Billy Joel Documentary Wins Big at New York Emmy Awards

A film documenting Billy Joel’s unprecedented run of shows at Madison Square Garden was a big winner at the 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards Wednesday night (Dec. 26).

The film–New York State of Mind--was released on the MSG Network. It won four awards, including an Emmy for best “Entertainment Program/Special.”

The program was awarded  three additional Emmys for Directing, Editing and Audio. This brings the total number of New York Emmy Awards to 5 for the Billy Joel franchise on MSG Networks.

Billy will celebrate with his closest friends on New Years Eve at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Coliseum. The show will mark the 25th anniversary of the last time he rang in the New Year.

It will be quite the hometown hero welcome for the Long Island native–a banner currently hangs from the rafters at NYCB LIVE in his honor.

Joel will also return to MSG Jan. 24.