Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Webby Nominees Announced: Voting Begins!

The 15th Annual Webby Awards released its list of nominees today! If you wanna take part in the voting, please go to: http://www.webbyawards.com/

The Webby Awards is the leading International award honoring excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals. Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives, the 15th Annual Webby Awards expands the mission of the Webby by honoring excellence in over 100+ Website, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App categories.

Here are some of the Nominees:

The Best Web Personality category noms came from outside Hollywood: YouTube and web star Justine Ezarik for iJustine, New York Times technology columnist and CBS News correspondent David Pogue, Between Two Fern’s Zach Galafianakis, Great Depression Cooking’s Clara Cannucciari, and Egyptian-American filmmaker Rahab Elewaly.

For Best Individual Performance however, nominees included more traditional Hollwood names: Lisa Kudrow for Web Therapy (Lexus), Ralph Macchio for Wax on F*ck Off (Funny Or Die), Isabella Rossellini for Green Porno (Sundance), Cheri Oteri for Liza Life Coach (AMCtv.com), and Jim Carrey for Funny Or Die’s Presidential Reunion.

The Best Drama category saw nominations primarily from independent series: Out With Dad, Anyone But Me, Urban Wolf, Diary of a Single Mom, and Eastenders E20 (BBC).

The Comedy: Long Form or Series category also reflected a nice mix: Funny Or Die’s Presidential Reunion, Web Therapy, 30 Rock: Frank vs. Lutz,The Office: The 3rd Floor Webseries, and The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora.

Other highlights include Justin Bieber Takes over Funny Or Die and Steve Carell’s episode on Between Two Ferns for the Comedy: Individual Short or Episode category, Auto-tune the News‘ Bed Intruder Song for the Best Viral Video category, and Old Spice Response Campaign and OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” video for the Best Viral Marketing category.

Which ones are your favourite?

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