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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www.TellyAwards.com

 

Social Media

Facebook /TellyAwards

Twitter @TellyAwards

Instagram @TellyAwards

YouTube /TellyAwards

 

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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