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TheWrap Wins Top Honors at 2017 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

Jeff Sneider and Meriah Doty win award for best online film/TV/theater feature

TheWrap won top honors at the 10th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards on Sunday, including best online film/TV/theater feature.

TheWrap’s Meriah Doty and former film reporter Jeff Sneider won for their April 2016 story about the dearth of female directors in Hollywood and the fact that two major studios at the time — Fox and Paramount — had no non-male directors lined up through 2018. (A follow-up earlier this year found that Disney and Fox had no films on their 2017 slates with a female director.)

In addition, TheWrap guest columnist Richard Stellar took second place in the individual entertainment blog, independent category.

Photographer Emma McIntyre and creative director Ada Guerin also claimed third place for best portrait photo for a memorable image of dancer-choreographer Travis Wall.

The awards were presented by the Los Angeles Press Club during a ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

TheWrap was nominated for five awards, including for reviews editor and film critic Alonso Duralde.

The L.A. Press Club also recognized New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, “Sesame Street” co-creators Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, actress Tippi Hedren, Variety editors Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein and former basketball star Kareem-Abdul Jabbar with special achievement awards.