Movie critic Roger Ebert has been posthumously honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Ebert, who was the film columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 40 years, won first place for online columns or blogs on large websites in the NSNC’s annual column contest.
Ebert died this year after a long battle with cancer. As the AP reports: “The day before his April 4 death, he wrote in a post on his blog that he was taking a break from his schedule of almost-daily movie reviewing because cancer had recurred. He won national fame teaming with fellow film critic Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune in 1975 for a television show that had them each give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down rating to the latest releases.”