It's official: THERE'S AN AWARDS SHOW FOR FREAKIN' ANYTHING!
Case in point: The .GIFYS a.k.a. the Internet's (unofficial) award-giving body for the best GIFs!
Here's the drill, according to Sploid.com: People send their GIFs to GIF-hosting site Giphy.com (the partner site of The .GIFYS), a panel of judges then chooses the best ones from the different categories (e.g. animals, weird), then visitors to the site vote for the best ones.
The idea might be laughable but, seriously, we totally get the idea of giving awards to the best GIFs because these loops of sexy/funny/weird/anything-under-the-sun eye-candy give more life and a creative twist to otherwise oh-so boring web pages. We use them on our site, and the rest of the web does, too. This is why it's just right to give recognition to these infinitely-moving images. We mean, wouldn't you want to after seeing these week-ender GIFs?
The .GIFYS actually started out last year (you can view the 2014 winners here), and this year's winners have been announced!
Guys and gals, see below: the best GIFs of 2015!
THE BEST ANIMAL GIF: The Thug Goat
THE BEST ART+DESIGN GIF: The Swipe
THE BEST "CAN'T-LOOK-AWAY" GIF: The Infinite Chow
THE BEST CAT GIF: The Shimmy Cat
THE BEST FILM+TV GIF: The Naked Runner
THE BEST MUSIC GIF: The Sound Of Epic Gunfire
THE BEST NATURE+SCIENCE GIF: The Blob
THE BEST NEWS+POLITICS GIF: The Skateboarding Obama
THE BEST SPORTS GIF: The Kickboxing Referee
THE BEST THROWBACK GIF: Smokes and Beer
THE BEST WEIRD GIF: The Dumbass Robber
And, finally, the best GIF of 2015 is... *cue epic drumroll*
GIF via Giphy.com
THE SKATEBOARDING OBAMA!!!
We agree with the list, except for one thing: Y U NOT HAVE ANY PINOY GIFS? Hey, local GIF-makers and viewers, you know what to do: create, submit, and vote! Here's to hoping that our undeniable creativity and humor will land us on the list next year.
We're so stoked
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Editor's Note: Results are based on DOE's latest test