TheWrap won Best Entertainment Photo of the year and placed in four other categories Sunday at the L.A. Press Club’s 59th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards.
TheWrap’s Ada Guerin won Best Entertainment Photo for a picture of jazz dancer Travis Wall and placed second in Best Portrait for her photos of Iggy Pop, sharing the wins with Emma McIntyre and Elisabeth Caren, respectively.
TheWrap’s founder and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman and senior film reporter Matt Donnelly scored second place in the entertainment news online category for their March 2016 report on the leadership vacuum faced by Sony.
Managing Editor Thom Geier placed third for Best Performing Arts criticism for his reviews of New York stage shows on Broadway and beyond.
TheWrap reporter Itay Hod won third place for Political Column/Commentary – Election for his column, titled “Are Hitler/Trump Comparisons Fair?” The piece featured a conversation between Hod and his father, a Holocaust survivor and high school history teacher living in Tel Aviv, about possible parallels between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler and his thoughts about the president’s support from white supremacists. Hod was also nominated for Entertainment Journalist of the Year.
TheWrap was nominated in seven categories at this year’s event, including for Best Website, News Organization Exclusive to the Internet.
The L.A. Press Club’s 59th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. For a complete list of winners, click here.