The 2017 Webby Awards: Vote for the Best of the Internet

The nominees for the 2017 Webby Awards were announced Tuesday. The Webbys recognize videos, websites, and podcasts that beamed into our internet-connected devices.

Amidst a completely divided internet on topics related to politics and culture progression, humor was something that united audiences. Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis featuring Hillary Clinton, Lebron: the Musical, and Marty McFly & Doc Brown visit Jimmy Kimmel Live were nominated in the viral video category.

Other nominees include Lady Gaga and Intel’s tribute to David Bowie, Stranger Things on Netflix, and Pokemon Go.

The organizations earning the highest number of nominations this year include Google (16), BBC (12), National Geographic (12), HBO (10), ESPN (9), the New York Times (9), Squarespace (7), BuzzFeed (7), CollegeHumor (5), and The Onion (4).

You can find the entire list of 2017 nominees here.

Each Webby category features two awards. The Webby Award, as voted by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). The People’s Voice Award, however, are selected by you… the people.

You can vote for your favorites here until April 21.

“Webby Nominees are using the internet in incredible ways to bring people together through humor, emotion, innovation, empathy, passion, optimism and eccentricity — all of the elements that make for truly great internet,” said Webby Awards executive director David-Michel Davies. “In a year marked by so much discord and divisiveness, the Webby Awards is honored to recognized the work and efforts of our nominees as they explore new ways to use the internet to inform our world and bring people together.”

Established in 1996, when the web browser of choice was Netscape Navigator, The Webbys honor excellence in various web media categories. These include Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Social, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Podcasts & Digital Audio.

Some of last year’s winners include Lena Dunham, Tyler Oakley, and Krysten Ritter. The awards are handed out by members of the IADAS, which includes Kevin Spacey, Questlove, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Winners are announced on April 25. Clips of the show will be available on demand at shortly thereafter.

What would you nominate for a Webby? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.