Variety Tops National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award Nominations With 44

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Variety has been nominated for 44 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, besting any other news organization this year. Its haul includes bids for entertainment publication for its “Game Over” issue in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, its website, and print journalist of the year.

New York Bureau Chief Ramin Setoodeh picked up five nominations, including print journalist of the year. He was named entertainment journalist of the year by the Los Angeles Press Club in June at its SoCal Awards, where Variety took home a total of 12 awards. The Press Club also presents the National Arts & Entertainment Awards.

Setoodeh’s other nominations include his coverage of the Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw sexual harassment scandals with senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and his interview with Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler about making “Black Panther.” Wagmeister received a total of four nominations.

Variety’s graphics department, including creative director Robert Festino and deputy design director Jennie Chang, also received five nominations.

“We are so damn proud of our Variety team and the fact that we hauled in 44 nominations for all the hard work produced by our outstanding reporters, critics and editors,” says Variety’s co-editor-in-chiefs Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein.

Chief film critic Owen Gleiberman and TV critics Daniel D’Addario and Caroline Framke were nominated for critic of the year in their respective media. Gleiberman was also nominatinated for his commentaries.

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