Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Joan Dangerfield and the Bell Brothers announced today that Rodney Dangerfield has been nominated for Best Celebrity/Fan Social in the 22nd Annual Webby Awards. The other contenders are Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Desus & Mero, and Stanley Kubrick.
Fans can vote online to help Rodney win Internet’s top honor: vote.webbyawards.com
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts, including Jimmy Kimmel, Lyft CEO Logan Green, Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg, Instagram’s Eva Chen, social entrepreneur Van Jones, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, and Black Lives Matter’s Opal Tometi.
“Nominees like Rodney Dangerfield are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the over 13,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, Dangerfield is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 20, Dangerfield fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City. There they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced ‘Jif’ not ‘Gif’”; Stephen Colbert’s “Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”; and Björk's “A E I O U.”
About Rodney Dangerfield:
Grammy award-winning comedy legend, Rodney Dangerfield, known for his iconic “I don’t get no respect” line, appeared in 22 films, 20 lite beer commercials, and on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” a record 70 times. His signature getup (black suit and red tie) is part of a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, and he is known for having given many renowned comedians their early breaks, including Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr, Jerry Seinfeld, Louie Anderson, Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Kinison. For more information on Rodney, please visit: rodney.com
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About Bell Brothers:
John and Dan are the Bell Brothers, an independent game and design studio based in South Jersey. Their work in motion design has been recognized by the Webbys, SXSW, FWA and the Tokyo Game Show. bellbros.com
Find the Webby Awards Online:
About the Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social, Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Games. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, HBO, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, The Hollywood Reporter, WNYC Studios, Digiday, Glixel, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.
Contact: Caroline Mankey
Photo caption: What a crowd! Dangerfield, Colbert, Conan, Kubrick and Desus & Mero are duking it out for a Webby Award. Get your vote in before the bell: wbby.co/soc-celeb