2011 Webby Nominees Announced

Nominations for the 15th Annual Webby Awards were announced today and nominees include just about every pop culture phenomenon in recent months. The Bed Intruder song? It’s there (Best Viral Video). As is the Old Spice Response Campaign (Best Viral Marketing), Justin Bieber’s Funny or Die April Fool’s gag (Comedy: Individual Short or Episode), and Angry Birds. With nearly 70 categories, including Games, Viral Video, Music, Sports, and Social Media the Webby Awards is dedicated to honoring the best in web content.

The Biebs was nominated for “Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny or Die,” while Zach Galifianakis’ web series earned the actor multiple nominations. Other celebrities nominated include actors Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase and Meryl Streep and singers Katy Perry and Bob Dylan.

Nominees with multiple nominations include the NYTimes.com (18), Funny or Die (10), Google Creative Lab (8), The Guardian (6), BBC (6), CNN (6), NPR (5), MLBAM (5), and TED (5).

While the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select Webby nominees and choose the winners, we the people determine the winners of The People’s Voice. Click here to vote for your favorites.

Webby winners will be announced on May 3 and honored at a June 13 ceremony in New York City.

Click here for the full list of 2011 Webby nominees.


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