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The Webby People's Voice Awards on YouTube

By Deeksha Hebbar

Product Marketing Manager

The Webby Awards announced its 24 nominees this week, and many of them originated right here on YouTube, including "The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody," "David After Dentist" and "The Pizza Slap."

While Academy judges such as Martha Stewart, David Bowie, and Arianna Huffington select the actual Webby Awards winners, millions of people around the world will also help decide who takes home a Webby by voting in The Webby People's Voice Awards. Fans have until April 29 to vote at There are a number of categories, from public service and activism to video remixes and viral.

Then, on June 14, we’ll be teaming up with the Webbys once again to create a front-row experience on the Webbys' customized YouTube channel, which will contain the winners' five-word acceptance speeches, celebrity interviews and show highlights. Here’s a sample from last year, an acceptance speech from Jimmy Fallon that elicited loud laughs:

So what what are you waiting for? Vote for your favorites now at