14th Annual Webby Awards Nominees Announced


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Zach Galifianikas, David After Dentist, foursquare, Twitter

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

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 (, 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), (2), and Auto-Tune the News (2) to Internet powerhouses like (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

David After Dentist

Lindsay Lohan’s eHarmony Profile

Love Project Music Video

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Individual Performance
Lisa Kudrow in Web Therapy II

Ed O’Neil in Star-Ving

Amir Blumenfeld in Jake and Amir

Illeana Douglas in Easy to Assemble

Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
Protect Insurance Companies PSA

WebSite Story

The Onion (Comedy: Individual Short or Episode, for The Onion News Network)

Wainy Days #27, “Jill”

The Ed Hardy Boyz

Comedy: Long Form or Series
Jake and Amir

Green Porno – Seasons 2 and 3

The Onion (Comedy: Long Form or Series, for The Onion News Network’s Today Now)

Best Video Remixes/Mashups
Auto-Tune the News

Bale Out: RevoLucian’s Christian Bale Remix

Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed

Carl Sagan – A Glorious Dawn (ft. Stephen Hawking) – Cosmos Remixed

YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Best Social Networking

Cute as Hell


Best Mobile Social Networking


iCrossing’s Say what? iPhone application



Best Weird
Awkward Family Photos

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

Cute Overload


I Can Has Cheezburger?

Best Personal Blog/Website
Broken Secrets – Some of The Best Kept Secrets on Earth

But You’re Like Really Pretty: A Webcomic

Clouds 365 Project


Jason Nelson’s Digital Oddities

Best Humor
Awkward Family Photos

Jason Nelson’s Digital Oddities



The Onion (Humor)

Best Mobile Entertainment
Texts From Last Nights

Television Without Pity Mobile

KCRW Radio iPhone App

The GQ iPhone App

Best Broadband

Barbara’s Garden

CBBC iPlayer


Walmart Soundcheck

Best Television
Colbert Nation

Project Runway Designer Portfolio

Sundance Channel

Best Web Service and Application




For information on nominees in Webby Awards categories honoring interactive advertising and mobile content, visit

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.