From ‘Ferns’ to Gay Marriage, Webby Awards Name Winners

/ Apr 28, 2014

Webby Awards took place last night!

The 18th Annual Webby Award winners were announced today, predictably including some big names ranging from platforms like Vimeo to actors like Zach Galifianakis of the popular series, “Between Two Ferns.” Judges from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) included Arianna Huffington, Tumblr founder David Karp, and producers of “House of Cards” Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti of Trigger Street Productions.

In addition to the awards given out by judges, approximately 500,000 online fans spanning over 200 countries voted to choose this year’s winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards, which oftentimes agreed with the judges’ decisions. The awards show, which is emcee’d by comedian Patton Oswalt, will air on webbyawards.com on May 20, 2014.

This year’s Webby Awards honored plenty of deserving online video nominees. Starting with names people knew before their internet presence, Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” took home the award for Best Individual Performance, while the unflappable Jamie Oliver wound up with the honor of Best Web Personality/Host, and the aforementioned Zach Galifianakis came out first in the Comedy: Long Form or Series category after the internet world embraced his Justin Bieber episode.

Meanwhile, deserving winners like “Google+ Same Sex Marriage” touted gay rights activism while groups  such as VICE Media and the Guardian News & Media gained recognition for spreading awareness of other important, political issues. From entertainment to the heavier stuff, here’s the much-awaited list of the 18th Annual Webby Online Video Award winners:

 Animation

“The Scarecrow” 

Creative Artists Agency

Best Editing

“Like a Rolling Stone”

Interlude

Best Individual Performance

“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

Crackle

Best Use of Interactive Video

“24 Hours of Happy”

Iconoclast Interactive

Best Web Personality/Host

“Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube”

Fresh One TV

 Best Writing

“After Hours”

Cracked

Branded Entertainment Long Form

“Canon – Project Imagina10n”

GREY

Branded Entertainment Scripted

“Climate Name Change”

Barton F. Graf 9000

Branded Entertainment Short Form

“THE EPIC SPLIT”

Forsman & Bodenfors

Branded Entertainment Unscripted

“Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise”

Thinkmodo

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode

“Batman vs. The Penguin”

CollegeHumor

Comedy: Long Form or Series

“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”

Funny Or Die

Documentary: Individual Episode

“Click, Print, Gun”

VICE Media

Documentary Series

“2013 ICP Infinity Awards”

MediaStorm

Drama: Individual Short or Episode

“Columbite Tantalite”

Guardian News & Media/Young Vic

Drama Long Form or Series

“Imagination Series: Room 8”

Gravity Road Ltd

Entertainment (Channel)

Vimeo On Demand

Vimeo

Events & Live Webcasts

TED

TED

Experimental & Weird

“Box”

Bot & Dolly

First Person

“PBS Idea Channel”

PBS

How-To & DIY

“Absolut Drinks in Motion”

The Absolut Company

How-To & DIY (Channel)

“Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube”

Fresh One TV

Music

“Just a Reflektor”

Google Creative Lab

News & Information (Channel)

HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post

News & Politics: Individual Episode

“In Saddam’s Shadow”

VICE Media

News & Politics: Series

“Qatar: The Migrant Workers…”

Guardian News & Media

Public Service & Activism

“Google+ Same Sex Marriage”

Google+ and Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite

Public Service & Activism (Channel)

“The Internet Must Go”

Women Make Movies

Reality

“Google+ Same Sex Marriage”

Google+ and Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite

Sports

“12 Miles North”

Nike

Technology

“Create the Future”

TAG

Travel & Adventure

“The List”

AOL

Variety

TED

TED

Variety (Channel)

Red Bull Channel

Red Bull Media House

Video Remixes/Mashups

“Music Videos Without Music”

CollegeHumor

Viral

“Jimmy Kimmel Reveals ‘Worst Twerk Fail'”

Jimmy Kimmel Live

 

 

 

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