Vice Media Tops Webby Awards Nominations

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Hannibal Buress

Winners will be honored on May 18 at an event hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress.

The nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards have been revealed. 

Youth-oriented media company Vice came out on top with 17 nominations when the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences revealed its nominees for the Internet culture award show on Tuesday morning. Conde Nast also had a strong showing, adding up all the nominees from its portfolio of brands — including five nominations for Wired and six for Vanity Fair — for a total 17 nominations, enough to tie it with Vice for most nominations overall.

Other companies with strong showings include CollegeHumor with nine nominations, Funny or Die and HBO tied with eight nominations, The Guardian with seven nominations and Comedy Central and Mashable tied with six nominations. 

Other nominees, which were determined from nearly 13,000 entries, include The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, live-streaming company Twitch, Vimeo's High Maintenance and mobile game Monument Valley

A small group of Academy members will select this year's winners from the nominations. They include Conan O'Brien, Tumblr founder David Karp, Arianna Huffington, YouTube creator Freddie Wong, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf and founder Nancy Lublin. The public can also cast votes for the Webby People's Voice Awards until April 23.

"This year's nominees are moving Internet culture — and society — forward through their sophisticated technology, sleek user design, and social influence," said Webby Awards executive director David-Michel Davies. "Each of this year's nominees are raising the bar in their respective categories and we are excited for the public to weigh in with their votes for this year's Webby People's Voice Winners."

The Webby Awards winners will be honored in a ceremony hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress on May 18 at Cipriani Wall Street. A stream of the award show will be available the next day on the Webby Awards website. 

Here is a list of highlights from the nominations: 

Humor (Websites)
Funny Or Die

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon


Fill the Silence

Social Media (Websites)


Mash Stories

Games-Related (Websites)


Watch Dogs - Digital Shadow
EA Sports Madden GIFERATOR
The Order

Best Writing (Websites)
The New Yorker
The Guardian: The Long Read

Events (Websites)

Google World Cup


Comedy: Individual Short or Episode (Online Film & Video)
"Shia LaBeouf" Live - Rob Cantor (WCP)

Kevin Bacon Explains the '80s to Millennials (Mashable)

How to Tell if You’re a Basic Bitch (CollegeHumor)

Simply Genius Shower Thoughts With Nick Offerman (Mashable)
"Repeat Stuff" Bo Burnham (Prettybird)

Comedy: Long Form or Series (Online Film & Video)
Mean Tweets (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Resource/Ammirati)

If Google Was A Guy (CollegeHumor)

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Obama (Funny Or Die)
Kids React (Fullscreen)

Music (Online Film & Video)
Coldplay – “Ink” (BLIND)

OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (Mori Inc.)
Weird Al Yankovic – “Foil”
TV on the Radio – "Happy Idiot" (Funny Or Die)
Cut Copy - We Are Explorers (PARTY)

Viral (Online Film & Video)
Halloween Candy Prank (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos (Denizen)

Most Shocking Second a Day (Don’t Panic)

We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren't Models to Kiss Each Other (VICE Media)
3 Seconds Cooking Shrimp Frying Cannon (TOKYU Agency)

Best Editing (Online Film & Video)
The Game Before the Game (R/GA)

Too Many Cooks (Adult Swim)

High Maintenance (Vimeo)

Overwatch Announcement Cinematic (Blizzard Entertainment)
Honda 'The Other Side' (Wieden+Kennedy)

Best Individual Performance (Online Film & Video)
Brian Husky – “If Google Was A Guy” (CollegeHumor)
Kristen Bell – “Mary Poppins Quits” (Funny Or Die)
Weird Al Yankovic – “Foil” (CollegeHumor)

Lewis Black Says F#%! Voter Suppression (ACLU)
Stephen Merchant – “If We Won” (Droga5)

Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video)
Kid President (SoulPancake)

Adam Savage - Inside Adam's Cave (Whalerock Industries)
Eddie Huang (VICE Media)

Dr. James Hamblin - If Our Bodies Could Talk (The Atlantic)
Emily Graslie (The Field Museum)

Best Writing (Online Film & Video)
If Google Was A Guy (CollegeHumor)
High Maintenance (Vimeo)

Adam Ruins Everything (CollegeHumor)
The Britishes (CollegeHumor)
10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man (Funny Or Die)

Entertainment (Channels – Online Film & Video)
The Tonight Show (NBC)

HuffPost Live (The Huffington Post)
The Voice YouTube (NBC)
Grantland (ESPN Films)

How-to & DIY (Video Channels and Networks – Online Film & Video)
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube (Fresh One Productions)
Munchies How-to (VICE Media)

Michelle Phan


Best Streaming Audio (Mobile Sites & Apps)
SoundCloud App
Beats Music


WNYC App/Discover

Best Streaming Video (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Hulu Plus


Comedy Central App

PBS KIDS Video App

Social (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Tumblr App
Your Shot

Guides/Ratings/Reviews (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Product Hunt


Kelley Blue Book's
Rate My Professors

News (Handheld Devices - Mobile Sites & Apps)
BuzzFeed App
Mashable App

Al Jazeera America

Productivity (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Evernote iOS App



Entertainment (Tablet & All Other Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Central App

Ken Burns

WWE Network & The WWE App At Bat

Games (Tablet & All Other Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)
Monument Valley

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies
Smarty Pins

Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Game

Banner Saga

News (Tablet & All Other Devices – Mobile Sites & Apps)

Al Jazeera Digital Magazine
ABC - The Brief


Yahoo News Digest

Celebrity/Fan (Social Content & Marketing)
Oscar Selfie

#somostodosmacacos #weareallmonkeys
Foo Fighters RVA
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Humor (Social Content & Marketing)
The Onion

Funny Or Die

The Most Interesting Man In the World - Social Pages
Bojack Horseman Campaign

Sports (Social Content & Marketing)
Special Olympics

Fair Play

NCAA March Madness Live - Coke Zero Social Arena

NHL Fancam

Weird (Social Content & Marketing)
Sad Tweet
100happydays challenge
True Detective

No likes yet.

Super Important Tweet

Short Form Branded Entertainment (Online Film & Video)

Key & Peele: What About “Non Stop”, Though?
If We Made It

Kevin Hart is not a Baby

The Workaholics Guys Find a New Cubicle Mate

Viral Branded Entertainment (Online Film & Video)

LEGO Everything Is NOT Awesome
Epic Rap Battle: Nerd v. Geek
Nestle Fitness Bra Cam

The World's Toughest Job

April 9, 3:50 p.m. Updated to include details about Conde Nast's 17 total nominations.