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41st Annual Telly Award Winners Announced!

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The 41st Annual Telly Awards Honors Winners Sony Music, Partizan, HBO Latin America, ESPN Films, BBC, iHeart Media, Narratively Creative, Warner Bros., and Disney

COVID-19 content creativity takes center stage as CBS Interactive is named ‘Telly Company of the Year’ for second year in a row 

 

New York, NY (May 27, 2020) — The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jeff Buckley’s “Sky Blue Skin” music video from Sony Music Entertainment, Partizan’s Hewlett Packard “Print the Holidays” Christmas commercial (helmed by French director Michel Gondry), and the exciting psychological deepdive “Do We Have Free Will?” from BBC Reels, as well as a short branded documentary from Square. Under this year’s “Telly Awards Winners Tell Great Stories” theme, standouts encompass directors, editors, animators, producers, technologists, and more across a wide range of industries, company sizes, and regions including Viacom Velocity, Autodesk, HBO Latin America, Adult Swim, Condé Nast, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, Bone+Gold, and Beauregard Media, along with international work from the likes of Culture Trip and Christie’s Auction House (United Kingdom), Taxi (Australia), Al Jazeera (Qatar), and FJ Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors video and television made for all screens and is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.

View all of the winners of The 41st Telly Awards at www.tellyawards.com/winners.

Additionally, the Telly Awards is once again spotlighting years of achievement in multi-platform narratives by naming CBS Interactive as the ‘Telly Company of the Year.’ A leader in pioneering insightful and inspiring video content online and off, properties such as 60 Minutes Overtime on CBS News and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert along with branded content for the likes of Google, Oculus Quest, and Toyota perfectly exemplify this year’s theme celebrating the inspiring power of storytelling.

“Our work exists to highlight and honor exemplary storytelling across all screens,” explains Telly Awards Managing Director Sabrina Dridje. “And now is a more important time than ever to give a platform to those creators bringing us global stories. Last season, we were blown away by work that highlighted social injustice and celebrated diverse work cultures, including pieces that showed us the excellent work being done by humanitarian groups around the world and international communities striving for more equal playing fields for the marginalized. As our season came to a close during the pandemic, however, we were equally impressed by the work that was being produced in this difficult climate to continue to highlight stories that otherwise would not find an audience.”

The diverse array of this year’s winners speaks to the continued growth in creative approaches to the rising digital video production, storytelling, and distribution landscape. To continue broadening its reach across social and digital video artists and spaces, the Telly Awards has expanded its industry partnerships to include VidCon and Social Media Week. This year’s content was judged by a panel of the most diverse and elite group of television and video industry leaders in the awards’ history, including HP Global Head of Virtual Reality Joanna Popper, Vice President of Production at Complex Networks David Weinstein, and Edelman Creative Newsroom Director Annie Granatstein.

Building on the categories of years past, the 41st Telly Awards has added a suite of new ‘Immersive & Mixed Reality’ categories. Winners in this suite include “Star Wars: 5G Sith Jet Trooper” from immersive media company RYOT andBonfire” an interactive film voiced by comedian Ali Wong, from VR animation company Baobab Studios. Additionally, in order to better celebrate the increase in social video and documentary work that addresses global issues, two new categories — ‘Social Impact’ and ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ — were also added. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many pieces dealing with the fallout of the crisis were submitted, spanning fully animated explainer videos, stunning drone footage of empty cities, and a heartfelt and inspiring choreographed Zoom performance from The Juilliard School. The latter features over 100+ of the school’s alumni, including legendary musician Yo-Yo Ma, performing “Bolero” utilizing their unique talents to showcase the incredible power of art to draw people together, even in a time of unprecedented separation.

To further celebrate storytelling across all screens, The Telly Awards also ran the annual ‘Film & Video Night’ screening series throughout the 41st season — curated from past winners, judges, and partners. Programming featured standout work from the likes of CNN’s Great Big Story, droga5, Square, WeTransfer, RadicalMedia, and independent artist and animator Andrew Myers with hugely successful screenings in New York, Toronto, London, and Amsterdam. As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, the Tellys pivoted to share this work online in the form of a Facebook Watch Party, safely continuing to bring engaging and relevant content to the community it serves. All of this work can still be enjoyed on the Telly Awards Facebook page.

41st Annual Telly highlights from this year’s winners include:

  Immersive & Mixed Reality
  • RYOT won for “Star Wars: 5G Sith Jet Trooper” in Use of Interactivity
  • Baobab Studios won for “Bonfire” in Animation
  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division won for “Still Here” in Social Impact
  • Dell Technologies won for Alienware “Unleash The Power” VR Experience in Use of Interactivity
 

Branded Content
  • Narratively Creative won for “The Story of Your Name” in Branded Content: Fully Animated Piece
  • Partizan won for Hewlett Packard’s “Print the Holidays” in Branded Content: Art Direction
  • SoulPancake won for “Class of 2019” in Series: Non-Scripted
  • Apartment Therapy won for “The Journey Home” in Campaign: Business-to-Consumer
 

Television Series/Shows/Segments
  • American Documentary won for “America Reframed: Intelligent Lives” in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Smithsonian Channel won for “America in Color: Coming to America” in Use of Archival Footage
  • PBS won for “For Sama - Featurette” in Documentary
  • NASA/Hubble won for “NASA’s Incredible Discovery Machine: The Story of the Hubble Space Telescope” in Use of Archival Footage
 
      Non-Broadcast
    • Sony Music Entertainment won for Jeff Buckley’s “Sky Blue Skin” music video in Non-Broadcast: Art Direction
    • Culture Trip won for “Send It Worldwide - Culture Trip x GoPro” in Cinematography
    • Accenture won for “Health Tech Innovation ” in Direct Marketing
    • AJ + won for “Locked Up For Being Poor” in Documentary: Series


    Online Series/Shows/Segments
    • BBC Reels won for “Do We Have Free Will?” in Online: Documentary Series
    • Sesame Workshop won for “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” in Children
    • Great Big Story won for “Shine” in Webseries: Documentary
    • Condé Nast Entertainment won for “RuPaul Answers Increasingly Personal Questions | Slow Zoom | Vanity Fair” in Directing
     

    Social Video
    • Beauregard Media won for ”SHEROES” in Social Video: Sports & Leisure
    • The Juilliard School won for “Bolero Julliard” in Arts & Entertainment
    • J. Paul Getty Museum won for “Getty Unshuttered Artists” in Public Service & Activism
    • Malala Fund won for “Malala Fund’s ‘Roll Call’” in Not-For-Profit

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    About The Telly Awards:

    The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, Stash Magazine, and Digiday, VidCon and Social Media Week.

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    The Telly Awards Kicks Off 41st Call for Entries!

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    The Telly Awards Kicks Off 41st Call for Entries 

    With Launch of Immersive & Mixed Reality Categories and Global Expansion of Original Video and Branded Content Screening Series

    World’s largest award for excellence in video content across all screens unveils nationwide campaign – “Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories” – calling on creators across all regions and languages to enter

    Early entry deadline is December 6th, 2019

    New York, NY (October 22, 2019) – Following its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards today opened its annual call for entries, offering several exciting new categories that signal the continued growth in creative approaches to the rising digital video production, storytelling, and distribution landscape. To show its commitment to this creative expansion, The 41st Telly Awards has unveiled its new suite of Immersive & Mixed Reality categories, which embrace media from VR, 360 video, and AR. Along with new Social Impact categories, the awards will also introduce an expansion of its Diversity & Inclusion categories.

    This year, the 41st edition of the Tellys is rolling out an all-new campaign dubbed “Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories”, which celebrates the award’s origins in local and regional commercials, as well as their inclusive, platform-agnostic theme and message. Ever-changing and adapting to the evolution of the industry, The Telly Awards have taken that very message and gone global, recognizing the democratization of who is able to make work. “For this season, due to the explosion of work made for all screens all around the world, we want to ensure that entrants all over the globe understand that we are eagerly inviting entries from all territories, whether English speaking or English-subtitled work. We’re making a concentrated effort to look for work beyond the US,” says Tellys Managing Director Sabrina Dridje.“We also want to highlight that all types of creators, from editors and directors to animators and those producing content on new platforms, are vital parts of the storytelling process. They can all tell great stories and so all have the potential to win.”

    “Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories” will be anchored and amplified by the second installment of the Telly Awards’ video and film screening series. Reflecting the global message of the award, the screenings will not only take place in major U.S. markets such as New York (November 7th at Kickstarter HQ), Los Angeles, and Las Vegas (April 2020), but in prime international capitals including Toronto (November 13th), Berlin, London, and Amsterdam (Spring 2020).

    With Storyhunter as its media partner once again, The Telly Awards’ 45-minute “Film and Video Night” screening program will feature a range of content across branded, animation, and short-form documentaries from notable companies including RadicalMedia, Droga5, Great Big Story, Stash Magazine, WeTransfer, Passion Pictures, CultureLabel, Hickies, and Square. This includes a piece directed by Academy Award nominee Mike Mills and a Telly Award-winning piece narrated by Academy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actress Emma Thompson

    Telly Awards entries will be evaluated by members of The Award Judging Council drawn from a diverse mix of advertising, media, tech, and video industry leaders. Among this year’s first-time judges are Annie Granatstein from The Washington Post, Joanna Popper from HP, Andrew Wareham from Taxi, and David Weinstein from Complex Networks. 

    The Telly Awards also announced expanded partnerships with industry leaders NAB, Stash Magazine, and StudioDaily, as well as new partnerships with Social Media Week and Catalyst Content Festival

    Founded in 1979 to honor commercials made for cable and local TV, The Telly Awards has continually refreshed its categories to honor the evolving, broad range of work being made — including branded content, social video, and animation — working with industry experts to identify categories where new platforms play an increasingly important role in the ways stories are being told.

    As a result, last year, The Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries – a 10% increase from the previous year – from top video content producers including Viacom, Google, Condé Nast, CBS Interactive, and Verizon.

    To enter work in The 40th Annual Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com. The deadline for early entries is December 6th, 2019. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2020.

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    About The Telly Awards

    The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.

    Press Release

    40th Annual Telly Award Winners Announced

     

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    The 40th Annual Telly Awards Celebrate Multi-Screen Winners Netflix, Condé Nast, DC Entertainment, Univision, AJ+, Adult Swim, CNN, Verizon, T Brand Studio and Viacom


    CBS Interactive recognized as Telly’s first ever Company of the Year while Branded Content and Social Video take center stage

     

    New York, NY (May 21, 2019) – Marking its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards announced this year’s winners, including animated, environmentally-conscious standouts like Passion Pictures & CNN’sThere’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom“, live streaming favorite DC Entertainment’s “DC Daily Live with Kevin Smith”, Netflix’s drag show music video of Dolly Parton’s legendary “Jolene” and CBS Interactive’s viral juggernaut for “The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Biggest Baby Shark Ever” starring a crooning Josh Groban and Sophie Turner. A resurgence of documentary filmmaking also prompted top honors for a diverse range of companies: ESPN, AETN, AJ+, HBO Latin America, and PBS.

    Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors video and television made for all screens and is judged by The Telly Award Judging Council; a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.

    View all of the winners of the 40th Annual Telly Awards winners at www.tellyawards.com/winners.

    Also, for the first time ever, The Telly Awards has crowned a Telly Company of the Year: CBS Interactiverecognizing years of achievement across platforms with video content from its many properties like Chowhound, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and CNET who created the widely shared video Mark Zuckerberg explains the internet to old people”. Their commitment to creating great work, online and off, truly embodies the full breadth of platforms and screens the Tellys honor.

    This year’s winners not only represent a further broadening of the online landscape to embrace more documentary, scripted and even episodic pieces, but an increased focus on Branded Content and innovative new platforms like VR and Social Streaming.

    “We spend a lot of time listening to the creative community and our industry to better understand where the opportunities are for storytelling, and Social and Branded Content rose head and shoulders above the rest,” said Telly’s managing director Sabrina Dridje. “CBS Interactive especially should be commended for its approach to social and online video. These are areas that take a specific set of skills to produce great work, and as an organization honoring video and television content, spotlighting their efforts is fundamental to our mission.”

    In addition to a refreshed mission and recent rebrand, this year’s Telly Awards boasted a new roster of judges, comprising the most diverse and elite group of television and video industry leaders in the award’s history.  Entries were evaluated by jury members from creative powerhouse Droga5, next generation motion picture studio Ryot, Condé Nast, Framestore, Vimeo, Vice, A&E Networks and more.

    Indicative of their renewed multi-screen focus is the VR category, which recognized Google’sBack to the Moon”, an animated fairytale adventure that celebrates the life and art of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès, and BBDO DUBLIN’sConsequences” which shows the tragic results of a night of drinking and driving. Tribeca and New York Film Festival favorite “Fire Escape” also won VR gold for its gripping story centered on solving a murder mystery.

    Meanwhile, newer studios and networks also found success with Stept Studios, Blue Chalk Media, and SoulPancake picking up awards in various categories.

    In Online and Social Video, publishers made their mark with Wired, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Bon Appétit all being recognized. Additionally, Verizon Media earned 4 golds for their in-depth online video profiles “This Tattoo Artist Has Been Inking for 46 Years”, “Anthony Mancinelli: The World’s Oldest Barber” and webseries “Real Life Love”.

    Additional 40th Annual Telly highlights from this year’s winners include:

    Branded Content

    • National Geographic won for "A Wild Lager Story" in Videography / Cinematography
    • Passion Pictures & CNN won for "What is Beauty?" in 2D Animation
    • Univision Communications Inc. won for "Target Holiday" in Commercials
    • WeTransfer won for "Breaking The Circle" in Directing
    • Dow Jones won for "Chasing Ambition" in Campaign: Branding

    Social Video

    • Condé Nast won for Wired's "Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises" in General: Education & Discovery
    • PBS Digital Studios won for PBS Digital Studios "It's Okay to be Smart " in Series: Education & Discovery
    • AETN won for "Native American Campaign" in Series: Culture & Lifestyle
    • AJ+ won for "Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women" in General: News & Information

    Television

    • AETN won for "We Are One" in Sports
    • CBS Interactive won for "Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke" in Comedy
    • ESPN Films won for "30 for 30 Shorts: Locked In" in Documentary: Individual
    • HBO Latin America won for  "O Negócio" in Directing
    • Adult Swim won for "Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle - Walkthrough" in Use of Humor

    Online Series/Shows/Segments

    • PBS Digital Studios won for "Do We Need a President of the United States | America From Scratch" in Social Issues
    • Viacom Media Networks won for "Real Life Love" in Webseries: Documentary
    • Culture Trip won for "Hungerlust" in Documentary: Series
    • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah won for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" in Entertainment
    • Fast Company & Inc Magazine won for "Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper turned their chemistry into a side career" in Entertainment

     

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    About The Telly Awards

    The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, Storyhunter, ProductionHub, VR/AR Association, The Wrap and Digiday.

     

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    MARKING 40TH ANNIVERSARY, THE TELLY AWARDS KICKS OFF CALL FOR ENTRIES

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    Jenny Chang, jenny@pkpr.com

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    MARKING 40TH ANNIVERSARY, THE TELLY AWARDS KICKS OFF CALL FOR ENTRIES

    WITH LAUNCH OF ORIGINAL VIDEO SERIES & NEW BRANDED CONTENT CATEGORIES

    World’s largest award for excellence in video & TV across all screens unveils new nationwide campaign – “A Story For Every Screen” – with event series, judges, and partnerships

    Early entry deadline is December 7th, 2018

     

    New York, NY (October 23, 2018) – Kicking off its 40th year as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards today launched its annual call for entries with new categories honoring outstanding work in serialized branded content and live video.

    The call for entries launches alongside a 40th anniversary campaign dubbed “A Story For Every Screen.” The celebration will include a new original online video series and a national film night series in major markets throughout the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

    Reflecting the recent revitalization of The Telly Awards for the multi-screen era, the monthly series will feature interviews with executives representing the full range of video producers, including Vimeo, Dow Jones, iNK Stories, Fast Company, Inc., the American Theatre Wing, Eko, PwC, and Juniper Jones.

    To further advance the industry, The Telly Awards will partner with Storyhunter to support “A Story For Every Screen” with a national film night series showcasing the world’s most innovative television and video work for all screens. Featuring a range of content, including branded, animation, and short-form documentaries, the films will be created by companies including Vice, Great Big Story, National Geographic, and RYOT Studios. Taking place in Chicago (November 7th), New York (November 14th), Los Angeles (March 2019), and San Francisco (April 2019), the series will also include conversations about emerging video and television trends with leaders from Framestore, host of the Chicago screening, Gizmodo Media Group, host of the New York City screening, National Geographic, and Great Big Story.

    Telly Awards entries will be evaluated by a roster of judges drawn from a diverse mix of television and video industry leaders. Among this year’s first-time judges are David Gerlach from A&E Networks, Kate Dohaney from Dow Jones, Courtney Coupe from Great Big Story, and David Lennon from Vice.

    The Telly Awards also announced expanded partnerships with a selection of key industry leaders including IFP, ProductionHUB, The WrapPro, and VR/AR Association.

    Founded in 1979 to honor commercials made for cable and local TV, The Telly Awards recently renewed itself for the multi-screen era. Throughout 2017-2018, the Tellys refashioned its categories to honor the type of work being made by leading producers, including branded content, social video, and animation, and worked with industry experts to identify categories where technology plays an important role in the ways stories are now being told.

    “The last two years have been an exciting renewal period for The Telly Awards, and we’re proud to cap it off with a 40th anniversary celebration that will not only showcase the Tellys online, but also bring a live sampling to audiences in the nation’s biggest cities,” said Tellys managing director Sabrina Dridje, who was tapped to lead the ambitious revitalization. “We’re excited to celebrate 40 years as the industry’s top honors with a fresh identity that reflects the dynamism and vitality of the industry we honor.”

    The revitalization efforts included a new branding initiative reflecting video’s omnipresence on screens of all shapes and sizes, as well as a new editorial platform that allows industry leaders to share best practices, analyses, and opinions on creating, distributing, and monetizing video and television. The Telly Awards also launched a new winners gallery to serve as a showcase for the most innovative work done by Telly Award winners since 2014.

    Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Conde Nast, Showtime, Refinery29, RadicalMedia, and Ogilvy & Mather.

    To enter work in The 40th Annual Telly Awards, visit http://www.tellyawards.com/. The deadline for early entries is December 7th, 2018. Winners will be announced in May 2019.

     

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    About The Telly Awards

    The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.

     

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