At the other end of the bay on Thursday, Oscar-like aspirations will be openly flaunted at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre when the Webby Awards are given out for top Internet sites. At the tender age of three, the Webbies have accumulated a star-studded roster of judges including X-Files diva Gillian Anderson, David Bowie, Francis Ford Coppola, Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith, and ubiquitous bag designer Kate Spade all members of the industry group International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). IADAS chose the best within 22 categories, so what's left is 110 nominees rubbing sweaty palms awards night hoping to bring the coveted trophies home.
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