Hollywood Reporter Nominated for 50 SoCal Journalism Awards

Photographed by Miller Mobley

THR is up for the most nominations of any entertainment news outlet, including best website, along with three journalist of the year nominations, for Gary Baum, Lesley Goldberg and Lacey Rose, and a best columnist nom for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The Hollywood Reporter has scored 50 nominations for the upcoming SoCal Journalism Awards — more than any other entertainment news outlet — including best website and three journalist of the year nominations.

Gary Baum was nominated for print journalist of the year (over 50,000 circulation), Lesley Goldberg is up for online journalist of the year, and Lacey Rose was nominated for best entertainment journalist. In addition, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is up for best magazine columnist, while David Rooney was nominated as best TV/film criticism and best theater/performing arts criticism.

The awards which will be handed out at a gala dinner June 30 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where special honorees will include CBS 2/KCAL sports anchor Jim Hill with the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement, CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir with the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism, Henry Winkler with the Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award and the Surviving R. Kelly creative team with the Presidents Award for Impact on Media.

The Los Angeles Press Club said that it received a record number of entries this year, with more than 1,700 submissions across all the categories.

The Hollywood Reporter also was nominated for several other awards, including:

Best multimedia package, any platform
Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein and Bryan White, "21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: 'I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready'"

Best commentary/analysis on TV/film, any platform
Daniel Fienberg, "Critic's Notebook: In ABC's 'Roseanne' Demise, a Predictable Tale of Frog and Scorpion"

Best crime reporting
Scott Johnson, "Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood"

Best portrait photo, any platform
Jennifer Laski, Shanti Marlar, Michelle Stark and Austin Hargrave, "Jim Carrey"

Best entertainment photo, any platform
Jennifer Laski, Shanti Marlar, Kate Pappa and Ramona Rosales, "Crazy Rich Asians"

Best photo essay, culture/entertainment, any platform
Jennifer Laski, Shanti Marlar, Kate Pappa and Miller Mobley, "Oscar Actress Roundtable"

Best illustration, any platform
Jeremy Enecio and Nicholas Brawley, "Stan Lee's New Villains"
Brian Stauffer and Shanti Marlar, "I'm a Sex Assault Accuser and I'm Anonymous. Here's Why"

Best investigative story, magazine
Gary Baum, "Stan Lee's New Villains Are Very, Very Real"
Scott Johnson, "Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood"
Kim Masters, "'SMILF' Creator Frankie Shaw Investigated Over Misconduct Claims"

Best commentary, magazine
Stephen Galloway, "Host Wanted, Zero Benefits"
Chris Gardner, "When Oscar Joins My Recovery Group"

Best feature, business/government, over 1,000 words
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, "'Designing Women' Creator Goes Public With Les Moonves War: Not All Harassment Is Sexual"
Lacey Rose, "Kenya Barris: A Showrunner's Fight to Stay 'Loud, Bold and Unapologetic'"

Best feature, culture/arts, over 1,000 words
Scott Feinberg, "They Got the Wrong Envelope"
Scott Johnson, "Young Harvey Weinstein"
Tatiana Siegel, "The Ultimate Vulnerability"

Best feature, under 1,000 words
Scott Johnson and Bryn Sandberg, "Wildfire Devastation Forces Hollywood Productions to Scramble"
Tatiana Siegel, "A Year After #MeToo, Have Talent Agencies Actually Changed?"

Best entertainment news or feature
Seth Abramovitch, "'Lines Got Blurred': Jeffrey Tambor and an Up-Close Look at Harassment Claims on 'Transparent'"
Katie Kilkenny, "L.A.'s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: The Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars"

Best personality profile, TV/film personalities
Seth Abramovitch, "Kathy Griffin: Can a Comic in Exile Come Back?"
Gary Baum, "Woody Allen's 'Manhattan' Muse Isn't Sure What to Think"

Best personality profile, politics/business/arts personalities
Gary Baum, "Hollywood Royalty (No Actual Nobility Included)"
Lacey Rose, "Ellen Pompeo, TV's $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for 'What I Deserve'"

Best design
Shanti Marlar, Peter Cury and Kelsey Stefanson, "Anxiety Issue"

Best page design
Shanti Marlar, Peter Cury and Kelsey Stefanson, "Jim Carrey"

Best human interest feature, TV/film, over 5 minutes
Lindsay Flader, Stephen Galloway, Jennifer Laski, Stephanie Fischette and Laela Zadeh, "Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program"

Best lifestyle feature, TV/film
Victoria McKillop, Francine Nazario, Ryan Heraly, Vince Patrick and Minh Bui, "Where Hollywood Eats: New Orleans — Compere Lapin"

Best entertainment news or feature, TV/film
Natalie Heltzel, Victoria McKillop, Leslie Bumgarner, Alfred Aquino, Jeanie Pyun and Stephanie Fischette, "Women of Action"

Best sports video, TV/film
Victoria McKillop, Stephanie Fischette, Jon Alain Guzik, Erin Hughes, Ryan Heraly and Victor Klaus, "Michael Fassbender Race Prep at Laguna Seca"

Best documentary short, TV/film, under 25 minutes
Jennifer Laski, Stephanie Fischette, Victoria McKillop, Vince Patrick and Pablo Teyssier-Verger, "Magic Hour — Mary Zophres"

Best soft news feature, online, culture/entertainment:
Lesley Goldberg, "How 'Grey's Anatomy' Wants to Change the Portrayal of Trans Characters on TV"

Best entertainment feature
Simi Horwitz, "Veterans Who Act: The Theater of War"

Best personality profile, online
Aaron Couch, "How 'The Dark Knight' Gave an Actor a Brighter Life"

Best non-political commentary, online
Eriq Gardner, "Why Hollywood's 'Inclusion Rider' Mania Could Hurt the Equality Cause"

Best entertainment commentary, online
Katie Kilkenny, "'The Romanoffs' Satirizes the Desperation of White Privilege in Decline"

Best blog, individual
Scott Feinberg, The Race
Eriq Gardner, THR, Esq.

Best blog, group
Aaron Couch and Borys Kit, Heat Vision
Lesley Goldberg and Josh Wigler, Live Feed

Best headline, print
Scott Johnson and Stephen Galloway, "The Making of a Monster"

In addition, THR's Masters scored two nominations alongside Kaitlin Parker in the radio categories for her work on KCRW: "best personality profile/interview over 20 minutes for" Ethan Hawke on following his heart and his new movie Blaze" and "Comedian Kathy Griffin on her self-funded world tour."