While there’s no award just yet for outstanding achievement in the field of procrastination, The .GIFYs may just be the closest thing.
Sponsored by advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, The .GIFYs call themselves “the first ever awards honoring the animated GIF as a medium, social commentary and art form” with nominations in categories including sports, news and politics, WTF, and of course the venerable “cats” genre.
Five or six GIFs were nominated in each of 12 categories, including “GIF of the Year,” by a panel of 15 of the Internet’s greatest enablers of procrastination from sites like Buzzfeed, Tumblr, and GIFPop. In addition to plenty of cats, Oprah, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Kanye West are among the celebrities who make appearances in the nominated GIFs.
- Kevin Rose raccoon-tossing meme taking flight
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