The Los Angeles Press Club announced nominations for the 16th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards and IndieWire received nine nominations. After the committee evaluated 1,600 submissions, IndieWire’s entire staff was honored with a nomination for Best Entertainment Website, and eight employees received additional nominations for their individual work.
TV critic and IndieWire deputy editor Ben Travers was nominated in the TV Critic category for his entire body of work last year.
IndieWire Editor-in-Chief Christian Blauvelt received a nomination in the “Soft News, Arts” category for his analysis article “Will Disney Win Against DeSantis? Florida Lawsuit Explained.”
IndieWire Business Editor Tony Maglio received a Humor Writing nomination for his essay “I took my daughters, 3 and 6, to see ‘The Little Mermaid.'” Here’s who was sleeping in the hallways and danced.”
IndieWire senior reporter Brian Welk was also nominated in the Economic, Film-Related category for his story “Running a Movie Theater Is More Expensive Than You Can Imagine.”
IndieWire Weekend Editor Christian Zilko was nominated in the Personality Profile, TV Personalities category for “Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Give Us ‘Siskel & Ebert’ at the Gates of Hell.”
The IndieWire Craft and Special Projects team received three nominations for their video and podcast work. Chris O’Falt, editor in chief of Crafts & Special Projects, Sarah Shachat, writer of Crafts & Special Projects, and associate producer Trevor Wallace received an award in the Soft News Feature, TV/Film category for their deep dive “Fight the Empire.” – over 5 minutes”. “: The rise of the planet Ferrix in “Andor”. O’Falt and Wallace, along with Jim Hemphill, Feature Writer, Crafts and Special Projects, were nominated for two additional awards: Soft News Feature, TV/Film – Under 5 Minutes for the feature film “’We’re Going to Fly in This Movie ‘: ‘Elvis’ cinematographer Mandy Walker on Shooting the King.” And in the “Soft News Feature, Podcasts” category they were nominated for the Toolkit podcast episode “How Michael Shannon & Jessica Chastain Became ‘George & Tammy'” nominated.
The 2023 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 3rd.