Will Smith, Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino nominated for 2019 Webby Awards

Nominees for the 23rd annual Webby Awards, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences were announced Tuesday morning.

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Actor Will Smith attends the Centerpiece Gala Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion" during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

The 23rd Webby Award nominations are out and Will Smith, Childish Gambino, and Chance the Rapper are just some of the people nominated who made the last year of our lives memorable.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday morning a slate of nominations that honors excellence in changemakers who made a difference on the web, in videos, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, as well as voice, social, podcasts and games, MSN reports.

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There are two awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Voting is now open until April 18, here.

The Webby nominees are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, actor and activist Jesse Williams, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker, GE CMO Linda Boff, Pod Save the People host and activist DeRay Mckesson, Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani, and Pineapple Street Media co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman.

Below is a short list of nominees.

Best Overall Social Presence – Media/Entertainment (Social)

“Deadpool 2” Social Media Campaign

HBO Brand Social Media

The New Yorker on Social Media

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”


Best Web Personality/Host (Video)

Stephen Curry’s “5 Minutes From Home” Series

First We Feast’s Hot Ones

Adam Savage/TESTED.com

“Bill Burr’s Guide to Driving Etiquette”

“Real America with Jorge Ramos – Families & Refugees Risk It All On Migrant Caravan”

Celebrity/Fan (Social)

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

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“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture”

“Tha Carter III Anniversary”


“Power of Young Hollywood”

Comedy Shortform (Video)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

“Mean Tweets – Avengers Edition”

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“How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Child-Prodigy Edition”

“The Simpsons” – “A Tale of Two Trumps”

Music Video (Video)

“This Is America”

“A Star Is Born” – “Shallow” Music Video

“A Tribe Called Quest” – “The Space Program”

Leon Bridges – “Beyond”

Jorja Smith – “On Your Own”