Adweek Unveils Annual Hot List Next Week; CBS and MTV Early Winners

New York-based Adweek has named the finalists for this year’s Hot List. For the first time, the list expands from best in magazines to include television, print, and digital banners.

The winners will be revealed next week, but FishbowlNY has learned exclusively about several of the honorees.

CBS has been chosen for the Hottest Drama on broadcast television, while ABC has been awarded for the Hottest Comedy. On cable, MTV was picked for Hottest Reality show. Adweek does not reveal the hottest shows by name.

In digital, the Hottest Celebrity Website is TMZ. Spotify is taking home two awards: Hottest Startup and Streaming Web. Zynga is selected as Hottest Gaming Company.

Other nominees include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today in the national newspapers category.

Magazines are represented by 11 categories. For Fashion, Glamour goes against InStyle, Marie Claire, People StyleWatch, and Vogue.

In the Entertainment/Celebrity category, Entertainment Weekly is nominated, along with People, Rolling Stone, and US Weekly.

A check of the Food section has Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, and Taste at Home.  

General Interest readers will recognize nominees The New Yorker, Popular Science, Time, Vanity Fair, and Wired.

Monday’s winners will be released to readers online, and  in their publication.