Manny P. here…
My colleague Gary Lycan was a big WINNER this evening at the National Entertainment Journalist Awards, and sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club. The 5th Annual gala took place at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Here are the exciting details in print and pictures…
PRINT - NEWSPAPERS OR MAGAZINES COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR was announced with Gary Lycan, the radio columnist of the Orange County Register, taking home the trophy. His award-winning story: Sweet Dick Whittington: An Unpredictable Talent. Other nominees included Kathy Griffin, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter (she tied for 3rd place); and Gendy Alimurung, a columnist for the LA Weekly. GARY LYCAN
This Forgotten Hollywood site was awarded 3rd Place in the ENTERTAINMENT BLOG BY AN INDIVIDUAL. Congratulations to Sharon Waxman for her blog Waxword on The Wrap who won the trophy. 2nd Place was awarded to noted actor / blogger James Franco, who writes for the Huffington Post Media Group. As a Freelance blogger, I’m thrilled to receive immense national recognition.
A-List stars celebrated the career and charity work of the iconic Jane Fonda. Robert Redford and Jeff Daniels provided an entertaining narrative. Others on hand: Lily Tomlin, Melanie Griffith, and a co-star of Daniels and Fonda on HBO’s The Newsroom, Sam Waterston. The legendary actress received the inaugural Visionary Award for her professional and personal contributions to society.
KATHY GRIFFIN - JEFF DANIELS – SAM WATERSTON – MELANIE GRIFFITH - JANE FONDA with MANNY PACHECO
Also enjoying the festivities were my parents and my wife Laurie, who took most of these amazing photos to document a great time. Let me offer my personal thanks to Will Lewis and the entire staff of the Los Angeles Press Club for providing a wonderful evening.
JANE FONDA ROBERT REDFORD MANNY PACHECO
CONGRATULATIONS to my dear friend Gary Lycan, and to all the award winners at tonight’s National Entertainment Journalism Awards gala! I echo the sentiments of the Los Angeles Press Club - Gary Lycan is one of the best Entertainment News Columnists in the nation! The official judges observed: Gary Lycan, as he’s been doing for years, keeps Southland radio fans informed on what’s happening now and what’s happened to legends of the past.
I was honored to represent Gary at this prestigious event! Here’s the link to the Orange County Register Headline News Story about this event:
Until next time> “never forget”