Vogue Nabs Top Honors at National Magazine Awards

Vogue may have gotten snubbed at last year's National Magazine awards--but this year the mag took home top honors.
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Vogue may have gotten snubbed at last year's National Magazine awards--but this year the mag took home top honors.
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Vogue may have gotten snubbed at last year's National Magazine awards--but this year the mag took home top honors.

Anna Wintour picked up the award--dubbed an Ellie and presented to her by Girls' Alison Williams--for General Excellence in Print in the Service and Fashion category. The magazine's 2012 March, September and December issues won the award.

It's quite the turnaround from last year when the glossy failed to even get nominated for General Excellence. Part of the reason for the about-face has to do with how the category was framed--last year it was simply Women's Magazines (O, The Oprah Magazine won) and this year it's been narrowed down slightly to Fashion and Service magazines.

Other notable wins this year include New York for Magazine of the Year--kind of like winning Best Picture at the Oscars--and Steven Klein's Kate Moss shoot for W which won for General Excellence in Feature Photography.

Read on for a complete list of winners.

Magazine of the Year New York Adam Moss, Editor in Chief Ben Williams, Online Editorial Director

May 28, October 22 and November 12 Print and iPad Editions

General Excellence, Print: News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines National Geographic National Geographic Chris Johns, Editor in Chief October, November and December

Service and Fashion Magazines Vogue Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief March, September and December

Lifestyle Magazines Martha Stewart Living Martha Stewart, Founder Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief April

Martha Stewart, Founder and Chief Creative Officer Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief May and November

Special-Interest Magazines Outside Lawrence J. Burke, Chairman and Editor in Chief Christopher Keyes, Vice President and Editor March, October and November

Literary, Political and Professional Magazines The Paris Review Lorin Stein, Editor Spring, Fall and Winter

General Excellence, Digital Media Pitchfork Mark Richardson, Editor in Chief

Design TIME Rick Stengel, Managing Editor July 30, November 19 and December 31, 2012/January 7, 2013

Photography National Geographic Chris Johns, Editor in Chief August, September and December

Feature Photography W Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief “Good Kate, Bad Kate," by Will Self; photographs by Steven Klein March

Single-Topic Issue Saveur James Oseland, Editor in Chief “The Mexico Issue” August/September

Magazine Section New York Adam Moss, Editor in Chief “Strategist” May 28, October 8 and October 22

Personal Service Los Angeles Mary Melton, Editor in Chief “The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery in L.A.” October

Leisure Interests Wired Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief “How to Be a Geek Dad” June

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 May, November and December iPad 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,” September 18

Public Interest Texas Monthly Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief “Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,” by Mimi Swartz August

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 March

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 September

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 September