By: Natalie A.

April 11, 2017

It’s that time of the year to decide the very best of what the internet has to offer.

The 21st annual Webby Awards nominations are here and some of the most known things that are on the internet must be chosen to see what the best one was.Whether it’s the Stranger Things Type Generator or playing Pokémon Go, you may just be surprised with how many nominees you recognize.

For those of you who don’t know what the Webby awards are they are an award for excellence on the Internet presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over one thousand industry experts and technology innovators.

“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 David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards. “In a year marked by so much discord and divisiveness, The Webby Awards is honored to recognize the work and efforts of our Nominees as they explore new ways to use the Internet to inform our world and bring people together.”

The lucky winners will then be celebrated at a star-studded ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, with the show available on demand the morning after.

Here are some of the nominees for the 2017 Webby Awards:

Best Branded Editorial Experience (Advertising, Media & PR)

– Pitchfork + Spotify – Inside Discovery

– Gordon 24Ever

– 1800 Tequila & Billboard “Back to the Block”

– Loewe 001

– The Making of a Cult – Hulu’s The Path

Best Cause-Related Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR)

– Girls of Paradise

– #MoreThanMean – Women in Sports ‘Face’ Online Harassment

– Be The Guy

– Bullying in Virtual Reality

– Speechless

– Don’t Smell Yourself Short

Best Event (Advertising, Media & PR)

– Google Escape

– Finger Licking Good

– 29Rooms

– Art The Throne

– A Table to End Hunger

Best Host (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

– Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People

– 99% Invisible

– Mike Pesca for Best Host: “A Former Breitbart Star Takes On Steve Bannon”

– See Something Say Something

– The Axe Files

Best Overall Social Presence (Social)

– National Geographic’s Social Presence

– NASA’s Cassini Mission Social Media

– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Social Experience

– Game of Thrones

– Old Spice Social

Best Use of Mobile Media (Advertising, Media & PR)

– Can’t Stop

– ReMumber

– Like my addiction

– Homeless 360

– Hashtags for lifeBest Web Personality/Host (Film & Video)

– Joe Hanson – It’s Okay to be Smart

– Good Mythical Morning

– Kid President

– Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig

– Teaching Shane Dawson How to Make a Musical.lyBest Writing (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

– How to Be a Girl

– The Gist with Mike Pesca: “Vote Jabba” (starts at 15:36, ends at 20:35)

– Stuff You Missed in History Class

– In the Dark

– Accused: The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Andes

Celebrity/Fan (Websites)

– Residente

– Vanity Fair’s Vanities


– Leon Bridges Website

– Stranger Things Type Generator

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode (Film & Video)

– The New iPhone is Just Worse

– Tinder: The Superhero Movie

– The Simpsons – 3 a.m.

– Casual Sketch – Woke Bois, “White Male Feminist”

– Epic Rap Battles of History: Wonder Woman vs. Stevie Wonder

Comedy (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

– The Hilarious World of Depression


– The Carson Podcast

– The Last Podcast On The Left

Documentary (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

– The man inside: Four months as a prison guard

– In the Dark

– The Kitchen Sisters Present

– Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?

– Missing Richard Simmons

Entertainment (Mobile Sites & Apps)

– Fandango App

– Star Wars App



– Sully: The 208 Seconds Experience

Experience Marketing (Advertising, Media & PR)

– Nike Unlimited Stadium

– “On the Go” – The New Yorker’s Innovators Issue Comes to Life in an Augmented-Reality – Experience

– The Field Trip to Mars

– Meet Graham

– The Sweet Jesus Confessional

Events (Social)

– CNN Election Night 2016

– Meeting the Moment > Real Madrid Champions League Final Campaign

– 2015-16 NBA All-Star Week

– Sherlock Live

– 24 Hours of Le Forza

Fashion & Beauty (Social)

– Feels

– Glossier (Instagram)

– J.Crew Men’s Instagram

– Revelist Beauty & Style Vertical

– Real Time Fashion Trends

Games (Mobile Sites & Apps)

– Pokémon GO

– Dots & Co

– NBA LIVE Mobile

– The Walking Dead No Man’s Land Mobile Game

– Star Wars ArcadeHumor (Websites)

– The Onion

– Cracked

– CollegeHumor

– The Daily Show: Black Trump – “They Love Me”

– Funny Or DieInterview/Talk Show (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

– Another Round

– The Gist with Mike Pesca: “Jesse Eisenberg, Part 2” (starts at 6:13, ends at 21:02)

– The Axe Files

– In The Thick

– FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast

Music (Websites)

– Residente

– Pandora

– Vevo

– Eye of the Stormers

– 20FT Radio

News (Websites)

– The New York Times

– BuzzFeed News

– Quartz

– The Washington Post

– BBC Newstream

Public Service & Activism (Social)


– Invisible Stories

– Brutal Cut

– Untasty Dishes

Sports (Social)

– #EverestNoFilter

– WWE WrestleMania 32

– NBA All-Star Coverage

– NFL Thursday Night Football Live Stream on Twitter

– World Surf League Social

Travel (Mobile Sites & Apps)

– The New Airbnb App

– HotelTonight

– Skyscanner app

– Hopper

– Detour

Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive, or Real-Time (Film & Video)

– The Field Trip to Mars

– Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR

– Halcyon

– VR Power Trainer

– Museum of Hotel Keys

– Emoji Book

– The Big Draw: Selling the Soviet Past

– Napflix I Siesta Video Platform