Variety Wins 20 Awards, Including Best Entertainment Website, at National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards

Variety took home 20 top honors at Friday’s National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, including the wins for best entertainment website, podcast host, best headline and for music and theater criticism.The virtual ceremony was hosted by comedian Alonzo Bodden.

This year’s Veritas Award for film from the Los Angeles Press Club went to Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”Variety was nominated for a record 99 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism awards.

Organizers noted that total submissions for the awards topped more than 1,000 for the first time.Variety‘s wins demonstrated the range of coverage offered by the global entertainment news source over a turbulent year.The music criticism victory went to deputy music editor Jem Aswad for “Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher,’ ‘Grammy Salute to Prince.’”Aswad also won for arts feature under 1,000 words for “What’s Next for Lockdown Live Music?” And Aswad shared a third win with Shirley Halperin,

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