In September, L.A.’s entertainment community paused to celebrate its most outstanding television projects with the 68th annual Emmy Awards. L.A. based film and television productions were nominated in top categories including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. By the end of the evening, twelve awards went to L.A. based productions.
“VEEP” a series that relocated to Los Angeles from Maryland thanks to the revised California Film & TV Tax Credit received an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series which was awarded to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Other regional winners include, “Baskets” which won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Louie Anderson, Outstanding Variety Sketch Series went to “Key & Peele,” Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series went to Jill Soloway for “Transparent,” Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went to Jeffrey Tambor for “Transparent,” and “The Voice” won Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
A record was set by L.A. based, “The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” The show was the second largest award recipient with 9 total awards including Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie went to Sterling K. Brown for his role as Christopher Darden, Outstanding lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie went to Sarah Paulson for her role as Marcia Clark, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie went to Courtney B. Vance who played attorney Johnny Cochran.
“Last night’s Emmy results show that Los Angeles is still the entertainment capital of the world. Three of the winning series won the film and television tax credit and shot right here at home — employing more than 800 hardworking Angelenos and pumping over $130 million into the economy, said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We need those dollars and good, middle-class jobs to stay in our city. That’s why I will continue fighting back against runaway production and doing everything I can to make sure that L.A. keeps bringing home the gold.”
FilmL.A. congratulates to all of the nominees and winners with a special nod to projects that film in Greater L.A.