The American Society of Magazine Editors today announced the finalists for its annual National Magazine Awards—affectionately known as the Ellies. Out of the 54 magazines that made the finalist list, Condé Nast dominates with eight titles accounting for 25 nominations—The New Yorker tops the list with 9 nods.
The ceremony format for the first time will feature a dinner hosted by ASME, the awards will be presented on May 9.
A total of 20 magazines received multiple nominations. While The New Yorker has nine, New York, The New York Times Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review all received six.
First-timers include Cooking Light, House Beautiful, Lapham’s Quarterly, OnEarth, The Sun and Women’s Health.
Condé Nast, Time Inc., Hearst and Emmis crowded the nominations with 47 spread between the three publishers. Condé, however, has by far the most nominations with 25 among 8 titles. Time Inc. comes in at a distant second with 9 nominations across 6 titles.
Condé Nast’s titles account for nearly a quarter of all the nominations.
Close to 270 magazines submitted a total of 1,673 entries judged by 359 magazine journalists and journalism educators, says ASME.
Nominations for the most coveted award, Magazine of the Year, will be released on April 12.