It only stands to reason that the man kid who launched a thousand Internet memes would be nominated for a Webby Award. The awards are given out annually for the best Web content and voting is now open for 2011’s nominees.
Justin Bieber was nominated for his “Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die” video, as was current “Dancing with the Stars” competitor Ralph Macchio for his “Wax on F*** off with Ralph Macchio” clip. Zach Galifianakis was nominated for Best Web Host for his Funny or Die “Between Two Ferns” series.
We’ll just go ahead and say that Funny or Die dominates most of the Online Film and Video categories, though Isabella Rossellini’s “Green Porno” — in which the actress explores the sex lives of bugs — also scored a nomination in the “Experimental and Weird” category.
Conan O’Brien’s teamcoco.com snagged a nomination for best Celebrity/Fan site — facing competition from U2, Jay-Z and — randomly — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Also nominated: Antoine Dodson’s “Bed Intruder Song” (Hide your kids, hide your wife), which will likely dominate the viral video category. Run and tell that.
Read the full list of nominees at the official Webby Award site.