Game of Thrones Picks Up Three Webby Awards!

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The winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards were announced today, and – unsurprisingly – Game of Thrones topped the voting in all three of its nominated categories! There are two awards given in each category – The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) select the nominees and choose the winners for The Webby Awards. The Webby People’s Voice is awarded by the voting public.

In the category of Best Overall Social Presence, IADAS selected National Geographic for the Webby with Game of Thrones picking up the People’s Voice Award:

  • National Geographic’s Social Presence – Winner
  • Game of Thrones – Winner
  • NASA’s Cassini Mission Social Media
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/Social Experience
  •  Old Spice Social

In the category of Online Film & Video: Unscripted (Branded), the Webby went to A New Hero: The Rise of College ESports with Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards Featurette winning the People’s Voice:

  • A New Hero: The Rise of College ESports (Schiefer Chopshop) – Winner
  • Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards Featurette (HBO) – Winner
  • Plastics Make It Possible – Hudson (Ogilvy)
  • Buy Back the Block (Fitzgerald & Co)
  • Converse Wear Tests – 13th Witness (Decon)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: The view of atmosphere at HBO's Art the Throne: Immersive Art Experience at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for HBO)

In the category of Advertising & Media: Best Event, Google Escape took the Webby and HBO’s Art the Throne won the People’s Voice:

  • Google Escape (We Are Social) – Winner
  • Art the Throne (HBO, AGW Group, and Mass Appeal) – Winner
  • A Table to End Hunger – (McCann Sydney)
  • Finger Licking Good (Ogilvy & Mather Group HK)
  • 29 Rooms – (Refinery29)

Awards will be presented on May 16, 2017 and will be hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale (The Soup, Community). You can watch the broadcast at


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    1. Hold the Door for GAME OF THRONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      the good news keeps on rolling in XD

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    2. Vanessa,
      OT, but I’d like to tell you that I really like your Melisandre portrait. I’m sure Carice will appreciate it.

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    3. Shy Lady Dragon,

      I wish the HBO Store would sell Melisandre shirts, with her picture on the back and a quote on the front e.g. “For the night is dark and full of terrors.”

      What I’d really like is a Melisandre shirt that says:

      “There is only one hell… The one we live in now.”

      (It’d be a big seller for those who wish to make a political statement.)

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    4. Ten Bears,
      I wish you were a designer for HBO shop – you would boost their sales.
      Your first idea hints to a nice double entendre as anyone can notice Carice’s beauty. The second, unfortunately, is even more suitable in the almost Westerosi-like world we live in, no matter what continent or what country. Not optimist about politics, I’m afraid!

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    5. Vanessa Cole,

      Are you not, by any chance, a jewelry designer as well? I’d be interested in ordering a Melisandre necklace which comes with eternal youth 🙂 I’m sure other lady fans would order it too!

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    6. Watching the “Making of a Scene” video made me want to rewatch the entire episode again, even though I’ve probably watched it half a dozen times already. Would still love to see it on the big screen, but I guess that’s not happening this year either. Oh well. Congrats HBO on the Webby awards.

      As for the comment about the Melisandre necklace: hell yeah, put me on that mailing list for sure.

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    7. Shy Lady Dragon,

      Why thank you…

      Far be it for me to critique the merchandise selection on the HBO website (HBO Store), but I remember before Valentine’s Day the commenters here had so many cute ideas. So many lines and themes from the show were perfect for V-Day cards and gifts.

      Candidly, I’m surprised at the dearth of merchandise, especially apparel, at the HBO Store. They could rake in a fortune from willing fans (and finance the direwolves CGI).

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    8. Ten Bears,

      I’m sorry I have to be critical… I can’t find anything new on HBO Shop Europe where I order from. They have the same T-shirts from last year (when I bought the Mormont tee) and they don’t replenish the stocks. The old figures are slowly disappearing and the newest ones (I found about them on this site), e. g. Tormund, have never been available. I had to wait for months until the Hound and Oberyn figures were available. I suppose they had very few.
      “Our” commenters’ ideas were great, it was such fun reading them. Much better than the real merchandise.

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