December 5, 2018
The 38th annual Variety Hall of Fame awards ceremony and dinner took place Dec. 4 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, Calif.
This year’s honorees were Bob Buchi, president, worldwide home media distribution, Paramount Pictures; Susanne Daniels, global head of content for YouTube; animator and director Bob Bird, known for such films as The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Incredibles 2; actress and YouTube creator Issa Rae; and FandangoNOW, honored as an “innovative retailer” and represented by VP of home entertainment Cameron Douglas. In addition, Movies Anywhere was honored with the Deloitte Media & Entertainment Leadership Award.
The event, established as the Video Hall of Fame back in the early 1980s, came with a shorter name – last year it was called Variety Press Play Home Entertainment & Digital Hall of Fame – but a broader purpose: “Celebrating innovation in multi-platform entertainment.”