Hollywood Reporter Tops National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards With 43 Noms

THR is a finalist for best entertainment publication and best website and also boasts three nominations for journalist of the year, for Gary Baum, Stephen Galloway and Kim Masters

The Hollywood Reporter has been honored with 43 nominations — more than any other news organization — for the seventh annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

Among the nominations, THR has been named a finalist for best entertainment publication and best entertainment website and also landed three nominations for journalist of the year: for senior writer Gary Baum; executive editor, features Stephen Galloway; and editor-at-large Kim Masters.

In addition, two blogs will compete for the honor of best entertainment blog: The Race, from awards analyst Scott Feinberg, and THR Esq., from senior editor Eriq Gardner.

Three of THR's stories have been nominated for best news story in the print (newspaper or magazines) category: Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, was nominated for "Anne Sweeney Shocker: Why I'm Leaving Disney"; Baum for "No Animals Were Harmed"; and contributing writer Scott Johnson for "How Sarah Jones Lost Her Life."

Baum and Gardner also will compete in the investigative category (any media platform) for "No Animals Were Harmed" and "Walt Disney Family Feud," respectively.

Gardner, along with executive editor Matthew Belloni, also has been nominated for best business story (any media platform) for "Sumner Redstone Legal Turmoil: Fighting Women, Lie-Detector Tests, Stolen Laptop With 'Private' Photos."

In the best obituary category (any media platform), senior editor Mike Barnes, THR.com deputy news director Erik Hayden, THR.com staff editor Hilary Lewis and Debbie Emery were nominated for "Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46."

Meanwhile, senior writer Seth Abramovitch and Galloway will vie for best personality profile (print), for the Ellen Page feature "You Have No Idea How Hard That Moment Is" and "Pat Kingsley, On the Record," respectively.

Contributing editor Michael Walker earned a nomination for best feature (industry) over 1,000 words for "Why Hollywood People Never Say 'No,' " while Abramovitch was cited for best feature (celebrity) over 1,000 words for "Lou Pearlman: The Prison Interview." He will vie with film reporter Tim Appelo and Baum for the Dana Giacchetto profile "A Bacchanalian Orgy for 10 Years" and Johnson for "The Final Days of an Oscar Winner," about Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul. The latter story also earned Min a nomination for best headline: "Oscar to Suicide in One Year."

Senior editor Alex Ben Block was cited in the feature under 1,000 words category for "A Filmmaker's Prison Nightmare Over Tax Credits" as was Walker for "Armored Cars of the Stars."

Three of THR's critics will vie for honors for their bodies of work. Chief film critic Todd McCarthy will vie for best print critic; chief TV critic Tim Goodman was cited as a best print columnist finalist; and film and theater critic David Rooney was nominated for best critic, online.

Masters also was nominated in the best personality profile (radio) category for her work for KCRW for "Kevin Spacey: The Disruptor."

THR also scored a slew of noms in the online categories. Senior TV writer Lesley Goldberg was nominated for best news (general) for "Sandra Oh to Exit 'Grey's Anatomy' (Exclusive)" as well as for best news (celebrity-oriented) for "'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31."

Feinberg also was nominated for best personality profile for "Tonys: 'After Midnight' Producer's Journey Leads Back to Radio City Music Hall." He also will vie for best online feature for "Getting to Know Two Extraordinary Members of the Academy Who Never Miss a Film" along with THR.com deputy editor Kimberly Nordyke for "Why TV Networks Are Buzzing Over 'Social Experiments.'"

In the photography categories, THR scored two noms for best non-portrait: photo and video director Jennifer Laski, photo editor Michelle Stark, senior film writer Borys Kit and photographer Noah Webb for "Inside WB's Chamber of Secrets" and deputy photo editor Carrie Smith, Laski, Walker and photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki for "Plate, Polish, Repeat: The Making of an Oscar Statuette."

THR also scored two portrait nominations: photographer Austin Hargrave, creative director Shanti Marlar and Laski for "Ricky Gervais" and Laski, photographer Miller Mobley, Marlar and Smith for "Kevin Spacey."

In the TV/video/film categories, THR earned nominations for best feature and best documentary. Senior editor Stacey Wilson, Laski, video producer Stephanie Fischette, Smith, and lead video editor Victor Klaus were nominated for best feature for "THR Salutes Emmy Icons: 2013 Sizzle Reel."

Two noms came in the best documentary or special program (short) category: Galloway, Laski, Fischette, Min and PBS executive producer Brenda Brkusic for "The Wolf of Wall Street"; and Laski, videographer Greg Godlewski, Fischette and Klaus for "Oscars: Inside the Workshop That Makes the Statuettes."

THR also got three noms for best documentary or special program (feature): Feinberg, Smith, Laski, Fischette and video editor Antoine Manceaux for "The Hollywood Reporter's Inaugural Tonys Roundtable"; Fischette, Wilson, television editor Lacey Rose and Laski for "Comedy Actor Roundtable"; and Fischette, Galloway, Belloni, director Raphael Laski and Jennifer Laski for "Oscar Actress Roundtable 2013."

For best multimedia package, THR scored two noms: senior reporter Rebecca Sun, photographer Wesley Mann, Laski, Marlar and Stark for "The Descendants of Solomon Northup" and Wilson, Feinberg, Jennifer Laski, Smith and video editor Brian Rovanpera for "Oscars: 34 Legendary Producers Gather for THR's Once-in-a-Lifetime Class Photo."

Also at the event, Nancy O'Dell will receive the L.A. Press Cub's Luminary Award, while Quincy Jones will be presented with the Visionary Award.

For more details and a complete list of nominees, visit the L.A. Press Club's website.