Reason scored two winners and a couple places and shows at last night's Southern California Journalism Awards:

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch won the Entertainment/Reviews/Criticism/Column plaque for Welch's column "Locker-Room Liberty." Here's the article and here is Gillespie's editor's note on the topic.

Ronald Bailey took home the award for Online Column/Commentary/Criticism. Actually, I took it home, but Bailey won it, for his series "Creation Summer Camp. Read that one here, here, and here.

Maia Szalavitz was a runner-up in Feature/Commentary, for her article "In Defense of Happy Pills."

Gillespie scored second place in Online Column/Commentary/Criticism.

Hit & Run itself got an honorable mention in Weblog, Group, losing out to LAVoice.org and Losanjealous.com.

Congratulations also to Gary King, my cousin's ex-boyfriend, who scored the design award for his work on Venice Paper.

Complete winners, photos here. I still have a contact high from being in the same room with Larry King.