Today, the American Society of Magazine Editors released the list of finalists for the 2015 National Magazine Awards (or "Ellies," after the elephant-shaped statuette given to winners). For the second year in a row, New York magazine racked up the most nominations—10 in total, including Magazine of the Year—for a single title.
Condé Nast once again led the publisher race with 22 nominations, including two of the five Magazine of the Year slots. Hearst followed with nine nominations, Time Inc. with six and Rodale Inc. with four.
Of the 66 print and digital magazines named as finalists, 29 of those received multiple nominations. In addition to New York's 10 nominations, Bon Appétit and The New Yorker both scored six nods, while The Atlantic, GQ and the Virginia Quarterly Review each received four nominations. The Atavist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan, Grantland, Harper's Bazaar, Sunset and Texas Monthly each received three.
Eight publications made their Ellies debut this year, including California Sunday Magazine, Grantland, Kinfolk, Matter, Nautilus, Politico, Powder and Refinery29. Another digital-only outlet—Slate—also was nominated.
The nominees for Magazine of the Year, which "honors magazines for print and digital editorial excellence and for magazine-branded content and services, including conferences and events," were Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan, The Hollywood Reporter, New York and Vogue. (The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek's sister publication, was also nominated for General Excellence in the Special Interest category.)
Notably, last year's Magazine of the Year winner, Fast Company, failed to snag a nod in any category this year.
The awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 2 in New York.