Variety took home three Eddie & Ozzie Awards on Thursday night. The journalism prizes are awarded by Folio for editorial and design excellence, and they were handed out at a dinner gala in downtown New York.
The magazine won best full issue for lifestyle of entertainment with its Gamechangers cover story, which chose the 50 people — from Louis Armstrong to Kathryn Bigelow — who changed the face of Hollywood. Other Gamechangers included Chuck Berry, Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, Bruce Lee and George Lucas.
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Variety’s executive editor Ramin Setoodeh received the award for best range of work by a single author, business-to-business. Setoodeh’s stories submitted for the prize included a profile of Halle Berry about her directorial debut, “Bruised;” a cover story about Latin music mega-star Maluma; and interviews with Cara Delevingne and Melissa Etheridge for Variety’s Pride issue.
Variety also won the award for best cover design, business to business, for a publication with a circulation of 25,000 to 100,000. The honor went to the Nov. 18, 2020 issue with a cover story about David Fincher, the director of “Mank.” The cover story, by Brent Lang, was about the director’s nearly 30-year long quest to bring the story of Herman J. Mankiewicz and the making of “Citizen Kane” to the screen. The cover was illustrated by Greg Ruth.
A complete list of winners is available on the Eddies & Ozzies website.
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