Fans Can Vote Online to Help Often Awesome the series Win Internet’s Top Honor by visiting the Webby Awards' website under the ballot category: Online Film & Video Documentary: Series.
All Aces Media announced today that it has been nominated for Best Documentary Series in online film & video category in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.
“Nominees like All Aces Media are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, Often Awesome the series is also eligible for The Webby Awards’ “People’s Voice Award”, which is voted for online by fans across the globe. From now until Friday, April 27, 2012, Often Awesome the series fans are encouraged to cast their votes at the Webby Awards' website under the ballot category: Online Film & Video Documentary: Series.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour: “Sometimes, geeks can be chic”; IBM supercomputer Watson: “Person of the year. Ironic.”; and Agency of the Year Winner Wieden + Kennedy: “Anonymous, we thank you, anonymously.”
For a full list of last year’s 5-Word Speeches, please visit the Webby Awards' website.
About All Aces Media
As filmmakers, Andy and Blake are always looking for interesting stories to tell and Tim’s story certainly qualifies as interesting, actually amazing. When they first talked to Tim, he made it very clear that he wanted to leave behind a legacy and they saw this as a very good opportunity to do so. So Tim was willing and Andy and Blake had the capability but they started to wonder what they had gotten themselves into. First of all, he’s a friend and it’s going to be tough watching the battle he has ahead of him much less be filming said battle. Second, Blake can’t even watch Extreme Home Makeover without crying and now Andy and Blake have to shoot and edit some very heavy content. Tim’s story is probably one of the most important things they’ll ever do.
All Aces Media would like to thank Tim and Kaylan for the opportunity to work on this project. It has truly been inspiring to see the strength and the courage that they both have as they face these uncertain times in their lives. To know Tim is to love him. It’s no coincidence that Tim has an army of friends willing to help him through all this. He’s obviously done something right in his life. As amazing as Tim is, Kaylan’s love for Tim, her willingness to face these difficult times with him and her unselfish devotion to him really is beautiful. Not sure you can say Tim’s lucky but he certainly hit the jackpot when he met Kaylan.
It is All Aces Media’s hope that people will watch this series and have a new appreciation for the important things in life. Love, good friends and compassion for one another. It is their honor and privilege to be working on this series and not only is it Tim’s legacy, it is now their legacy as well.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.