Zach Galifianakis, Funny Or Die to be honored for digital content

By | September 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm | One comment | News | Tags: , , , , ,

I’m so happy that legitimate television and film stars finally realize that the Internet is a wonderful place for comedy. Especially weird, edgy comedy – no FCC restrictions from the man, you know? Needless to say, it’s great that the Producers Guild of America is recognizing the kickass nature of digital entertainment with their Digital 25 honors. Along with Variety and Digital Hollywood, the PGA is recognizing 25 individuals and teams who have done wonderful things with new media. Among the honorees are some of our favorite digital comedy creations, like Zach Galifianakis for the always awkward and hilarious Between Two Ferns and Dick Glover for Funny or Die. Nice work, guys!

The full list of honorees, who will be awarded their prizes in a private reception in LA on Oct. 17, are below:

John Rubey for AEG Network Live
Sangam Pant and Umesh Shukla for Auryn, Inc.
Zach Galifianakis for “Between Two Ferns”
Michael Fleischman and Deb Roy, Ph.D. for Bluefin Labs
Meyer Shwarzstein for Brainstorm Media
Seth Green for “ControlTV”
Jon Kirchner for DTS, Inc.
Dick Glover for Funny or Die
Asi Burak for Games For Change
Nolan Gallagher for Gravitas Ventures
Zooey Deschanel, Molly McAleer and Sophia Rossi for Hello Giggles
Mike Chambers for INCEPTION
Leigh Blake and Alicia Keys for Keep a Child Alive
Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler for Kickstarter
Felicia Day for Knights of Good Productions
Troy Carter and Lady Gaga for LadyGaga.com
Lisa Roth for Majesco Entertainment
Susan Margolin and Steve Savage for New Video
Sharon Calahan for Pixar Animation Studios
Peter Vesterbacka for Rovio/Angry Birds
John Calkins for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Ken Ralston for Sony Pictures Imageworks
Nicole Skogg for SpyderLynk
Thierry Coup, Chip Largman, Dale Mason and Mark Woodbury for Universal Creative
Joe Letteri for Weta Digital

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Carrie Andersen

In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

  • Landoncomic

    What about Rob Delaney for his tweets?