There’s something funny about this year’s Webby nominees. The long list of potential prize recipients includes a surplus of famous comedians — such as Will Ferrell (nominated for Best Individual Performance for his role as George W. Bush), Billy Crystal (Best Individual Performance for his aged Harry Burns), Zach Galifianakis (Variety Video for “Between Two Ferns”), and Conan O’Brien (Celebrity/Fan Site for Team Coco). If any of these funnymen win, they’ll be charged with giving an acceptance speech that’s just five words long. Doesn’t sound too hard, does–?
Each award category will have two winners — one chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and one “People’s Voice” winner picked by an online vote. Winners at the 16th-annual Webby Awards will be announced on May 1, then honored at a ceremony in New York on May 21. For a full list of nominees, and to vote for your favorites through April 26, visit the Webby Awards’ homepage.
Think these celebrities have what it takes to score a spiral Webby trophy? And who would you vote for in the battle of Ferrell vs. Crystal?
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