Webby Awards: Vice Media, National Geographic Lead Nominations

Winners will be announced on April 26

Last Updated: April 5, 2016 @ 6:13 AM

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 20th annual Webby Awards on Monday, and Spotify, John Oliver and “Carpool Karaoke” are among this year’s contenders.

Vice Media leads the pack with 16 nominations, followed by National Geographic with 14. Other organizations with the highest number of nominations include VRSE.Works (12), Google (11), HBO (10), The New York Times (10), Refinery29 (8), Guardian News & Media (8), CNN (7), PBS (7), CBS Interactive (6), CollegeHumor (6), Onion, Inc (6) and Team COCO Digital (5).

IADAS members will select the winners, which will be announced on Tuesday, April 26. Fans can vote for the Webby People’s Voice Awards online until Thursday, April 21.

The ceremony honoring the winners will take place at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 16, 2016

“Since its inception in 1997, The Webby Awards has celebrated inspiring talent and visionary innovation on the Internet,” David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards said in a statement. “This class of 20th Annual Webby Nominees, both veterans and newcomers alike, continues to challenge convention and transform the world in ways we could have only imagined in 1997.”

See a partial list of the nominees below, and the complete list on the Webby Awards site.

Animals (Social)
– Catstacam
– Doug the Pug
– Goats of Anarchy
– Jimmy the Bull
– National Geographic Social Media

Best Overall Social Presence (Social)
– CNN’s Social Media
– Game of Thrones
– Mashable
– NASA Social Media
– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Best Podcast (Mobile Sites & Apps)
– Reply All
– Stuff You Should Know
– 99% Invisible
– The New Yorker’s Podcasts
– Re/code Decode with Kara Swisher

Best Use of Mobile Camera (Mobile Sites & Apps)
– GIPHY CAM
– musical.ly
– Splice
– Heads Up!
– Layout

Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video)
– Tyler Oakley
– Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
– The Slow Mo Guys
– Kid President
– Carmelo Anthony

Celebrity/Fan (Websites)
– U2.com
– One Direction: Made in the A.M.
– Team Coco
– ellentv.com
– Kendal Jenner

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode (Online Film & Video)
– Anaconda – The Education Version (with Nicki Minaj)
– Go to College Music Video (with First Lady Michelle Obama)
Dennis Quaid‘s On-Set Freak Out: The Full Video
– Fight Club for Kids (with Chuck Palahniuk)
– Trumptastic Voyage (The Simpsons)

Comedy: Long Form or Series (Online Film & Video)
– If Google Was a Guy
– Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
– Billy on the Street with First Lady Michelle Obama
– Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #9 (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
– Epic Rap Battles of History

Culture & Lifestyle (Social)
– Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Instagram Account
– MoMA Instagram
– Refinery29 Facebook
– Tastemade Snapchat Discover
– The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Instagram Account

Entertainment (Mobile Sites & Apps)
– Star Wars app
– Marvel Unlimited
– Saturday Night Live app
– The A-Z of YouTube: Celebrating 10 Years
– Phallania

Events (Social)
– Coders vs. Cancer
– #RugbyBattle
– Instaconcert
– The 69th Annual Tony Awards: An Integrated Digital Experience
– The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards – Social Media Celebration

Fashion & Beauty (Social)
– #MINDFCUK
– Madewell Social Media
– Kiehl’s Act Any Age
– Lilly Pulitzer for Target
– W Magazine

Games (Mobile Sites & Apps)
– You Must Build a Boat
– Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes
– Vainglory
– Her Story
– Two Dots

Humor (Websites)
– Cracked.com
– Funny or Die
John Oliver – Leap Second
– ClickHole
– The Onion

Media Streaming (Websites)
– 92Y On Demand
– TED
– HBO NOW
– PBS.org
– Pluto TV

Music (Websites)
– triple J Hottest 100
– Inside Abbey Road
– Pitchfork
– Spotify – Year in Music 2015
– Beyoncé – Official Site

News (Websites)
– CNN.com
– The Guardian
– Quartz
– The Intercept
– NYTimes.com

Public Service & Activism (Social)
– Hurts Me Too
– I Am A Witness
– Kids Read Mean Tweets
– #nofilter campaign
– MTV’s Look Different campaign

Sports (Social)
– Wall of Jordan
– NHL #MyPlayoffsMoment
– #SendBadLuck
– Wimbledon 2015: Sharing the Moments that Matter
– Gamedayplus

Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (Online Film & Video)
– Cardboard Crash VR for Google Cardboard
– Insidious Chapter 3: Into the Further
– House on Hallow Hill
– William Hill: Get in the Race
– The Neymar Jr. Effect

Weird (Websites)
– Adventure Cats
– Emoji Party
– Run Wars
– 2 Kinds of People
– National Corndog Day