The Hollywood Reporter was named Best Entertainment Publication at the 15th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, presented Sunday night at a gala at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.
THR picked up several other big wins during the night, including Best Columnist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Best Presenter/Host for Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg, and Best Multimedia Package for his Sustainability issue.
Also at the ceremony, the Los Angeles Press Club presented several honorary awards. Byron Allen received the Impact Award for contributions to culture and society, Ryan Seacrest accepted the Luminary Award for career achievement, and Marla Gibbs was honored with the Legend Award for life’s work and contributions to society. The Distinguished Storyteller Awards, for excellence in storytelling beyond journalism, were presented to Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer Jennifer Lee (film) and Tanya Tucker (music).
In addition, the Press Club paid tribute to Angela Lansbury, who passed away in October, with a retrospective video of her roles and footage from her performance at the 2016 NAEJ Awards.
The Press Club said nearly 1,700 entries were submitted for the awards this year.
A complete list of THRs first place wins follow.
PRINT (newspapers or magazines)
Pandemic reporting, topic entertainment
Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit, Chris Gardner, “Hollywood Battle Lines Emerge in Slumbering Vaccine War”
Movie industry feature — Over 1000 words
Seth Abramovitch, “The Tragic End of Polish Movie Star – and Nazi Resistance Fighter – Witold Zacharewicz”
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Lesley Goldberg, Daniel Fienberg, TV top 5
Entertainment blog by an individual or group, tied to an organization
Lesley Goldberg, Rick Porter, James Hibberd, Jackie Strause, “The Live Feed”
ANY MEDIA PLATFORM (print, broadcast or online)
THR employees, “Sustainability issue”
PHOTOGRAPHY/ART (print or online)
Ash Barhamand, Kayla Landrum, Peter B. Cury, Ahmad Barber and Donté Maurice of AB+DM, “Lady Gaga”
Alex Weprin, “Agency Dealmaking for journalists is gaining momentum”