Nominees Announced, Vote until April 18th

Nominees Include OpenAI, Lupita Nyong’o, Apple, Discord, MrBeast, Doja Cat, Disney, Stray, Patagonia, NASA, Gucci, Lizzo, Duolingo, Harry Styles, BTS, HBO Max, Wondery, Pivot, NBA, UNFPA and Mozilla

27th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED 

Voting for People’s Voice Awards Kicks Off Today at http://vote.webbyawards.com

 

NEW YORK, April 4, 2023 – Today, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) announced the Nominees for the 27th Annual Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the Internet and recognize influential creators and brands driving conversation at the intersection of tech and culture. This year’s Nominees include organizations such as Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Audible, Canva, CNN, Coinbase, Disney, Duolingo, Electronic Arts, ESPN, Etsy, Google, Gucci, HBO, Headspace, Lingokids, LinkedIn, Monday.com, Mozilla, MTV, NASA, National Geographic, NBA, Netflix, OpenAI, Paramount, Public, Rebel Girls, Reddit, WeTransfer, Stray, Sesame Street, Spotify, UNFPA, WaitWhat, The Washington Post and Wondery; as well as some of the year’s most talked-about personalities, including Selena Gomez, Harry Styles, Doja Cat, Lizzo, Lupita Nyong’o, BTS, Bomani Jones, Anderson Cooper, BLACKPINK, Cristiano Ronaldo, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Serena Williams, Drake and Future, the cast of Ted Lasso, RuPaul, MrBeast, Kara Swisher, Scott Galloway and more. 

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 the online community. Voting for The Webby People’s Voice Awards is open now at http://vote.webbyawards.com through Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT. 

Webby Nominees are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences whose members include: Questlove, DJ and Producer; Tan France, Fashion Designer, Television Personality & Author; Natalie Guzman, Co-President & CMO, Savage X Fenty; Werner Vogels CTO, Amazon; Roxanne Gay, Host, The Roxanne Gay Agenda; Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor; Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian and Writer; Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code; LeVar Burton, Actor, Podcaster and TV Host; Andy Slavit, Host, In The Bubble; Takashi Murakami, Artist; Samantha Bee, Comedian; and Tracy Chou, Founder & CEO, Block Party.

“The Webbys is in a unique position–every year we have the opportunity to see pivotal industry trends play out through our Nominees,” said Ciel VanderVeen, Managing Director of The Webby Awards. “This year was no exception; not only were we blown away by the creativity and quality of the work, but we were inspired by the teams that created new innovations with AI technologies, built new responsible products, and so much more.”

Reflecting the industry’s focus on Artificial Intelligence, this year’s Webby Awards Nominees include work from the world’s leading AI companies including: OpenAI, The New Bing, DeepMind: The Podcast, RoboKiller and Adobe. Nominated Brands and Ad Agencies are also using machine learning technologies to connect with consumers like Sherwin Williams Speaking in Color, and Heinz Ketchup AI.

This year’s Nominees are responsible for bringing great joy to the Internet by sparking trends over the last 12 months including: Recess Therapy’s viral breakout It’s Corn; HBO’s Negroni Sbagliato TikTok video; Doja Cat’s Taco Bell, Contractually Obligated Mexican Pizza Jingle; and Annapurna Interactive’s game Stray. They are also some of the most loved social accounts, and videos including: Jennifer Garner’s charming Instagram account; Quen Blackwell’s comedic TikTok; Barack Obama x ATTN: – Power of Your Vote in 2022 video; and Animals in Therapy. They also include podcasts like SmartLess, The Problem with Jon Stewart, Pod Save America, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, The Right Time With Bomani Jones and Story Pirates

The Webby Awards introduced a new suite of dedicated honors this year recognizing work in Responsible Technology as part of a new initiative to inspire the community of creators and innovators to build more responsible and inclusive digital ecosystems. New categories for Accessible Technology, Responsible Information, Responsible Innovation and Sustainable Technology were developed in collaboration with industry experts and are informed by months of research into the state of responsible technology. These categories spotlight key areas where the industry is responding to issues with responsible solutions. These inaugural categories recognize work from Mozilla, Consumer Reports, Google, Human Rights Watch and more.

The Webby Awards is proud to introduce Webby Podcast Company of the Year which will recognize the company with the most nominations and wins across the podcast categories. Organizations in contention include Audible (13), Wondery (8), WaitWhat (7) and iHeartMedia (5).

Media organizations in contention for Webby Media Company of the Year, an honor presented to the media company that performs best across all Webby Awards categories, are MTV Entertainment (15), National Geographic (14), The Washington Post (12), CNN (12), HBO (12) and Vox Media (11).  

With nearly 14,000 entries from over 70 countries around the world and a record number of Social entries, this year’s competition was extremely competitive. The organizations earning the highest number of nominations this year include: Apple (22), MTV (15), National Geographic (14), Netflix (14), Audible (13), CNN (12), HBO (12), The Washington Post (12), Google (11), Meta (11), Amazon (10), Amazon Music (9), WaitWhat (9), ESPN (8), Paramount (8), Spotify (8) and Wondery (8).

Winners for The 27th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, and will be celebrated at a star-studded in-person award show on Monday, May 15, 2023 at Cipriani Wall Street. Fans will be able to watch special moments and the hallmark five-word speeches from all the Winners on May 15th by following @TheWebbyAwards across YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

KMPG provides vote tabulation consulting for The Webby Awards. For a complete list of Nominees and to vote for the People’s Voice Awards, visit http://vote.webbyawards.com.

27th Annual Webby Nominee highlights below.

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About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps, dApps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 14,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Canva, WP Engine, Verizon, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, All Tech Is Human, Podcast Movement and AIGA.

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27th ANNUAL WEBBY NOMINEE HIGHLIGHTS:

Best Web Personality/Host, Performances & Craft (Video)

Best Individual Performance, Performances & Craft (Video)

Events & Livestream, Branded Entertainment (Video)

Sports, Video Series & Channels (Video)

Music, General Video (Video)

Music Video, General Video (Video)

Sports, General Video (Video)

Science & Education, General Video (Video)

Variety, Video Series & Channels (Video)

Best Community Engagement, Features (Social)

Celebrity/Fan, General Social (Social)

Best Partnership or Collaboration, Features (Social)

Best Overall Social Presence, Media/Entertainment (Social)

Best Overall Social Presence, Brand (Social)

Interview/Talk Show, Social Content Series (Social)

Arts, Culture & Lifestyle, Social Content Series (Social)

Fashion & Beauty, General Social (Social)

Sports, General Social (Social)

Television & Film, Social Video (Social)

Public Service & Activism, Social Video (Social)

TV, Film & Entertainment, Social Campaign (Social)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Social Campaign (Social)

Best Partnership or Collaboration, Advertising Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR)

Best Community Engagement, PR Campaigns (Advertising, Media & PR)

Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, Branded Content (Advertising, Media & PR)

Viral Marketing, Individual (Advertising, Media & PR)

Best Copywriting, Craft (Advertising, Media & PR)

Work & Productivity, General Apps (Apps, dApps and Software)

Best User Interface, App Features (Apps, dApps and Software)

Best Visual Design – Aesthetic, App Features (Apps, dApps and Software)

Best User Experience, App Features (Apps, dApps and Software)

Entertainment & Sports, General Apps (Apps, dApps and Software)

Responsible Innovation, Responsible Technology (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Best Practices, Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Shopping & Retail, General Websites and Mobile Sites (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Science, General Websites and Mobile Sites (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Family, Kids & Education, General Games (Games)

Best Art Direction, Features (Games)

Best Performance, Metaverse & Immersive Features (Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual)

Technical Achievement, Virtual Video Features (Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual)

Food & Drink, General Metaverse Experiences (Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual)

Arts, Fashion & Culture, General Metaverse Experiences (Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual)

Best Branded Podcast or Segment, Features (Podcasts)

Best Host, Features (Podcasts)

Best Series, Features (Podcasts)

Best Limited Series, Features (Podcasts)

Entertainment, Limited-Series & Specials (Podcasts)

Scripted (Fiction), General Series (Podcasts)

Technology, General Series (Podcasts)

Interview/Talk Show, General Series (Podcasts)

Television & Film, General Series (Podcasts)

Sports, General Series (Podcasts)

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