LIMA International Licensing Awards 2018: the winners!
The winners of the 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards were unveiled on the opening night of Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
“This was an outstanding year for the LIMA Licensing Awards program. Not only did we receive a record 700 submissions, but 42% of the nominees originated from outside the US,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “Tonight’s winners truly exemplify the very best of our global industry. They are definitive leaders in their respective categories and across the entire licensing landscape”.
Winners were selected across 21 categories from a total of 132 nominees.
The ceremony also honored the lifetime achievements of Hall of Fame inductees Elias Fasja-Cohen, CEO and Founder of Tycoon Enterprises, and Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro. In addition, 10 licensing up-and-comers received Rising Star awards – these young industry professionals were recognized for their early contributions to shaping the future of our industry.
ART / DESIGN PROGRAM
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The World of Eric Carle, Eric Carle Studio, LLC, The Joester Loria Group
CELEBRITY / FASHION PROGRAM
Dear Drew, Barrymore Brands, CAA-GBG
CHARACTER / TOY BRAND PROGRAM
L.O.L. Surprise!, MGA Entertainment
CORPORATE BRAND PROGRAM
Pantone, Pantone / Brand Central
emoji – the iconic brand, the emoji company, Global Merchandising, Services, Inc.
FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM – ANIMATED
Rick and Morty, Adult Swim & Cartoon, Network Enterprises
FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM – LIVE ACTION
Jojo Siwa, Nickelodeon
FOOD & BEVERAGE / RESTAURANT PROGRAM
Guinness, Diageo / Beanstalk
Masters of the Universe and Dirty Dancing, Mattel and Lionsgate Born Licensing
LOCATION-BASED OR EXPERIENTIAL INITIATIVE
National Geographic Encounter, National Geographic
Spirit Halloween, Stranger Things
APPAREL / FOOTWEAR / ACCESSORIES LICENSEE
Vans, Peanuts footwear,, apparel & accessories
APPLIANCES / AUTOMOTIVE / ELECTRONICS / HARDWARE / HOUSEWARES / PAINT LICENSEE
Broil Chef, Star Wars TIE Fighter, Gas Grill
DIGITAL LICENSEE – APPS, SOFTWARE, VIDEO
Amazon, Sesame Street Alexa Skill
FOOD / BEVERAGE LICENSEE
Brand & Vision, Sesamstrasse, organic food range
HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS LICENSEE
Sally Hansen, Crayola Insta-Dry nail color collection
HOME DÉCOR, domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles
Jay Franco and Sons, Minecraft home collection
PUBLISHING / SOCIAL EXPRESSION / BACK-TO-SCHOOL LICENSEE
Lovepop, Beatles pop-up card, collection
TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY: 0-12
Cra-Z-Art, Nickelodeon Slime kits
TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY: 13 plus
The LEGO Group, LEGO Star Wars, BB-8 – 75187
WINNER OG COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARD 2018Sally Hansen
The Crayola Insta-Dry nail color collection