Bad Lip Reading has been killing since election season, when they used the awesome power of film editing to make politicians seem to say things slightly stupider than the things they were actually saying. I think this video is their best, though, benefitting from the phrase "finger time."
This one should probably have been disqualified on the grounds that its from a TV show, especially when it had competition from roughly a million Russian dashboard cams. However, this video is so brain-meltingly insane it had to take the win. I'm not sure which is better: the stunts themselves or the judges' reactions.
The most fun I've ever had watching someone make a ponytail.
There's no shortage of funny songs on the Internet, but more often than not these turn out to be "funny" songs ("funny" songs are not affiliated with funny in any way). This bizarre mashup elevates the funny song twice as high as that woman who's flying twice as high as a butterfly. Four times as high as a butterfly.
Another ad? Yes. But another good one. And one that makes great use of its warehouse setting for good comedy.
The short film category considers videos less than 15 seconds long. This video fits within the category, but you'll watch probably want to watch it enough times that it could have been a minute long (which is five years in Internet time).
It's a cat video with light sabers. It panders to us, but it panders perfectly.
There's lots of great sketch videos but for writing we want to ignore those and instead consider extemporaneous eloquence. And man, this guy has it. All we ever see in the video is text, but he paints a perfect picture of the scene with his words (flavored with a little bit of his own maniacal laughter).
We must begrudgingly award this to Gangnam Style. A video that pretty much defined what it means to be an internet video, and spawned exactly one bajillion parodies. But, since nobody wants to watch it again, we're not including it here. So take your award Gangnam Style. Take it and get out.
That's it, folks. Much like the Oscars themselves, this video has gone on for far too long before coming to an abrupt end. But unlike the Oscars, you can complain about the selections directly to the people who made them in the comments below.