Stella Velon (“The Critic”), Trevor Noah, The Hollywood Reporter, Post Malone and other big names nominated for the Annual Webby Awards


The 2020 Annual Webby Award nominations are out and now is the time for fans to vote from anywhere in the world. Read the full scoop below and cast your vote before May 7th.

Los Angeles-based actress and filmmaker Stella Velon has been nominated for Best Individual Performance in the Video: Performance & Craft Category In the 24th Annual Webby Awards​ for ‘The Critic’. The film is Ms. Velon’s critically acclaimed and over 20-time award-winning directorial debut, also written by her, and produced by The Punk Floyd Company (co-founded by Velon and Jean Gabriel Kauss). As with all Webby nominees, The Punk Floyd Company is currently competing for two awards: Firstly, The Webby Award, which is selected by the Academy. Secondly, The Webby People’s Voice Award which internet fans can vote for from anywhere.


Other nominees in the same category are: Emily Hampshire (‘Schitt’s Creek’), FKA Twigs (‘Honey Boy’), Leslie Grace (Latin GRAMMY® nominee), and writer-comedian Gastor Almonte.


Public voting through May7th: The Webby Awards website facilitates public voting from anyone, anywhere in the world. (Visit this section to vote)


‘The Critic’ was most recently named among the five winners of Amazon Studios’ inaugural All Voices Film Festival for U.S. filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds hosted by Amazon Prime Video, and judged by top executives at Amazon Studios and IMDb. Other notable wins include the UK Film Review Award for Best Director (Stella Velon), Best Short Film at the 2019 Method Fest Independent Film Festival (as well as a Best Actress nod for Ms. Velon), Indie Shorts Mag’s Editor’s Pick “The Best of All, From 2018!”, and Best Breakout Performance at Festival Angaelica at Catalyst Content.



This Is a Major Achievement: What Does It Mean to Be a Webby Nominee?

Webby Nominees’ work has been singled out as one of the five best in the world in its category (it’s among the top 10% of all work entered) and is competing for the Internet’s two most coveted awards: The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. While The Webby Award is chosen by the Academy, The Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the public. Both awards are a mark of international distinction for Internet excellence.


Different categories to vote for:


Best Web Personality/Host (Video)


“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Desi Lydic Womansplains: Comedy Central – Viacom

Joe La Puma – Complex’s “Sneaker Shopping”: Complex Networks

Amazon Studios – Little Late Night: The Foundry @ Meredith

Dave on TikTok: The Washington Post

Does it Fart?: Yellow Bear Studios



Best Writing (Video)


The Lift: & Co. / NoA

#MoviePosterMovie “In The Time It Takes To Get There”: Black Dog Films

The Truth is Worth It: Droga5

AFTERSHOT: An App to Help Cowardly Politicians Talk About Gun Control: Kelly&Kelly

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Naughty Or: Wieden+Kennedy


Art & Experimental  (Video)


Epoch: Artist

A$AP Rocky “The Kids Turned Out Fine”: Happy Place

Serious Klein – The Seed (Short Film): ICONOCLAST Germany GmbH

Brothers: MEMORY

Post Malone | Circles: Powster


Comedy Shortform (Video)


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Trump’s Best Words 2019: Comedy Central – Viacom

Billy On The Street with Chris Evans: Funny Or Die

Making It: Nick Offerman & Amy Poehler Pun-Off: NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital

Icelandagram: The Mystery Hour

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s “Historians Roast the President”: Warner Media


Fashion & Beauty (Video)


Meet Silvia Fendi, the woman who’s stepped into Karl Lagerfeld’s shoes: CNN Worldwide

Juno Birch Breaks Down Her Alien Queen Beauty Routine | Extreme Beauty | Vogue: Condé Nast Entertainment

Vogue – Simon: A Survivor’s Story: Good Company

How Japanese Denim Is Made: MR PORTER

Shady, Mica: Refinery29


Music Video (Video)


DAE – “Where We’re Going (Official Video): DAE

Cellophane: Object & Animal/FKA twigs

Bon Iver – Naeem: Park Pictures

Earth: RYOT/Lil Dicky

Agoria – Call of the Wild: Soldats Films


Variety (Video)


The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Stephen Has a Story: CBS Interactive

Behind the Scenes of Aladdin Crosswalk the Musical w/ Will Smith: CBS Interactive

Leonardo DiCaprio & Quentin Tarantino Break Down Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Main Character: Condé Nast Entertainment

Best Interview Ever – Gaten Matarazzo: IMDb

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Sundog Pictures Ltd.


Viral (Video)


Best Ever Food Review Show

Billie Eilish Watches Fan Covers on YouTube | Glamour: Condé Nast Entertainment

Sleeping Beauty Proposal: Friends At Work

Motherly: I was going to fold the clothes but instead I held you: Motherly

La Noria (Short Film): NightWheel Pictures


Branded Entertainment, Comedy (Video)


CollegeHumor/Universal Pictures: “Sneaking Into Your Own R-Rated Movie”: CH Media

Now That’s A Cardiac: Kovert Creative

Adidas Originals “Donald Glover Presents”: Mamag Studios

Make It with Idris Elba: Squarespace

Lyft – Giving Strangers A Lyft in Miami ft. Will Smith: Tool


Best Overall Social Presence – Media/Entertainment (Social)



National Geographic Social Media: National Geographic

The New Yorker on Social Media: The New Yorker

Vogue: Vogue

Miracle Workers Social Campaign: Warner Media


Best Social Video Series (Social)


Under a Minute: ALL ARTS

60 Second Docs: Indigenous Media

Golden Globes Elevator Series: InStyle

NFL Draft Letters: NFL

Apple – @apple – Experiments: TBWA\Media Arts Lab


Best Influencer (Social)


#Transform Ur Dorm: 360i

#twoistoofew: Lyft

Women Worth Watching: mcgarrybowen

NASA Names ‘Rolling Stones Rock’ on Mars: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Nike – PLAYlist: R/GA


Arts & Entertainment (Social Video)


Oscars First Call: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

BMI’s Emoji That Track: Broadcast Music Inc.

A Holiday Reunion: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Best Advice: Hoff Productions Inc

#NiceTweets with Tom Hanks


Celebrity/Fan (Social)


Comments By Celebs: Comments By Celebs

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ellen Digital Network

Jennifer Garner Instagram Account (specifically the Pretend Cooking Show series): Jennifer Garner

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood: Variety


Experimental & Innovation (Social)


Let’s Get Consensual – Consent Drop: Heat

Lucky Bastards: Lucky Generals\

Baby Blocker: McCann Manchester

Vogue Non issue – AR experience: Mccann Paris

Celine Dion: Album Scavenger Hunt across Instagram and Spotify: WMA / Weller Media Agency


Fashion & Beauty Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)


Red, White, and You Do You: Billie

e.l.f. Cosmetics #eyeslipsface TikTok Campaign: e.l.f. Beauty

Adidas Originals Archive video series: Havas New York

eos “Make It Awesome”: Mekanism

Beauty Mark: Digitas


Best Host (Podcasts)


Under the Skin with Russell Brand: Luminary Media

The Catch And Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow: Pineapple Street Studios

Mobituaries: Simon & Schuster

ZigZag   Stable: Genius Productions

Second Life: Who What Wear


Best Mini-Series (Podcast)


The Dropout: ABC News

The Shrink Next Door

Dolly Parton’s America: OSM Audio

The Catch And Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow: Pineapple Street Studios

Mob Queens: Stitcher


Best Writing (Podcasts)


Fool Me Twice: Auscast Network

Bear And A Banjo: Jingle Punks

The Dream: Little Everywhere

Fiasco: Luminary Media

The Only Podcast Left – Daybreak: Netflix


Television and Film (Podcasts)


Here To Make Friends: HuffPost


Behind The Scenes Netflix: Netflix

Office Ladies: Stitcher

Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men: Vanity Fair


Entertainment (Apps, Mobile & Voice)


The Star Wars App: Lucasfilm

Marvel Unlimited: Marvel Entertainment



2020 Is different – make the most of it:

Given the current circumstances caused by Covid-19, this year is different than ever: It is certainly more inclusive with a global reach and is rightly referred to as “Webbys From Home”.

According to Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards: “The Internet is our glue right now. It’s the most powerful tool for us to support and uplift one another, and it is no surprise that this year’s Nominees are the companies and people leading the charge. They’ve accelerated their ingenuity, using their platforms to respond to this crisis by innovating, connecting, informing, and helping people all over the world.”