Variety Earns Record 121 Nominations From National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards – Variety

by | Nov 4, 2022 | Entertainment

Variety has been nominated for 121 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards, surpassing the publication’s previous record of 99 nods in 2021.

Variety was nominated for best entertainment publication for its “Leaving the Kingdom” issue, released on Dec. 21, 2021, with outgoing Disney CEO Bob Iger. Senior music writer and chief music critic Chris Willman and executive editor Brent Lang were nominated for print journalist of the year, while deputy music editor Jem Aswad and chief correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister were nominated for online journalist of the year.

“Our Variety newsroom has had a banner year in breaking news, industry scoops and traffic. These nominations are just another sign of the incredible work our reporters and editors are doing as the No. 1 entertainment news brand,” said co-editors-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh and Cynthia Littleton.

Variety.com earned a nomination for best entertainment website; the team is comprised of editor William Earl, digital design director Dan Doperalski, deputy editors Pat Saperstein and Meredith Woerner, digital news director Zack Sharf, senior editor Maane Khatchatourian, news editors Jordan Moreau and Ellise Shafer, associate editors J. Kim Murphy and Ethan Shanfeld, social media editor Katcy Stephan and social media coordinator Rachel Seo.

Willman leads all Variety staffers with 17 nominations, including nods for best music critic; book critic; columnist; humor writing; music and arts business writing; celebrity news; pandemic reporting; music personality profile over 2,500 words; arts commentary; streaming and arts soft news; and celebrity feature. Aswad follows with 15 nominations, including best music critic; music business writing; entertainment broadcast; arts hard news; diversity in the music industry; pandemic reporting; music feature; and multiple nods with Setoodeh for their Lil …

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