Post Malone, Rita Ora, Skepta, Global Citizen, Madonna, Louis Tomlinson, Riz Ahmed, Jorja Smith, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Spotify, Glamour Spain, Adwoa Aboah, WeTransfer, Beats, The Guardian and more win European Internet’s highest honour

Jameela Jamila and Gorillaz named Special Achievement Honourees

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19 November 2020: Cinétévé Experience, RTVE, Nivea, and Bikespector, as well as some of Europe’s biggest online publishers including The Economist, Conde Nast International, Al Jazeera, BuzzFeed UK, Evening Standard and Dagbladet are named winners of the 10th Annual Lovie Awards, the most prestigious pan-European honour for online excellence. The Lovie Awards also named Dept as Lovie Agency of the Year, based on the advertising agency that performed the best across all categories.

All winners will be celebrated along with Lovie Award Special Achievement honourees, including Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, aka Gorillaz, and Jameela Jamil, actor, host and creator of the iWeigh movement and podcast, in the first-ever virtual Lovie Awards celebration, Lovies X Everywhere, launching today at 14:00 GMT at, presented by Google. All winners are also showcased at

Lovie Award Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Members include musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Vice President and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook Yann LeCun, Vice President, LEGO Anna Rafferty, Actor & Producer Ashley Walters, Host of The Happy Place Podcast Fearne Cotton, Creator, Have You Heard George’s Podcast? George The Poet (George Mpanga), Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London Iain Tait, Strategy Director, AKQA Miriam Plon Sauer, and Co-Founder, TomTom and Codam College Corinne Vigreux, among others. The People’s Lovie Award winners are determined by the public.

IADAS also announced Special Achievement winners for 2020, honouring leaders in Europe who use the internet in exceptional ways, especially during the global Covid-19 pandemic. They are:

  • Gorillaz, Lovie Lifetime Achievement, for their outstanding work combining music and digital technology for more than a decade, from the early days to their Spotify release of MAYDEUP FEST giving fans across the Internet a festival experience, to their upcoming livestream concert for their new album, Song Machine. Their award will be presented by Imogen Heap.

  • Jameela Jamil, Lovie Special Achievement, for using her massive online influence to advocate for body positivity, inclusivity and self-love, and against shame, notably by founding the inspiring Instagram and online community, and podcast, iWeigh. Her award will be presented by gender non-conforming writer and performance artist, Alok Vaid-Menon.

They join previous Special Achievement winners such as Jamie Oliver, Björk, Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox, George the Poet, Ashley Walters, Eben Upton, Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq), Yann LeCun, Evanna Lynch, Prof. Heinz Gerhäuser, Sophie Wilson, JR, and The European Space Agency, among others.

“This year’s winners exemplify the creativity, resiliency and the convergence of cultures that represents the Lovies, and Europe as a whole,” commented Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards. “Our aim goes beyond awarding outstanding work. It also provides an opportunity to learn from all projects across the European digital spectrum that positively impact people both online and off. Which is particularly inspiring as we continue to live through the global pandemic, which has forced us to reinvent and rethink everything from how we work to how we educate, and how we advocate for one another.”

“I continue to be inspired by how creativity has blossomed during this unusual year–how asking a question can ignite the imagination and lead to new possibilities. At Google, we see people asking new questions daily. Actually, 15% of searches every single day are new. It’s this curiosity that fuels amazing creativity around the world, and we’re proud to be celebrating it with The Lovie Awards,” commented Nishma Robb, Director of Brand and Reputation Marketing, Google UK.

In its sixth consecutive year, The Lovie Agency of the Year Award is bestowed upon the agency that performs best across all award categories. With 8 awards in total—3 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze awards—as determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), 8 People’s Lovie Awards voted on by the online public, as well as 6 Official Shortlist nods, Dept (Amsterdam) performed the best across all Lovie categories this year and wins the 2020 Lovie Agency of the Year distinction.

Highlights from Entertainment, Media & Video winners in the 10th Annual Lovie Awards include:


  • Broccoli Content: About Race With Reni Eddo-Lodge – Documentary (Gold), Best Host (Gold, People’s Lovie), Best Series (Gold, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • Spotify: Äkta hela vägen – Best Host, Best Series, Interview/Talk Show (Gold) – Sweden

  • IMO and the Children’s Commissioner’s Office: The IMO Podcast – Interview/Talk Show (Gold) – UK

  • The Guardian: Today in Focus – News & Politics (Gold) – UK

  • The Economist: Babbage from Economist Radio – Science & Education (Silver, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • Potholder Productions Ltd.: Folk on Foot – Arts & Entertainment (Gold, People’s Lovie), Best Individual Episode (Silver) – UK

  • Lex Noteboom: The Deca Tapes – Scripted (Fiction) (Silver, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • Airborne / Born05 Group: De Buitendienst – Best Branded Podcast or Segment (Gold, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands


  • Evening Standard: NHS Everyday Heroes – Documentary (Gold) – UK

  • WeSoundCompany: Give Them The Best – Diversity & Inclusion (Silver, People’s Lovie) – France

  • Powster: Post Malone | Circles – Weird & Experimental (Gold) – UK

  • Ronjafilm: Field Trip – Documentary (Gold, People’s Lovie) – Germany

  • Hopster: Love is Love – Diversity & Inclusion (Bronze) – UK

  • redfish GmbH: Favela Lockdown: Brazil’s Gangs Fighting COVID-19 – Documentary (Gold) – Germany

  • Jorja Smith – Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy) – Music & Entertainment (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – USA

  • Al Jazeera Digital: Start Here – Video Series, News & Politics (Gold, People’s Lovie) and Public Service & Activism (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Doha

  • Yahoo UK / Verizon Media: Up Close and Socially Distant – Video Series, News & Politics (Silver) – UK

  • Global Citizen: Together at Home Concert Series – Events & Live Broadcasts (Silver) – USA

  • Concerto Akadémia Nonprofit Kft.: Concerto Budapest & Kremerata Baltica Concert Film for MEZZO – Events & Live Broadcasts (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – Hungary


  • Atlantic Records UK: Rita Ora – How to Be Lonely: The Digital Experience – Music & Entertainment (Silver, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • Q42: Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close – Cultural Institutions (Gold, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • The Guardian: – News & Politics (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • GRRR – Creative Digital Agency: The Ocean Cleanup – Charitable Organisations & Non-Profit (Gold, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • ThinkingAbout: Glamora – Best Design – Functional (Gold) – Italy

  • Calvert 22 Foundation: The Calvert Journal – Lifestyle (Silver) – UK

  • Hjaltelin Stahl: Touched – Best Use of Data Visualisation (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Denmark

  • Dagbladet: The story that has to be told before the words disappear – Best Writing, Editorial (Gold, People’s Lovie) – Norway

  • Familjen STHLM: – Services & Applications (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Sweden

  • Limbo: ARoS – Art (Gold) – Denmark

  • Build in Amsterdam: Powerhouse Company – Best Design – Aesthetic (Gold) – The Netherlands

  • Demodern GmbH: edding Wall of Fame – Best Practices (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Germany

  • DEPT: Bugaboo – Retail & Shopping (Gold, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • denkwerk GmbH: Bikespector – Best Practices (Bronze) – Germany


  • The Unicorn: LIFE – Public Service & Activism (Gold) – Denmark

  • N=5: The Dark Side of Money – Long Form (Silver, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • Hjaltelin Stahl: Morning Tremens – Comedy (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Denmark

  • Condé Nast Spain: VOGUE – The Broken Hearts Club – Diversity & Inclusion (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – Spain

  • WeTransfer: WeTransfer x Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye – Diversity & Inclusion (Bronze) – The Netherlands

  • Tiny Ark: Courage Series One Episode 7 – Denise Chaila – Live Experiences (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – Ireland

  • Chrome Productions: Sotheby’s – Auction of the Future – Live Experiences (Bronze) – UK


  • MediaMonks: SpaceBuzz VR Education Platform for children to create Ambassadors of planet earth – Best Narrative Experience (Gold, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • RT: Lessons of Auschwitz: Volumetric VR illustration tribute by Moscow school students – Best Narrative Experience (Gold) – Russia

  • BBDO Dublin: Distractions – 360 Video (Branded) (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Ireland

  • RTVE: ELCANO 360 EXPERIENCE – 360 Video (Silver, People’s Lovie) – Spain

Highlights from Advertising winners in the 10th Annual Lovie Awards include:

  • Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH: The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination – Cause Marketing Campaign and PR Campaign (Gold) – Germany

  • 4Creative: The End of the F***ing World – Video Campaign (Gold) – UK

  • Spotify: Spotify for Pets – Branded Content, Products & Services (Bronze) – UK

  • 72andSunny Amsterdam: Fanta – Idiots Are Amazing – Video Advertising Long Form (Silver) – The Netherlands

  • Cheil Germany GmbH: Windows Into The Future – Art Direction and Mobile & Experiential Marketing (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – Germany

  • Wunderman Thompson: Unscripted – Social Media Campaign (Gold) – UK

  • Elespacio: Beefeater London Town – Creative Use of Data (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – Germany

  • DEPT: SteelSeries – Brand Strategy & Planning (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands


Highlights from winners in Social and Apps, Mobile & Voice include:

  • iCandi Apps Ltd.: Night Sky – Best Use of GPS/Location Technology (Gold) – UK

  • Work & Co.: IKEA App – Apps, Mobile & Voice – Best Practices (Gold) – USA

  • FIFA: FIFA and WePlay: #WorldCupAtHome – Social, Entertainment & Sport (Gold, People’s Lovie) – Switzerland

  • AnalogFolk: #BeatsDaisyChallenge – Social, Best Influencer Endorsement (Gold) – UK

  • Dimension: Three 5G | Adwoa Aboah becomes an AR model at London Fashion Week – Best Use of Augmented Reality (Silver, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • Denkwerk GmbH: Enso – Slack’s first mindfulness buddy – Best Use of Messaging & Bots (Bronze) – Germany

  • Buzzfeed UK: Seasonedbf – Social, Diversity & Inclusion (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • WMA: Louis Tomlinson, ‘Walls’ Album Campaign – Best Overall Social Presence (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – UK

  • MTV International: MTV EMA – Social Video, Events & Live Streaming (Silver) – USA

  • Al Jazeera InvestigationsFacebook Pages of Hate – Social Video, News & Politics (Gold) – Doha

  • Q42: Efteling Magic Mirror – Voice, Best User Experience (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

  • Other Tales Interactive: Tick Tock: A Tale for Two – Apps & Mobile Sites – Games (Silver) – Denmark

  • CNN: CNN Style – Websites, Fashion & Beauty (Silver) – USA

  • Lemon Scented Tea: Un-Dutch Stories on Stories: The Flamingo Family – Social Excellence, Best Use of Stories (Bronze, People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands

The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the seventh year running as premier sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest. View all the winners and news here:

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 tenth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,000 entries from over 30 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 six main category types: Websites, Video, Advertising, Apps, Mobile & Voice, Podcasts and Social. Premiere sponsor of The Lovie Awards is Google.



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