Variety Wins Three Eddie & Ozzie Awards for Website and Photography

Variety received three Eddie & Ozzie Awards for editorial design excellence on the evening of September 13. Presented by Folio, the winners and special mentions were announced at this year’s gala at City Winery New York.

The publication won the Eddie Website Award in the business-to-business category. Honorable mentions for the category include SevenFifty Daily, Fierce Pharma and strategy+business.

Variety also won the Ozzie Award for Best Cinematography, Business-to-Business, for her Power of Women 2021 cover featuring “I May Destroy You” creator Michaela Coel. The cover story, written by senior entertainment writer Angelique Jackson, followed Coel’s shift in focus to new stories following the success of the HBO limited series. Coel won an Emmy Award in the writing category for a limited series for the show in 2021.

Variety associate music editor Jem Aswad won an Eddie Award for range of single-writer, cross-company work. His collection of work includes coverage of the music industry’s billion-dollar fight for music streaming royalties, award show reporting, as well as various industry reshuffles. Variety co-editor Ramin Setoodeh received honorable mention in the category, having won the award last year. His submitted works included a profile of Halle Berry on her directorial debut, “Bruised”; a cover story about Latin music mega-star Maluma; and interviews with Cara Delevingne and Melissa Etheridge for Variety Matter of pride.

Film critic Owen Gleiberman received an honorable mention, in the essays and reviews category for business-to-business, as did the magazine’s “Leaving the Kingdom” issue, written by then-editor Claudia Eller, who was shortlisted in the full issue, media and entertainment award. Variety Streaming series “The Take,” presented by Apple TV+ and hosted by chief correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and awards editor Clayton Davis, was a finalist for the video.

A full list of winners is available at The Eddie & Ozzie Awards website.

Daniel L. Vasquez