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WEBBY WINS: The Webby Award winners were revealed Monday, weeks ahead of the official awards ceremony, which will take place May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The 18th annual awards fete the best of digital, and this year some of the usual suspects nabbed top honors, with a few newbies grabbing bragging rights. For the third year in a row, The New Yorker won best editorial writing, while Wired grabbed People’s Choice. The technology-inspired title won best magazine for the second time since 2012.
The Atlantic won for best political site, as Refinery29 received both the Webby and the People’s Choice award for Fashion and Beauty. The site beat out competitors Lucky, Style.com, Net-a-porter, Mr Porter and IntoTheGloss, among others.
The New York Times scooped up the Webby for News site, as J. Crew snapped up best fashion & beauty social media site. In that category, GQ received the People’s Choice.
While it could have won the Webby for Humor — Funny or Die took that one — Mullen got top honors for native advertising, thanks to its clever Century 21 ad, which showcases a house that looks very similar to Walter White’s home from “Breaking Bad.”