Hollywood Reporter, THR Roundtables Nominated for Webbys
The Hollywood Reporter has received a double nomination for the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences' upcoming 18th annual Webby Awards, it was announced Tuesday.
It was selected as an honoree in the magazine category, while the THR awards season roundtables were nominated for the entertainment (channel) category.
Chosen from 12,000 entries across the U.S. and 50 countries worldwide, the official honoree category is awarded to "the top 20 percent of work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement," according to the official announcement.
Among those vying in the magazine category are Forbes.com, THR sister publication AdWeek, Glamour Paris, POLITICO and HarpersBazaar.com.
THR's groundbreaking roundtables series, which features exclusive interviews with Hollywood stars, awards nominees and top industry executives, has been selected as a nominee in the entertainment (channel) category.
Other nominees in that category are SnagFilms, Vimeo On Demand, Live on Letterman and Pitchfork TV.
Click here for the full list of all the Webby nominees.
The public has until April 24 to vote. Winners will be announced April 29 and feted May 19 at a special event hosted by Patton Oswalt at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Other top nominees include Jay Z, Beyonce, BuzzFeed, QuizUp and Vice Media, each with 11 nominations; The New York Times with 10 nominations; and Google, BBC and PBS with nine nominations apiece.
The latest announcement comes after THR landed its first nomination for the prestigious National Magazine Awards, which are handed out by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Those awards "honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative art direction."
THR's worldwide digital audience has grown more than 40 percent in the last 12 months, according to comScore (February 2013 through February 2014), setting monthly records in December and January with a high of 14.01 million uniques.