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2021 Webby Awards: Google, HBO and Comedy Central Lead With Most Nominations

The 2021 Webby Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, and Google, HBO and Comedy Central are leading the pack with the most nominations.
HBO Max, Peacock, MasterClass, CNN and PBS were all nominated for the best streaming service award for mobile and over-the-top app features. “Stephen Colbert at Home,” Comedy Central, the Fail Army Facebook page and “The Daily Show” Twitter account are all in the running for the humor award.
In the viral video category, Billie Eilish’s “Same Interview, the Fourth Year” with Vanity Fair earned a nomination, while James Corden, Jennifer Garner, Gordon Ramsay, Sir David Attenborough and Bon Jovi nabbed nominations in the celebrity/fan social category.
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In the events and livestreams category, Disney’s “Hamilton” watch party on Twitter, WWE Wrestlemania 36, RMG’s Black Entrepreneurs Day, Adobe’s CoCreate series and NASA’s Launch America all nabbed nominations.
The Webby Awards honor excellence on the internet, including websites, video, advertising, media and PR, apps, mobile, voice, social, podcasts and games. More than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide were received this year. All nominees are eligible to win two other awards: the Webby Award, selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, and the Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted on by fans. Voting is open here until May 6 at 11: 59 p.m. PT.
Winners will be announced on May 18 at a virtual ceremony hosted by Jameela Jamil. Viewers will be able to watch online at the Webby Awards website.
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A highlighted list of nominees is below. For the full list, click here.
Best Editing, Performance & Craft (Video)

Best Ever Food Review Show
La Rosalía – Cut+Run
Megan Thee Stallion: The New York Times – Cut+Run
Vogue “I Love NY” – Modern Post
Rolling Stones “Criss Cross” – Object & Animal

Best Festival or Concert (Virtual & Remote Features)

Exhibit Zero – Momentum WW, Commonwealth/McCann, Weber Shandwick and MRM
Save our Stages Fest – Youtube Music
ComplexLand – Jam3
Adobe MAX – Adobe
2020 Roots Picnic Virtual Experience – The Oriel Co.

Best Host or Personality (Virtual & Remote Features)

RZA x TAZO Guided Meditations – Edelman
Rock the Runoff Virtual Concert – Markham Group
Honor Her Wish – Markham Group
Black Entrepreneurs Day – RMG
Trevor Noah – The Daily Social Distancing Show – Comedy Central Digital

Public Service & Activism (Video)

Sincerely, Camille – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Unpack That – The Root
A Gift of Joy – Unanimous Media
GLAAD x BuzzFeed Present “Drive the Vote” – GLAAD
Disability Demands Justice – Ford Foundation

Music, General (Virtual & Remote)

Diplo vs. The World – Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Adult Swim Festival goes global – Adult Swim
She Can STEM Concert – Deloitte Digital
Moses Sumney – Live from Planet Afropunk – Moses Sumney
Kiswe Powers BTS’ Innovative Virtual Concert “Map of the Soul ON:E” – Purpose Worldwide

Humor, General (Social)

Stephen Colbert At Home – ViacomCBS Digital
Comedy Central – Comedy Central Digital
Fail Army Facebook – Jukin Media
Comments By Celebs – Metro Public Relations
The Daily Show Twitter – Comedy Central Digital

Best Series, Features (Podcasts)

HISTORY This Week – A+E Networks
Dr. Death Season 2: Dr. Fata – Wondery
Family Secrets – iHeart Podcast Network
Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein – ABC News
It Was Said – Cadence13

Documentary, Limited-Series & Specials (Podcasts)

American Prodigy: Freddy Adu – Blue Wire Podcasts
My Friend Ted – Bigsnit Media Consulting Inc.
Love Under Lockdown – Paradiso US
Wind of Change – Spotify Studios
Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? – San Francisco Chronicle

Television & Film, General (Podcasts)

Office Ladies – Earwolf
EW’s BINGE (featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race, Community, and Schitt’s Creek)
Sista Brunch
Talking Sopranos with Michael Imperioli And Steve Schirripa – The Initiative Group
Lovecraft Country Radio – HBO

Diversity & Conclusion, General Series (Podcasts)

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America – Vox Media
The TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones
The Brown Girls Guide to Politics – Wonder Media
Hear to Slay – Luminary
Jemele Hill is Unbothered – Spotify Studios

Crime & Justice, General Series (Podcasts)

Bad People – BBC Sounds
Evil By Design – CBC
Wrongful Conviction- Junk Science – Signal Co. No1
Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein – ABC News
Scam Goddess – Team Coco

Events & Livesteams (Social Content Series & Campaigns)

Launch America: U.S. Astronauts Launch from U.S. Soil – NASA
Adobe’s CoCreate Series – Adobe Create Magazine
Black Entrepreneurs Day – RMG
WWE WrestleMania 36 – WWE
Hamilton – Twitter Watch Party – Disney

Best Streaming Service (Mobile & OTT App Features)

CNN – CNN
NBCUniversal Peacock Television App – NBCUniversal
HBO Max – Best Streaming Service – HBO Max
PBS Video App – PBS
MasterClass – MasterClass

Television & Film (General Websites and Mobile Sites)

ESPN – House of ’98 – R/GA
Huluween – The Screamlands – Hulu
Netflix FYSEE 360 – Subvrsive
Walt Disney Animation Studios – Walt Disney Animation Studios
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Hello Design

Television & Film (Social Video)

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical – Marathon Digital
Disney+ Library Stunt Video – Disney
SCOOB- #SCOOBDance TikTok Challenge – Warner Bros. Entertainment
Westworld Season 3 Social Video – HBO
Father of the Bride Part 3ish – Netflix

Sports (General Social)

NBA 2K League – National Basketball Association
@NBA Instagram – Most followed, most viewed and most engaged sports league account on Instagram – NBA
theScore – Instagram – Score Media and Gaming Inc.
WWE social media – WWE
SportsCenter On Instagram – ESPN

Celebrity/Fan (General Social)

Island Records: Sing Bon Jovi – BBDO New York
Sir David Attenborough on Instagram – Studio Silverback
Gordon Ramsay & Ramsay in 10 – Studio Ramsay
Jennifer Garner (specifically the Pretend Cooking Show series) – Jennifer Garner
The Late Late Show with James Corden – ViacomCBS Digital

Media & Entertainment (General Virtual & Remote)

Vought Experience – Amazon Prime Video
The Daily Social Distancing Show – Comedy Central Digital
Insecure: Virtual Premiere Block Party – HBO
Dispatches From Elsewhere ARG – AMC Networks
Virtual HBCU Homecoming – L2C Studios

Viral, General Video (Video)

Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fourth Year | Vanity Fair – Conde Nast Entertainment
#WouldYouHireTrump
Samirah Raheem Slut Walk Video – IMG Models
Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self – Feeling Peckish Inc.
The Girls Have Spoken! – 1/33 Productions

News & Politics, Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)

Complex’s ‘Pull Up & Vote’ Campaign
#VoteBecause – nonproft
Decoded, an MTV News Production
When the vote made all the difference – CBS News
Go There – CNN

Technology, General Series (Podcasts)

In Machines We Trust – MIT Technology Review
Should This Exist? – WaitWhat
Hacker Valley Studio
Get WIRED
Equity – TechCrunch

Entertainment, Video Series & Channels (Video)

Keke Palmer’s “Turnt Up With The Taylors” – Kids at Play
Sesame Street YouTube Channel
Honest Trailers – FANDOM
Variety’s Actors on Actors
Beeing at Home with Samantha Bee – TNT/TBS/TruTV

Documentary, General Series (Podcasts)

Slow Burn: David Duke – Slate
The FRONTLINE Dispatch
The Big Steal – Fresh Air Production
Say Their Name – Acast
Black History in Two Minutes – Hidden Empire Film Group

News & Politics, General Series (Podcasts)

How to Sell a Massacre: Al Jazeera Investigates Extra
What A Day – Crooked Media
In The Thick
Our America with Julián Castro – Lemonada Media
Today, Explained – Vox Media Podcast Network

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