NEW YORK -– National Geographic topped all other magazines by winning four prizes at Thursday night’s National Magazine Awards, the industry's most prestigious award ceremony.
New York magazine, which took home the most awards last year and was awarded this year's “Cover of the Year” statue on Wednesday night, won the coveted “Magazine of the Year” prize. Along with New York, the Atlantic and Texas Monthly each won two awards.
The American Society of Magazine Editors, in association with Columbia Journalism School, sponsors the awards, commonly described within the industry as “Ellies” because they're shaped like the Alexander Calder sculpture, “Elephant.” Eighteen different magazines took home Ellies this year.
Mother Jones won the “Video” award for obtaining the full tape of Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments at a private fundraiser, a scoop that also netted a Polk Award.
The Atlantic won the “Essays and Criticism” award for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “Fear of a Black President,” and Slate was honored for “Columns and Commentary” for three Dahlia Lithwick columns.
Slate was one of two digital-only publications to win on Thursday night. Pitchfork, the influential music site, won for “General Excellence” in digital media.
Read the full list of National Magazine Award winners below:
Magazine of the Year: New York, Adam Moss, Editor in Chief, Ben Williams, Online Editorial Director
General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines: National Geographic, Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
General Excellence, Service and Fashion Magazines: Vogue, Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief
General Interest, Lifestyle Magazines: Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart, Founder, Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director, Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief
General Interest, Special-Interest Magazines: Outside, Lawrence J. Burke, Chairman and Editor in Chief, Christopher Keyes, Vice President and Editor
General Excellence, Literary, Political and Professional Magazines: The Paris Review, Lorin Stein, Editor
General Excellence, Digital Media: Pitchfork, Mark Richardson, Editor in Chief, Design: Time, Rick Stengel, Managing Editor
Photography: National Geographic, Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
Feature Photography: W, Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief
Single-Topic Issue: Saveur, James Oseland, Editor in Chief, “The Mexico Issue”
Magazine Section: New York, Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
Personal Service: Los Angeles, Mary Melton, Editor in Chief, “The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery in L.A.”
Leisure Interests: Wired, Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, “How to Be a Geek Dad”, Website: The Atlantic, James Bennet, Editor in Chief, Bob Cohn, Editor, Atlantic Digital
Tablet Magazine: National Geographic, Chris Johns, Editor in Chief, Lisa Lytton, Director, Digital Editions
Multimedia: National Geographic, Chris Johns, Editor in Chief, “Cheetahs on the Edge,” November iPad Edition
Video: Mother Jones, Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Editors, David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief, James West, Producer “Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser”
Public Interest: Texas Monthly, Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief, “Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,” by Mimi Swartz
Reporting: GQ, Jim Nelson, Editor in Chief, “18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque and 1 Man Dead in Ohio,” by Chris Heath
Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing: Texas Monthly, Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief, “The Innocent Man: Part I,” November, and “The Innocent Man: Part II,” December, by Pamela Colloff
Essays and Criticism: The Atlantic, James Bennet, Editor in Chief, Scott Stossel, Editor, “Fear of a Black President,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Columns and Commentary: Slate, David Plotz, Editor in Chief, Three columns by Dahlia Lithwick: "It's Not About the Law, Stupid," March 22; "The Supreme Court's Dark Vision of Freedom," March 27; and "Where Is the Liberal Outrage?" July 6
Fiction: Harper’s Magazine, Ellen Rosenbush, Editor, “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation,” by Stephen King