For Immediate Release
Wednesday, 7th October 2015
COMEDIAN MARK DOLAN CONFIRMED AS HOST OF THE 5TH ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS
Full list of Winners to be announced on Tuesday 13th October
LONDON: The Lovie Awards are delighted to announce that award-winning comedian, writer and TV presenter Mark Dolan will return to host the fifth annual event, which takes place on Thursday 12th November 2015 at The British Film Institute, Southbank, London. Mark will take the helm of the show which celebrates Europe’s brightest creative talents in tech, and is the most prestigious honour for excellence on the European Internet.
The Lovie Awards expands on the tradition of the trademark 5-word acceptance speech of The Webby Awards – the global sister-awards to The Lovie Awards – by asking winners to deliver a “Declaration of Lovie,” a unique acceptance speech that must include the word “Love” in the language of their choice. As host, Mark will ensure that winners abide by the tradition.
With voting in The People’s Lovie Awards still open through the 8th October, the whole of the internet turns its attention to the highly anticipated announcement of all winners on Tuesday 13th October. As well as award winners in Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile & Apps and Social from across Europe, The Lovies also presents a number of Special Achievement Awards, which will be revealed on the 13th. 2014 Special Achievement honourees included Jamie Oliver (Person of the Year), Sigur Ròs (Artist of the Year), Dan Howell (danisnotonfire, Internet Video Person of the Year), and Sophie Wilson, inventor of the ARM Microprocessor (Lifetime Achievement).
Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman for The Lovie Awards commented; “Much like our winners, Mark is supremely talented and it’s an honour and a privilege to welcome him back to The Lovie Awards family.”
Mark Dolan is a prolific broadcaster, comedian and writer. He has made a splash this year, acting as moderator for ‘If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World’ with the notorious columnist. Between doing stand-up and his TV appearances, Mark is currently presenting a slot on Fubar Radio. He fronted a series lampooning the world of ads, in Channel 4’s ‘Mad Bad Ad Show’. This followed three series’ of the hugely popular Channel 4 documentary series, ‘The World’s…and Me’, which featured the world’s smallest, tallest and hairiest people, as well as the most surgically enhanced woman! Mark was also the host of the iconic Channel 4 comedy show ‘Balls of Steel’, which aired on 4 Music. Mark launched both E4 and More 4 respectively as host of the comedy series ‘Show Me The Funny’ and as anchor of the late night topical talk show The Last Word. He had a successful five-year stint as host of Sky’s flagship movie show, 35mm.
For more information about The Lovie Awards or to speak to a member of the team please contact:
Rassami Hok Ljungberg
About The Lovie Awards
The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers. Now in its fourth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 30 countries across the EU, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian is judged by native speakers in five main category types: Websites, Mobile & Apps, Internet Video, Online Advertising, and Social. More information at www.lovieawards.eu. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, MediaMonks, Ace Hotel, Coolhunting, The Drum, Springwise, Creativepool, Quixel, Ninjamarketing and Prote.in.
About The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organisation, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards, the leading international honour for Websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity, and its European sister, The Lovie Awards. More information at www.iadas.net.