shavings

2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Gala and Gold & Silver Circle Awards Hosts:  WCCO-TV morning news team

WCCO-TV Morning News Team will host 2016 Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards ceremony

WCCO-TV Morning News Team (pictured left to right) Kylie Bearse, Matt Brickman, Kim Johnson, Jason DeRusha, and Ali Lucia


Our generous community has donated restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, sports outings and lots more. Proceeds help fund NATAS scholarships.


A professional photographer will be taking “Red Carpet Guest Photos” guest photos, as well as capturing special moments throughout the evening. . Photos will be published that evening on our Facebook page.

Radisson Blu Mall of America

Parking: There is parking available in the hotel ramp


The Radisson Blu Mall of America hotel special rate for Regional Emmy® guests is $149.00 + tax.  Here are 3 ways to reserve a room.

(1) click here to reserve room online. 

(2) access the booking window on Raddison Blu Mall of America main webpage and use the promotional codeNAOTRB or

(3) call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Nat’l Academy of Television room block.

Guests must make reservations by October 14, 2016; any reservations after this date are subject to availability and at prevailing room rates. Also, if guests are interested in booking a 1 Bedroom Suite or Junior Suite, they must make their reservation via phone with Celina Ural, hotel in-house Reservations Coordinator, at 952-851-4019 with the promo code NAOTRB.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® office at 952-381-7494 or email us at info@midwestemmys.org

We will have live updates via  Twitter (#Emmy) and Facebook.

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