Pirates’ The Show nominated for Webby award


MUMBAI: The Webby Awards has nominated Industrial Light and Magic’s The Show microsite featuring Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, for the Best Movie and Film and the Best Use of Moving Image and Video of 2007.

The site was created by DHAP Digital Inc, winner of the 2006 People’s Voice Award for the Build Your Scion vehicle configurator.

Showcasing the Academy award winning visual effects created by Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), The Show is a rich interactive application that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the artistry and technology used to bring director Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean characters and environments to life. 

Winners will be announced on 1 May 2007 and honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards gala in New York City on 5 June. The ceremony will be hosted by comedian and actor Rob Corddry, star of Fox’s new sitcom The Winner.

The Webby Awards honour excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film and Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organisation that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

The 11th Annual Webby Awards has received 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.