Gamasutra is pleased to announce that it has been nominated as a finalist for the 10th Annual Webby Awards in the 'Games-Related' category, a significant achievement for the CMP Game Group-run site in the competition that the New York Times calls 'the Oscars of the Internet'.
Other nominees in the category were CNET Networks' GameSpot, encyclopedic game site MobyGames, IGN Entertainment's GameSpy, and review aggregation site Metacritic.
The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with over 500 members including musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, and fashion designer Max Azria.
Winners will be announced on May 9, 2006 and honored at The 10th Annual Webby Awards on June 12 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The gala event, hosted by comedian Rob Corddry of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will showcase the winners' famous five-word acceptance speeches and a lively look back at the Web's evolution during The Webby Awards' first ten years.
In addition to the Webby Awards which are determined by the The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, there is also a People's Voice Awards
, in which interested readers can vote for Gamasutra in an all audience-determined category, which is presented alongside the main award.