You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Gold Reel kudos fete $100 mil grossers

'Beauty,' 'Hollow' among 22 pics saluted

A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months.

The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner Redstone, clad in tennis togs.

In all, 22 pics were saluted, including 1999 releases “American Beauty” and “Sleepy Hollow.”

EDI prexy Tom Borys noted that the films “span a wide range of genres and budgets.”

Variety publisher-VP Charlie Koones added, “It’s our job at Variety to follow the process. And the process of grossing $100 million is a credit not just to a film that is expertly produced or directed, but one that is craftily marketed and distributed. And that’s where you all come in.”

When their honored films were mentioned, distrib chiefs took turns at the microphone to offer thank-yous.

“The important thing to remember is that this is about movies,” said Fox’s Bruce Snider. “We do the same thing on movies that gross $50 million and ones that gross $5 million. It’s just that these are the movies that really worked.”

More Film

  • Taraji P. Henson What Men Want

    Film News Roundup: Taraji P. Henson Comedy 'What Men Want' Moves to February

    A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months. The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner […]

  • steve dayan Teamsters Local 399

    Hollywood Teamsters, Basic Crafts Unions Launch Contract Negotiations

    A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months. The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner […]

  • Miriam Nelson Dead: Hollywood Choreographer Was

    Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98

    A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months. The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner […]

  • Julianne Moore

    Toronto: A24 Nabs Julianne Moore Film 'Gloria Bell' (EXCLUSIVE)

    A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months. The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner […]

  • Eva LongoriaHollywood Film Awards Arrivals, Beverly

    Eva Longoria Joins 'Dora the Explorer' Movie as Dora's Mother

    A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months. The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner […]

  • Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek'Papillon' film

    'Papillon': Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek's New Drama Is 'Somewhat of a Love Story'

    A few days before gathering at ShoWest to promote their upcoming pics, distribs assembled Thursday to celebrate past success — namely, the $100 million grossers of the last 12 months. The Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by Variety and B.O. tracker ACNielsen EDI, were held at the sunlit Polo Lounge, where passersby included Viacom chief Sumner […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content