Amid a substantial increase in local television production, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell and SAG-AFTRA member and Emmy Award-winning Scandal star Joe Morton presented the 2016 Made in Hollywood Honors for television Sept. 7.

Launched in 2011, the Made in Hollywood Honors recognizes both Oscar and Emmy-nominated projects produced in the Golden State. This year’s list of 18 Emmy-nominated TV projects represents a wide range of categories, including Limited Series, Variety Sketch Series, Comedy Series, Variety Talk Series, Children’s Program, Television Movie, Animated Program and Short-Form Nonfiction or Reality Series. 

“While production decision-makers have many choices today as to where their shows can be filmed,” stated Councilman O’Farrell, “there’s simply no substitute for filming in California. “The entertainment industry thrives here and its professionals live and raise their families here. We have the infrastructure, from the caterers, prop and costume houses, to talent, crew, to our vast studio system and ideal outside film location sites. Hollywood is the place to be.”

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge and host Joe Morton joined by 2016 honorees. Photo by Riley Jamison.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge and host Joe Morton joined by 2016 honorees. Photo by Riley Jamison. 

“Our depth of creative talent and skilled crews are the best in the world,” added Film Commissioner Amy Lemisch. “For actors, shooting in Hollywood is like going to New York to be on Broadway,” Morton noted.

“Increased production is good for all of our members who are positively affected by the return of production to our home,” said SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin 

Nearly 100 industry professionals attended the event, with former Councilmember Tom LaBonge serving as the emcee alongside Morton.

SAG-AFTRA is a sponsor of the Made in Hollywood Honors program with Councilman O’Farrell and industry partners FilmL.A., the California Film Commission, Teamsters Local 399, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund and the Producers Guild of America, and corporate sponsor 1600 VINE. The next MIHH presentation will occur in February to honor local Oscar-nominated films.  

The 2016 Emmy-nominated television programs honored by the MIHH are:

Limited Series

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Fox/FX Productions)

Variety Sketch Series

Key and Peele (Cindylou & Monkeypaw Prods/Comedy Central)

Comedy Series

Black-ish (Wilmore Films/Principato-Young Prods/ABC Studios/ABC)

Modern Family (Levitan-Lloyd/Fox Television/ABC)

Silicon Valley (3 Arts Entertainment/Altschuler Krinsky Works/Judgemental Films/HB)

Transparent (Picrow/Amazon)

Veep (Dundee Productions/HBO)          

Variety Talk Series

Jimmy Kimmel Live (Jackhole Industries/ABC)   

The Late Late Show with James Corden (Fulwell 73/CBS)   

Real Time with Bill Maher (Bill Maher Production/HB)

Children's Program

Dog with a Blog (CBS Television Distribution/Disney Channel)

Girl Meets World (It's a Laugh Productions/Disney Channel)              

School of Rock (Armogida Brothers Productions/Nickelodeon Network)

Television Movie

All the Way (HBO Films/HBO)

Animated Program

The Simpsons (Gracie Films/20th Century Fox Television)

Bob's Burgers (Bento Box Entertainment/ Fox Network)                 

Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

Jay Leno's Garage (Big Dog Productions/CNBC)     

National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts (Solaris Media Group/National Endowment for the Arts) 

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