The Los Angeles Press Club released the nominees for its 60th annual Southern California Journalism Awards on Friday, and IndieWire nabbed six nominations. Following their 2022 win for Best Website, Traditional News Organization, the entire IndieWire staff was once again honored with a nomination for Website, Internet Exclusive News Organization. IndieWire writers also earned nominations for individual honors in five categories.
“I’m so proud of our team,” said Dana Harris-Bridson, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of IndieWire. “The nominations demonstrate the range, depth and quality of the thoughtful work we produce every day across film and TV, and we are grateful for the honour.”
IndieWire Assistant Television Director and TV Critic Ben Travers, who won last year’s Entertainment Commentary category, received a Criticism of TV nomination for his track “‘Atlanta’ Ends as Whatever Dream You Want It to Be.” , “‘Yellowjackets Caps Off TV’s creepiest season in years – and one of the best” and “‘Tuca and Bertie’, stellar animation and learning to treat TV as a single screen experience (again).”
IndieWire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson was nominated in the Entertainment Commentary on TV/Film category for her essay “Warner Bros. and DC Should Ditch Ezra Miller as The Flash – Here’s Why.”
IndieWire Executive Managing Editor Christian Blauvelt and Associated Editor Jude Dry earned a nomination in Obituary/Appreciation – Film/TV Personalities for their story “Anne Heche was a Hollywood radical – and she deserved more credit for it.”
IndieWire Executive Editor, Crafts & Special Projects Chris O’Falt, Associate Craft Editor Sarah Shachat and Zach Valenti were honored in the Entertainment Reporting category for their Filmmaker Toolkit Deep Dive podcast on HBO’s “Station Eleven.” The team also earned a Best Use of Sound nomination for the episode “Sound of the Matrix”.
The 2023 Southern California Journalism Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25.