The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards, known familiarly as the Ellies.
With six each, New York and The New Yorker tied for most nominations among 52 titles across 20 categories, including General Excellence.
As with last year, Condé Nast leads among multiply-nominated group publishers, with 24 nominees across eight titles including Bon Appetit, Glamour, GQ and Vanity Fair. Hearst follows with 10 nominations among eight titles including first-time nominee Country Living as well as Esquire, Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Time Inc. drew seven total nominations for Real Simple, Sports Illustrated and Time.
Other first-time nominees are The Fader and Vice; both, along with Country Living, are up for General Excellence in their respective categories.
Winners will be announced at the National Magazine Awards celebration on Thursday, May 3 at New York’s Marriott Marquis, where Sports Illustrated editor Terry McDonell will also be presented with the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame award.
Finalists for the Magazine of the Year category will be announced this Thursday.
Last year, National Geographic won for Magazine of the Year as well as Single Topic issue. Los Angeles, New York and The New York Times Magazine also won two awards each, while first-time nominee Women’s Health won for General Excellence in the Fashion, Service and Lifestyle category.
At last month’s MPA Digital: Swipe conference, multiple-nominee New York magazine took home two Digital Ellies, including one for General Excellence.