Webby Awards: Oprah Winfrey, James Corden, Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2018 Nominees


Oprah Winfrey, RuPaul, James Corden, Shonda Rhimes, Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Simpsons are among the big names up for this year’s 22nd annual Webby Awards, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced today.

Competing for the trophy for Best Host (Podcasts & Digital Audio) are Winfrey, RuPaul and Questlove, while nominees for the Webby for comedy individual short or episode include The Simpsons’ “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in Office,” and Welcome to America with Gad Elmaleh and Ron Livingston.

Up for best Entertainment (Mobile Sites & Apps) Webby are HBO NOW, Rabbit,
Anchor, Marvel Unlimited Android App and Great Big Story. Among the nominees in the Best Writing category for podcasts and digital audio are the popular S-Town and Stuff You Missed in History Class podcasts.

Nominees are eligible to win the Academy-selected Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award, with online balloting open through April 19. This year’s Academy judges include Jimmy Kimmel, Instagram’s Eva Chen, and Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace among others.

Here is a selection of categories and nominees. For a complete list, visit The Webby Awards here.

Best Host (Podcasts & Digital Audio)
RuPaul: What’s the Tee with Michelle Visage
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
Questlove Supreme
Criminal Podcast

Best Overall Social Presence (Social)
Museum of Ice Cream
Xbox Social Media
Sony Alpha Brand Presence on Instagram
Denny’s Does Social
Madewell Social Media

Best Web Personality/Host (Film & Video)
Another Message for Donald Trump from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox
Adam Savage/Tested.com
Good Mythical Morning
Hot Ones
Try Living With Lucie

Best Writing (Podcasts & Digital Audio)
S-Town Podcast
A Very Fatal Murder
Myths and Legends
Stuff You Missed in History Class

Celebrity/Fan (Websites)
Lemonade Rage
Elton John
Paloma Faith
Kourtney Kardashian

Comedy Individual Short or Episode (Film & Video)
The Simpsons “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office”
Welcome to America with Gad Elmaleh and Ron Livingston
Get Staffed
Alex Jones Rants as an Indie Folk Song

Entertainment (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Marvel Unlimited Android App
Great Big Story

VR: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered (Film & Video)
The Long Road Home VR
The Giant
Raising a Rukus
Take Every Wave: Laird in VR

Public Service & Activism (Mobile Sites & Apps)
Escalating GIFs
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Charity Network Rise Up for Good
Disappearing Persons
Unsafety Check

Weird (Film & Video)
Coke Habit
420 Special: A Quiz Show
Being Batman
Grand Theft Auto Pacifist
Blark and Son

Viral (Film & Video)
Used Car Commercial // 1996 Honda Accord
7 Days of Artificial Intelligence
Mean Tweets #11
Hurt Bae asks: Why did you cheat on me? | Broken | The Scene
The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

Strategy & Simulation (Games)
The Long Dark
Universal Paperclips
The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/04/webby-awards-oprah-winfrey-james-corden-lin-manuel-miranda-2018-nominees-1202357452/