The Podcast Academy Announces Winners of Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Audio (The Ambies®)

The Podcast Academy, the preeminent professional podcast organization, hosted its second annual Awards for Excellence in Audio (The Ambies®). The show celebrates and elevates podcasts as a unique and personal medium for entertainment, information, storytelling and expression. This year's ceremony highlighted 178 nominees across 25 categories with winners selected by every voting member of The Podcast Academy.

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) March 23, 2022

"9/12" WINS PODCAST OF THE YEAR AT THE SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO PRESENTED BY THE PODCAST ACADEMY

"9/12" Earns the Most Wins with Three Ambies,
Followed by "Billie Was a Black Woman" with Two Wins

Oscar-Nominated Actress Rosamund Pike Received Her First-Ever Ambie Award for Best Performer in Audio Fiction for "Edith!"

Global Phenomenon, "Serial" Honored with Governors Award

The Podcast Academy, the preeminent professional podcast organization, hosted its second annual Awards for Excellence in Audio (The Ambies®) last night. The show celebrates and elevates podcasts as a unique and personal medium for entertainment, information, storytelling and expression. This year's ceremony highlighted 178 nominees across 25 categories with winners selected by every voting member of The Podcast Academy.

The evening was co-hosted by Ross Mathews and Nikki Boyer from The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. This year's Ambies were presented by Wondery with additional support from Audible, Audacy, PRX, Tenderfoot TV, The Hollywood Reporter, Apollo Podcasts, Castbox, Loeb & Loeb and IMDb.

Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Audio Winners:

Podcast of The Year (sponsored by Audacy)
9/12
Amazon Music, Pineapple Street Studios, and Wondery

Best Business Podcast    
Business Wars    
Wondery

Best Comedy Podcast
How Did This Get Made?    
Earwolf

Best Documentary Podcast    
Stay Away From Matthew MaGill    
Pineapple Street Studios

Best Entertainment Podcast    
Back Issue    
Pineapple Street Studios

Best Fiction Podcast (sponsored by Apollo Podcasts)    
Tejana    
Sonoro, Telemundo

Best History Podcast    
Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots    
Slate

Best Indie Podcast (sponsored by Tenderfoot TV)    
An Arm and a Leg    
Public Road Productions

Best Interview Podcast    
70 over 70    
Pineapple Street Studios

Best Knowledge, Science or Tech Podcast
Overheard at National Geographic    
National Geographic Partners

Best News Podcast    
Up First    
NPR

Best Original Score and Music Supervision
9/12    
Amazon Music, Pineapple Street Studios, and Wondery

Best Performer in Audio Fiction (sponsored by Audible)    
Edith! – Rosamund Pike    
QCODE, Crooked Media

Best Personal Growth / Spirituality Podcast (sponsored by Castbox)
Life Kit    
NPR

Best Podcast for Kids
Music Blocks    
Colorado Public Radio

Best Podcast Host    
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders – Sam Sanders
NPR

Best Politics or Opinion Podcast    
Billie Was a Black Woman    
Paramount Audio/Spoke Media/Audible Originals

Best Production and Sound Design (sponsored by PRX)    
Twenty Thousand Hertz    
Defacto Sound

Best Reporting    
9/12    
Pineapple Street Studios, Amazon Music & Wondery

Best Scriptwriting, Fiction    
Soft Voice – James Bloor    
QCODE

Best Scriptwriting, Non-Fiction    
Have You Heard George's Podcast? – George the Poet
BBC Sounds

Best Society and Culture Podcast    
Billie Was a Black Woman
Paramount Audio/Spoke Media/Audible Originals

Best Sports Podcast    
The Lead    
Wondery & The Athletic

Best True Crime Podcast (sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter)    
Suspect    
Wondery & Campside Media

Best Wellness or Relationships Podcast    
On Purpose with Jay Shetty    
Record Edit Podcast

ABOUT THE PODCAST ACADEMY
Founded in February 2020, The Podcast Academy is a not-for-profit professional membership organization that celebrates excellence in podcasting and elevates awareness of podcasts as an indispensable medium for entertainment, information, and creative expression. It values individual and organizational creators alike, of all backgrounds and means, and defines achievement through the values of quality, creativity, innovation, inclusion, and impact. The Podcast Academy provides community, professional development, and industry connections through inclusive, dynamic programming. For more information about The Podcast Academy, please visit http://www.thepodcastacademy.com and follow/like/subscribe on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin.

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Press Assets:
The Ambies logo; Courtesy: The Podcast Academy    
Serial photo assets; Courtesy: Sandy Honig
Ross Mathews press photo; Courtesy: Ross Mathews
Nikki Boyer press photo; Courtesy: Nikki Boyer
Red carpet and winner's photos here; Courtesy: The Podcast Academy    
Red carpet and winner's video footage here; Courtesy: The Podcast Academy
Ceremony footage here; Courtesy: The Podcast Academy

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