The Telly Awards, now in its 40th year, have announced this year’s winners, including the animated film “There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom“ from Passion Pictures & CNN, DC Entertainment’s live streaming show “DC Daily Live with Kevin Smith”, Netflix’s drag show music video of Dolly Parton’s legendary “Jolene” created for "Dumplin'" and CBS Interactive’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Biggest Baby Shark Ever” starring Josh Groban and Sophie Turner. ESPN, AETN, AJ+, HBO Latin America, and PBS also won for their documentary filmmaking.
The Tellys also named CBS Interactive as Telly Company of the Year, recognizing their work across platforms with video content from its many properties.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors video and television made for all screens and is judged by The Telly Award Judging Council; a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology including Droga5, Ryot, Condé Nast, Framestore, Vimeo, Vice, A&E Networks and more. This year’s winners represent both a broadening of the online landscape to embrace more documentary, scripted and episodic content and a focus on Branded Content and innovative new platforms like VR and Social Streaming.
“We spend a lot of time listening to the creative community and our industry to better understand where the opportunities are for storytelling, and Social and Branded Content rose head and shoulders above the rest,” said Telly’s managing director Sabrina Dridje. “CBS Interactive especially should be commended for its approach to social and online video. These are areas that take a specific set of skills to produce great work, and as an organization honoring video and television content, spotlighting their efforts is fundamental to our mission.”
Additional 40th Annual Telly highlights from this year’s winners include:
View all of the winners of the 40th Annual Telly Awards winners at www.tellyawards.com/winners