2015 Awards Season Yields 31 Industry Accolades for L.A. Area Projects

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Los Angeles is known worldwide for its filmmaking talent.  So while it may not surprise us, it is nonetheless thrilling to see local talent rewarded in the form of peer recognition from industry awards programs.  As it turns out, the 2015 Awards Season was one of the most exciting to date for the Greater Los Angeles region.  FilmL.A. analyzed the results of eight awards shows to discover which L.A. made projects carried home the gold, and identified a total of 31 wins.  The full breakdown of area winners are listed below.

Speaking on the occasion of Los Angeles seven award wins at the 87th Annual Academy Awards, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti remarked, “I was so proud to celebrate with fellow Angelenos and friends their big wins last night.  The Academy Awards and our winners demonstrate why L.A. is the best place to tell your story. Our talent is unmatched, and what has long been the creative capital of the world is emerging as the place where technology and entertainment collide. With our new film tax credit, I am looking forward to a blockbuster future for L.A. entertainment.”

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe added, “Los Angeles County was the big winner at the 87th annual Academy Awards last night.  Once again, we showed that the talented and creative workforce based in our own backyard can take you from the trenches of Iraq to the farthest reaches of space to the streets of San Fransokyo. There is no better place in the world to bring stories to life than in the entertainment capital of the world.”

FilmL.A. adds its own congratulations to all the of the winners listed below.  Thank you for making L.A. shine!

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 

  • Whiplash Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Best Animated Film
  • Jane The Virgin, Best Actress, TV Series – Comedy or Musical, Gina Rodriguez,
  • Transparent, Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical
  • Transparent, Best Actor TV Series Comedy, Jeffrey Tambor

20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Best Adapted Screenplay, Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  • Best Actor in an Action Movie, Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
  • Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie, Interstellar

26th Annual Producers Guild Awards

  • Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures Life Itself
  • Outstanding Producer of Competition Television The Voice

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, J.K Simmons as “Fletcher”, Whiplash
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Viola Davis as “Annalise Keating”, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, William H. Macy, Shameless.

Directors Guild Awards

  • Best Comedy Series, Transparent
  • Best Children’s Program, 100 Things to do Before High School

British Academy of Films and Television Awards (BAFTAs)

  •  Best Editing, Whiplash
  •  Best Sound, Whiplash
  •  Best Visual Effects, Interstellar
  •  Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Writers Guild Awards

  • Animation, “Brick Like Me” The Simpsons
  • Comedy/Variety- Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials,71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • Quiz and Audience Participation, Hollywood Game Night
  • Children’s Script – Episodic and Specials, Haunted Heartthrob (Haunted Hathaways), Nickelodeon

87th Annual Academy Awards, (“The Oscars”)

  • American Sniper, Best Sound Editing
  • Interstellar, Best Visual Effects
  • Big Hero 6, Best Animated Feature
  • Feast, Best Animated Short Film
  • Whiplash, Best Sound Mixing
  • Whiplash, Best Film Editing
  • Whiplash, Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons

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