EXCLUSIVE: Webby Award Nominees in Online Video Announced

/ Apr 9, 2013

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Online Video Standouts Include Funny or Die, ‘Burning Love,’ and Tom Hanks’ ‘Electric City’

 It seems not so long ago that we were treated to 2012 Webby Award host Patton Oswalt bringing the audience to tears (of laughter) just before (and after) Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss not-so-soberly toasted to internet and technology visionary, Steve Jobs. Not to mention, the sweet sounds of Bjork and Epic Meal Time continue to ring in our ears… But, as the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new.

The nominees for the 17th Annual Webby Awards were unveiled today, and VideoInk has the scoop on those recognized in this year’s Online Film & Video Categories (full list below and here).

Funny or Die leads with seven online video nods, including a Best Individual Performance nomination for “Charlize Theron Gets Hacked.” “Burning Love,” Erica Oyama and Ken Marino’s gut-busting parody of reality dating shows, places second with three nominations, for Best Comedy Longform or Series, Best Individual Performance, and Best Writing. It’s a nice gift for Yahoo and the production team behind the comedy series, which is scheduled to debut its third season, “Burning Love: Burning Down the House” this Friday.

Tom Hanks, Lena Dunham, and Jerry Seinfeld join fellow superstar Charlize Theron in getting a nomination each; Hanks for his animated series, “Electric City,” Dunahm for her controversial political video, “Lena Dunham for Obama for America: First Time,” and Seinfeld for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

In terms of online video favorites, The Young Turks, The Fine Brothers, and Chris Hardwick also received recognition from this year’s Webby Awards. Chris Hardwick, who hosted the 2013 Streamy Awards, stacks multiple nominations for both Nerdist and his show “Chris Hardwick’s All Star Celebrity Bowling.”

The 17th Annual Webby Award Winners will be broadcast online on May 22, 2013 from New York City.

And now a highlights reel of the Nominees:

17th Annual Webby Award Nominees – Online Film & Video Categories

Best Comedy Longform or Series
Burning Love
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Neil’s Puppet Dreams
Clueless Gamer with Conan O’Brien
Bad Lip Reading

Best Drama
Chasing The Hill
The Beauty Inside
The Walking Dead Cold Storage Webisodes
Tom Hanks’ Electric City
Cuckoo (The Full Series)

Best Reality
Hope Stories – Personal accounts of recovery from drug & alcohol addiction.
Kids React
OAK Reverse Robberies
Life Interrupted
Failure Club

Best Web Personality/Host
PBS Idea Channel
Woman v. Workout
7 Minutes in Heaven
Chris Hardwick’s All Star Celebrity Bowling
Fresh Off The Boat with Eddie

Best Individual Performance
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Charlize Theron Gets Hacked
Jean Dujardin’s Villain Auditions
Burning Love
Lena Dunham for Obama for America: “First Time”

The Polar Bears Movie
Dumb Ways to Die
Pitchfork’s Frames

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
THE NFL: A Bad Lip Reading
Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends
Bar Refaeli’s Sex Tape Kickstarter
Wire: The Musical
Real Actors Read Yelp

Amoeba Music’s What’s In My Bag?
Fandango presents “The Frontrunners,” hosted by Dave Karger
Metaphysical Milkshake
Serious Jibber Jabber with Conan O’Brien
Cambridge Nights

Video Channels and Networks – Entertainment
Music Choice Primed: A$AP Rocky
Nerdist Channel
Pitchfork TV
The Creators Project

Video Channels and Networks – News & Information
HuffPost Live
NMA.tv (Taiwanese Animations)
New York Times Video
The Young Turks

Video Channels and Networks – Variety
Henry Review
The Switch

Best Writing
Hashtag Killer
Burning Love
Presidential Clippings
The Walking Dead Cold Storage Webisodes

Best Editing
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
H+ The Digital Series
In Practice: David Byrne And St. Vincent
PBS Idea Channel

How To & DIY
iVillage’s “My Best Idea”
How I use GoPro To Shoot Documentaries

Documentary Series
FOCUS FORWARD Short Films, Big Ideas
ESPN 30 For 30 Short Film Series
Death penalty on trial
A Day in the Life
Here at Home

Video Networks / Channels – How To / DIY
DailyCandy How-To Video Channel
TRESemme Style Studio
HGTV Remodels’ House Counselor
Stan Winston School of Character Arts

Best Use of Interactive Video
Hello, Again: Beck 360º Experience.
Bear 71
Clouds Over Cuba
Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
The Trip

News & Politics: Individual Episode
9/11 Memorial Offers Quiet Amid New York Chaos, Designer Michael Arad Says
Road Trip: What Does Boston Think of Mitt Romney
Former Hostage Shane Bauer Returns to Solitary
Megafires: The New Normal In The American Southwest
The Mexican Mormon War

News & Politics: Series
The silent rooms – after the July 22 terrorist attack in Norway
On Location
Bill Maher Overtime
Pop Up Politics: Beyond The Speeches

Branded Entertainment Long Form
K-Swiss Blades by Kenny Powers
The Polar Bears Movie
Project Re: Brief, The Documentary
The Beauty Inside
Red Bull Kluge

Branded Entertainment Scripted
Move On
Departure Date
New York Writes Itself/The Chairman
The Beauty Inside
FCU: Fact Checkers

Branded Entertainment Short Form
Project Re: Brief, Re-imagining Coca-Cola “Hilltop”
Muhammad Ali – Word
Red Bull Stratos
Bodyform :: ‘The Truth’
Speed of Light, aka The World’s Tiniest Police Chase

Branded Entertainment Unscripted
Our Food. Your Questions.
Etsy’s “Handmade Portraits” Series
Google+ Stories: Virtual Photo Walks
Tundra Endeavour “The Ultimate Journey”
Inside Breaking Bad

BBC Olympics
Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports: Season 2
More than a club: FC Barcelona and Catalonia’s road to independence
Paddling Blind

The Engadget Show
“At night you won’t switch on the ceiling lamp. You’ll switch on the window”
The Power and the Pitfalls of Big Data
GE paper
Decoding cyberspace: A new domain of war

Travel & Adventure
Up to Speed
A Beautiful Waste
The Dime Traveler – Great Ape Escape
The Vagabond Project

Documentary: Individual Episode
Out for Change
America The Gutted
The Roper
Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin
The Unseen Bean

Best Events & Live Casts
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Platform
Red Bull Stratos
BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Video Remixes/Mashups
So Disrespectful
Film v Music
Fists of Fusian
Mister Rogers Remixed: Garden of Your Mind
‘Fenton’ 4GEE Remaster

Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend
Textually Active
Grandmas Watch Kardashian Sex Tape
Dumb Ways to Die

Experimental & Weird
Fresh Prince: Google Translated
Corridor Digital’s The Glitch
Found Photos: The 1930s In Full Color
The Carp and The Seagull

BjÓ§rk – Mutual Core
Field Recordings
Pitchfork’s Modest Mouse: The Lonesome Crowded West
Sound and Vision
Sigur Ros “Fjogur Piano”

Public Service & Activism
Bear 71
A woman’s nightmare
Greenpeace – Support Sustainable Fishermen
Shocking Animal Cruelty at Tyson Foods Supplier
Follow the Frog

Video Channels and Networks – Public Service & Activism
Ça finit là (It ends now)
Creative cowboy films
GED Pep Talks
The Uncultured Project
The Human Rights Channel: Curated by WITNESS, Powered by Storyful, Hosted on YouTube

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