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14th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Zach Galifianikas, David After Dentist, foursquare, Twitter

Texts from Last Night, Hulu, Mashable, and ColbertNation Vie for Internet's Top Honor

NYTimes.com leads with 15 nods, followed by BBC (9), CollegeHumor(6), The Onion (6), Next New Networks (6)

New York, NY (APRIL 13, 2010) - Twitter, foursquare, Zach Galifianakis, David After Dentist, Texts from Last Night, Hulu, Mashable, and ColbertNation are among the Internet and pop culture superstars nominated today for The 14th Annual Webby Awards, the Internet's top honor.

While Academy judges like Martha Stewart, David Bowie, and Arianna Huffington will select Webby Awards winners, millions of people around the world will also help decide who takes home a Webby by voting in The Webby People's Voice Awards. Fans have until April 29th to vote at http://webby.aol.com.

All winners will be celebrated at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 14th, where they must deliver five-word speeches in the tradition of past victors like Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote.") and Jimmy Fallon ("Thank God Conan got promoted"). The speeches will once again be broadcast on the Webby Awards YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/TheWebbyAwards), which attracted a major global audience last year. The ceremony will also mark the culmination of Internet Week New York 2010, a weeklong festival celebrating digital culture that's expected to draw 20,000 people to over 100 events throughout New York City.

The increasing dominance of mobile devices and apps looms large among this year's finalists, with Twitter (Best Practices, Best Social Networking Website), foursquare (Best Mobile Social Networking Platform), Texts from Last Night (Best Mobile Entertainment), and "Rage" (Best Online Film & Video Drama), a movie starring Jude Law, Eddie Izzard, and Judi Dench that became the first feature film to premiere on mobile phones, all earning nods.

Other Webby nominees with star power include: "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," The Hangover star's talk show that has featured such guests as Charlize Theron and Ben Stiller; Funny or Die's "Protect Insurance Companies PSA" with Will Ferrell and Jon Hamm; LStudio's "Web Therapy II" starring Lisa Kudrow and appearances by Jane Lynch, Rashida Jones, and Courtney Cox; and "Wainy Days" with Amanda Peet and David Wain. And, in what is surely to be one of the most closely watched races, Lindsay Lohan, nominated for Funny or Die's "Lindsay Lohan's eHarmony Profile," is up against "David After Dentist," the amateur flip cam phenomenon, for Best Viral Video.

"What makes The Webby Awards so much fun is that fans help select the winners, and now that they can vote on our partner networks like AOL and YouTube, we're expecting more people than ever to participate," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "Over the next three weeks, we're going to see who has what it takes to win the battle for Web supremacy."

14th Annual Webby Awards highlights include:

Multiple nominees: Nominees earning multiple nods range from first-time nominees like Crackle (5), Wonderwall.com (2), and Auto-Tune the News (2) to Internet powerhouses like NYTimes.com (15), BBC (9), CollegeHumor (6), The Onion (6), Next New Networks (6), Funny or Die (5), NPR (5), Cheezburger Network (4), and Mashable (3).

Best Viral Video
Auto-Tune the News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12eKIQN1AU

David After Dentist
http://www.youtube.com/booba1234

Lindsay Lohan's eHarmony Profile
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/0d646e2edb/lindsay-lohan-s-eharmony-profile

Love Project Music Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh7D2g5v-Sg

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY

Best Individual Performance
Lisa Kudrow in Web Therapy II
http://www.lstudio.com

Ed O'Neil in Star-Ving
http://crackle.com/c/Star-ving

Amir Blumenfeld in Jake and Amir
http://www.collegehumor.com/jakeandamir

Illeana Douglas in Easy to Assemble
http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Easy_to_Assemble/Season_2/EasyToAssemble1WhatsinStore_2978.aspx

Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno
http://www.sundancechannel.com/greenporno

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
Protect Insurance Companies PSA
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/041b5acaf5/protect-insurance-companies-psa

WebSite Story
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1913584

The Onion (Comedy: Individual Short or Episode, for The Onion News Network)
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1913584

Wainy Days #27, "Jill"
http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Wainy_Days/Season_4/27Jill_1431.aspx

The Ed Hardy Boyz
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/cd14a180a2/ed-hardy-boyz

Comedy: Long Form or Series
Jake and Amir
http://www.collegehumor.com/jakeandamir

Green Porno - Seasons 2 and 3
http://www.sundancechannel.com/greenporno

The Onion (Comedy: Long Form or Series, for The Onion News Network's Today Now)
http://www.theonion.com/content/onn/playlist/Today+Now

Best Video Remixes/Mashups
Auto-Tune the News
http://www.barelypolitical.com/remix/episode/BP_20090903/auto-tune-the-news-8-with-t-pain

Bale Out: RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48

Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed
http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/2009/buffy-vs-edward-twilight-remixed

Carl Sagan - A Glorious Dawn (ft. Stephen Hawking) - Cosmos Remixed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc

YouTube Symphony Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/symphony

Best Social Networking
Twitter
http://twitter.com

BakeSpace.com
http://www.bakespace.com

Cute as Hell
http://www.cuteashell.com

Digg.com
http://digg.com

Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com

Best Mobile Social Networking
foursquare
http://foursquare.com

meetMoi
http://www.meetmoi.com

iCrossing's Say what? iPhone application
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=330893554

NISSAN Ski Challenge PROVE IT
http://demo.bisystem.com/Skichallenge

Yelp
http://www.yelp.com/yelpmobile

Best Weird
Awkward Family Photos
http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich
http://www.selleckwaterfallsandwich.tumblr.com

Cute Overload
http://www.cuteoverload.com

FAIL Blog
http://www.failblog.org

I Can Has Cheezburger?
http://www.icanhascheezburger.com

Best Personal Blog/Website
Broken Secrets - Some of The Best Kept Secrets on Earth
http://brokensecrets.com/

But You're Like Really Pretty: A Webcomic
http://www.ButYoureLikeReallyPretty.com

Clouds 365 Project
http://www.clouds365.com

Indexed
http://www.thisisindexed.com

Jason Nelson's Digital Oddities
http://www.secrettechnology.com/

Best Humor
Awkward Family Photos
http://brokensecrets.com/

Jason Nelson's Digital Oddities
http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com

CollegeHumor.com
http://www.collegehumor.com/

FAIL Blog
http://www.failblog.org

GraphJam
http://www.graphjam.com

The Onion (Humor)
http://www.theonion.com

Best Mobile Entertainment
Texts From Last Nights
http://www.textsfromlastnight.com

MLB.com
http://wap.mlb.com

Television Without Pity Mobile
http://m.twop.com

KCRW Radio iPhone App
http://www.kcrw.com/about/kcrw-iphone-applications

The GQ iPhone App
http://www.gq.com/downloadiphoneapp

Best Broadband
Hulu
http://www.hulu.com

Barbara's Garden
http://www.barbarasgarden.org

CBBC iPlayer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/

Fancast
http://www.fancast.com

Walmart Soundcheck
http://soundcheck.walmart.com

Best Television
Colbert Nation
http://www.colbertnation.com

Current.com
http://current.com

Discovery.com
http://www.discovery.com

Project Runway Designer Portfolio
http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/project-runway-season-6-portfolios

Sundance Channel
http://www.sundancechannel.com

Best Web Service and Application
Dropbox
http://www.dropbox.com

Notable
http://www.notableapp.com

Fonolo
http://www.fonolo.com

Tumblr
http://tumblr.com

99designs.com
http://99designs.com

For information on nominees in Webby Awards categories honoring interactive advertising and mobile content, visit www.webbyawards.com/press/press-releases.php.

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.