There are a few Emmy Awards you will only find on reneejohnsonwrites!


Yes, you read that right.  I flew out to LA to bring you a special selection of awards.


So, without further delay, I’ll get started.  Pull up a chair alongside this red carpet event!

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reneejohnsonwrites chooses best performance by a boutique hotel–The O Hotel and Spa!

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Best pre-show party–Rachel at L’Occitane.

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Best Opera Performance–Liam Bonner with Placido Domingo’s Gianni Schicchi  and Lorraine Snyder for any performance.

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Best Bartender–Steve at The O Hotel and Bar.IMG_0516             IMG_0029        IMG_0054

Best adaptation of a Southern Staple–Fried Green Tomato topped with Crab!


Best Concierge by an Artist–Christopher at The O Hotel!


Best street act performed in sync! (Brentwood Boys)


Best beach–Santa Monica!


Best sailing performance in the wake of a tsunami warning! (nameless at Venice Beach)


Best use of signs–Los Angeles Sister Cities.


Best superhero in Hollywood–Spiderman!


Best Italian Menu–Trastevere in Hollywood.

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Best use of lights–a tie!

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Best museum experience–Grammy Museum!

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Best shopping experience–Fig at 7th.IMG_0419

Best use of wind machine–Mother Nature!

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Best side-of-building art–a tie!

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Best architecture–The LA Phil!

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Best overall star–Marilyn Monroe!

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Best performance ever–Andrea Bocelli at The Dolby Theatre!

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Best use of make-up–Oscar!!  (Doesn’t he look positively golden?)


Renee Johnson is the author of Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and one very spoiled German shepherd named Gretel.