Last month, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 67th Annual Emmy Awards.
As revealed by an analysis conducted by FilmL.A. Research, California-based television projects received a total of 175 Emmy nominations, the most received within any single state or country world-wide.
California-based television shows earning the most Emmy nominations for 2015 included Mad Men (11), Transparent (11), Silicon Valley (7), Big Bang Theory (6), Key & Peele (6) and Modern Family (6). FilmL.A. sends its congratulations and best wishes for the nominees from all California-based and non-California-based projects.
In July, FilmL.A. Research also took a look at historical Emmy award wins in the Primetime TV Drama and Primetime Comedy categories from 1990-2014. During the 25-year period, Primetime TV Dramas produced in the Greater Los Angeles Region walked away with a total of 16 awards. In the Primetime Comedy category, L.A. based projects waked away with a total of 21 awards.
“Our region’s depth of filmmaking experience is probably the number one reason that California and Los Angeles-based television projects are so successful,” observed FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. “When California-based projects earn critical acclaim, we see that as something to celebrate and take pride in.”
In addition to the aforementioned categories, L.A. based shows were recently nominated in other genres, recognizing shows like Dancing With The Stars (8 Nominations), So You Think You Can Dance (8 Nominations), Silicon Valley (7 Nominations), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (7 Nominations) and The Voice (6 Nominations). The top nomination getter in the animation category was The Simpsons, which received five nominations.
The numbers say it all. If you want to produce award winning content, film it in Los Angeles!
Don’t forget to tune in to the live broadcast of the 67th Emmy awards on September 20th!