Webby Awards: Taylor Swift, Timothée Chalamet, ‘Barbie’ and The Hollywood Reporter Among Nominees

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Taylor Swift, Timothée Chalamet, Ryan Gosling, Olivia Rodrigo, Barbie, Saltburn, Sydney Sweeney and The Hollywood Reporter are among the nominees for the 28th annual Webby Awards, which honor the best of the internet.

Organizers said they received 13,000 entries from more 70 countries around the world this year, with PBS leading the nominees with 20 mentions, followed by Warner Bros. Discovery (18), Audible (16), Netflix (14), CNN (13), Paramount (11), iHeartMedia (11), The Washington Post (11) and MTV Entertainment (11). Awards are handed out across categories encompassing overall website, video, advertising, media and PR, apps and software, social media, podcast, games and AI, metaverse and virtual.

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The Hollywood Reporter landed three noms this year, including best website/mobile site in the category of general desktop and mobile sites, entertainment. THR’s other two noms were for video content, including one for “Drama Actors Roundtable: Pedro Pascal, Evan Peters, Kieran Culkin, Damson Idris & More” (general video, interview/talk show), moderated by Lacey Rose, executive editor, TV, and produced by Jason Rovou and Lesley Corral; and another for “The Hollywood Reporter Predicts: Issa Rae and ‘Rap Sh!t’ Cast on the 2024 Grammys” (general video, music), conceived by senior music editor Mesfin Fekadu and produced by Fekadu and Neha Joy. The noms come on the heels of THR being named best website last year at the 65th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards and again at the 16th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, among other wins.

Webby winners will be announced April 23 and will be celebrated at a ceremony hosted by Amber Ruffin at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on May 13. Fans will be able to watch highlights, including show’s signature five-word acceptances speeches, by following @TheWebbyAwards across Instagram and TikTok.

Nominees are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, which counts among its members Google’s Marian Croak; Hello Sunshine’s Sarah Harden; artist and actor Tobe Nwigwe; Shigetaka Kurita, artist and “father of emojis”; Duolingo’s Severin Hacker; image architect Law Roach; Meta’s Yann LeCun; Roxane Gay; Quinta Brunson; Questlove; and more.

All nominees are eligible to win two awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the online community. The Webbys also will hand out an award for the Webby Media Company of the Year, given to the company that performs best across all categories. In addition, the Webby Podcast Company of the Year will recognize the organization with the most overall nominations and wins across the podcast categories.

“This year’s nominees represent the very best in innovation and creativity on the internet,” said Claire Graves, president of The Webby Awards. “Individually the work is outstanding and collectively they represent a commitment from brands, creators and technology companies to human-centric design and storytelling.”

A partial list of nominees follows. For a complete list and to vote for the People’s Voice Awards, click here.

Best Video Editing, Craft (Advertising, Media & PR)

#GameTimeGlow — A New Sports Tradition for Dads & Daughters — /prompt.
Backstage with Adam Driver — Squarespace
Farewell to DVDs — Ways & Means
Kruger — Love Is Messy — Nimiopere Film Editorial
META x RAYBAN: Coco Gauff x The Art of the Downtime — Church Edit

Integrated Campaign, Advertising Campaigns (Advertising, Media & PR)

All aboard all of The Times — The New York Times
Barbie the Movie — Mattel
HBO Winning Time Season 2 — Warner Bros. Discovery
M&M’S Spokescandies on Pause — Goodby Silverstein & Partners & Critical Mass
Xbox: Power Your Dreams/#OnIn5 — McCann New York

Media & Entertainment, Branded Content (Advertising, Media & PR)

#TikTokFitness Powered by Peloton — Gravity Road
Call Me with Timothée Chalamet — TBWA\ Media Arts Lab
The Price of Morals Campaign — Squid Game: The Challenge — BBH USA
They’re Just Ken: Ryan Gosling Gifts BTS’ Jimin Ken’s Guitar — IW Group
WeTransfer and Jungle Collaboration — WeTransfer

Best Integrated Experience, AI Apps and Experiences Features (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

Alpha: AI for Investors (built by Public) — Public
Bluehost WonderSuite — Web.com
Cat Royale — Blast Theory
Photoshop Generative Fill — Adobe
Web.com AI Builder — Web.com

Experimental & Innovation, AI Apps and Experiences (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

A11y-AI — denkwerk
Clay — AI for Earth — Ode Partners
Peridot — Niantic
Sustainable Horizons: Creating a Greener Future Through AI — The Wall Street Journal
TextFX — Google

Products & Services, AI Apps and Experiences (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

Flora AI — Love, Plants Inc.
Immerse — Helping Adults Speak New Languages With Confidence — Immerse Inc.
Lotus Personal Showroom — code d’azur
PhotoRoom — PhotoRoom
The Greatest Guide to Jochos & Burgers — VECTOR B

Public Service & Activism, AI Apps and Experiences (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

AI creates greener and cycle-friendly streets. — IN10
descrybe.ai — descrybe.ai
Dublin Simon Community — Unfair City — BBDO Dublin now in partnership with TBWA Dublin
Telekom — Without Consent — Tempomedia Filmproduktion GmbH
The Homeless Gallery — fischerAppelt

Technical Achievement, AI Apps and Experiences Features (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

A11y-AI — denkwerk
Animate Anything — Tess O’Leary
DataGPT: your conversational AI analyst — DataGPT
Digital Francis Ngannou — DKC
Peridot — Niantic

Work & Productivity, AI Apps and Experiences (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

Fiverr Neo — Fiverr
Hypercontext: AI-Assisted Performance Reviews — Hypercontext
Magic Studio — Mission North
Rescue Writer — Deutsch LA
Typeface.ai — Sparkpr

Arts, Fashion & Culture, General Metaverse Experiences (AI, Metaverse & Virtual)

Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top Enters the Metaverse for the First Time in Partnership with Gamefam — Gamefam
Gucci Ancora across Virtual Worlds — Gucci
Mstylelab — Macy’s
The Cultureverse — POC Lab
The iii Museum — An Immersive Art Experience for Iranian Artists — SERVICEPLAN GERMANY

Best Use of AI & Machine Learning, App Features (Apps & Software)

Captions — BerlinRosen
Dubecos — Doncomm LLC
Photoleap — Lightricks
Remix AI: A playground for your imagination. Create, share, and remix AI. — Remix AI
Robokiller — Mosaic Group

Best Visual Design — Function, App Features (Apps & Software)    

Atoms — Atoms
Infinity Comics — Marvel Unlimited — Marvel
Runway iOS — Runway
Selfbook — Selfbook
WNBA Mobile App — WNBA | Women’s National Basketball Association

Art, Culture & Events, General Apps (Apps & Software)

Chicago Strolls’ Student-Led Walking Tours — Art Processors
DICE: The Weirdly Easy Ticketing App — DICE
The Met Replica — Verizon
TodayTix — TodayTix

Work & Productivity, General Apps (Apps & Software)

Calendly: The Scheduling Automation Platform for Teams and the Enterprise — Calendly
monday.com — monday.com
Notion — Outcast
Slack IA4 Redesign — Slack
ZocNotes by Zoc.AI — Zoc.AI

Best Game Design, Game Features (Games)

Alan Wake 2 — Epic Games
Baldur’s Gate 3 — Larian Studios
Cult of the Lamb — Massive Monster
Dead Space — Electronic Arts
MONOPOLY GO! — Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis

Best Host, Features (Podcasts)

Baby, This Is Keke Palmer – Wondery c/o SLATE PR
HBO’s Succession Podcast — Warner Bros. Discovery
Six Degrees With Kevin Bacon — SixDegrees.Org
The Assignment With Audie Cornish — CNN
The Laverne Cox Show — iHeartPodcasts

Best Indie Podcast, Features (Podcasts)

80s TV Ladies — 134 West
Can’t Afford Therapy Podcast — Full Court Studios
Mommying While Muslim Podcast — Mommying While Muslim Podcast
Naked Beauty Podcast — Naked Beauty
The Film That Blew My Mind — The Film That Blew My Mind

Best Indie Podcast — Limited Run, Features (Podcasts)

Gooned — Gooned Podcast
Sick as a Dog — PodTalk
The Virtue Field — Revolution Ethics Project
TwentyOne 21: A Black AF Scripted Audio Comedy — TwentyOne 21 Podcast llc
Undiscarded: Stories of New York — CitizenRacecar

Best Individual Episode, Features (Podcasts)

Autism for Badass Moms — Autism for Badass Moms
Disney for Scores Podcast — Disney Music Group
ESPN Daily — Satchel Paige’s Legend and Legacy — ESPN, Inc.
Marshawn Lynch with Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay — The Volume
Possible | Trevor Noah on the Future of Entertainment and AI — Wonder Media Network

Best Limited Series, Features (Podcasts)

Dykes to Watch Out For — Audible
Strike Force Five — Spotify
The Sounds of Nightmares — Bandai Namco Europe
We Found Love — The Boston Globe

Best Series, Features (Podcasts)

All There Is With Anderson Cooper — CNN
American Masters: Creative Spark — American Masters
Classy with Jonathan Menjivar — Audacy and Paper Kite Podcasts
Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast — Audible
Paul Giamatti’s Chinwag with Stephen Asma — Treefort Media

Comedy, Shows (Podcasts)

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend — SiriusXM
Gold Minds with Kevin Hart — Hartbeat and SiriusXM
Hold Up with Dulcé Sloan & Josh Johnson from The Daily Show — Paramount
The Bald and the Beautiful — Studio71
Trust Fall — Broadway Video

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Shows (Podcasts)

Culture Kids Podcast — Culture Kids Media
GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp — GirlTrek
The Black Fatherhood Podcast — Jill Ruby Productions
The Laverne Cox Show — Shondaland
When You’re Invisible — iHeart Radio and My Cultura Podcast Network

Science & Education, Shows (Podcasts)

Amazing Wildlife — Ruby, The iHeartMedia Branded Audio Studio
NASA’s Curious Universe — NASA
Radiolab — WNYC Studios
The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week — Popular Science
Unexplainable — Vox Media

History, Shows (Podcasts)

Being Black: The 80’s — TheGrio
Black History in Two Minutes (or So) — Black History in Two Minutes
Mandela — Audible
Mobituaries with Mo Rocca — Paramount
Who Killed JFK? — Producer

Interview/Talk Show, Shows (Podcasts)

On With Kara Swisher — Vox Media
Oprah’s Super Soul — OWN
The Assignment With Audie Cornish — CNN
The Ezra Klein Show — New York Times Opinion Audio
Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Lemonada Media

Original Music Score / Best Sound Design, Features (Podcasts)

From the Streets to the Suites — Audible
Meditative Story: From great loss, a great freedom, by Isabel Allende — WaitWhat
Radical — Tenderfoot TV
The Duolingo French Podcast Presents: The Secret Life of Josephine Baker — Duolingo
Undertow: The Sisters — Realm

Sports, Shows (Podcasts)

30 for 30 Podcasts: Bag Game — ESPN
After the Whistle with Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe — Apple News
It Is What It Is — The Legion Media Group
New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce — Metro Public Relations
Nightcap with Unc and Ocho — The Volume

Television & Film, Shows (Podcasts)

And Just Like That … The Writers Room — Warner Bros. Discovery
Endeavour: The Story So Far, a Recap of Seasons 1-8 — MASTERPIECE
Films to Be Buried With Brett Goldstein — iHeartPodcasts
HBO’s The Last of Us Podcast — Warner Bros. Discovery
Netflix — The Crown: The Official Podcast — Netflix

Comedy, Individual Episodes (Podcasts)

Bitch Sesh — Garbage World
Fly on The Wallin Podcast — Handberry Creative
How Did This Get Made: Fast X Live! — SiriusXM
Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang — iHeartPodcasts
The Comment Section (A Spotify Podcast) — Whalar

Best Partnership or Collaboration, Features (Podcasts)

Democracy Vibe Check — WABE
DJ Switch: Joy Through Music — Rebel Girls
KIDZBOP — Audible
SHOOT THE MESSENGER: Espionage, Murder & Pegasus Spyware — Exile Content Studio
The Official Love & Death Podcast — Texas Monthly Studio

Arts, Culture & Lifestyle, Social Content Series (Social)

Ford x Sydney Sweeney — Wieden + Kennedy
How Art Changed Me — ALL ARTS
Reddit Social x r/Place — Reddit, Inc.
Redesigning Signs Series — kvell collective
Sydney Opera House: House Vault Series — Sydney Opera House

Best Creator, Features (Social)

Connor Price — Viral Nation
Madison Tevlin — Down Syndrome Is the Least Interesting Thing About Me — Canadian Content Studios / Same Page Talent
Mother Jones Creator in Residence — Mother Jones
Ryan’s World — R&CPMK
Steven He — Viral Nation

Best Creator or Influencer Collaboration, Features (Social)

Amaury Guichon’s Whimsical Wonka Suitcase — Warner Bros. Pictures
The Ad You Stay In ft. Paris Hilton — 1stAveMachine
The Cheesecake Factory x Travis Kelce: Fashion Icons — EssenceMediacom
Vote.org + Taylor Swift on National Voter Registration Day — Vote.org

Best Overall Social Presence — Media/Entertainment, Features (Social)

Bravo TV Social Media — Bravo
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Social — MPRM
Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live
Sesame Street — Sesame Workshop
The Kelly Clarkson Show Social — The Kelly Clarkson Show

Best Use of Video, Features (Social)

Call Me with Timothée Chalamet — TBWA\ Media Arts Lab
CMT Campfire Sessions — MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks
Gin & Juice (Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre) — Rosewood Creative
It’s Ludacris: Hip-Hop Artist and Falcons Mascot Go Viral for Aerial Stunts — Atlanta Falcons
Love Sick — Atlantic Records

Best Use of AI, Features (Social)

Cheeseburger Nuggets — Developed with AI — davidmartin Holding GmbH
Diverse by Default. Pinterest’s Inclusive AI — Pinterest
Freestyle-RapGPT Battle — Leagas Delaney Hamburg GmbH Werbeagentur
Ghostface Is Calling — Paramount Pictures
Niceaunties — Niceaunties

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Social Campaigns (Social)

#AmericanDrag ft. Trixie Mattel — Headword
Driving While Black — Goodby Silverstein & Partners
GLAAD Spirit Day 2023 — GLAAD
The Watch — Leo Burnett Toronto
Valuable Women — Inbrax

Public Service & Activism, Social Campaigns (Social)       

#TakeItDown — hive
Governor Barbie ft. Gretchen Whitmer — Authentic
Rights against the Right — Jung von Matt AG
Save the Rainbow Flag — The Gilbert Baker Foundation
The Missing Slice — Doner

Social Content Series, Television & Film (Social)

Barbie Celebrates Barbie the Movie — Mattel
Bel-Air Season 2 — Westbrook Media
Champion | Bespoke Social — BBC Creative — Digital Drama
Netflix | I Like to Watch — Netflix
This Week In (Series) — AARP Studios

Television & Film, Social Campaigns (Social)

Disney100 Social Campaign: @Disney — Disney Brand Digital Team
History of the World Part II Social Campaign — Hulu Originals
Leave the World Behind: Deer Warning — Stellar Agency Inc
Yellowjackets S2 Campaign — Paramount+

Interview/Talk Show, Social Content Series (Social)

Chris Wallace — CNN
Couch Conversations — Black Love
LinkedIn News Bites: Barack Obama — LinkedIn
Logo’s The Spill — MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks

Public Service & Activism, General Video (Video)

Hanging On — Cosmosquare Films
How to Create Community | Voices From The Skoll Community — Skoll Foundation
Moving Isa — Business Insider
Right to Learn Series — ACLU
The Dream Village — Our Better World
To Write Love on Her Arms — “The World Is Not Better Without You” — Well Done Marketing

Interview/Talk Show, General Video (Video)

Drama Actors Roundtable: Pedro Pascal, Evan Peters, Kieran Culkin, Damson Idris & More — The Hollywood Reporter
Last Meals — Mythical
Mavericks with Mav Carter — The SpringHill Company
Recess Therapy — Doing Things
The Zane Lowe Interview Series — Apple

Music Video, General Video (Video)

DOJA CAT: Paint the Town Red — Church Edit
Lil Nas X “J Christ” — Church Edit
MEGAN THEE STALLION: Cobra — Church Edit
Olivia Rodrigo “Vampire” — Modern Post
Victoria Monet “On My Mama” — HOUND LLC

Technical Achievement, Performance & Craft (Video)

Birds Eye View: Atlanta Falcons Overhead Roof Camera Angle — Atlanta Falcons
HolidAI — Mss ng Peces
Meta Quest 3 — Sphere — Expand Your World — Meta
Stranger Things 4 – The season finale — Accenture Song Brand Germany GmbH
Troye Sivan x Spotify Green Screen — Spotify

Trailer, General Video (Video)

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Story Trailer — Ayzenberg
O Pioneer — Coat of Arms
Shaun White: The Last Run Trailer — AlterEgo
The Witcher S3 Immersive Scene Deep Dive — Netflix
Travel by Design Trailer — Marriott International

Best Mobile User Interface, Mobile Specific Features & Design      (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Google Store — BASIC/DEPT
Gucci Ancora Fashion Show 2024 — BASIC/DEPT
Threads Web — Instagram
YouTube TV Homepage — The Best Live TV Streaming Service — YouTube

Best Use of AI, Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Climate Realism — Publicis Media GmbH
CodyMD — Artifact
HolidAI: Santa’s Magical Mailroom — Hunt, Gather
Missjourney.ai — ACE
Runway iOS — Runway

Best Use of Video or Moving Image, Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Apple Vision Pro — Apple
Cartier Love Collection — BORN Group
PETRONAS Integrated Report — Fishermen Integrated
Polaroid I-2 — Build in Amsterdam

Television, Film & Streaming, General Desktop & Mobile Sites (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Bluey Official Website Revamp — BBC Studios
Focus Features — Focus Features LLC
NASA+ Streaming Service — NASA
Perfect Days official movie site — mount inc.
Saltburn — Flashback Microsite — AvatarLabs, Inc.

Animation, Branded Entertainment (Video)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Demon — GFUEL
Alzheimer’s Research UK ‘Change The Ending’ — Passion Pictures
Animaniacs x MasterClass — Hulu
Up in smoke — NOMINT
Video Games by Tenacious D — Pinreel Inc.

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