Los Angeles Times

Glenn Whipp

Columnist

Glenn Whipp covers the awards season for the Los Angeles Times, beginning at the fall film festivals and continuing to the Academy Awards. He also writes a monthly column on film and reports on television leading up to the Emmy Awards. A member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., Glenn has been writing about movies for the past 20 years for the Associated Press, Variety and the Los Angeles Daily News.

Recent Articles

  • The Oscars and Spike Lee: History has always been on his side

    The Oscars and Spike Lee: History has always been on his side

    Spike Lee's relationship with the Oscars was defined nearly 25 years ago when the Motion Picture Academy gave its best picture award to "Driving Miss Daisy," a musty, modest movie about the relationship between a cranky Georgia widow and her black chauffeur while largely ignoring Lee's beautiful,...

  • It's about time for something new at Emmys

    It's about time for something new at Emmys

    Last year, if you didn't already own an Emmy, chances were you weren't going to win an Emmy. Past victors Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons, Julianna Margulies, Bryan Cranston, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell (OK, OK ... we'll stop! It's a long list!) all made it to the podium. Sure, they were deserving....

  • When Jon Hamm became Matthew Weiner's 'Mad Men' pitchman

    When Jon Hamm became Matthew Weiner's 'Mad Men' pitchman

    Shortly after "Mad Men" ended its inaugural season with the celebrated episode "The Wheel" and its defining Don Draper Kodak Carousel pitch, Matthew Weiner showed up on Jon Hamm's doorstep, ostensibly to deliver a present, its precise nature now long forgotten. But Weiner had an ulterior motive...

  • Toronto 2015: Will the festival host the Oscar winner again?

    Toronto 2015: Will the festival host the Oscar winner again?

    The eventual best picture Oscar winner played or premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival from 2007 to 2013. Then last year, "Birdman" bypassed the Canadian event in favor of a closing slot at the New York Film Festival. Fox Searchlight figured that after earlier high-profile dates...

  • Emmys 2015: Puzzling through our biggest misses

    Emmys 2015: Puzzling through our biggest misses

    We take pride in the accuracy of our predictions here at the Gold Standard, so when something goes awry, rather than resort to finger-pointing and name-calling, we like to take a deep look at ourselves and say, "How did we miss that?" 

  • 'Orphan Black' Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslany talks 'breaking stereotypes'

    'Orphan Black' Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslany talks 'breaking stereotypes'

    Nothing has provoked more outrage on Emmy nominations morning the last couple of years than the exclusion of Tatiana Maslany, the 29-year-old Canadian actress who so thoroughly brings to life a variety of clones puzzling out the meaning of their existence on BBC America's sci-fi thriller "Orphan...

  • Emmy nominations 2015: Voters shake up comedy lead categories

    Emmy nominations 2015: Voters shake up comedy lead categories

    When it comes to comedy leads, Emmy voters have always had their favorite performers. Jim Parsons has won the last two years and four of the past five for "The Big Bang Theory." Julia Louis-Dreyfus owns a three-year streak for her turn in "Veep" to go along with the Emmys she won for "The New Adventures...

  • Emmys preview: Building a case for 'Empire,' favorite finales

    Emmys preview: Building a case for 'Empire,' favorite finales

    Emmy nominations arrive Thursday morning, so it's high time to gather The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt Roush, Entertainment Weekly's Melissa Maerz, the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp, and Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil — to discuss this...

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