Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, the Disney+ stream of Hamilton, and more theatre favorites scored 2021 Webby Award nominations April 20.
Marathon Digital’s Ratatouille, which debuted in January and raised $2 million for The Actors Fund, will compete in the Television & Film (General Websites and Mobile Sites) category against Disney’s Disney+ Library Stunt, Warner Bros. Entertainment’s SCOOB- #SCOOBDance TikTok Challenge, HBO’s Westworld Season 3 Social Video, and Netflix’s Father of the Bride "Part 3ish."
Disney’s Twitter watch party for Hamilton on Disney+ is nominated in Events & Livesteams (Social Content Series & Campaigns) and will compete against worked created by Adobe Create Magazine, NASA, RMG, WWE. The Lin-Manuel Miranda Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning musical debuted on the streamer in July 2020.
Geffen Playhouse's virtual banner Stayhouse also scored a nod for its production of Helder Guimarães The Present in the Virtual and Remote category for Best Narrative Experience (Immersive).
Elsewhere, the Rockettes' “All That Jazz” Fosse Tribute is nominated for Arts & Entertainment, Social Video while ViacomCBS Digital’s The Late Late Show with James Corden scored a nod for Celebrity/Fan (General Social). RYOT Studio is nominated for Public Service & Activism, Branded Content (Advertising, Media & PR) for its work on HBO’s Between the World and Me while Hello Design’s work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned a nod for Television & Film (General Websites and Mobile Sites). Additionally, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' pivot to digital ("Experience the Kennedy Center at Home") is nominated for Cultural Institutions (General Websites and Mobile Sites).
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In addition, the Project Sing Out! virtual benefit, which aired on Playbill in July 2020 to support the Educational Theatre Foundation, was named an honoree for the Remote Production (Arts & Culture) category. A number of Broadway-starring vehicles also scored nods in the Podcast category, with Propaganda the Podcast Musical in Best Writing-Feature and Live From Mount Olympus in Best Scripted (Fiction)-Limited Series and Special.
The Webby Awards honor excellence on the internet, including websites, video, advertising, social, podcasts, and games. They are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. All nominees are eligible to win the The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, as well as The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted upon by the general public.
Click here for the full list of nominees or to vote through May 6