Mail is nominated for 19 ‘Oscars’ at the Press Awards – You couldn’t make this shit up.


The Daily Mail

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PUBLISHED: 23:02, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07, 11 February 2013


The Daily Mail has been nominated for a string of honours at the prestigious annual Press Awards – the Oscars of British journalism.

Once again the paper has been nominated for Newspaper of the Year, the award it took home last year among an unprecedented nine accolades.

The inimitable Richard Littlejohn has been shortlisted as Columnist of the Year for his acclaimed twice-weekly column.

Richard Littlejohn
Robert Hardman

Nominated: Richard Littlejohn, left, has been shortlisted as Columnist of the Year, while Robert Hardman, right, is nominated for the Feature Writer of the Year category

Among the Mail’s numerous other nominations, the campaign to prevent Gary  McKinnon’s extradition to the US has been shortlisted for the Cudlipp  Award, which recognises excellence in popular journalism.

Craig Brown, who in 2012 was the first journalist to scoop three honours in a year – for his work in the Daily Mail and the Mail On Sunday – is one of the nominees for the Best of Humour award.

He is also in contention for Columnist  of the Year and for a prize for his  work as a critic for our sister paper, the Mail on Sunday.

The Daily Mail dominates the Feature Writer of the Year category with four nominations; Paul Bracchi, Robert Hardman, David Jones and Andrew Malone. Hardman is also shortlisted for Specialist Journalist of the Year.

Daily Mail reporter Katherine Faulkner
Andrew Pierce

Shortlisted: Katherine Faulkner, left, is nominated for the Young Journalist of the Year award, while Andrew Pierce, right, is shortlisted for Political Journalist of the Year

City Editor Alex Brummer is in the  running for Business and Finance Journalist or Team of the Year, writer and columnist Andrew Pierce for Political Journalist of the Year, Jenny Johnston for Interviewer of the Year and Katherine Faulkner for Young Journalist of the Year. Andy Hooper is in line for two awards, being shortlisted for both Photographer of the Year and Sports Photographer of the Year.

Neil Ashton is in contention for the Sports Journalist of the Year category.

As well as making the shortlist for Newspaper of the Year, the Mail is also in the News Team of the Year category, one of the paper’s 19 nominations.

The hugely successful Mail Online – the world’s biggest newspaper website – is nominated for The Digital Award.

The Mail on Sunday is also nominated for eight accolades at the awards, which are run by the Society of Editors.

The ceremony will take place in London on March 7.

Jenny Johnston
Craig Brown

Shortlisted: Jenny Johnston, left, is nominated for Interviewer of the Year while Craig Brown, right, is shortlisted for the Best of Humour award

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