Webby Award nominations announced
Hollywood’s funniest crashed the nominees for the 13th Annual Webby Awards, announced this morning.
The Webbys honor the best in Internet content, from online film and video to interactive advertising and mobile.
In the entertainment video races, stars turned up in multiple entries, including "Prop. 8: The Musical" (Jack Black, John. C. Reilly, Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph), "The Great Schlep" (Sarah Silverman), "Children's Hospital" (Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Lake Bell, Ed Helms); "Green Porno" (Isabella Rossellini), LStudio's "Web Therapy" (Lisa Kudrow), "Bag the Bag" (Ed Norton), and "Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad" (Paris Hilton).
Competing in the comedy series category are the WB’s “Childrens’ Hospital,” NBC’s “The Office: The Outburst,” Comedy Central’s “The Weekly Evils,” the Onion’s “Today Now” and Big Fat Brain’s “You Suck at Photoshop on My Damn Channel.” Drama series contenders include NBC’s “Heroes: The Recruit,” IQ-145 Productions’ “IQ-145,” quarterlife online’s “quarterlife,” Hackelheimer Productions’ “Speedie Date” and Filmaka’s “The Ten Commandments.”
Leading the pack in overall nominations are NYTimes.com (13), NBC.com (12), the Onion (8) and BBC (8).
"Even during challenging times, the Internet has proven to be a breeding ground for experimentation and innovation," Webby Awards executive director David-Michel Davies said. "It's inspiring to see so many of this year's nominees harnessing the power of social networks, mobile and video to push the medium in exciting new directions."
The full list of nominees is at www.webbyawards.com/nominees.
Winners will be announced May 5 and honored during a ceremony in New York City on June 8. Seth Meyers will host the award show, which limits its acceptance speeches to five words.
— Denise Martin
Photo: Scene from "Quarterlife" / quarterlife.com