Fashion magazines walked away empty handed at last year’s National Magazine Awards, but Glamour made up for that drought in a big way at this year’s ceremony, on Thursday night, scoring the top honor of magazine of the year for its April, September and November issues. Vogue didn’t win an Ellie, but editor in chief Anna Wintour was inducted into the magazine editors hall of fame by David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker.
The night’s big winner, though, was New York magazine, which won in four categories, including general excellence for magazines with a circulation 250,000 to 500,000; magazine section; personal service, for the piece “For and Against Foreskin,” and leisure interests, for “The Great New York Neoclassical Neapolitan Pizza Revolution.” The New Yorker walked away with three awards, for photo portfolio, public interest and reviews and criticism, for three reviews by Elizabeth Kolbert. National Geographic also won three awards, for general excellence for magazines with circulation over 2 million, photojournalism and essays, for “Top Ten State Fair Joys” by Garrison Keillor.
GQ took home only one award, but it was a big one: general excellence for circulation of 500,000 to 1 million. The win by GQ also prevented Wired from receiving what would have marked its sixth Ellie in that category. Wired managed to keep one of its streaks alive, however, by winning the design award for the third year running. David Zinczenko was awarded with a general excellence prize for Men’s Health, for magazines with circulation of 1 million to 2 million, and competitor Esquire won for profile writing.