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

  • 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...

  • Emmys 2015: Rule changes and why we don't have to wake up so darn early

    Emmys 2015: Rule changes and why we don't have to wake up so darn early

    Did the collective teeth-gnashing of hundreds West Coast journalists finally produce a sound so awful and annoying that it prompted the television academy to move the time it reveals Emmy nominations from a soul-crushing 5:30 a.m. PDT to a more reasonable hour?

  • Emmy watchers will look for 'Empire' and 'Mad Men' nominations

    Emmy watchers will look for 'Empire' and 'Mad Men' nominations

    When the cast of "Empire," Fox's music business melodrama that ended the year as America's most popular new TV series, gathered at the Grove in late May for a panel and mini-concert designed to woo several hundred invited Television Academy members, the show's creators were asked if they cared...

  • Emmys preview: Our take on bad habits, bright newcomers, 'Modern Family'

    Emmys preview: Our take on bad habits, bright newcomers, 'Modern Family'

    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...

  • Benicio Del Toro brings out the menace in 'Escobar'

    Benicio Del Toro brings out the menace in 'Escobar'

    The grandly titled "Escobar: Paradise Lost" follows the fall of not, as Milton would have it, Man, but of one particular (fictional) man, a naive Canadian surfer who finds himself enmeshed in the turbulent life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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