The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a presenting body of 750 highly-influential internet, business, and entertainment professionals, announced this year’s nominees for the Webby Awards last week, and competition is fierce.
Two kinds of awards (The Webby Award and The People’s Voice Award) will be awarded to nominees spread out across various categories in four separate fields (Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Web). The nominees for People’s Choice in the music category, which falls under the Online Film and Video field, are far from homogeneous.
Past winners over the last 13 years include Cameron Diaz, Beck, Al Gore, David Bowie, and even two Victoria’s Secret models, so that should give you some idea of the variety that this category tends to attract.
This year, the Muppets “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video is competing with a wide, weird variety of sites geared toward presenting indie music video content. Pitchfork TV and $99 Music Videos present cheap music videos, while Live From Daryl’s House, a monthly web series founded by Daryl Hall, and Don’t Move Here, a regular series about Portland’s insular local music scene.
In the end, the nominee that Internet voters believe presents the best music video content will take home the award, so visit the website and cast a vote for the music section of the People’s Voice nominees.