TheWrap Wins Best Website at Los Angeles Press Club Journalism Awards

TheWrap also places in several other categories

Last Updated: June 25, 2018 @ 6:35 AM

TheWrap on Sunday won best website for a news organization exclusive to the internet at the 2018 Los Angeles Press Club Journalism Awards.

The judges at the annual event, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A., cited TheWrap for “fun, fluid design that puts UX [user experience] first — easy to navigate, strong content and great imagery.”

Awards editor Steve Pond earned second place for entertainment/celebrity news for his exclusive report on the 2017 Oscars’ EnvelopeGate, “Oscar Stage Manager Details PwC Accountants’ Incompetence: ‘They Froze,'” while creative director Ada Guerin and Eric Hernandez also finished second for their design of the Emmy Comedy-Drama-Actors issue of TheWrap magazine.

TheWrap founder and editor in chief Sharon Waxman earned third place in non-political commentary for “Harvey Weinstein’s Media Enablers? The New York Times Is One of Them.”

Senior film reporter Matt Donnelly scored a third place in the Best Entertainment Journalist category, while executive editor Tim Molloy finished third in humor/satire for his personal essay “What ‘It’ Gets Right About Being a Kid in 1989.”

Film reporters Jeremy Fuster and Beatrice Verhoeven also landed third place in gender/LGBTQ reporting for “Happy Women’s Day, Hollywood: Disney, Fox, Have No Female Directors on This Year’s Movies.” Theater critic Robert Hofler also finished third for his Broadway reviews.

For a complete list of winners, go here.