The Western Publishing Association has bestowed 10 Maggie Award nominations on Variety for its work in 2013.

Winners will be announced at the 63rd annual Maggie banquet which takes place May 2 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Prior to the evening awards, there will be a pre-Maggie event where the VIP speaker will be Andrew Wallenstein, digital editor-in-chief of Variety and Variety.com. He will be talking about Variety’s successful transition from a daily to a weekly and how it is staying ahead of the curve.

Variety’s Maggie nominations:

Best Entertainment, Communication or The Arts/Trade & Consumer
Runaway Hollywood Issue; story by Ted Johnson; published in August

Best Annuals & One-Time Custom Publications/Trade
Standalone Violence Issue; edited by Tim Gray; published in January

Best Feature Article (circulation under 75,000, consumer)
Alfonso Cuaron: A Force of Gravity; an Auteur’s Re-Entry; story by David S. Cohen and Dave McNary

Best Interview or Profile/Consumer
The Gospel of Mark; story by Cynthia Littleton

Best News Story/Consumer
Runaway Hollywood: Fighting the Flight; story by Ted Johnson

Best Editorial Layout (circulation under 75,000/consumer)
October: Hunger Games: ‘Fire’ Starters

Best series of editorial photographs
December: The Ultimate Awards Nomination Guide; portrait gallery

Best cover (circ under 75K/consumer)
October: The Hard Sell

Special Theme Issue (circ under 75K/consumer)
January: Violence Issue

Most improved publication