I should add something that might have not been clear in the anti-webbys thing below: I hope it didn’t sound like I’m a sore loser for not being nominated because I never wanted to be, nor do I ever want to be nominated. I’m happy for my friends that were nominated, but my main beef is with the purpose, vision, and direction the webbys have taken in the past and continue to take.
Imagine if all film industry awards were gone, and the only one that represented the craft of filmmaking was the BlockBuster Awards. That’s what I was trying to say about the web and the webbys – there are no golden globes, no real oscars, no critics lists, heck, we don’t even have a Roger Ebert on the web (besides Glenn Davis, David Siegel, and Joe Jenett of course). If you still don’t believe me, take a look at the list of categories.
There is no ‘Art’ category this year. According to the webby awards, there was nothing notable in the world of online art, nothing stood out as art, and nothing worthy of highlight or award in the field of art took place on the web in the year 2000.