LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Webcastr, a leading web video network for the best in online video, proudly announces the 2009 Webcastr Awards winners. The 2nd annual Webcastr Video Awards honor the top professional-quality online videos produced and distributed during 2008 and includes both straight-to-Web "viral videos" as well as short form material originally broadcast on television. Winners are selected through a combination of user votes and Webcastr's panel of editors.

"Much like the Grammys and the Academy Awards, we are driven to acknowledge works that are not just popular in nature, but productions in this new medium that make an impact on culture and society as a whole," says Webcastr founder and CEO Tim Devine.

This year's finalists included the Barack Obama "Yes We Can" video by Will.i.am that caused an online sensation during the U.S. primary election campaign, "Saturday Night Live's" Tina Fey impersonating Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and the "I Kissed a Girl" music video by pop star Katy Perry. The Best Online Video for 2008 was fourteen months in the making, filmed in 42 countries, featuring a cast of thousands. Matt Harding danced his way into the hearts of the world and to the top of the charts and has snagged the top prize for the 2009 Webcastr Awards.

Without further ado, The Webcastr Video of the Year Awards:

Top 10 Videos of the Year 2008
1. "Where The Hell is Matt?"  - Matt Harding
2. "Yes We Can Song"  - Will.I.Am
3. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin - "SNL"
4. "I'm F*cking Matt Damon" - Sarah Silverman
5. "I've Got a Crush on Obama" - Obama Girl / Barely Political
6. "Mac vs. PC" - South Park style
7. Kobe Bryant Jumps Over a Moving Aston Martin
8. Bush Shoe Throwing Incident
9. "Time for Some Campaignin'" - JibJab
10. "Barack Roll" - Hugh Matkin

In addition to honoring the Top 10 videos overall, special category awards were given out for the most popular videos in Politics, Music, Comedy, Animation, Viral and more. To view all of the winners, go to: http://vote-it.webcastr.com

About Webcastr

Webcastr is a leading aggregator and distributor of professional online video content. Unlike the majority of video sharing sites, Webcastr features clips that come from licensed sources of professional and semi-pro content. The Company currently features content from nearly 200 different providers including CBS News, Reuters, MTV News, National Lampoon, AP, BBC, NBA.TV, Splash News, US Weekly, Warner Music, Sony/BMG, TV Guide, Barely Political, Newsmax, Ford Models TV and many others.

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