The Los Angeles Press Club has just announced the 2012 Finalists for the National Entertainment Journalism Awards. The event will take place on November 18th at the Millennium Bilmore Hotel in the Crystal Ballroom. It’s the 5th Annual gala.
As I previously alluded to, the LA Press Club will honor two-time Oscar-winner Jane Fonda with its inaugural Visionary Award. Legendary actor / director Robert Redford will introduce Ms. Fonda. Jeff Daniels is also scheduled to make an appearance.
The Visionary Award pays homage to an individual within the Entertainment Industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and social importance.
JANE FONDA ROBERT REDFORD JAMES FRANCO KATHY GRIFFIN
Expected A-List attendees include Kathy Griffin, presenting a career achievement award to Janice Min, the Executive Editor at the Hollywood Reporter; and James Franco, former co-host of the Academy Awards, and Oscar-nominee (Best Actor). Jane Fonda’s ex-husband Ted Turner, Michael Douglas, and Dolly Parton have expressed their desire to attend.
The Forgotten Hollywood franchise will be well represented. Here are the gracious announced accolades for my literary and journalistic work:
~ Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten Forgotten History is nominated for Best Book / Orange County Register radio columnist Gary Lycan is also being recognized for writing the Introduction to my latest paperback (Best Book is a new category designation)
~ Forgotten Hollywood is a Finalist for Online Entertainment Blog by an Individual / I’m thrilled and in awe one of the nominees is James Franco, who writes a blog for the Huffington Post (the second time this year my website has been recognized by the LA Press Club)
MANNY PACHECO GARY LYCAN
~ Gary Lycan, Orange County Register, received a nod in the TOP competitive category: Entertainment Journalist of the Year – All Platforms (final award of the evening)
~ Gary Lycan is additionally a Finalist for Print – Newspapers or Magazines Columnist / Kathy Griffin also received a nomination, writing a column for the Hollywood Reporter
Here’s a link with the complete list of 2012 Finalists:
Kudos to all the 2012 nominees for this prestigious award. Bulletins as they break!
Until next time> “never forget”