2017 Webby Awards Nominations: Beyonce, ‘Pokemon Go’ and Teen Vogue Among Top Contenders

Celebrities, TV shows and news outlets are among the groups nominated for the 21st annual internet awards ceremony

Last Updated: April 4, 2017 @ 5:03 AM

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) unveiled their nominee list for the 21st Annual Webby Awards on Tuesday, and as always, the list was filled with celebrities, TV shows, movies and news organizations that made waves on the internet this past year.

Among this year’s nominees are the music video for Beyonce’s hit single, “Formation,” the viral hit smartphone game Pokemon Go, and Teen Vogue’s in-depth political reporting tailored to younger audiences.

IADAS members including Jimmy Kimmel, “Making a Murderer’s” Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, Questlove, Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi will select the Webby Winners, which will be announced on Tuesday April 25, 2017. The public can also vote for the Webby People’s Voice Award, which all nominees are eligible for.

Winners will be celebrated at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Monday, May 15, 2017. This year’s show will be available on demand at webbyawards.com the morning of Tuesday, May 16. The Webby Awards video channel will feature all the show highlights, including special performances and all the hallmark 5-Word Speeches from the night’s big Winners.

The organizations earning the highest number of nominations this year include: Google (16), Vice Media (15), Conde Nast (14), BBC (12), National Geographic (12), HBO (10), Washington Post (9), ESPN (9), and The New York Times (9).

Some of the categories include:

Best Overall Social Presence (Social)

- National Geographic’s Social Presence

- NASA’s Cassini Mission Social Media

- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Social Experience

- Game of Thrones

- Old Spice Social

Best Web Personality/Host (Film & Video)

- Joe Hanson – It’s Okay to be Smart

- Good Mythical Morning

- Kid President

- Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig

- Teaching Shane Dawson How to Make a Musical.ly

Games (Mobile Sites & Apps)

- Pokémon GO

- Dots & Co

- NBA LIVE Mobile

- The Walking Dead No Man’s Land Mobile Game

- Star Wars Arcade

Humor (Websites)

- The Onion

- Cracked

- CollegeHumor

- The Daily Show: Black Trump – “They Love Me”

- Funny Or Die

Interview/Talk Show (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

- Another Round

- The Gist with Mike Pesca: “Jesse Eisenberg, Part 2” (starts at 6:13, ends at 21:02)

- The Axe Files

- In The Thick

- FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast

News (Websites)

- The New York Times

- BuzzFeed News

- Quartz

- The Washington Post

- BBC Newstream

Weird (Websites)

- OMGYES *Note for Judges: May Contain Explicit Content*

- Museum of Hotel Keys

- Emoji Book

- The Big Draw: Selling the Soviet Past

- Napflix I Siesta Video Platform

For a full list of nominees and to cast your vote, click here.


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