Variety took residence 20 prime honors at Friday’s Nationwide Arts and Leisure Journalism Awards, together with the wins for finest leisure web site, podcast host, finest headline and for music and theater criticism.
The digital ceremony was hosted by comic Alonzo Bodden. This yr’s Veritas Award for movie from the Los Angeles Press Club went to Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Selection was nominated for a record 99 Nationwide Arts and Leisure Journalism awards. Organizers famous that complete submissions for the awards topped greater than 1,000 for the primary time.
Selection‘s wins demonstrated the vary of protection provided by the worldwide leisure information supply over a turbulent yr.
The music criticism victory went to deputy music editor Jem Aswad for “Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher,’ ‘Grammy Salute to Prince.’”
Aswad additionally gained for arts function beneath 1,000 phrases for “What’s Next for Lockdown Live Music?” And Aswad shared a 3rd win with Shirley Halperin, government editor of music, for enterprise performing arts function for “Hiding in Plain Sight: Dr. Luke Is Back with Doja Cat’s Smash ‘Say So,’ But Did He Ever Really Go Away?”
Halperin nabbed a second trophy for persona profile beneath 2,500 phrases for “The Weeknd Manager Sal Slaiby Swears He’ll Be ‘The Greatest Immigrant’ Trump Ever Saw.”
Music author Chris Willman received the nod for humor writing for his deep dive into the burning musical query, “Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ vs. the Ohio Express’s ‘Yummy Yummy Yummy’: Whose Is Yummiest?” Willman additionally gained for persona profile, different arts personalities for “The Mom Also Rises: Phoebe Bridgers’ Mother, Jamie Bridgers, Finds Her Own Voice Doing Alternative Comedy.”
Brent Lang, government editor of movie and media and New York bureau chief, pulled in a pair of trophies, one for movie function (“Could Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx’s ‘Just Mercy’ Set a New Standard for Inclusion?”), the opposite for celeb function, movie or TV associated, over 1,000 phrases (“Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on Reuniting for Netflix’s Costly Oscar Hopeful ‘The Irishman’”).
Malkin, who pens the “Just for Variety” column and hosts the podcast of the identical identify, was one other double winner. Along with profitable podcast host for his celeb interviews on “The Massive Ticket” (which has been rebranded “Just for Variety”), Malkin prevailed for persona profile, music and humanities, over 2,500 phrases for his revealing cowl story “Liza Minnelli on Oscars, Mom Judy Garland, Working With Fosse and Going to Rehab.”
Elaine Low, senior TV enterprise author, and Angelique Jackson, movie and media reporter, earned the kudo for celeb information for his or her in-depth cowl story report “The Reckoning Over Representation: Black Hollywood Speaks Out, But Is the Industry Listening?”
Worldwide editor Manori Ravindran was acknowledged within the celeb information class for “U.K. Government Sidestepping Media Inquiry Around ‘Love Island’ Host Caroline Flack’s Suicide.”
Brian Steinberg, gained for enterprise writing on any platform for his deeply reported take a look at the altering panorama of community morning information applications in “Rough Morning: How TV’s A.M. News Shows Are Grappling with Trump and Technology.”
Elizabeth Wagmeister, senior correspondent, gained for commentary for her column “What I Learned Covering The Harvey Weinstein Trial.”
Steven Gaydos, VP and government editor of options, received the nod for finest headline for his wordplay within the print version of a narrative about music in interval pics: “In One Era and Out the Other/Score and song choices for films set in bygone days don’t always put a period on it.”
Chief movie critic Peter Debruge took the trophy for theater criticism for a number of works: Isabelle Huppert and Dimitris Papaioannou in Paris,’ ‘A Play Is a Poem,’ ‘The Night Before Broadway Went Dark,’ ‘The Present.’ “
Meg Zukin, former social media chief, was acknowledged for finest journalistic use of social media for her work on the multimedia presentation “Power of Young Hollywood 2019.”
Terry Flores, longtime senior editor, gained for gentle information, movie/TV for “Brad Bird Shares His Classic Film Picks as Guest Curator on TCM’s ‘The Essentials’.”
Kate Aurthur, editor-at-large, gained for leisure enterprise writing for her reporting on the trade effort to develop security protocols to renew movie and TV manufacturing: “New Document Lays Out Plan to Resume Movie and TV Productions with Strict Quarantine Pods.”
On the final version of the awards in 2019, Selection gained 16 awards together with finest leisure publication in print with Rolling Stone for the American (In)Justice Challenge and prime leisure web site, whereas Caroline Framke was honored as prime tv critic.