Will Smith, Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper Among 2019 Webby Award Nominees

23rd annual awards honors best in internet content

Will Smith, Childish Gambino, and Chance the Rapper are among the nominees for the 23rd annual Webby Awards, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday morning.

All nominees are eligible to win two awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted on by internet fans across the globe. Voting for The Webby People’s Voice Awards is open through Thursday, April 18, by clicking here.

The Webby Awards honor excellence on the internet, including websites, video, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, as well as voice, social, podcasts and games.

Nominees are chosen by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which include: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, actor and activist Jesse Williams, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker, GE CMO Linda Boff, “Pod Save the People” host and activist DeRay Mckesson, Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani, and Pineapple Street Media co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman.

Here is a highlight list of nominees.

Best Branded Editorial Experience (Advertising, Media & PR)
AT&T “You Will”
“The night is young.” VOGUE x Estee Lauder
2018 State of Curiosity Report
“Daniel and the Sea of Sound”
Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” | Anatomy of a Prison Break

Best Cause-Related Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR)
“Stop Traffick”
“Save Our Species”
“Project Revoice”
Busch x National Forest Foundation
#ExcuseMe

Best Event Activation (Advertising, Media & PR)
Blackout Track
Price on Our Lives
The World’s Most Claustrophobic Cinema
“Mr Robot: Ecoin”
The Flip

Best Host (Podcasts)
“Important, Not Important”
“Ear Biscuits”
“Conversations With People Who Hate Me”
“Pod Save the People”
“Serial” Season 3

Best Overall Social Presence – Media/Entertainment (Social)
“Deadpool 2” Social Media Campaign
HBO Brand Social Media
The New Yorker on Social Media
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
“VICE”

Best Use of Mobile Media (Advertising, Media & PR)
The Whopper Detour
Lufthansa “Walk-in Ads”
Threaten your spoiler friend
KFC – Get the Original
Nike Training

Best Web Personality/Host (Video)
Stephen Curry’s “5 Minutes From Home” Series
First We Feast’s Hot Ones
Adam Savage/TESTED.com
“Bill Burr’s Guide to Driving Etiquette”
“Real America with Jorge Ramos – Families & Refugees Risk It All On Migrant Caravan”

Best Writing (Podcasts)
“Stuff You Missed in History Class”
“Adventures in New America”
“Serial” Season 3
“The Memory Palace” Episode 125: “Snakes!”
“Masters of Scale”

Celebrity/Fan (Social)
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture”
“Tha Carter III Anniversary”
@ConanOBrien
“Power of Young Hollywood”

Comedy Shortform (Video)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“Mean Tweets – Avengers Edition”
Tide CEO: “You Gotta Stop Eating Tide Pods” | CH Shorts
“How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Child-Prodigy Edition”
“The Simpsons” – “A Tale of Two Trumps”

Entertainment (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
Ellentube
Fandango
Marvel Unlimited
Neverthink
Reelgood for iOS

Music Video (Video)
“This Is America”
“A Star Is Born” – “Shallows” Music Video
“A Tribe Called Quest” – “The Space Program”
Leon Bridges – “Beyond”
Jorja Smith – “On Your Own”

Fashion & Beauty (Video)
Lady Gaga explains why Donatella Versace is an icon
Complex’s Sneaker Shopping
BEAT. Contour. Snatched. How Drag Queens Shaped the Biggest Makeup Trends
Ansel Elgort – “Face to Grace” Series
Gigi, Bella, Anwar, and Yolanda Hadid In the Best Looks of New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Public Service & Activism (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
Migracam
Clean Swell
THE VOICE OF VOICES
Notable Women
Imaginary Friend Society AR

Experimental & Weird (Video)
MONA The Eye
#GIVEaDAM
Haunting London
LEGO Systems – Ninjago Dragon Cam
Colonel Sanders Cat Climber

Variety (Video)
John Krasinski Breaks Down “A Quiet Place” Lantern Scene | Notes on a Scene | Vanity Fair
“The Star Wars Show”
“The Tonight Show” Cover Room
V Live – Live V
CHANNEL SURFING

News & Magazines (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
The Guardian app for iOS and Android
Bloomberg Mobile App
CNET: Best Tech News & Reviews
The New Yorker Today app
Reuters News App

Health, Fitness, & Lifestyle (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
Headspace – Alexa
Sleep Sounds for Amazon Alexa
Bedtime Explorers
Nike Coach
Men’s Health Minute – powered by SpokenLayer

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