THR Earns 19 Nominations for 2012 SoCal Journalism Awards

2:15 PM PST 05/22/2012 by THR Staff

Earning by far the most mentions for any entertainment publication or website, noms include editor-at-large Kim Masters and senior film editor Alex Ben Block, both up for Journalist of the Year awards.

The Hollywood Reporter has received 19 nominations for its original reporting from the Los Angeles Press Club's 54th Southern California Journalism Awards.

Editor-at-large Kim Masters and senior film editor Alex Ben Block have both earned nominations for Journalist of the Year -- Masters in the Print (Over 50,000 Circulation) category and Block in the Entertainment Journalist category.

Senior writer Daniel Miller was nominated for "Scientology's Hollywood Real Estate Empire," film reporter Tim Appelo earned a nom for "The Making of A Separation," and contributor M.G. Lord for "Elizabeth Taylor: How She Broke the Rules" (sub. only). Chief television critic Tim Goodman earned three nominations for his reviews and commentary, including for "Unsolicited Advice for Greenblatt" and "12 Burning Questions Answered (Sort Of)." Chief film critic Todd McCarthy was nominated for his reviews of The Tree of Life and The Artist.

Music editor Shirley Halperin's "Trent Reznor: Darkness Audible" was nominated for Entertainment Reviews/Criticism, as was senior television writer Lacey Rose's "Late Night's Late Bloomer: Jimmy Kimmel" and senior editor Stacey Wilson's "The Most Powerful Man in Comedy ... Ever."

In the Entertainment News or Feature category, Ben Block's "The Globes Go to Court" (sub. only) is up against West Coast business editor Paul Bond's "What Fantasy Football Means to Hollywood," senior writer Merle Ginsberg's "The Psychology of the Dress," and Masters and Miller's "The Secret World of Hollywood Poker."

And THR's photo team, led by creative director Shanti Marlar, with deputy photo editor Jenny Sargent and senior photo producer Carrie Smith and photographers Joe Pugliese and Wesley Mann were nominated for their work on "The Dreams of Martin Scorsese," "Entourage" and "Mark Ruffalo's Water Crusade."

The awards take place Sunday, June 24, at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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