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Philo, Pluto TV nominated for Webby Awards

The logo of the Webby Awards. (Logo courtesy Webby Awards, Graphic by The Desk)
The logo of the Webby Awards. (Logo courtesy Webby Awards, Graphic by The Desk)

Philo, Pluto TV and Apple TV are among some of the streaming services nominated for this year’s Webby Awards, the organization revealed on Tuesday.

The companies were picked from more than 14,000 entrants submitted for this year’s award consideration, officials at the Webby Awards said in a statement.

“For over 27 years, The Webbys has had a front row seat to the changing digital landscape; today new and niche platforms are providing younger consumers with more options in an ever-expanding universe,” Ciel VanderVeen, the managing director of the Webby Awards, said on Tuesday. “This year’s nominees showcase the ingenuity, creativity and innovation that it takes for brands to connect with consumers of all ages.”

For streaming television, the Webby Awards are considering the following nominees:

Video: Events & Live Streams

  • ABC News Live: Out Loud Pride Celebration
  • We Are Social U.S.: League of Legends
  • Variety: Power of Women 2202
  • MTV Entertainment Studios: 2022 MTV VMA Stan Cam
  • Medium Rare & Shark Group: Black Entrepreneurs Day

Video: Kids & Family

  • Headspace Studios: Headspace and Star Wars
  • Gracie’s Corner: The Phonics Song
  • Peacock Kids: Colossal Questions
  • PBS Kids: Jelly, Ben & Pogo
  • M&C Saatchi: G’day

Video: Documentary & Longform

  • NBC News Now: Ukraine – A Mother’s War
  • Brut: Fun & Dying
  • Univision: I Am Vanessa Guillen
  • UFC: UFC Chronicles – Masking Pain
  • Al Jazeera Media Network: Al Jazeera Investigations

Video Series: Reality

  • Philo: Boss Moves with Rasheeda
  • BuzzFeed: Worth It, Season 10
  • Insider: How Crime Works
  • FatShiba: Netflix – Strong Black Lens
  • McGee Media: Families React to Finding Your Roots

Video Series: Variety

  • Worldwide Pants: Letterman YouTube Channel
  • NBC Universal: Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon YouTube
  • MTV Entertainment Studios: Daily Show with Trevor Noah YouTube
  • Simpson Street: Street You Grew Up On
  • Rolling Stone: Twitch account

Video Series: Entertainment

  • Hulu: Only Murders in the Building, Season 2
  • Narrator, Inc: Behind the Scenes of Don’t Look Up
  • Fandom: Honest Trailesr
  • BuzzFeed: Celebrities Play with Puppies
  • ABC Entertainment: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Apps: Best Streaming or OTT Service

  • Apple: Apple Music
  • Apple: Apple TV
  • Paramount Global: Pluto TV
  • Televisa Univision: Vix Plus
  • Invoke: Projektor

Apps: Best User Interface

  • CNN: CNN app on Apple TV
  • Adrenalin: Hungry Jack official mobile app
  • Vero: Vero desktop app
  • Headspace Studios: Headspace
  • Google: Wonderous

Social: Best Social Video Series

  • Amazon Prime Video: Plot Pitches on TikTok
  • HBO Max: Get to Know – House of the Dragon
  • AARP: Gen X ASMR Series on TikTok
  • Portal A: Level Up with Stephen Curry
  • National Geographic: Nat Geo Social Media – Photo Ark

Social: Best Use of Video

  • HBO Max: Negroni Sbagliato
  • Amazon Music: Amazon Music Live
  • Al Jazeera: Start Here
  • AARP: TikTok profile
  • Marriott International: The Ritz-Carlton Signatures Video Series

Social: Best Use of Vertical Video

  • Now This: TikTok profile
  • NBC Universal: Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon TikTok
  • Amazon Music: Amazon Music Live on Instagram
  • Washington Post: The Washington Post on Instagram
  • Snack Drawer: Trans Athletica

Social: Best Overall Social Media Presence, Media & Entertainment

  • HBO Max
  • HBO: Game of Thrones
  • National Geographic
  • Sesame Workshop: Sesame Street
  • MTV Entertainment Studios: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Overall, Apple received the most nominations out of any company or organization with 22 potential Webby Awards to their name this year. MTV came in second with 15 nominations. Tied for the third-most nominations are National Geographic and Netflix with 14 each.

Among other media brands, CNN, the Washington Post and HBO Have 12 nominations; Amazon has 10 nominations; and ESPN, Paramount, Spotify and Wondery have eight nominations each.

The winners of the 27th annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 25, with an in-person celebration and awards show to take place next month.

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Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).