WINNERS OF THE 9TH ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED 8TH OCTOBER AND HONOURED 14TH NOVEMBER AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN LONDON.
2 OCTOBER 2019: The Lovie Awards is delighted to announce that award-winning comedian Ellie Taylor will host the ninth annual celebration on Thursday, 14th November 2019 at The British Film Institute, Southbank, London.
Described as “radiates natural charisma…blessed with great flair” ” by The Guardian, Taylor is known as the face of BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He is also known for his award-winning work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and for recent TV appearances, including Taskmaster and Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island.
Taylor will serve as master of ceremonies at the 9th Annual Lovie Awards, which honours the best of Europe’s Internet culture—from top creative agencies and publishers to brands, cultural and political organisations and individual creators. As host, she will invite Lovie Winners and Special Achievement honourees on stage to deliver a “7 Words of Lovie” acceptance speech.
Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards, stated, “We’re proud to have Ellie Taylor host The Lovie Awards this year. Ellie brings humour and a quick wit—combined with a true understanding of internet culture—that celebrates the European community.”
The 2019 Lovie Award Winners will be announced on 8th October and honoured at a star-studded awards ceremony and celebration at The BFI Southbank in London on 14th November 2019.
The Lovie Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), which has over 500 members in the region, a “who’s who” of Europe’s best and brightest in digital. IADAS members include musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Yann LeCun (Chief AI Scientist, Facebook), Iain Tait (Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London), Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom) and Lauren Laverne (DJ & Presenter), among others.
The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the sixth year running as premiere sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest. Supporting sponsors include WP Engine among others.
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 across Europe, 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, Apps, Mobile, Podcasts & Voice, Internet Video, Online Advertising and Social. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google and WP Engine.
Jocelyn Wright and Ben Titchmarsh