Live Tweets And Results From The National Magazine Awards


Here is a full list of results from last night’s National Magazine Awards and just below you can find a blow-by blow Tweet account (ie. Martha Stewart’s very high shoes, Brooke Shields very green dress, David Remnick’s very pink tie) from last night’s big event at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center (more than a few people, by the way, aimed for the Time Warner center by mistake, where it has been held in recent years past).

A couple of highlights. After last year’s “annus horribilis” (more than one editor congratulated the room on surviving 2009) last night felt like a return to better and more familiar times. Also very familiar faces. New York, an Ellie favorite, walked away with the most awards of the evening (four). The New Yorker snagged three, losing out to Men’s Health in the General Excellence category, much to editor Dave Zinzenko’s obvious (and funny) enjoyment. The big winner of the night, however, was Glamour, which snapped up the brand new Magazine of the Year that awards both print and digital efforts. In her acceptance speech editor Cindi Leive noted how nice it was to seen women’s magazines recognized in the top categories.

The winners of the National Magazine Awards 2010 are:

General Excellence, Print

Recognizes overall editorial achievement at six circulation levels.

Under 100,000 Circulation
San Francisco
Bruce Kelley, Editor-in-Chief
For April, August, December Issues

100,000 to 250,000 Circulation
Mother Jones
Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Editors
For July/August, September/October, November/December Issues

250,000 to 500,000 Circulation
New York
Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief
For April 20, October 5, October 26 Issues

500,000 to 1 Million Circulation
Jim Nelson, Editor-in-Chief
For June, September, November Issues

1 Million to 2 Million Circulation
Men’s Health
David Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief
For September, October, November Issues

Over 2 Million Circulation
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief
For May, September, December Issues

Design, Print

Honors the effectiveness of design, typography and artwork in support of the editorial mission of the magazine


Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

For March, May, August Issues

Photography, Print

Honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism and photo-illustration in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

Vanity Fair

Graydon Carter, Editor

For March, September, November Issues


Recognizes the informative photographic documentation of an event or subject

National Geographic

Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief

For “Shattered Somalia,” photographs by Pascal Maitre; text by Robert Draper, May

Photo Portfolio

Honors creative photography and photo illustration, including portraiture

The New Yorker

David Remnick, Editor

For “Portraits of Power,” photographs by Platon, December 7

Single-Topic Issue

Recognizes magazines that have devoted an issue to the in-depth examination of one topic


Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

For “The Mystery Issue,” May

Magazine Section

Recognizes the excellence of a regular, cohesive front- or back-of-back section

New York

Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief

For “Strategist,” April 20, May 25, October 26

Personal Service

Honors the outstanding use of print journalism to serve the readers’ needs and aspirations

New York

Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief

For “For and Against Foreskin,” by Chris Bonanos, Michael Idov and Hanna Rosin, October 26

Leisure Interests

Recognizes excellence in service journalism focusing on recreational activities and special interests

New York

Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief

For “The Great New York Neoclassical Neapolitan Pizza Revolution,” by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld with Michael Idov, July 20-27

Public Interest

Recognizes magazine journalism that illuminates issues of public importance

The New Yorker

David Remnick, Editor

For “The Cost Conundrum,” by Atul Gawande, June 1


Honors the enterprise, skill and analysis that a magazine exhibits in covering an event or problem of contemporary interest and significance

The New York Times Magazine

Gerald Marzorati, Editor

For “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” by Sheri Fink, August 30

Feature Writing

Honors the stylishness and originality with which the writer treats her or his subject

Texas Monthly

Evan Smith, President and Editor-in-Chief; Jake Silverstein, Editor

For “Still Life,” by Skip Hollandsworth, May

Profile Writing

Honors the vividness and perceptiveness with which the writer brings his or her subject to life


David Granger, Editor-in-Chief

For “The Man Who Never Was,” by Mike Sager, May


Recognizes the writer’s eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and unique voice

National Geographic

Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief

For “Top Ten State Fair Joys,” by Garrison Keillor, July

Columns and Commentary

Recognizes excellence in short-form social, economic and political commentary, including humor


Jon Meacham, Editor

For three columns by Fareed Zakaria: “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative,” February 16; “The Way Out of Afghanistan,” September 21; “Theocracy and Its Discontents,” June 29

Reviews and Criticism

Honors the knowledge, persuasiveness and original voice that the critic brings to her or his reviews

The New Yorker

David Remnick, Editor

For three reviews by Elizabeth Kolbert: “Green Like Me,” August 31; “Flesh of Your Flesh,” November 9; “Hosed,” November 16


Recognizes excellence in fiction published in magazines

McSweeney’s Quarterly

Dave Eggers, Editor

For “Memory Wall,” by Anthony Doerr, October 1; “Raw Water,” by Wells Tower, October 1; “Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events,” by Kevin Moffett; March 3

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