Marc Jacob’s “A-Z of Music”, ESPN’s Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies “30 for 30”, National Geographic’s “Breaking 2”, Thrillist’s “No Leftovers” and Litton’s “Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation,” were all announced as 39th Annual Telly Award Winners today, alongside a new suite of Telly Gold winners that include HBO, Partizan, Tree VR, and Viacom Velocity.
Today’s winner’s announcement caps a year-long initiative by the Telly Awards to rebuild the honors for the multi-screen era. Throughout 2017-2018 the Tellys refashioned their categories to honor the type of work being made by leading producers, including branded content, social video and animation, as well as working with industry experts to identify important industry categories where technology was playing an impactful role in the ways stories are now being told: Virtual Reality, Interactive and 360 Video.
“It is exciting to see how perfectly this year’s winners capture the innovation and energy of the rapidly changing video and television industry that we rebuilt the Telly Awards to recognize,” said Tellys managing director Sabrina Dridje, who was tapped last year to lead the revitalization of the awards. “They are an exciting culmination to an ambitious year-long effort that has re-established The Telly Awards as a trusted benchmark for the industry.”