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BSME Awards 2012: Magazine industry winners include GQ, Digital Spy, Wired

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Magazines and websites including GQ, Mr.Porter, Wired, Digital Spy and MOJO were honoured at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards last night (November 12).

Actor and comedian Stephen Mangan hosted the event, which also saw X Factor winner and judge Alexandra Burke perform live.

Stephen Mangan

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Alexandra Burke

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A number of Hearst Magazines UK (owners of Digital Spy) titles were recognised at the awards, including Country Living's Susy Smith picking up 'Editor of the Year for Lifestyle Magazines & Digital Titles' and Company's Victoria White being handed the 'Women's Magazines' (monthly or less frequent) accolade.

The '2012 Editors' Editor of the Year' went to Louise Court at Cosmopolitan.

At the ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the London Hilton, Phil Alexander from music magazine MOJO was named the top editor for 'Entertainment & Celebrity Magazines'.

'Columnist of the Year - Consumer' went to Liz Jones of The Mail On Sunday's YOU Magazine, with The Times' Caitlin Moran being 'Highly Commended'.

Dylan Jones, editor of the Condé Nast title GQ, scooped the 'Men's Magazines Editor of the Year' award, while Mr.Porter.com's Jeremy Langmead picked up the digital equivalent.

The 'Fiona MacPherson New Editor of the Year' award went to Farrah Storr of Women's Health magazine.

Kitty Finstad, the awards chair and group editor of August Media, said: "It's been a fantastic year for magazines, with editors embracing new platforms and consistently raising the editorial bar for their readers.

"This year's awards recognise the phenomenal skill and influence of the best of British talent."

Digital Spy editor David Moynihan collected the award for 'Editor of the Year, Digital Entertainment and Celebrity titles'.

Moynihan said: "It's great to win at the magazine industry Oscars. We know our 15 million monthly unique users enjoy our site, but to have a panel of industry experts honour us in this way really recognises the hard work and talent of our brilliant team."

The full list of winners:

EDITORS OF THE YEAR
Business & Professional Magazines (non-weekly)
William Drew – Restaurant, William Reed Business Media

Business & Professional Magazines (weekly)
Giles Barrie – Property Week, UBM Built Environment
Highly Commended: Stuart Macdonald – Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group Ltd

Digital Business Titles
Nadine Woogara – nursingtimes.net, Emap

Customer Magazines (business readership)
Melody Bartlett – The Marketer, Redactive Publishing
Highly Commended: Karen Dempsey – The Globe, Redwood

Customer Magazines (consumer readership)
Donna Hardie – Completely London, August Media

Digital Customer Titles
Katy Davis – ikeafamilylive.com, August Media

Entertainment & Celebrity Magazines
Phil Alexander – MOJO, Bauer Media

Digital Entertainment & Celebrity Titles
David Moynihan – Digital Spy, Hearst Magazines UK

Lifestyle Magazines & Digital Titles
Susy Smith – Country Living, Hearst Magazines UK

Sport, Leisure & Health Magazines and Digital Titles
Andy Dixon – Runner's World, Hearst-Rodale UK
Highly Commended: Andrew Miller – The Cricketer, The Cricketer Publishing Ltd

Special Interest & Hobbies Magazines
David Rowan – Wired, The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

Digital Special Interest & Hobbies Titles
Melissa Dick – ASOS, ASOS.com

Men's Magazines
Dylan Jones – GQ, The Condé Nast Publications Ltd
Highly Commended: Matthew Todd – Attitude, Attitude Media

Digital Men's Titles
Jeremy Langmead – mrporter.com, Net-a-Porter Group

Women's Magazines (monthly or less frequent)
Victoria White – Company, Hearst Magazines UK
Highly Commended: Louise Court – Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

Women's Magazines (weekly or fortnightly)
Lisa Smosarski – Stylist, ShortList Media

Digital Women's Titles
Jessica Vince – graziadaily.co.uk, Bauer Media

Youth Magazines and Digital Titles
Malcolm Mackenzie – We Love Pop, Egmont UK
Highly Commended: Steph Cooper – CBeebies Art Magazine, Immediate Media Co

Newspaper & Current Affairs Magazines and Digital Magazine Titles
Rachel Richardson – Fabulous, News International Ltd

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
Natasha McNamara – easyliving.co.uk, The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

THE FIONA MACPHERSON NEW EDITOR OF THE YEAR
Farrah Storr – Women's Health, Hearst-Rodale UK

ART DIRECT OF THE YEAR
Art Director of the Year – Business
Finnie Finn – I: Global Intelligence for the CIO, Redwood
Highly Commended: Simon Esterson & Jon Morgan – The Architectural Review, Emap

Art Director of the Year - Consumer (monthly or less frequent)
Tanita Montgomery – Company, Hearst Magazines UK
Highly Commended: Paul Solomons – GQ, The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

Art Director of the Year - Consumer (weekly or fortnightly)
Clare Ferguson – Stylist, ShortList Media
Highly Commended: Chris Hitchcock – The Times Magazine, News International Ltd

Digital Art Director / Designer of the Year
Nitzan Hermon – Wallpaper.com, IPC Media
Highly Commended: Paul Solomons – GQ iPad App, The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

BRAND APP OF THE YEAR
Gillian Carter – BBC Good Food, BBC Worldwide/Immediate Media Company
Highly Commended: Deborah Bee – Harrods Magazine App, Harrods Publishing

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR
Columnist of the Year – Business
Dr Phil Peverley – Pulse, Briefing Media Ltd

Columnist of the Year – Consumer
Liz Jones – YOU, Associated Newspapers Ltd
Highly Commended: Caitlin Moran – The Times Magazine, News International Ltd

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Giles Barrie - Property Week – UBM Built Environment, for Site Life
Highly Commended: Michelle Ogundehin – Elle Decoration, Hearst Magazines UK,
for Equal Rights for Design

INNOVATION/BRAND-BUILDING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
David Hall – FourFourTwo, Haymarket Media, for FourFourTwo Stats Zone App
Highly Commended: Eilidh MacAskill – InStyle, IPC Media, for Film InStyle

THE MARK BOXER AWARD
Dylan Jones – GQ, The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

THE 2012 EDITORS' EDITOR OF THE YEAR
Louise Court – Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

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