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Academy Awards 2024: Executive Arrivals

Hollywood’s top movers and shakers hit an unexpected final hurdle on their way into the Dolby Theatre to celebrate 2023’s most influential films when a pro-Palestinian protest against the Israel-Hamas War created a traffic nightmare in Hollywood. But that still didn’t dim the spirits of executives who stopped to reflect on the milestone moment of the 96th annual Academy Awards with Variety.

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2024 Oscars Executive Arrivals

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Atmosphere at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

Brian Roberts and Donna Langley

Brian Roberts and Donna Langley
Brian Roberts and Donna Langley

Comcast’s Brian Roberts and NBCUniversal’s Donna Langley attend the 96th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

David Zaslav

David Zaslav
David Zaslav

Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Bob Iger and Willow Bay

Bob Iger and Willow Bay
Bob Iger and Willow Bay

Disney’s Bob Iger and USC’s Willow Bay at the 96th Annual Oscars held at at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

Greg Peters

Greg Peters
Greg Peters

Netflix’s Greg Peters with wife Kimi Peters at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Jacqueline Stewart

Jacqueline Stewart
Jacqueline Stewart

Jacqueline Stewart of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024.

Apple group

Apple group
Apple group

Apple Worldwide video chiefs Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht with Apple’s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue at the 96th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024.

Warner Bros. trio

Warner Bros. trio
Warner Bros. trio

Warner Bros.’ Josh Goldstine, Michael De Luca and Jeff Goldstein at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Peter Cramer

Peter Cramer
Peter Cramer

Universal Pictures’ Peter Cramer with wife Stacy Cramer at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Pamela Abdy

Pamela Abdy
Pamela Abdy

MacKensie Whittaker and Pamela Abdy at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Paramount Pictures’ Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland

Paramount Pictures’ Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland
Paramount Pictures’ Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland

Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins
Mike Hopkins

Amazon’s Mike Hopkins with wife Sheri Hopkins at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Bela Bajaria

Bela Bajaria
Bela Bajaria

Netflix’s Bela Bajaria with husband Doug Prochilo at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Alan Bergman and Dana Walden

Alan Bergman and Dana Walden
Alan Bergman and Dana Walden

Disney’s Alan Bergman and Dana Walden at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Brian Robbins

Brian Robbins
Brian Robbins

Brian Robbins of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon with wife Tracy James at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Salke

Jennifer Salke
Jennifer Salke

Amazon MGM Studios’ Jennifer Salke with husband, producer Bert Salke, at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Focus and Universal Pictures executives

Focus and Universal Pictures executives
Focus and Universal Pictures executives

Peter Kujawski, Stefanie Azpiazu, Erica Swinkels and Niels Swinkels at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

David Greenbaum

David Greenbaum
David Greenbaum

Disney’s David Greenbaum with wife Jamie Kantrowitz at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Albert Cheng and Dan Scharf

Albert Cheng and Dan Scharf
Albert Cheng and Dan Scharf

Amazon Studios’ Albert Cheng and Dan Scharf at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn

Neon chief Tom Quinn with wife Celeste Quinn at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

David Kramer and Jeremy Zimmer

David Kramer and Jeremy Zimmer
David Kramer and Jeremy Zimmer

UTA’s David Kramer and Jeremy Zimmer at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Matt Dentler

Matt Dentler
Matt Dentler

Apple’s Matt Dentler at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Maha Dakhil

Maha Dakhil
Maha Dakhil

CAA’s Maha Dakhil at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

UTA trio

UTA trio
UTA trio

UTA’s Tara Jones, Rena Ronson and Shani Rosenzweig at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

David Gersh and Bob Gersh

David Gersh and Bob Gersh
David Gersh and Bob Gersh

Gersh Agency’s David Gersh and Bob Gersh at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Thierry Frémaux

Thierry Frémaux
Thierry Frémaux

Cannes Film Festival’s Thierry Frémaux at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Variety trio

Variety trio
Variety trio

Variety’s Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Ramin Setoodeh and Dea Lawrence at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Debra OConnell, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Debra OConnell, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Debra OConnell, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Disney’s Debra OConnell, ‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ hosts Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Matthew Greenfield

Matthew Greenfield
Matthew Greenfield

Searchlight Pictures’ Matthew Greenfield at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Alana Mayo

Alana Mayo
Alana Mayo

Orion Pictures’ Alana Mayo at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Tom Rothman

Tom Rothman
Tom Rothman

Sony Pictures’ Tom Rothman and Jessica Harper at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Richard Weitz and Christian Muirhead

Richard Weitz and Christian Muirhead
Richard Weitz and Christian Muirhead

WME’s Richard Weitz and Christian Muirhead at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Jimmy Horowitz

Jimmy Horowitz
Jimmy Horowitz

Universal Pictures’ Jimmy Horowitz with girlfriend Yifat Oren at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Julie Rapaport

Julie Rapaport
Julie Rapaport

Amazon Studios’ Julie Rapaport and guest at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dobly Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Scott Stuber

Scott Stuber
Scott Stuber

Producer Scott Stuber with wife Molly Sims at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

96th Annual Oscars – Executive Arrivals

96th Annual Oscars – Executive Arrivals
96th Annual Oscars – Executive Arrivals

Craig Erwich and Shawna Nagler at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Virisa Yong/Variety via Getty Images)

Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti

Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti
Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti

Amazon Studios marketing head Kroll and and theatircal and streaming head Valenti step out.