L.A. Films Take Gold at the 87th Academy Awards

FilmLANews Releases, Research

Los Angeles area films fared well at the 87th Annual Academy Awards last evening. L.A. based films were nominated in 25 categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Animated Feature. In all, the region walked away with a total of seven statuettes.
Regional winners were American Sniper, Best Sound Editing, Interstellar, Best Visual Effects, Big Hero 6, Best Animated Feature, and Feast, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Whiplash won big last night. The film took away three Academy Awards including, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons’ role in the film.
“I was so proud to celebrate with fellow Angelenos and friends their big wins last night,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “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 was the big winner at the 87th annual Academy Awards last night,” observed Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. “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. joins in congratulating all the evening’s nominees and winners, and in particular those films that were made locally!