IndieWire Earns 9 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards Nominations, Including Best Entertainment Website

The Los Angeles Press Club unveiled the nominations for the 16th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, and IndieWire earned nine nominations. After 1,600 entries were evaluated by the committee, IndieWire’s entire staff was honored with a nomination for Best Entertainment Website, and eight staffers received additional nominations for their individual works.

IndieWire’s TV Critic and Deputy Editor Ben Travers was nominated in the TV Critic category for his entire body of work over the past year.

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IndieWire’s Executive Managing Editor Christian Blauvelt earned a nomination in the Soft News, Arts category, for his analysis piece “Will Disney Win Against DeSantis? The Florida Lawsuit Explained.”

IndieWire’s Executive Editor, Business Tony Maglio received a nomination for Humor Writing for his essay “I Took My Daughters, 3 and 6, to See ‘The Little Mermaid.’ Here’s Who Slept and Who Danced in the Aisles.”

IndieWire’s Senior Reporter Brian Welk was also nominated in the Business, Film-Related category for his story “Running a Movie Theater Is More Expensive Than You Can Possibly Imagine.”

IndieWire’s 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 was recognized for their video and podcast work with three nominations. Crafts & Special Projects Executive Editor Chris O’Falt, Crafts & Special Projects writer Sarah Shachat, and associate producer Trevor Wallace earned a nod in the Soft News Feature, TV/Film — Over 5 Minutes category for their Deep Dive “‘Fight the Empire’: The Rise of Planet Ferrix in ‘Andor.’” O’Falt and Wallace were also nominated, along with Crafts and Special Projects features writer Jim Hemphill, for two other awards: Soft News Feature, TV/Film — Under 5 Minutes for the feature “‘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.’”

The 2023 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 3.

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