19 November 2012 8:20 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

What if an organization held an awards contest — and almost nobody entered? That happened last night. Because the Los Angeles Press Club can’t honestly call its contest the “National Entertainment Journalism Awards” if Deadline Hollywood, Variety, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes, Fortune, Time, The Daily Beast/Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, the network news shows, and a myriad other national media outlets covering entertainment didn’t participate. Which is why the ”Bests” handed out Sunday evening were a big joke. Take, for instance, ‘Best Entertainment Publication’: it was a contest between The Hollywood Reporter and the Antelope Valley Press. And so on. For this and other reasons, Deadline Hollywood boycotted the Nej awards this year after we were winners or finalists in several categories last year. In fact, that’s when I began taking these awards to task – and the press »

- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

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