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Webby Awards 2012: Pegg And Frost Fly The Comedy Flag For Britain

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The Webby Awards - "the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet" - have announced their 2012 nominees.

While the Webbys reward everything from activism to personal blogs - and while they say they received 10,000 entries from over 60 countries this year - the awards have a strongly American slant. And no more so than in this year's 'Humor' category - where the nominees are Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, The Onion and Team Coco, the online home of Conan O'Brien.

But flying the flag for Britain, in the 'Individual Short or Episode' category, are our very own Simon Pegg and Nick Frost - who have been nominated for their CollegeHumor spoof of Star Wars.

Those comedy nominees in full:

Humor
· Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco
· Funny Or Die
· CollegeHumor
· The Onion
· Cracked.com

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
· When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal
· Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Star Wars
· John Stamos' Guide to Cuddling
· Siri Argument
· The Man Without a Facebook

Comedy: Long Form or Series
· Drunk History Christmas with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes
· A Decade of Difference: The Clinton Foundation - Celebrity Division
· The Key of Awesome
· http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-trivial-pursuits-of-arthur-banks
· K-Swiss, MFCEO Kenny Powers

Best Individual Performance
· President Bush Reacts to Osama Bin Laden's Death with Will Ferrell
· Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Star Wars
· Porn Rental
· Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks
· Thurston

Comedian Patton Oswalt will be hosting the awards, which will stream on the Webby Awards website on Monday, May 21. Check out the full list of nominees in all the categories here.

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