1999 Webby Awards

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The 1999 Webby Awards were held on March 18, 1999 at the Herbst Theater (War memorial Opera House) in San Francisco, California. IDG, which still owned the awards organization, continued to retain Tiffany Shlain to produce the awards even though the magazine division she had been working for had been shut down. Mayor Rudy Giuliani had lobbied to move the ceremony to New York City, but San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown interceded with Schlain by promising the City's support, including hosting a post-award party at the newly remodeled City Hall.[1]

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin arrived wearing rollerblades and metallic capes, and remained in the opera hall lobby to grant interviews while most guests were watching the awards in the theater. The event was noted for the famous incident in which a representative of Jodi.org, which had won in the arts category, called the event participants "Ugly corporate sons-of-bitches" in his acceptance speech and tossed his trophy to the audience.[2] The organizers asked PricewaterhouseCoopers to tabulate and ensure security for the "People's Voice" winners, chosen by online voting.[3]

Nominees and winners[edit]

(from http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/winners-1999.php?y=1999)
Category Webby Award winner People's Voice winner Other nominees

Net Art

jodi.org - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Doors of Perception - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Last Will and Testament - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
SFMOMA Presents Bill Viola - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The multi-cultural Recycler - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Commerce

Amazon.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

eBay - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

CDNOW - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Gap Online - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Tire Rack - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Community

SeniorNet - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

iVillage.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

MiningCo.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Talk City - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Third Age - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Education

Journey North - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

The Global Schoolhouse - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Math Forum - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Web66 - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Fashion

PaperMag - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

London Fashion Week - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Hint Magazine - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Lumiere - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
w.&l.t. online - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Film

Internet Movie Database - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Internet Movie Database

Coming Attractions - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Dark Horizons - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Film.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Ireland Film and Television Net - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Finance

The Motley Fool - www.fool.com

The Motley Fool

ClearStation - www.clearstation.com
E-Loan - www.eloan.com
Investor Home - www.investorhome.com
The Wall Street Journal -- www.wsj.com

Games

Gamers Central - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

ShockRave - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Digital Addiction - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Java on the Brain - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Health

InteliHealth - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

mediconsult.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
onhealth - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
thriveonline - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Humor

The Onion - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

The Onion

Bezerk - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Red Meat - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Suck - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Simpleton - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Living

BabyCenter - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Epicurious - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Garden.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Knot - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Yuckiest Site on The Internet - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Music

SonicNet - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

mp3 - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

bobdylan.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Spinner - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Ultimate Band List - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

News

CNN Interactive - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

CNN Interactive

MSNBC - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The New York Times - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Rough & Tumble - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
BBC News Online - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Politics+law

The California Voter Foundation - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Free! The Freedom Forum Online - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

FindLaw - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The Non-Partisan Center for Responsive Politics - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Web White & Blue - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Print+zines

Salon Magazine - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Smithsonian Magazine - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Feed - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Nerve - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Slate - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Radio

Freespeech Internet Television - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Spinner.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

ImagineRadio - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Internet Underground Music Archive - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
SonicNet - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Science

Exploratorium - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

NASA Space Science Laboratory - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Scientific American - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
The University of Arizona - The Biology Project - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Union of Concerned Scientists - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Sports

The Sporting News - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

SportsPages.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

GolfWeb - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Quokka Sports - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
SoccerNet - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Technical achievement

Amazon.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

My Yahoo! - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

AltaVista Translation with Systran (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
FedEx - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
ConferenceTracker - conferencetracker.com at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999) (archive version; site is now defunct)

Travel

biztravel.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Travelocity - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Expedia Travel - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Lonely Planet On-line - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
TerraQuest - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

TV

PBS Online - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

PBS Online

Comedy Central - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Gist TV Listings - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
TVGen - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
UltimateTV - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Weird

Superbad.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Absurd.org - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

Disinformation - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Trepan.com - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))
Unamerican Activities - (current archive at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 1999))

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

Winners and nominees are generally named according to the organization or website winning the award, although the recipient is, technically, the web design firm or internal department that created the winning site and in the case of corporate websites, the designer's client. Web links are provided for informational purposes, both in the most recently available archive.org version before the awards ceremony and, where available, the current website. Many older websites no longer exist, are redirected, or have been substantially redesigned.

  1. ^ "Glitz, goofiness mark Webby Awards ceremony". CNN. 2000-05-12. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ Rachel Chalmers (March 22, 1999). "Usual Suspects Takes Webbies in Five Words or Less". Computergram International. [dead link]
  3. ^ "PricewaterhouseCoopers Address On-Line Balloting Issues for Webby Awards". Business Wire. 1999-03-17. Retrieved 2008-01-03.