New York, New Yorker Lead 2010 Ellies Field

Titles get 10 nominations each for magazine world’s Oscars

Last Updated: March 10, 2010 @ 11:33 AM

Nominees for the 45th annual National Magazine Awards – a.k.a the Ellies, the magazine industry equivalent of the Oscars – were announced on Wednesday.

As usual, New York’s pair of highly-regarded magazines – New York and the New Yorker – led the field with 10 nominations. National Geographic had seven. Esquire, GQ and Wired each had six, followed by the New York Times magazine and Texas Monthly with five.

When you include the accompanying digital nominations, New York magazine leads all titles with a combined 14.

But as the American Society of Magazine Editors – the “Academy” of magazines – is quick to point out, there were eight first-time nominees among the 51 magazines nominated.

The freaky Ellies trophies [pictured] will be doled out at a ceremony in New York on April 22.

Also planned that night, Anna Wintour will be inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame, and ASME executive director Marlene Kahan – who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003 – will be honored before she steps down after 30 years there.

The full list of nominees:

GENERAL EXCELLENCE, PRINT

Recognizes overall editorial achievement at six circulation levels.

Under 100,000 Circulation

Aperture; Architect: Military History; The Paris Review; San Francisco

100,000 to 250,000 Circulation

Foreign Policy; Garden & Gun; Martha Stewart Weddings; Mother Jones; Paste

250,000 to 500,000 Circulation

The Atlantic; Audubon; New York; Texas Monthly; W

500,000 to 1 Million Circulation

The Economist; Esquire; Food Network Magazine; GQ; Wired

1 million to 2 Million Circulation

Field & Stream; Men’s Health; The New Yorker; Teen Vogue; More

Over 2 Million Circulation

ESPN The Magazine; National Geographic; Real Simple; Sports Illustrated; Time

DESIGN, PRINT

Honors the effectiveness of design, typography and artwork in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

Esquire; GQ; Martha Stewart Living; New York; Wired

PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINT

Honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism and photo-illustration in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

GQ; National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine; Vanity Fair; Vogue

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Recognizes the informative photographic documentation of an event or subject

Foreign Policy; National Geographic (2); New York; Virginia Quarterly Review

PHOTO PORTFOLIO

Honors creative photography and photo illustration, including portraiture

National Geographic; New York; The New Yorker; Out; W

SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE

Recognizes magazines that have devoted an issue to the in-depth examination of one topic

ESPN The Magazine; New York; The New Yorker; W; Wired

MAGAZINE SECTION

Recognizes the excellence of a regular, cohesive front- or back-of-back section

Esquire; GQ (2); New York; Wired

PERSONAL SERVICE

Honors the outstanding use of print journalism to serve the readers’ needs and aspirations

5280; Men’s Health; New York; Parents; Wired

LEISURE INTERESTS

Recognizes excellence in service journalism focusing on recreational activities and special interests

Esquire; Field & Stream; New York; Texas Monthly (2)

PUBLIC INTEREST

Recognizes magazine journalism that illuminates issues of public importance

The Boston Review; National Geographic; The New Yorker; San Francisco; Technology Review

REPORTING

Honors the enterprise, skill and analysis that a magazine exhibits in covering an event or problem of contemporary interest and significance

The Boston Globe Magazine; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker (2); Vanity Fair

FEATURING WRITING

Honors the stylishness and originality with which the writer treats her or his subject

Esquire; The New York Times Magazine; Texas Monthly; Vanity Fair; Wired

PROFILE WRITING

Honors the vividness and perceptiveness with which the writer brings his or her subject to life

Esquire; New York; The New Yorker; Vanity Fair (2)

ESSAYS

Recognizes the writer’s eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and unique voice

National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine (2); Orion; Sports Illustrated

COLUMNS AND COMMENTARY

Recognizes excellence in short-form social, economic and political commentary, including humor

The Atlantic; The Economist; Newsweek; Popular Science; Travel + Leisure

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM

Honors the knowledge, persuasiveness and original voice that the critic brings to her or his reviews

GQ; Harper’s Magazine; Los Angeles; The New Yorker; Paste

FICTION

Recognizes excellence in fiction published in magazines

The Antioch Review; McSweeney’s Quarterly; The New Yorker (2); Virginia Quarterly Review
 
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Honors publications that successfully use both print and digital media in fulfilling the editorial mission of the magazine

The Atlantic; Fast Company; Glamour; Men’s Health; New York