Mark Ronson, Jorja Smith, Fridays for Future, Maria Pedraza, George Ezra, VOGUE Spain, BBC, Spotify, Night Sky, KLM, LEGO, and more win European internet’s highest honour
Ashley Walters, George the Poet, Grace F Victory and Karma Co-founders amongst special achievement honourees
Full list of winners:
8 October 2019: The Guardian, James O’Brien, Culture Trip, WeTransfer, Zalando, LADbible, and Barbican Centre among others are named winners of The 9th Annual Lovie Awards, the most prestigious pan-European honour for online excellence. The Lovie Awards also named Denmark’s & Co. as Lovie Agency of the Year, based on the advertising agency that performed the best across all categories.
All winners will be awarded along with Lovie Award Special Achievement honourees, including actor, producer and star of Netflix’s “Top Boy” Season 3 Ashley Walters, podcast and recording artist and spoken-word performer George Mpanga, a.k.a. George the Poet, YouTube creator and author Grace F Victory and more at The 9th Annual Lovie Awards, hosted by acclaimed comedian Ellie Taylor on 14 November at BFI Southbank in London. All winners are showcased online at
The Lovie Award winners are selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), which includes over 500 of Europe’s best and brightest leaders in digital, including musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Yann LeCun (Vice President and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook), Iain Tait (Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London), Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom and Codam College) and Lauren Laverne (Broadcaster). The People’s Lovie Award winners are determined by the public.
IADAS also announced Special Achievement winners for 2018, honouring people in Europe who use the internet in exceptional ways. They are:
Ashley Walters, Lovie Best Actor, for his brilliant work as Dushane in the Netflix series “Top Boy” Season 3. The show and performance emphasise the impacts and social issues stemming from drug addiction and gangs, poverty and gentrification, from a deeply human centre.
George Mpanga, a.k.a. George The Poet, Lovie Artist of the Year: For brilliantly redefining what a podcast can be with ”Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” and for using the medium to shine a light on important cultural issues as a role model to his community and beyond.
Grace F Victory, Lovie Creator for Change, for openly tackling important and taboo subjects on YouTube where she discusses issues ranging from eating disorders and body positivity, to mental health and well beyond, to the benefit of millions online across the world.
Elsa Bernadotte, Mattis Larsson, Ludvig Berling and Hjalmar Ståhlberg Nordegren: Founders of Karma – Lovie Emerging Entrepreneurs: For using the internet to revolutionise and curb food waste.
They join previous Special Achievement winners such as Jamie Oliver, Björk, Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox, Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq), Yann LeCun, Sophie Wilson, JR, and The European Space Agency, among others.
“This year’s winners exemplify the creativity, boldness of spirit and the convergence of cultures that represents the Lovies, and Europe.” commented Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards. “Our aim goes beyond awarding outstanding work. It also provides an opportunity to learn and seek inspiration from all projects across the European digital spectrum that positively impact people both online and off.”
Highlights from Entertainment, Media & Video winners in the 9th Annual Lovie Awards include:
General Video
EPAM TH_NK: Pages of The Sea – Events & Live Broadcasts (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – UK
BBC Africa Eye: Sudan’s Livestream Massacre – News & Politics (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Woodwork Amsterdam: One – An Apollo 11 homage – Science & Education (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
4Creative: The Big Bang Theory YouTube Quiz – Music & Entertainment (Gold) – UK
Culture Trip: Hungerlust – Lifestyle (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Deutsche Welle: Meet the Germans with Rachel – Documentary Video Series (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – Germany
Condé Nast Creative Studio Spain: VOGUE x Bulgari: Zero Limits & María Pedraza Best Art Direction (Bronze) – Spain
MRM//McCANN: SIGNS – Technical Achievement (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – Germany
VCCP: Parents vs Kids – Best Conversational Interface (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Hi Mum! Said Dad: BBC Good Food Alexa Skill – Best User Experience (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Virtue: GENDERLESS VOICE – Technical Achievement (Silver) – Denmark
CODE D’AZUR: KLM Travel Assistant – Best Branded Interaction (Bronze) – The Netherlands
Evening Standard – News & Politics (Gold) – UK
BBC Future – Best Writing/Editorial (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – UK – News & Politics (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Wealthsimple – Financial Services (Gold) – UK
DeepL und denkwerk: DeepL – Web Services & Applications (Gold) – Germany
One Shoe: – Charitable Organisations & Non-Profit (Gold) – The Netherlands The LEGO Foundation – Best Design/Functional (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – Denmark
4:3 by Boiler Room (Netflix of the Underground) – Music & Entertainment (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – UK
IN10: Anne Frank House Digital Platform – Cultural Institutions (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
Fabrique: Sir Hotels – Travel & Tourism (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
For the third year, Podcasts were honoured in The Lovie Awards. Select winners include:
Sony Music UK: George Ezra & Friends – Entertainment & Sport (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Global: Full Disclosure with James O’Brien – Interview/Talk Show (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – UK
BBC Studios: BBC Earth – Best Series (Silver) – UK
@guardian: Today in Focus – Best Series (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – UK
MZ Denmark GmbH [a:web] Podcast – The podcast about the web you’ll need – Best Individual Episode (Bronze) – Germany
Nouvelles Écoutes: La Poudre – Best Host (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – France
The Economist asks by Economist Radio – Best Host (Bronze) – UK
Spotify: Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash – Entertainment & Sport (Bronze) – US
Virtual Reality + 360° Video
Born05: iFly KLM 360 – Branded 360 Video (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
Cinétévé Expérience: The Scream VR – Best Narrative Experience (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – France
Demodern: DuMont Discovery Dock – An interactive micro amusement park – Virtual Reality Branded (Silver) – Germany
International Committee of the Red Cross: The Right Choice – 360 Video (Bronze) – Switzerland
BBDO Dublin: RSA Consequences – 360 Video (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – Ireland
ZOAN: Virtual Helsinki – VR Experience – Virtual Reality (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – Finland
Branded Entertainment
& Co.: Welcomme Listeners – Scripted (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – Denmark
Robert Bosch GmbH: #LikeABosch – Short Form (Gold) – Germany
72andSunny Amsterdam: ASMR Shower and Shavetorials – THE BALLS Experimental & Weird (Bronze) – The Netherlands
Lab81: IL BISONTE. Wanny, a dream come true – Animation (Bronze& The People’s Lovie) – Italy
Jungle Creations: If Monopoly was real life – Comedy (Bronze & The People’s Lovie Winner) – UK
Serviceplan Gruppe: LIFEBOAT – THE EXPERIMENT – Documentary (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – Germany
Wavemaker: Vodafone Speed Stunt 5G Blind Skiing – Entertainment & Sport (Bronze) – Germany
Phantom: Haunting London – Experimental & Weird (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Denkwerk: The Ultimate Limited Edition: Life – Integrated Campaigns (Bronze) – Germany
CIAO PEOPLE SRL: La sfida tra donne e uomini – Public Service & Activism (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – Italy
Other highlights of the Annual Lovie Awards winners include:
VICE UK: Fridays for Future on Snapchat – Social, Education & Discovery (Gold)
Stendahls: The Checkout Suite – Online Advertising, Best Creative Use of Data (Gold) – Sweden
iCandi Apps: Night Sky – Mobile, Best Use of Augmented Reality (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Sony Music Entertainment UK: Mark Ronson Interactive Music Video – Social, Best Use of Stories (Gold) – UK
RTVE: AN UNFORGETTABLE NEW YEAR’S EVE – Social, Best Use of Stories (Silver) – Spain
WEAREMOODY: Moody Month Mood and Hormone Cycle Tracker – Mobile, Wellness & Lifestyle (Gold & The People’s Lovie) – UK
Heimat: German Federal Association of Funeral Directors “My Personal Coffin” – Branded Content, Public Service & Activism (Gold) – Germany
RESONANTES: APP-ELLES: Ending Violence Against Women – Mobile, Best Connected Product & Wearables (Silver & The People’s Lovie) – France
The Orchard: Jorja Smith “On Your Own” – Internet Video, Performance & Craft, Best Art Direction (Bronze & The People’s Lovie) – US
Alkemy SpA: Interpresents – Social, Promotions & Contests (Bronze) – Italy
The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the sixth year running as premier sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest. Supporting sponsors include WP Engine.
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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 individual creators. Now in its ninth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 33 countries, The Lovies reflects 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, Podcasts & Voice, Internet Video, Online Advertising and Social. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google and WP Engine.