HOLLYWOOD -- Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Tom LaBonge shined the spotlight on Emmy nominated television that were produced in the City of Angels.
The Made in Hollywood Awards is a bi-yearly event to showcase the exceptional talent of locally produced shows. The event is held at 1600 Vine, former home of the legendary Brown Derby with a backdrop of the signature Hollywood Hills and the landmark sign that drives millions to the area each year.
This year, more than two dozen shows were recognized, ranging from scripted comedy and dramas to reality television.
“We have a unique combination of resources available only in Hollywood -- enviable weather, diverse and plentiful landscapes, and of course, extraordinary talent both in front of and behind the camera,” said O’Farrell. “No where else in the world can you find so many resources to make each and every production unique. With all of the skilled labor here, productions can be guaranteed on time and on budget. I am committed to continuing the fight to bring back production to Los Angeles, and in particular episodic and long form programming that employs thousands of workers annually, year after year, season after season.”
On behalf of the Los Angeles City Council, O’Farrell and LaBonge presented awards to the following shows.
Category: Outstanding Variety Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television
Category: Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Silicon Valley • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment
Category: Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Category: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions
So You Think You Can Dance • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment
Top Chef • Bravo • Magical Elves for Bravo
The Voice • NBC • Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc. and Talpa Media USA in association with Warner Horizon Television
Category: Outstanding Variety Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks • TNT • AFI Productions
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Funny or Die and Black Gold Films
Category: Outstanding Children's Program
Dog With A Blog • Disney Channel • Dipthong Productions / It's a Laugh Productions / Disney Channel
Good Luck Charlie • Disney Channel • It's a Laugh Productions / Disney Channel
One Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with GDH Productions and Vermilion Films
Category: Outstanding Structured Reality Program
MythBusters • Discovery Channel • Beyond Productions PTY Ltd. for the Discovery Channel
Category: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Flipping Out • Bravo • Authentic Entertainment for Bravo
Category: Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey • FOX/NatGeo • Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel
Category: Outstanding Animated Program
Bob's Burgers • Mazel Tina • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television
Futurama • Meanwhile • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
South Park • Black Friday • Comedy Central • Central Productions
Category: Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee • Crackle.com • An Embassy Row Production for Crackle
Jay Leno's Garage • NBC.com • NBC Entertainment Digital, Big Dog Productions
Category: Outstanding Special Class Program
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
The Oscars • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
During Oscar season, the Made in Hollywood awards honors films made locally. Past recipient productions of this award, "The Artist" and "Argo" went on to win the Best Picture while last year’s honoree, "Behind the Candelabra" went on the win the Emmy for Outstanding Mini Series or Movie.
State lawmakers are currently looking at legislation (AB 1839) that provide more tax credits to production companies who do business in California. The bill is sponsored by Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles).
Both Councilmembers share representation of the Hollywood area. The event was hosted with support from Film LA, the California Film Commission, and refreshments were presented by St Felix in Hollywood.
O'Farrell sits on on the City's ad hoc committee on Film and TV Production Jobs. [BIO]