Arcade Fire, Old Spice Guy also among nominees for 15th Webby Awards
It'll be Justin Bieber vs. Zach Galifianakis, the Arcade Fire vs. Johnny Cash and the Old Spice Guy vs. "True Blood" at the 15th annual Webby Awards, which announced its slate of nominees on Tuesday morning.
The nominees included just about every pop-culture phenom of the last year, plus a slew of Saturday Night Live alumni: Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase, Dan Ackroyd, Fred Armisen, Dana Carvey, Maya Rudolph, Jimmy Fallon and Cheri Oteri.
Bieber was nominated for the 2010 April Fools gag Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die, while Galifianakis was a multiple nominee for his web series Between Two Ferns.
Also in the lineup of nominees in the 24 categories: Ralph Macchio (Wax on F***), Isabella Rossellini (for Green Porno), the Onion News Network ("Police Slog Through 40,000 Insipid Party Pics to Find Cause of Dorm Fire"), the viral marketing for the series "Mad Men" and "True Blood," the retail sites Groupon and Living Social, and the Twitter and Tumblr communities.
Winners will be announced on May 3, and honored at a ceremony in New York City on June 13. The final vote will be made by judges that include Martha Stewart, Arianna Huffington and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
The public can vote for the winner in the Webby People's Voice Awards at http://webby.aol.com.
More information is available at www.webbyawards.com.
Best Viral Video
The Twitter Movie Trailer – Rated Awesome – Spoof of “The Social Network” trailer
Bed Intruder Song (Auto-tune the News Remix)
The Digital Story of the Nativity
Best Individual Performance
Cheri Oteri for Liza Life Coach (AMCtv.com)
Ralph Macchio for Wax on F*ck
Jim Carrey for Funny Or Die's Presidential Reunion
Isabella Rossellini for Green Porno
Lisa Kudrow for Web Therapy
Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
Grammar Nazis by CollegeHumor.com
Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Steve Carell
Onion News Network's "Police Slog Through 40,000 Insipid Party Pics To Find Cause Of Dorm Fire"
Kenny Powers Gets Signed by K-Swiss (Funny or Die)
Comedy: Long Form or Series
Funny Or Die's Presidential Reunion
30 Rock: Frank vs. Lutz (Judah Friedlander and John Lutz)
The Office: The 3rd Floor Webseries (BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Kate Flannery, Brian Baumgartner)
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora
Best Web Personality
Rahab Elewaly for Making Movement
Justine Ezarik for iJustine
Zach Galifianakis for Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Clara Cannucciari for Great Depression Cooking with Clara
Best Video Remixes/Mashups
"Press Hop 2" by DJ Steve Porter & SportsNation
Girls Are Bad At Sound Effects
The Office Fanisode
CNN Walk Around the World
KT Tunstall "Glamour Puss" KollaboraTive Music Video
Best Mobile Games (Handheld Devices)
FarmVille on iPhone
Grover's Number Special
AMCtv.com — Mad Men Cocktail Culture App
Best Personal Blog/Website
What I made
Variations on Normal
Clouds 365 Project
Best Mobile Social Networking (Handheld Devices)
Chase QuickPay on Mobile Browser
Blog – Business