Condé Nast, Google, Nat Geo, Washington Post, BBC, HBO Lead Webby Award Nominations
Issa Rae on the red carpet at last year's Webby Awards in NYC
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The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has revealed the nominees for The 24th Annual Webby Awards dubbed Webbys From Home by event organizers, which include HBO, NASA, The New York Times, Spotify, Masterclass, Saturday Night Live, BBC, Netflix, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, Lego, Global Citizen, Dolly Parton’s America, Star Wars, Hinge, Hulu, Vogue, UNICEF, and Comedy Central as well as some of the year’s most talked-about personalities, including Lizzo, Lil Dicky, Ellen, Trevor Noah, Jennifer Garner, Billie Eilish, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Fallon, Bon Iver, FKA twigs, Florence Pugh, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Idris Elba, Stephen Colbert, Wiz Khalifa, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Billy Eichner and Chris Evans. 

WFH: Webbys From Home will culminate with a celebration that will not only honor this year’s best Internet work, but also those outstanding individuals and organizations who are using the Internet to respond to the incredible difficulties imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Internet is our glue right now. It’s the most powerful tool for us to support and uplift one another, and it is no surprise that this year’s Nominees are the companies and people leading the charge,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “They’ve accelerated their ingenuity, using their platforms to respond to this crisis by innovating, connecting, informing, and helping people all over the world.”

All nominees are eligible to win the Internet industry’s two most prestigious awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by Internet fans around the world. Voting for The Webby People’s Voice Awards is open now until Thursday, May 7, at 11:59 PM (PT). During this period, the Webby Awards is working with to use their platform to host one of the largest digital registration rallies of 2020 for an expected five million participants. From public voting, through the winner’s announcement, all members of the Webby community will have the opportunity to confirm their voter registration status to help make voter turnout in the 2020 election the biggest in US history.

Webby nominees are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker, 23andMe co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki, PBS CEO Paula Kerger, Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe, The dtx Company founder Tim Armstrong, News Not Noise founder Jessica Yellin, R/GA US chief creative officer Tiffany Rolfe, The Ringer founder Bill Simmons, Target CMO Rick Gomez, Girls Who Code founder & CEO Reshma Saujani, and Pineapple Street Media co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman. 

Notably, this was another record-breaking year for Podcasts, further demonstrating consumer demand for compelling storytelling—as well as a surge of creativity in the medium. Webby Nominees in Podcasts include: Science Rules! with Bill Nye, Office Ladies, The Sterling Affairs, Freakonomics, Pivot, Chasing Cosby, The Ron Burgundy Podcast, The Ezra Klein Show, Bear and A Banjo, Pod Save the People, Under the Skin with Russell Brand, Prince: The Story of 1999, The Chernobyl Podcast, The Clearing, The Sporkful, To Catch and Kill with Ronan Farrow, The Dropout, and Slowburn: Biggie and Tupac.This was huge year for Scripted podcast series, celebrating outstanding fiction storytelling and writing. Popular Nominees include: The Deca Tapes, BLACKOUT starring Rami Malek, Passenger List, Wolverine: The Lost Trail, and The New Yorker’s Fiction Podcast. 

This year’s Webby nominees tackled complex social issues, like climate change, women’s rights, gun violence, freedom of information, personal safety, and bullying, through campaigns like The New York Times’ The Truth is Worth It, Roo by Planned Parenthood, March For Our Lives’ Generation Lockdown, AT&T’s It Can Wait, Human Rights Foundation’s Flash Drives for Freedom, Monica Lewinsky’s anti-bullying initiative The Epidemic, and Greta Thunberg on the Climate Fight: “If We Can Save the Banks, Then We Can Save the World.”

At the heart of connecting and entertaining, Media companies continue to create incredible stories through Podcasts, Video, Branded Content, Social Media, and more. Nominees include The Guardian, ABC News, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BuzzFeed, Vanity Fair, Bleacher Report, The New York Times, NPR, AJ+, Slate Magazine, The Lily, ESPN, Bon Appetit, NBC Entertainment, The Economist, Bloomberg, PBS, Complex Networks, Funny or Die, and The Intercept. Media organizations in contention for Webby Media Company of the Year, presented to the media company that performs best across all Webby Awards categories, are: Conde Nast (27 Nominations), National Geographic (23 Nominations), The Washington Post (19 Nominations), CNN (15 Nominations), BBC (14 Nominations), HBO (12 Nominations) and Vox Media (10 Nominations).

The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. From the thousands of global entries submitted, fewer than 10% were selected as Nominees. The organizations earning the highest number of nominations this year include: Condé Nast (27), Google (24), National Geographic (23), The Washington Post (19), BBC (14), HBO (12), Spotify (12), Luminary Media (10), Vox Media (10), NASA (9), Al Jazeera Media Network (7), Comedy Central (7), Tastemade (5), Complex (5), Facebook (4), and Netflix (4).

Winners for The 24th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, culminating with a special Internet celebration later in the day. Fans can watch special moments, and hallmark 5-Word Speeches from all the Winners, on Tuesday, May 19.

KMPG provides vote tabulation consulting for The Webby Awards. For a complete list of nominees and to vote for the People’s Voice Awards, click here


Best Web Personality/Host (Video)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Desi Lydic Womansplains: Comedy Central – Viacom
Joe La Puma – Complex’s “Sneaker Shopping”: Complex Networks
Amazon Studios – Little Late Night: The Foundry @ Meredith
Dave on TikTok: The Washington Post
Does it Fart?: Yellow Bear Studios

Best Writing (Video)
The Lift: & Co. / NoA
#MoviePosterMovie “In The Time It Takes To Get There”: Black Dog Films
The Truth is Worth It: Droga5
AFTERSHOT: An App to Help Cowardly Politicians Talk About Gun Control: Kelly&Kelly
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Naughty Or: Wieden+Kennedy

Art & Experimental  (Video)
Epoch: Artist
A$AP Rocky “The Kids Turned Out Fine”: Happy Place
Serious Klein – The Seed (Short Film): ICONOCLAST Germany GmbH
Brothers: MEMORY
Post Malone | Circles: Powster

Comedy Shortform (Video)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Trump’s Best Words 2019: Comedy Central – Viacom
Billy On The Street with Chris Evans: Funny Or Die
Making It: Nick Offerman & Amy Poehler Pun-Off: NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital
Icelandagram: The Mystery Hour
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s “Historians Roast the President”: Warner Media

Fashion & Beauty (Video)
Meet Silvia Fendi, the woman who’s stepped into Karl Lagerfeld’s shoes: CNN Worldwide
Juno Birch Breaks Down Her Alien Queen Beauty Routine | Extreme Beauty | Vogue: Condé Nast Entertainment
Vogue – Simon: A Survivor’s Story: Good Company
How Japanese Denim Is Made: MR PORTER
Shady, Mica: Refinery29

Music Video (Video)
DAE – “Where We’re Going (Official Video): DAE
Cellophane: Object & Animal/FKA twigs
Bon Iver – Naeem: Park Pictures
Earth: RYOT/Lil Dicky
Agoria – Call of the Wild: Soldats Films

Variety (Video)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Stephen Has a Story: CBS Interactive
Behind the Scenes of Aladdin Crosswalk the Musical w/ Will Smith: CBS Interactive
Leonardo DiCaprio & Quentin Tarantino Break Down Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Main Character: Condé Nast Entertainment
Best Interview Ever – Gaten Matarazzo: IMDb
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Sundog Pictures Ltd.

Viral (Video)
Best Ever Food Review Show
Billie Eilish Watches Fan Covers on YouTube | Glamour: Condé Nast Entertainment
Sleeping Beauty Proposal: Friends At Work
Motherly: I was going to fold the clothes but instead I held you: Motherly
La Noria (Short Film): NightWheel Pictures

Branded Entertainment, Comedy (Video)
CollegeHumor/Universal Pictures: “Sneaking Into Your Own R-Rated Movie”: CH Media
Now That’s A Cardiac: Kovert Creative
Adidas Originals “Donald Glover Presents”: Mamag Studios
Make It with Idris Elba : Squarespace
Lyft – Giving Strangers A Lyft in Miami ft. Will Smith: Tool

Best Overall Social Presence – Media/Entertainment (Social)
National Geographic Social Media: National Geographic
The New Yorker on Social Media: The New Yorker
Vogue: Vogue
Miracle Workers Social Campaign: Warner Media

Best Social Video Series (Social)
Under a Minute: ALL ARTS
60 Second Docs: Indigenous Media
Golden Globes Elevator Series: InStyle
NFL Draft Letters: NFL
Apple – @apple – Experiments: TBWAMedia Arts Lab

Best Influencer (Social) 
#Transform Ur Dorm: 360i
#twoistoofew: Lyft
Women Worth Watching: mcgarrybowen
NASA Names ‘Rolling Stones Rock’ on Mars: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nike – PLAYlist: R/GA

Arts & Entertainment (Social Video)
Oscars First Call: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
BMI’s Emoji That Track: Broadcast Music Inc.
A Holiday Reunion: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Best Advice: Hoff Productions Inc
#NiceTweets with Tom Hanks

Celebrity/Fan (Social)
Comments By Celebs: Comments By Celebs
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ellen Digital Network
Jennifer Garner Instagram Account (specifically the Pretend Cooking Show series): Jennifer Garner
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood: Variety

Experimental & Innovation (Social)
Let’s Get Consensual – Consent Drop: Heat
Lucky Bastards: Lucky Generals
Baby Blocker: McCann Manchester
Vogue Non issue – AR experience: Mccann Paris
Celine Dion: Album Scavenger Hunt across Instagram and Spotify: WMA / Weller Media Agency

Fashion & Beauty Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)
Red, White, and You Do You: Billie
e.l.f. Cosmetics #eyeslipsface TikTok Campaign: e.l.f. Beauty
Adidas Originals Archive video series: Havas New York
eos “Make It Awesome”: Mekanism
Beauty Mark: Digitas

Best Host (Podcasts)
Under the Skin with Russell Brand: Luminary Media
The Catch And Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow: Pineapple Street Studios
Mobituaries: Simon & Schuster
ZigZag Stable: Genius Productions
Second Life: Who What Wear

Best Mini-Series (Podcast)
The Dropout: ABC News
The Shrink Next Door
Dolly Parton’s America: OSM Audio
The Catch And Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow: Pineapple Street Studios
Mob Queens: Stitcher

Best Writing (Podcasts)
Fool Me Twice: Auscast Network
Bear And A Banjo: Jingle Punks
The Dream: Little Everywhere
Fiasco: Luminary Media
The Only Podcast Left – Daybreak: Netflix

Television and Film (Podcasts)
Here To Make Friends: HuffPost
Behind The Scenes Netflix: Netflix
Office Ladies: Stitcher
Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men: Vanity Fair

Entertainment (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
The Star Wars App: Lucasfilm
Marvel Unlimited: Marvel Entertainment
NFL Mobile App: National Football League
Reelgood: Reelgood
Apollo’s Moon Shot AR: Smithsonian Channel

Health, Fitness, & Lifestyle: Voice (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
Red Cross Blood Donation Voice Skill: American Red Cross
Corti: Audio to augment medical professionals: Corti
Bedtime Explorers: Kinderling Kids Radio
Silent Whistle: Leo Burnett
Ten Percent Happier: Ten Percent Happier

News & Magazines (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports
The Guardian app for iOS and Android: Guardian News & Media
National Geographic: National Geographic
The New Yorker Today App: The New Yorker
The Washington Post app for smart TVs: Apps & mobile sites general (News & magazines): The Washington Post

Public Service & Activism (Apps, Mobile & Voice)
Pre-Check: Colenso BBDO
Call Me Out: Commonwealth-Mccann
Global Citizen Mobile App: Global Citizen
Malaria Must Die Voice Petition: R/GA
.comdom: Wunderman Thompson Belgium

Best Influencer Endorsement (Advertising, Media, & PR)
Giving Songs: De La Cruz & Associates
It’s bubly!: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Bring on Winter: Host/Havas
Wrangler On My Booty: Mother New York
OREO x Wiz Khalifa: The Martin Agency

Best Branded Editorial Experience (Advertising, Media & PR)
Miss VOGUE: Condé Nast Creative Studio Spain
GOOGLE YEAR IN SEARCH 2019: Google Brand Studio
Watchmen x The Atlantic: The Massacre of Black Wall Street: HBO
PUMA: Run My Way: MediaMonks
Allbirds | The View From Above: T Brand

Best Cause-Related Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR)
Walk Like a Woman: Cummins&Partners
Heart the Hate: Facebook
Project Understood: FCB
Covering Climate Now: TBWAChiatDay
UNICEF Backpack Graveyard: UNICEF

Best User Interface (Websites)
BASIC® Culture Manual: BASIC®
Welcome to Bron Bron Land: ESPN
HAUS website: HAUS
Astro ID: Logitech


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