Fashion Mags Won And Lost At Last Night’s National Magazine Awards


With less than a week left until the fashion industry’s answer to the Oscars (or the red carpet portion at least), print and digital media had an actual awards show all to themselves last night. The American Society of Magazine Editors bestowed their annual honors on outstanding publications, handing out Alexander Calder Elephant (“Ellie”) statuettes to the best in class in categories like Feature Writing, Photography, and Magazine of the Year.

And while you’d think bigwigs Hearst and Condé Nast would clean up at this kind of thing, the latter only took home four awards out of its 27 nominations, and the former walked away with nothing at all. The biggest winners of the night were New York, which took home the grand prize for its awe-inspiring Hurricane Sandy cover, and National Geographic, which cleaned up in four separate categories.

In the fashion category, Vogue scored big, beating out Harper’s Bazaar, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and Women’s Health, although WWD reports that Anna Wintour displayed a fair amount of humility when she took the stage, saying, “To those of you who might go home empty-handed tonight, let me give you a word of advice: Just hang in there for 25 years as we’ve done, and you might get lucky.”

See who else got lucky with the full list of winners below:

Magazine of the Year: New York
Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
Ben Williams, Online Editorial Director
May 28, October 22 and November 12

General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines: National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
October, November and December

General Excellence, Service and Fashion Magazines: Vogue
Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief
March, September and December

General Excellence, Lifestyle Magazines: Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart, Founder
Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director
Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief
April

Martha Stewart, Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief
May and November

General Excellence, Special-Interest Magazines: Outside
Lawrence J. Burke, Chairman and Editor in Chief
Christopher Keyes, Vice President and Editor
March, October and November

General Excellence, Literary, Political and Professional Magazines: The Paris Review
Lorin Stein, Editor
Spring, Fall and Winter

General Excellence, Digital Media: Pitchfork
Mark Richardson, Editor in Chief

Design: TIME
Rick Stengel, Managing Editor
July 30, November 19 and December 31, 2012/January 7, 2013

Photography: National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
August, September and December

Feature Photography: W
Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief
“Good Kate, Bad Kate,” by Will Self; photographs by Steven Klein
March

Single-Topic Issue: Saveur
James Oseland, Editor in Chief
“The Mexico Issue”
August/September

Magazine Section: New York
Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
“Strategist”
May 28, October 8 and October 22

Personal Service: Los Angeles
Mary Melton, Editor in Chief
“The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery in L.A.”
October

Leisure Interests: Wired
Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief
“How to Be a Geek Dad”
June

Website: The Atlantic
James Bennet, Editor in Chief
Bob Cohn, Editor, Atlantic Digital

Tablet Magazine: National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
Lisa Lytton, Director, Digital Editions
May, November and December iPad Editions

Multimedia: National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
“Cheetahs on the Edge,” November iPad Edition

Video: Mother Jones
Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Editors
David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief
James West, Producer
“Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser,” September 18

Public Interest: Texas Monthly
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
“Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,” by Mimi Swartz
August

Reporting: GQ
Jim Nelson, Editor in Chief
“18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque and 1 Man Dead in Ohio,” by Chris Heath
March

Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing: Texas Monthly
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
“The Innocent Man: Part I,” November, and “The Innocent Man: Part II,” December, by Pamela Colloff

Essays and Criticism: The Atlantic
James Bennet, Editor in Chief
Scott Stossel, Editor
“Fear of a Black President,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
September

Columns and Commentary: Slate
David Plotz, Editor in Chief
Three columns by Dahlia Lithwick: “It’s Not About the Law, Stupid,” March 22; “The Supreme Court’s Dark Vision of Freedom,” March 27; and “Where Is the Liberal Outrage?” July 6

Fiction: Harper’s Magazine
Ellen Rosenbush, Editor
“Batman and Robin Have an Altercation,” by Stephen King
September

Click here to see last year’s list of winners and watch the video for more on this year’s big winner, New York:

[WWD]

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