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Nominees For 28th Annual Webby Awards Announced; Four Up For Podcast Company Of The Year.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences has announced the Nominees for the 28th Annual Webby Awards. Organizers say it is a record-breaking and extremely competitive year for Webby Awards podcast submissions. The Webby Podcast Company of the Year will again recognize the organization with the most overall nominations and wins across the podcast categories. Organizations in contention include Audible (16), iHeartMedia (11), Tenderfoot TV (5) and WaitWhat (4).

“This year’s Nominees represent the very best in innovation and creativity on the Internet,” Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards, said in the announcement. “Individually the work is outstanding and collectively they represent a commitment from brands, creators and technology companies to human-centric design and storytelling.” 

All nominees are also eligible to win the two most prestigious awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the online community — with voting open now through April 18. Here are the nominees in the podcast categories:

Best Host, Features (Podcasts)

  • Baby, This is Keke Palmer – Wondery c/o SLATE PR

  • HBO’s Succession Podcast – Warner Bros. Discovery

  • Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon – SixDegrees.Org

  • The Assignment with Audie Cornish – CNN

  • The Laverne Cox Show – iHeartPodcasts

Best Indie Podcast, Features (Podcasts)

  • 80s TV Ladies – 134 West

  • Can’t Afford Therapy Podcast – Full Court Studios

  • Mommying While Muslim Podcast – Mommying While Muslim Podcast

  • Naked Beauty Podcast – Naked Beauty

  • The Film That Blew My Mind – The Film That Blew My Mind

Best Indie Podcast – Limited Run, Features (Podcasts)

  • Gooned – Gooned Podcast

  • Sick As A Dog – PodTalk

  • The Virtue Field – Revolution Ethics Project

  • TwentyOne 21: A Black AF Scripted Audio Comedy – TwentyOne 21 Podcast llc

  • Undiscarded: Stories of New York – CitizenRacecar

Best Individual Episode, Features (Podcasts)

  • Autism for Badass Moms – Autism for Badass Moms

  • Disney For Scores Podcast – Disney Music Group

  • ESPN Daily – Satchel Paige’s Legend and Legacy – ESPN, Inc.

  • Marshawn Lynch with Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay – Hirsch Leatherwood

  • Possible | Trevor Noah on the Future of Entertainment and AI – Wonder Media Network

Best Limited Series, Features (Podcasts)


  • Dykes to Watch Out For – Audible

  • Strike Force Five – DKC

  • The Sounds of Nightmares – Bandai Namco Europe

  • We Found Love – The Boston Globe

Best Series, Features (Podcasts)

  • All There Is with Anderson Cooper – CNN

  • American Masters: Creative Spark – American Masters

  • Classy with Jonathan Menjivar – Audacy and Paper Kite Podcasts

  • Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast – Audible

  • Paul Giamatti’s CHINWAG with Stephen Asma – Treefort Media

Comedy, Shows (Podcasts)

  • Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend – SiriusXM

  • Gold Minds with Kevin Hart – Metro PR

  • Hold Up with Dulcé Sloan & Josh Johnson from The Daily Show – Paramount

  • The Bald and The Beautiful – Studio71

  • Trust Fall – Broadway Video

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Shows (Podcasts)

  • Culture Kids Podcast – Culture Kids Media

  • GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp – GirlTrek

  • The Black Fatherhood Podcast – Jill Ruby Productions

  • The Laverne Cox Show – Shondaland

  • When You’re Invisible – iHeart Radio and My Cultura Podcast Network

Science & Education, Shows (Podcasts)

  • Amazing Wildlife – Ruby, The iHeartMedia Branded Audio Studio

  • NASA’s Curious Universe – NASA

  • Radiolab – WNYC Studios

  • The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week – Popular Science

  • Unexplainable – Vox Media

History, Shows (Podcasts)

  • Being Black: The 80’s – TheGrio

  • Black History in Two Minutes (Or So) – Black History in Two Minutes

  • Mandela – Audible

  • Mobituaries with Mo Rocca – Paramount

  • Who Killed JFK? – Producer

Interview/Talk Show, Shows (Podcasts)

  • On with Kara Swisher – Vox Media

  • Oprah’s Super Soul – OWN

  • The Assignment with Audie Cornish – CNN

  • The Ezra Klein Show – New York Times Opinion Audio

  • Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Lemonada Media

Original Music Score / Best Sound Design, Features (Podcasts)

  • From the Streets to the Suites – Audible

  • Meditative Story: From great loss, a great freedom, by Isabel Allende – WaitWhat

  • Radical – Tenderfoot TV

  • The Duolingo French Podcast Presents: The Secret Life of Josephine Baker – Duolingo

  • Undertow: The Sisters – Realm

Sports, Shows (Podcasts)

  • 30 for 30 Podcasts: Bag Game – ESPN

  • After the Whistle with Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe – Apple News

  • It is What it is – The Legion Media Group

  • New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce – Metro Public Relations

  • Nightcap with Unc and Ocho – Hirsch Leatherwood

Television & Film, Shows (Podcasts) 

  • And Just Like That…The Writers Room – Warner Bros. Discovery

  • Endeavour: The Story So Far, a Recap of Seasons 1-8 – MASTERPIECE

  • Films to Be Buried With Brett Goldstein – iHeartPodcasts

  • HBO’s The Last of Us Podcast – Warner Bros. Discovery

  • Netflix – The Crown: The Official Podcast – Netflix

Comedy, Individual Episodes (Podcasts)

  • Bitch Sesh – Garbage World

  • Fly on The Wallin Podcast – Handberry Creative

  • How Did This Get Made: Fast X Live! – SiriusXM

  • Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang – iHeartPodcasts

  • The Comment Section (A Spotify Podcast) – Whalar

Best Partnership or Collaboration, Features (Podcasts)

  • Democracy Vibe Check – WABE Atlanta 

  • DJ Switch: Joy Through Music – Rebel Girls

  • Kidzbop – Audible

  • Shoot the Messanger: Espionage, Murder & Pegasus Spyware – Exile Content Studio

  • The Official Love & Death Podcast – Texas Monthly Studio

Organizers say with nearly 13,000 entries from over 70 countries around the world and a record number of social media submissions, this year’s competition was extremely competitive. From the tens of thousands of global entries submitted, fewer than 12% were selected as nominees. Winners for The 28th Annual Webby Awards will be announced April 23 and winners will be celebrated at a star-studded in-person award show on May 13 in New York.

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