The Webby Awards assemble all-star cast to honor Steve Jobs

In addition to honoring the best of the Web in 2012, Monday night’s Webby Awards included a tribute to Steve Jobs. The segment honoring Apple’s co-founder included appearances from President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Buzz Aldrin, George Lucas, Vint Cerf and more. Here’s the video.

Woo-hoo! We Have Been Nominated for a Webby!

GigaOM has been nominated for a Webby in the Best Business Blog category. Winners of the 14th annual Webby Awards will be announced on May 4. We are up against some heavyweights, so help us win the People’s Voice award by voting for us.

The Webby Awards Announce Video Nominees

The nominees for the 14th Annual Webby Awards were announced today, highlighting some of the best of the best on the web (including NewTeeVee parent site GigaOM, which was nominated in the “Blog – Business” category — way to go, guys!). This year, NYTimes.com leads all sites with 15 nominations, followed by the BBC with nine. On the video side of things, we saw a lot of the usual suspects rake in nominations, with Next New Networks getting six nominations, and Crackle, CollegeHumor and Funny or Die each scoring five video nods.

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The Onion, Next New Networks, Prop 8 Win Webbys

webby_logoWinners of the 13th Annual Webby Awards were announced today, and recipients in the Online Film & Video category were a nice mix of old and new media. We’ve been following the Don’t Let Jimmy Win campaign here at NewTeeVee, and it looks like those efforts paid off! Here’s a partial list of this year’s winners, you can find the full breakdown at webbyawards.com. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Webby Artist of the Year: Trent Reznor
Webby Person of the Year: Jimmy Fallon
Webby Breakout of the Year: Twitter
Best Actress: Sarah Silverman
Outstanding Comedic Performance: Lisa Kudrow
Film & Video Person of the Year: Seth MacFarlane

ANIMATION
Webby Award Winner: Stickman Exodus
People’s Voice Winner: Stickman Exodus

BEST REALITY/VARIETY HOST
Webby Award Winner: NYTimes.com “Pogue’s Posts”

People’s Voice Winner: EPIC FU

BEST WRITING
Webby Award Winner: Onion News Network
People’s Voice Winner: Onion News Network

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The 2009 Online Video Webby Award Nominees

webby_logoWe’re in the middle of the online video version of awards season. Hot on the heels of the recently concluded Streamys, the nominees for the 2009 Webby Awards were announced today. Here’s a breakdown of some of the competition (be sure to cast your vote for the People’s Voice Award, voting ends April 30), for a full rundown, visit the Webby Awards Nominees.
For Best Animation, 23/6’s Get Your War On will go up against Better than Prince by Soixan7e Quin5e, NYTimes.com’s The Animated Life – Newscycle, MTV’s Perfectland and Atom.com’s Stickman Exodus.
In the Best Writing category, Web Therapy from Is Or Isn’t Entertainment, The Onion News Network, Prop 8 the Musical, Puppy Love by AB BABY Productions and ABC.com’s Ugly Betty Presents: Mode After Hours will compete against each other.
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Weekend Vid Picks: Highlights of Internet Week

The unplanned concurrence of NewTeeVee Station‘s launch and the first-ever New York Internet Week made for a pretty hectic few days, but I was still able to partake in some of the week’s festivities. Consider this Vid Picks a travel document of what you missed.

The big fun on Saturday was at NewTeeVee correspondent Steve Bryant’s Wiimbledon, a fast-paced Wii Tennis challenge held at the uber-cool Barcade in Brooklyn, and a perfect way to dive into 4 straight days of geekery. Lots of cameras circulated at the event, but the best round-up was definitely by the gentlemen at Bush League.tv, who interviewed the finalists and did a great job of capturing the furious action:

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NTV Chats With will.i.am About Yes We Can

On the red carpet out front of the Webby Awards in NYC, the two Lizzes chatted with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas about posting his video, “Yes You Can,” online. Check it out!

Webbys Film & Video Awards: Cool Creators, Big Laughs, Only a Little Nausea

While the Webby Film & Video Awards event wasn’t exactly full of high drama (for one thing, the winners are announced ahead of time), it was a superb opportunity to mingle with the men and women responsible for the bulk of today’s quality shorts. Due to our own ineptitude, I wasn’t able to get our Qik streaming to work, but I did get to talk to … well, just a ton of fascinating creators.

Amber Lee Ettinger at the Webby Film & Video AwardsOn the red carpet, everyone I asked agreed that Obama Girl would beat Tay Zonday in a fight. I did not ask Tay Zonday or Amber Ettinger, figuring that each would be too modest to claim triumph. Both were incredibly pleasant to speak with, however. I did ask Ettinger when she felt Obama Girl would become a woman: “I feel like she already is a woman. But Obama Girl is catchier,” was her answer. She was excited about Obama being the presumptive Democratic nominee — and not just because it potentially means another four years of public appearances. “I’m just really excited to think that I was maybe a small part of that.”

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