*Beyonce’s “Formation” video and the website of Pharrell Williams are among the nominees announced Tuesday morning for the 2017 Webby Awards.
The Webbys recognize excellence on the web across numerous categories. Over 13,000 entries were submitted for this year’s awards.
“Formation” will compete in the viral video category against Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” featuring Hillary Clinton, “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” Mean Tweets, Undercover Lyft, A Year in Space, Lebron: the Musical, Pentatonix & Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
In the diverse celebrity/fan category, Residente, Vanity Fair’s Vanities, PharrellWilliams.com, Leon Bridges Website, and the “Stranger Things” Type Generator were nominated.
Winners will be celebrated at a star-studded ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 15, 2017. This year’s show will be available on demand at webbyawards.com the morning of Tuesday, May 16.
The Webby Awards video channel will feature all the show highlights, including special performances and all the hallmark five-word speeches from the night’s big winners.
“Webby Nominees are using the internet in incredible ways to bring people together through humor, emotion, innovation, empathy, passion, optimism, and eccentricity — all of the elements that make for truly great internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. “In a year marked by so much discord and divisiveness, the Webby Awards is honored to recognize the work and efforts of our Nominees as they explore new ways to use the Internet to inform our world and bring people together.”
View Bey’s “Formation” video below: