Last summer's The Last Bastion released by Blizzard, won the People’s Voice award for “Best Writing in Film & Video.”. Other nominees included: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, "Honest Trailers" and “Save Our Snowmen”. The official Webby went to “Great Performers: L.A. Noir” by The New York Times.
Last summer, Blizzard released their fifth animated short detailing the origin story of their "inquisitive transforming robot" Bastion. And it caused all the feels. The story details Bastion's awakening may years after the omnic crisis.
He's covered in moss and flowers, and a tiny bird (Ganymede) seems to wake him up. The story touches on the PTSD issue and introduces the beginnings of the friendship between Bastion and Ganymede.
The short features zero lines of dialogue, but conveys its message impeccably. Words would spoil everything in this case. It brings to mind cartoons such as Wall-E and the first couple minutes of UP.
Now for the award: It's given out by the readers of Webby. New York Times called the award “The Internet's Highest Honor” so it must amount to something. Although The Last Bastion didn't take home the official Webby Award, it did win the People’s Voice award for “Best Writing in Film & Video.”
In case you were wondering, the official Webby Award for “Best Writing” went to “Great Performers: L.A. Noir” by The New York Times. Nominees in this category included “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, "Honest Trailers" and “Save Our Snowmen”.
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and honours excellence in Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & Public Relations, Social, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Podcasts & Digital Audio.
The criteria for winning The Best Writing Category, takes into account technical ability, creative execution, and adherence to standards of the craft.