Hollywood Reporter Scores Fourth Consecutive National Magazine Award Nomination for 'General Excellence'

The magazine has won that award, in the 'special interest' sub-category, the last two years in a row.

The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday was awarded a nomination for the prestigious National Magazine Awards, handed out by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

THR has been nominated for General Excellence — Special Interest, marking its fourth consecutive nomination in that category. It will compete with Chicago, Kazoo, Modern Farmer and Powder for the award, which "honors print and digital magazines" for "editorial, visual and functional excellence." The special interest sub-category "honors publications serving highly defined reader communities, including city and regional magazines."

This marks the fourth year that THR has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2014, THR scored its first-ever nom, for General Excellence — Special Interest; in both 2015 and 2016, the magazine won that category and also earned Magazine of the Year nominations. It also was named as a 2016 finalist for best cover.

The three issues submitted for consideration this year were April's New York issue featuring an interview of Bernie Sanders by Spike Lee; the Nov. 25, 2016, issue with Megyn Kelly on the cover; and the Creativity issue from December, which included a roundtable discussion with Damien Chazelle, Donald Glover, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Issa Rae, moderated by Jon Favreau.

Additionally, as revealed earlier this month, two THR issues are vying for Readers' Choice Award for best cover. The Sept. 23, 2016, Emmy Issue, featuring Jimmy Kimmel as Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on the cover, is nominated for best entertainment and celebrity cover. The issue with Kelly on the cover is nominated in the category of best news and politics covers. Readers can vote for a favorite cover here until Jan. 26.

The awards, established in 1966, are sponsored by ASME in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Known as the "Ellies" — for the Alexander Calder stabile elephant given to each winner — the awards will be presented at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala, set to take place Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Lester Holt will serve as the event's host.

A complete list of NMA finalists follows.

General Excellence

News, Sports and Entertainment
Honors publications covering politics, business and technology as well as pop culture and leisure interests

Bloomberg Businessweek; ESPN The Magazine; GQ; New York; The New Yorker

Service and Lifestyle
Honors publications covering health and fitness as well as fashion, design, food and travel

Bon Appétit; Elle; GQ Style; Marie Claire; Saveur

Special Interest
Honors publications serving highly defined reader communities, including city and regional magazines and active-interest titles

Chicago; The Hollywood Reporter; Kazoo; Modern Farmer; Powder

Literature, Science and Politics
Honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering the arts

Aperture; Foreign Affairs; The Marshall Project; Mother Jones; Poetry

Honors overall excellence in magazine design

Bon Appétit; The California Sunday Magazine; GQ; New York; The Pitchfork Review

Honors overall excellence in magazine photography

AFAR; Aperture; The California Sunday Magazine; Powder; WSJ. Magazine

Feature Photography
Honors the use of photography in a feature story, photo-essay or photo portfolio

Magazine Section
Honors the editorial direction of print or digital departments or sections

  • Food Network Magazine for “Fun Cooking”
  • Garden & Gun for “Talk of the South”
  • New York for “The Culture Pages”
  • Popular Mechanics for “Know-How”
  • Women’s Health for “Discuss!”

Personal Service
Honors magazine journalism that serves readers’ needs and aspirations

Leisure Interests
Honors magazine journalism that provides practical information about recreational activities and special interests

Single-Topic Issue
Honors print magazines that have devoted a single issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject

  • The California Sunday Magazine for “Listen,” October 2 print issue and californiasunday.com
  • Los Angeles for “Immigration: A Special Issue,” October
  • National Geographic for “Yellowstone: The Battle for the American West,” May print issue and nationalgeographic.com
  • New York for “Eight Years in America,” October 3-16 print issue and nymag.com
  • Saveur for “The Origins Issue,” October/November

Honors magazine websites and online-only magazines

Audubon; Bloomberg Businessweek; Eater; The Intercept; National Geographic

Honors digital storytelling and the integration of magazine media

  • Huffington Post Highline for “The 21st Century Gold Rush,” by Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, December 21 at highline.huffingtonpost.com
  • New York for “The Year in Memes,” by Madison Malone Kircher, Brian Feldman and Max Read, December 14 at nymag.com
  • The New York Times Magazine for “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going,” nytimes.com and March 13 print issue
  • ProPublica and The Texas Tribune for “Hell and High Water,” by Neena Satija for The Texas Tribune and Reveal, Kiah Collier for The Texas Tribune, and Al Shaw and Jeff Larson for ProPublica, March 3 at propublica.org
  • Vanity Fair for “The Break Out Bunch,” September 13 at Snapchat Discover

Honors the outstanding use of video in magazine media

Honors reporting excellence as exemplified by one article or a series of articles

Feature Writing
Honors original, stylish storytelling

Essays and Criticism
Honors interpretative and critical journalism

Columns and Commentary
Honors political and social commentary; news analysis; and reviews and criticism

Public Interest
Honors magazine journalism that illuminates issues of national importance

  • The Atavist for “A Family Matter,” by Jessica Weisberg, August 16 at magazine.atavist.com
  • Huffington Post Highline for “Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream,” by Kathryn Joyce, video and photographs by Emily Kassie, March 16 at highline.huffingtonpost.com
  • The New York Times Magazine for “Worlds Apart,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, June 12
  • The New Yorker for “The List,” by Sarah Stillman, March 14
  • Scientific American for “The Looming Threat of Factory-Farm Superbugs,” by Melinda Wenner Moyer, December

Magazine of the Year
Honors magazines for print and digital editorial excellence; audience engagement; and the success of branded content and services, including conferences and events

The California Sunday Magazine; Cosmopolitan; Mother Jones; New York; The New Yorker