And Your Nominations for the 2015 Webby Awards Are…

For the 19th time, the Webbys seek to recognize excellence in the online space Here’s who’s up for what this year. The ceremony is set for May 18 with a stream the following night.

[SPOILER:  My Geeks & Beats podcast failed to make the cut. Again.]

Humor (Websites)
Funny Or Die
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Fill the Silence

Social Media (Websites)
Imgur – the simple image sharer + Internet culture hub
Mash Stories

Games-Related (Websites)
Watch Dogs – Digital Shadow
EA Sports Madden GIFERATOR
The Order

Best Writing (Websites)
The New Yorker
The Guardian: The Long Read

Events (Websites)
Google World Cup

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode (Online Film & Video)
“Shia LaBeouf” Live – Rob Cantor (WCP)
Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials (Mashable)
How to Tell if You’re a Basic Bitch (CollegeHumor)
Simply Genius Shower Thoughts With Nick Offerman (Mashable)
“Repeat Stuff” Bo Burnham (Prettybird)

Comedy: Long Form or Series (Online Film & Video)
Mean Tweets (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Resource/Ammirati)
If Google Was A Guy (CollegeHumor)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Obama (Funny Or Die)
Kids React (Fullscreen)

Music (Online Film & Video)
Coldplay – “Ink” (BLIND)
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (Mori Inc.)
Weird Al Yankovic – “Foil”
TV on the Radio – “Happy Idiot” (Funny Or Die)
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers (PARTY)

Viral (Online Film & Video)
Halloween Candy Prank (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos (Denizen)
Most Shocking Second a Day (Don’t Panic)
We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren’t Models to Kiss Each Other (VICE Media)
3 Seconds Cooking Shrimp Frying Cannon (TOKYU Agency)

Best Editing (Online Film & Video)
The Game Before the Game (R/GA)
Too Many Cooks (Adult Swim)
High Maintenance (Vimeo)
Overwatch Announcement Cinematic (Blizzard Entertainment)
Honda ‘The Other Side’ (Wieden+Kennedy)

Best Individual Performance (Online Film & Video)
Brian Husky – “If Google Was A Guy” (CollegeHumor)
Kristen Bell – “Mary Poppins Quits” (Funny Or Die)
Weird Al Yankovic – “Foil” (CollegeHumor)
Lewis Black Says F#%! Voter Suppression (ACLU)
Stephen Merchant – “If We Won” (Droga5)

Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video)
Kid President (SoulPancake)
Adam Savage – Inside Adam’s Cave (Whalerock Industries)
Eddie Huang (VICE Media)
Dr. James Hamblin – If Our Bodies Could Talk (The Atlantic)
Emily Graslie (The Field Museum)

Best Writing (Online Film & Video)
If Google Was A Guy (CollegeHumor)
High Maintenance (Vimeo)
Adam Ruins Everything (CollegeHumor)
The Britishes (CollegeHumor)
10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man (Funny Or Die)

Entertainment (Channels – Online Film & Video)
The Tonight Show (NBC)
HuffPost Live (The Huffington Post)
The Voice YouTube (NBC)
Grantland (ESPN Films)

How-to & DIY (Video Channels and Networks – Online Film & Video)
Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube (Fresh One Productions)
Munchies How-to (VICE Media)
Michelle Phan

Best Streaming Audio (Mobile Sites & Apps)
SoundCloud App
Beats Music
WNYC App/Discover

Best Streaming Video (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Hulu Plus
Comedy Central App
PBS KIDS Video App

Social (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Tumblr App
Your Shot

Guides/Ratings/Reviews (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Product Hunt
Kelley Blue Book’s
Rate My Professors

News (Handheld Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)
BuzzFeed App
Mashable App
Al Jazeera America

Productivity (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Evernote iOS App

Entertainment (Tablet & All Other Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Central App
Ken Burns
WWE Network & The WWE App At Bat

Games (Tablet & All Other Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)
Monument Valley
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies
Smarty Pins
Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Game
Banner Saga

News (Tablet & All Other Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)
Al Jazeera Digital Magazine
ABC – The Brief
Yahoo News Digest

Celebrity/Fan (Social Content & Marketing)
Oscar Selfie
#somostodosmacacos #weareallmonkeys
Foo Fighters RVA
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Humor (Social Content & Marketing)
The Onion
Funny Or Die
The Most Interesting Man In the World – Social Pages
Bojack Horseman Campaign

Sports (Social Content & Marketing)
Special Olympics
Fair Play
NCAA March Madness Live – Coke Zero Social Arena
NHL Fancam

Weird (Social Content & Marketing)
Sad Tweet
100happydays challenge
True Detective
No likes yet.
Super Important Tweet

Short Form Branded Entertainment (Online Film & Video)
Key & Peele: What About “Non Stop”, Though?
If We Made It
Kevin Hart is not a Baby
The Workaholics Guys Find a New Cubicle Mate

Viral Branded Entertainment (Online Film & Video)
LEGO Everything Is NOT Awesome
Epic Rap Battle: Nerd v. Geek
Nestle Fitness Bra Cam
The World’s Toughest Job

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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