Los Angeles based projects fared well at the 74th annual Golden Globe awards this year. Local film and television productions were nominated in 35 categories this year including Best Motion Picture, Best Limited Series and Best Animated Feature.
In all, local productions walked away with thirteen statuettes. Regional winners in film were, La La Land which won the most awards of the night including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Damien Chazelle and Best Original Screenplay. The film also received awards for Best Performance by an Actor, Ryan Gosling, Best Performance by an Actress, Emma Stone, and Best Song and Best Score, Justin Hurwitz.
Aaron Taylor Johnson of the film Nocturnal Animals won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Zootopia received the award for Best Animated Film.
In television, The People VS O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story received two awards, including Best Limited Series. Cast member Sarah Paulson took home Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as attorney Marcia Clark. Meanwhile, Tracee Ellis Ross received the award for Best Actress in a Television Series for her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in ABC’s Black-ish, and Billy Bob Thornton was named Best Actor in a Television Series for his role as Billy McBride in Goliath.
“Last night, a love letter to Los Angeles swept the Golden Globes, breaking records for the most awards won by a film — and every frame was shot right here in the L.A. area,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our ‘City of Stars’ took home more awards than any other location on the planet — showcasing the real and fantastical from The People v. O.J. Simpson and Black-ish to Zootopia and Goliath. Los Angeles produces the best entertainment in the business, and it is all thanks to the talented, hardworking Angelenos who are the heart of our signature industry.”
Congratulations to all and thank you for making L.A. shine!!
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