Justin Bieber, Zach Galifianakis Square Off at Webbys

Arcade Fire, Old Spice Guy also among nominees for 15th Webby Awards

Last Updated: April 12, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

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.

Webby Awards logoThe 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.

The nominees:

Best Viral Video
The Twitter Movie Trailer – Rated Awesome
– Spoof of “The Social Network” trailer
Bed Intruder Song (Auto-tune the News Remix)
The Sandpit
The Digital Story of the Nativity

Aides Graffiti

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
Web Therapy
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 Drama
Out With Dad
Anyone But Me
"Urban Wolf" an original web series thriller from Crackle.com
Diary of a Single Mom
Eastenders E20

Best Web Personality
Rahab Elewaly for Making Movement
David Pogue
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 Viral Marketing
OK Go "This Too Shall Pass"
Old Spice Response Campaign
Mad Men Yourself
True Blood Live Feed
Google Translate for Animals

Best Music
Arcade Fire- The Wilderness Downtown
The Johnny Cash Project
Thomas Dolby – 'The Toadlickers'
SOUR 'Mirror'
The Sandpit

Best Practices

Best Retail
Nike Golf

Best Humor
Funny Or Die
The Onion
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Central.com

Best Weird
The Daily What
Awkward Family Photos
What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner?
Most Awesomest Thing Ever

Best Celebrity/Fan
U2 Official Website

Jay-Z Hits Collection Vol. 1
Team Coco
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Official Website

Best Community
COLOURlovers :: Color + Design Community
Cuteness.com Pet Community

Best Mobile Games (Handheld Devices)
Angry Birds
FarmVille on iPhone
Fruit Ninja
Grover's Number Special
AMCtv.com — Mad Men Cocktail Culture App

Best Social Media
Behance Network
HootSuite Social Media Dashboard
1000 Memories – Remember the life of a loved one, together
The Influence Project

Best Personal Blog/Website
What I made
Variations on Normal
Jongmin Kim
Clouds 365 Project

Best Games – Site
Robot Unicorn Attack
Petpet Park
Time explorer
Lego Star Wars III

Best Mobile Social Networking (Handheld Devices)
Chase QuickPay on Mobile Browser
Nike+ GPS
Android TweetDeck

Best Branded Entertainment Video
Snoop Dogg vs LL Cool J: The Ulitmate Halo Smack Down

LEGO CL!CK: A Short Film
Ode to a Post-it Note
XBox Halo Reach – Deliver Hope
Arcade Fire UNSTAGED Pre Show

Blog – Business
The Consumerist
Huffington Post

Blog – Cultural
Letters of Note
Laughing Squid

The 99%

Blog – Political
Close Read
Comedy Central's Indecision
TheAtlantic.com Politics
Huffington Post 


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