NEW YORK — Nominations for the National Magazine Awards were announced Wednesday for issues published in 1999, and fashion got more than its fair share.
In women’s, W received two nominations, while Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar each got one. In men’s, Esquire led the pack with five nominations, while GQ and Men’s Health received one.
The New Yorker led the entire field with 11 nominations across eight categories, including General Excellence for magazines with circulation of 400,000 to 1 million. Other nominees in the General Excellence category of 400,000 to 1 million are Marie Claire, GQ, Fast Company and The Source. Marie Claire was cited for its June, September and October issues, edited by Glenda Bailey.
Other multiple category nominees include Vanity Fair, which got three, Sports Illustrated, with four, and Harper’s Magazine, with three.
W magazine, published by WWD parent Fairchild Publications, received nominations in the categories of Design, for its March, September and December issues; and Photography, for its July, September and October issues. Other nominees in the Design category are ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company, National Geographic Adventure and Nest. Finalists in the Photography category, in addition to W, are Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. The awards committee noted that Harper’s Bazaar’s photography nomination was for the late Liz Tilberis’s February 1999 issue, as well as the July tribute issue to Tilberis — who died in April — and the September issue edited by her temporary successor, Karin Upton Baker.
Esquire’s nominations include Feature Writing, Profiles, Essays, and Reviews and Criticism, and Vanity Fair’s nominations, in addition to photography, include Reporting and General Excellence for magazines with circulation over 1 million.
Other nominees for General Excellence for magazines over 1 million circulation are Entertainment Weekly, Men’s Health, National Geographic and Time.
The awards will be presented at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria on Wednesday, May 3.

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