Tom Hanks And Lena Dunham Head Webby Nominations

Subscribe to Lena Dunham alerts

The Webby awards are like the Emmys of the internet – every year the awards celebrate excellence and innovation in online broadcasting and advertising.

In 2013, after a very busy online year, there are lots of contenders for Webbys. Among those nominated is Oscar winner Tom Hanks. Hanks is nominated in the category Best Online Film & Video: Drama for his series Electric City. The series is a twenty-episode post apocalyptic animated sci-fi series, which basically translates as nerd bait. You can bet he would catch the Webbys’s attention. Along with being billed as the series creator and producer, Hanks also did some voice acting for Electric City.

Another Webby nominee this year is Lena Dunham. The Girls creator received the nod in the category of Best Individual Performance, for her tongue-in-cheek skit for the Obama 2012 campaign – Lena Dunham for Obama for America. At the time, the somewhat controversial video First Time didn’t earn Dunham too much praise, but it looks like her work is getting recognised nonetheless. Still, it’s a tough category to win, considering that she’ll be up against a heavyweight like Charlize Theron.

The awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Winners, who are selected by a panel including Arianna Huffington, David Bowie and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom, will be announced on April 30.

Lena Dunham, Directors' Guild AwardsTom Hanks, March of Dimes Celebration
Hanks and Dunham are among the fore-runners for this year's Webbys.


Tags: Lena Dunham - Tom Hanks - Charlize Theron

Subscribe to Lena Dunham alerts

More Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham's Birthday Present To Taylor Swift Is Now Her "New Most Cherished Possession" - See What It Is!

One can only imagine that if you're best friends with Lena Dunham you can certainly expect your birthday presents to be thoughtful, if not slightly...

Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gerard Butler Take On Not-So-Constructive Criticism On Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets

If you’re one of those people, who like to tweet snarky comments at your favourite celebrities, you’re probably already familiar with Jimmy Kimmel’s segment Celebrities...

'Girls' Season 4 Trailer Promises Iowa, An Arrest & Shosh Finally Facing Reality!

Girls is back! For a whole 1 minute 31 seconds. HBO released the official trailer for season 4 on Friday (7th November) and it's certainly...

Lena Dunham Apologizes For Likening Herself to "Sexual Predator"

The Girls creator Lena Dunham has apologized for likening herself to a "sexual predator" in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham - who...


Lena Dunham Offers Apology For Causing Offence With Sex Abuse Controversy

After Lena Dunham went into a rage, she is now sorry for causing any offense to anyone who may have thought she sexually abused her...

Lena Dunham Responds to Allegations of Sexually Abusing Sister

Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls who recently published her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, has denied allegations that she sexually abused her sister...

5 Things To Know About Taylor Swift's Cosmo UK Cover Interview

Taylor Swift looks fabulous on the cover of Cosmo UK's December edition. The 24-year-old singer has been promoting her recently released album 1989 and opened...

Lena Dunham Addresses 'Ghostbusters 3' Chatter, And Talks Naked Sex Scenes

Since it was revealed earlier this month that American director Paul Feig will be helming a third 'Ghostbusters' movie with an all-female cast, there has...



Lena Dunham Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lena Dunham

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All