Every year during awards season, Los Angeles rolls out the red carpet for the entertainment industry, media and fans from around the world. The best in film, television and music is celebrated through the end of this month. But don’t worry if you have missed earlier events as highlights from entire season are included below.
The 70th Anniversary Golden Globe Awards took place on January 13th, bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in recognition of excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The night’s top movie honors went to Argo (Best Drama) and Les Miserables (Best Musical or Comedy). The big TV winners included Homeland (Best Drama) and Girls (Best Musical or Comedy). Co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler earned rave reviews, while former President Bill Clinton received a standing ovation when he walked onstage to introduce Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
GRAMMY AWARDS (Feb. 10, 2013)
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 10th at STAPLES Center, giving music fans and awards aficionados alike plenty to sing about at L.A. LIVE. The Grammy is the recording industry’s most prestigious award, presented by The Recording Academy to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. This year, Hilton Hotels is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of its partnership with The Recording Academy as the Official Hotel for the Grammy Awards. The ceremony is an invitation-only affair, but fans can spot the stars from the bleacher seats outside STAPLES Center. Last year was the first time that the public could bid on bleacher seats through Grammy Charity Online Auctions, with proceeds benefitting MusicCares and the Grammy Foundation.
FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS (Feb. 23, 2013)
Los Angeles may have a long history of awards ceremonies, but there’s nothing traditional about the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The ceremony takes place under a lavish tent at Santa Monica Beach and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers. Other than entertainment-industry members and sponsors, the Spirit Awards are closed to the public, though the ceremony will be broadcast live on IFC.