And the Nominees for the 18th Annual Webby Awards Are…

/ Apr 8, 2014

Webby Awards took place last night!

The nominees for the 18th annual Webby Awards, which look to honor the best of the internet, are in.

In the Online Film & Video section, categories and nominees include:


  • NRDC — “Loud Voices Together Are Heard”
  • Fox Broadcasting Company — “Sympathy for Slender Man Song”
  • Party Inc. — “Life Is Music” (Phenakistoscope Music Video)
  • CAA — “The Scarecrow”
  • Loaded Pictures, Seattle — “Skip Pitts Tribute”

Branded Entertainment Long-Form

  • Grey — Project Imaginat10n
  • Hudson Rouge — Aloe Blacc’s “Love Is the Answer,” an Interactive Music Experience
  • Vice Media — The Creators Project
  • Vice Media — “Far Out”
  • BBH New York — “GT6: First Love”

Branded Entertainment Scripted

  • Barton F. Graf 9000 — “Climate Name Change”
  • Gravity Road LTD — “Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series”
  • Tool — “Getaway”
  • Vice Media — “This Must Be the Only Fantasy”
  • Audi of America — PMK-BNC for Audi America: “The Challenge”

Branded Entertainment Short-Form

  • Facebook — “2013 – A Year in Review”
  • M ss ng P eces — “Explorer Story: Alex Blaszczuk [through Google Glass]”
  • Abby Norm — “Photoshop Live – Street Retouch Prank”
  • Ogilvy & Mather — “A Boy and His Atom”
  • Forsman & Bodenfors — “THE EPIC SPLIT”

Branded Entertainment Unscripted

  • Skype — “Skype Stay Together”
  • Sony Pictures — “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise”
  • Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai — “Nile Let The Run Tell You Why”
  • Vice Media — “Noisey ‘Guitar Moves'”
  • Publicis Conseil — “Really Friends?”

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode

  • Rhett & Link — “Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical”
  • Funny or Die — “Bill on the Street: Christmas Carol Ambush with Amy Poehler”
  • Macklam Feldman Management — “Ylvis – The Fox”
  • CollegeHumor — “HBO Should Show Dongs”
  • CollegeHumor — “Batman vs. The Penguin” (with Patton Oswalt)

Comedy: Long-Form or Series

  • Crackle — “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (Season 2)
  • Funny or Die — “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galfianakis: Justin Bieber”
  • Hulu — “The Wrong Mans”
  • “The Pete Holmes Show” — “Batman vs. Superman”
  • The Onion Inc. — “Onion Talks”

Documentary: Individual Episode

  • American Documentary – POV — “Girl Model”
  • Reportage by Getty Images — “God’s Ivory”
  • Vice Media — “Click, Print, Gun”
  • Vice Media — “Child Workers of the World Unite”
  • Director/Associate Creative Director — “The Pixel Painter”

Documentary: Series

  • Time — “One Dream”
  • Wayfarer Entertainment — “My Last Days”
  • Reel Nice — “One For Ten”
  • — “30 For 30 Shorts”
  • Mediastorm — “2013 ICP Infinity Awards”

Drama: Individual Short or Episode

  • Guardian News & Media — “Columbite Tantalite: A Short Film by Chiwetel Ejiofor”
  • VGNC Creative Digital Agency — “PTSD”
  • Furlined — “My Favorite Picture of You”
  • WIGS — “Blue” (Season 2)
  • Smokebomb Entertainment — “State of Syn”

Drama: Long Form or Series

  • Rascal Department — “Whatever this is.”
  • Runaway Machine — “Riley Rewind”
  • Secret Location — “Interference”
  • Idealogue — “LiKENESS”
  • Gravity Road Ltd. — “Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series”

Events & Live Webcasts 

  • Discovery Communications — “Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live”
  • Google — “Google Fiber: Nick’s First Pitch”
  • YouTube — “The YouTube Music Awards”
  • Group SJR — “Ted”
  • Grammy’s — “GRAMMY Live”

 Experimental & Weird

  • 72andSunny — “A Google Art, Copy & Code Project: Art, Copy & Code Dynamic Video”
  • MisterPicmann — “How Animals Eat Their Food”
  • Syzygy Group — “Human Tide”
  • Bot & Dolly — “Box”
  • National Film Board of Canada — “A Journal of Insomnia”

How-To & DIY

  • The Absolut Company — “Absolut Drinks in Motion”
  • News Life Media — “The GQ Club of Gentlemen”
  • Mario Batali LLC — “Mario Batali LLC”
  • PBS — “Shanks FX”
  • Yahoo Studios — “Cinema & Spice”


  • Interlude — “Like a Rolling Stone – Interactive Music Video”
  • Google Creative Lab — “Just a Reflektor”
  • Vice Media — “The Collaborators”
  • NPR Music — “NRP Music Tiny Desk Concert With OK Go”
  • Radio-Canada — “Burgundy Jazz”

News & Politics: Individual Episode

  • CNN — “The Voice of Siri”
  • The Daily Beast — “Scott Simon: Thank You, Mom”
  • Vice Media — “Sisa: The Cocaine of the Poor”
  • Vice Media — “In Saddam’s Shadow”
  • BBC — “Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream Revisited”

News & Politics: Series

  •  Huffpost Live — “Special Series on Gun Violence”
  • GlobalPost — “Calamity Calling”
  • Al Jazeera English — “The Stream – Meme-ifying Black Interviewees”
  • NPR — “For Midwife, 71, Delivering Babies Never Gets Old”
  • Guardian News & Media — “Qatar: The Migrant Workers Forced to Work for No Pay in World Cub Host Country”

Public Service & Activism

  • Long Story Short Media — “Greater than AIDS: Alicia Keys for Empowered”
  • Furlined — “Climate Name Change”
  • Reprieve — “Guantanamo Bay Force-Feeding: Yasiin Bey Demonstrates Standard Operating Procedures”
  • Google+ And Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite — “Google+ Same Sex Marriage”
  • The Nation — “Stopped-and-Frisked: ‘For Being a F**king Mutt'”


  • AOL — “The Restart Project”
  • Maker Studios — “The Gauntlet” (Season 2)
  • Google+ And Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite — “Google+ Same Sex Marriage”
  • Yahoo Studios — “The Weekly Flickr”
  • AOL — “Anthony Eats America: Jeff Bannister Episode”


  • Conde Nast Entertainment — “Casualties of the Gridiron”
  • Red Bull Media House — “Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate”
  • Red Bull Media House — “Red Bull Perspective – A Skateboard Film”
  • Sports Illustrated — “Underdogs: Wendell Phillips Academy”
  • Nike — “12 Miles North: The Nick Gabaldon Story”


  • Tag — “Create the Future”
  • Google Creative Lab — “How It Feels [through Glass]”
  • Conde Nast Entertainment — “The Window – Robotics: A Day in the Life of a Robot”
  • AARP — “George Takei and Lamarr Wilson Explore Google Glass” (Episode 1)
  • Guardian News & Media — “The NSA and Surveillance…Made Simple”

Travel & Adventure

  • University of North Carolina — “Living Galapagos”
  • University of North Carolina — “Heart of the High Country”
  • Luft-Hansa — “Are You Klaus-Heidi?”
  • Sapientnitro — “One Day in Paradise”
  • AOL — “The List”


  • Popsugar — “POPSUGAR Live”
  • Pivot — “Hit Record on TV – Re: The Number One”
  • SoulPancake — “Kid President”
  • Larry King Now — “Larry King Now”
  • Group SJR — “Ted”

Video Remixes/Mashups

  • Maker Studios — “Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody”
  • Funny or Die — “World War G”
  • CollegeHumor — “Music Videos Without Music: We Can’t Stop”
  • NPR — “Inauguration Mashup: The Speech in 11 Easy Steps”
  • PBS — “Thru Tokyo”


  • — “Full Moon Silhouettes”
  • Mother Jones — “The 47 Percent Video”
  • Macklam Feldman Management — “Ylvis – The Fox”
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live — “Jimmy Kimmel Reveals ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire’ Prank”
  • Barton F. Graf 9000 — “Climate Name Change”

Best Editing

  • Interlude — “Like a Rolling Stone – Interactive Music Video”
  • Google Inc. — “Google Zeitgeist – Here’s to 2013”
  • NPR Music — “NPR Music Field Recording with Gregory Porter: A Lion in the Subway”
  • DDB Paris — “The Centaur”
  • Y & R Midwest — “DieHard ‘The Getaway'”

Best Individual Performance 

  • Crackle — “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (Season Two)
  • Funny or Die — “Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Society Letter”
  • Funny or Die — “The Clash: The Last Gang in Town”
  • WIGS — “Blue” (Season Two)
  • CollegeHumor — “Batman vs The Penguin (with Patton Oswalt)”

Best Use of Interactive Video

  • Eleks Ltd — “Google Glass Experiment”
  • National Film Board of Canada — “A Short History of the Highrise”
  • Iconoclast Interactive — “24 Hours of Happy”
  • Interlude — “Like a Rolling Stone” (Interactive Music Video)
  • Mitspeck — “Tiny Robots”

Best Web Personality/Host

  • The Young Turks — “The Young Turks”
  • What’s Trending — “What’s Trending”
  • Guitar Center — “At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt”
  • PBS — “PBS Idea Channel”
  • Fresh One TV — “Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube”

Best Writing

  • The Daily Beast — “Scott Simon; Thank You, Mom”
  • Cracked — “After Hours”
  • Ottoman Empire — “Husbands”
  • Paramount Digital — “Burning Love” (Seasons Two and Three)
  • DDB Paris — “Gnu”

Video Channels and Networks


  • SnagFilms — SnagFilms
  • Vimeo — Vimeo On Demand
  • The Hollywood Reporter — “THR Roundtables”
  • CBS Interactive — “Live on Letterman”
  • Pitchfork — Pitchfork TV

First Person

  • Mental Floss (John Green)
  • Grace Helbig — “ItsGrace”
  • YouTube and DreamWorks Animation — “YouTube Nation”
  • AARP — “Takei’s Take”
  • PBS Digital Studios — “PBS Idea Channel”

How-To & DIY

  • Saveur — “Saveur Basics”
  • Mr. Kate — “Mr. Kate – Helping to Inspire Your LifeSTYLE”
  • Public Broadcasting Service — “PBS Food”
  • Altamira Studios — “How To Travel”
  • Fresh One TV — “Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube”

News & Information

  • The Huffington Post — “HuffPost Live”
  • The Young Turks — “The Young Turks”
  • The Week — “Mental_Floss Video Channel”
  • CBS Interactive — 60 Minutes Overtime
  • YouTube — “Vsauce”

 Public Service & Activism

  •  The Humane Society of the United States — “The Humane Society of the United States”
  • Witness — “The Human Rights Channel”
  • Witness — “WITNESS: See It. Film It. Change It.”
  • Teach For America — “Teach For America Channel”
  • Women Make Movies — “The Internet Must Go”


  • Maker Studios/Epic Rap Battles of History — “Epic Rap Battles of History”
  • Red Bull Media House — Red Bull Channel
  • What’s Trending — “What’s Trending”
  • Pivot — “hitRECord”
  • YouTube and DreamWorks Animation — “YouTube Nation”

Among digital video providers who were nominated more than once, Conde Nast Entertainment pulled in 14 nominations across all video categories, Vice Media racked up 11 nominations, The New York Times: 10, Google, BBC, and PBS had nine each, Funny or Die: eight, and NPR: seven.

Nominees for the Interactive Advertising and Media category include Wieden & Kennedy for their Will Ferrell-as-Ron Burgundy ads for the Dodge Durango; Formsan & Bodenfors for Volvo’s “Epic Split” ad starring Jean-Claude Van Damme; Ogilvy Brazil for Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” video; and CAA for Chipotle’s famous “The Scarecrow” short film.

As for those who made a viral video in the past year, nominees include: Jimmy Kimmel for his infamous “Worst Twerk Fail Ever” prank video; “24 Hours of Happy,” a 24-hour music video starring Pharrell; Maker Studios’ parody of singer Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which came from creator Bart Baker; and Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” interactive music video.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. This year, the awards ceremony, which will take place on May 19 in New York, will be hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt for the third time.

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