The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including animated series, videos and experiences 100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone (Flying Bark), The Bravest Knight (Big Bad Boo), Baba Yaga (Baobab Studios), A Holly Dolly Christmas (Ingenuity Studios) as well as “Star Dreaming” – David Yurman Holiday 2020 (The-Artery), Onyx Equinox Trailer (Crunchyroll) and Spider-Man: Miles Morales Credits (PlayStation) among the standouts encompassing the artistic and technical innovations that have surfaced in direct response to the challenges presented by 2020 and 2021.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens. The 42nd annual Telly Awards received a 15% increase in entries from the previous year. The growth was driven by a significant rise in remote and virtual productions, with many brands taking to animation for the first time. The Telly Awards is also proud to name Al Jazeera Media Network as this year’s ‘Telly Company of the Year’.
“In the face of a year like no other, the visual storytelling community has continued to defy the limitations of our new world. Achievements have been both societal, such as embracing social media platforms to raise awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams,” says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”
In recognition of the industry’s evolving cultural change, The Telly Awards continued its commitment toward supporting the talent, voices, and narratives of underrepresented artists around the globe. At the start of the season, The Telly Awards welcomed Ghetto Film School and U.K.-based We Are Parable as media partners. This mission was also reflected within the international and multidisciplinary judging lineup, which was bolstered by the joinings of Shalini Sharma of NBC News, Ryan Honey of Buck, Andrew Wareham of Taxi Group Australia, Karyn Spencer of Whalar, Amy Tunick of WarnerMedia, Jamie Elden of Shutterstock, Kavita Lokchander of Thrive Global, Meghan Oretsky of Vimeo, and Andrew Rowan-Robinson of Framestore NY.
On the heels of a hugely successful virtual screening series, The Telly Awards has also rolled out its first-ever original and monthly interview series to further celebrate creators who have pushed the boundaries of possibility. Entitled Hot Takes, it features unfiltered discussions presented by a chosen industry expert.
Select category Gold winners below, find the full list at www.tellyawards.com/winners.
Campaign: Animation – Sesame Street X Headspace: Monster Meditations | Sesame Workshop
Craft: 2D Animation – Cornerstones: Founding Voices of the Black Church | Baker & Hill
Westpac – “3% Savings” | Buck Design
Unpacked: Development Finance | Dash
FIFA Global Series ’20 Adi E-Ball “Evolution” Promo (EA & Adidas) | Electronic Arts
Good Dudes – Washington | Hustle Media LLC
Business Leader Explainer Video | Indigo Slate
Craft: 3D Animation – Microsoft Family Safety App | Indigo Slate
AWS Game Tech Databases | Indigo Slate
Microsoft 365 Consumer | Indigo Slate
“Star Dreaming” David Yurman, Holiday 2020 | The Artery
Craft: Character Design – Bye Bye 2020! | The Artery
Craft: Use of Animation – YZU 30 Year Anniversary | Wizard Films
Immersive & Mixed Reality
Craft: Use of Interactivity – Baba Yaga | Baobab Studios
Craft: Use of VR – Baba Yaga | Baobab Studios
Craft: Fully Animated Piece – Peterson McGregor “Take a Different Look” | Bluepic
My Bank Is Mabrey | Ideaship Studios
Floating Hospital | Lilyrose
Craft: Fully Animated Piece – Time AI | Vector Is Love
Craft: Use of 2D Animation – Infosec IQ Choose Your Own Adventure Zombie Invasion | Infosec
Accelerate Your Growth: Political Missteps | SDI Clarity
Marketing with Motion Graphics & Animation | TD Post & Animation
Craft: Use of 3D Animation – Noitom International, Inc. Presents “Pacha Mama” | Noitom International, Inc.
Spider-Man Miles Morales – Credits | PlayStation
Burns – 270R Industrial Coffee Roaster | Richter Studios
Craft: Use of Animation – Blublu Manifesto Vol. 2 ‘Out of the Park’ | Blublu Studios
Umbrella | Startostorm
Craft: Use of Animation – American Pie | Workers Ent.
Series: Animation – A Holly Dolly Christmas | Ingenuity Studios
The Magic Garden | RT
Craft: Fully Animated Piece – USPS Global Shipping | Deloitte Digital
Focus on Energy See Packs: Party | ICF Next
Siemens: Architectural Design | Trizz Productions S.L.
Craft: Use of 2D Animation – HyperX – We Are All Gamers | Bito Studio Pte. Ltd.
BGE SESP Smart Thermostats | ICF Next
Craft: Use of 3D Animation – Cat’s Pride – Charlene | The Embassy
Cat’s Pride – Bobby | The Embassy
Craft: Use of Animation – Onyx Equinox Trailer | Crunchyroll
Need to Know: Power Up Teaser | Infosec
Craft: Fully Animated Piece – Amazon Halo Launch Film | Buck Design
Craft: Use of 2D Animation – Pre K On My Way | Viewstream
Adobe Target – AI & Personalization | Viewstream
Craft: Use of 3D Animation – Amazon Halo Launch Film | Buck Design
Wealthsimple Trade App | Buck Design
Warrior Evo QX Gloves | Unconquered
Craft: Use of Animation – Crystal Hot Sauce – How New Orleans Does Flavor | Brand Society
Craft: Fully Animated Piece – Church Mutual: Woven into the Fabric | Upswing Creative
Craft: Use of 2D Animation – Andrew’s New Life | Multipleoutlet Productions
Church Mutual: Woven into the Fabric | Upswing Creative
Craft: Use of 2D Animation – The Bravest Knight | Big Bad Boo Studios Inc.
Taipei Music Center – Brand Video | Grass Jelly Film Co. Ltd.
Craft: Use of 3D Animation – 100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone | Flying Bark