From Google Wave to mommy blogs to TechCrunch's Mike Arrington “stealing our tweets,” 2009 was a booming year for the Web and social media scene. To celebrate, is hosting the LA Web Awards 2009 and asked you to nominate the best in 36 categories. Who gives the best tweet? What's the best site for gamers? From over one thousand nominations, a team of expert judges from LA and SF's online communities — including Kevin Pereira, Andrew Nystrom, Gabe Rivera, Travis Keller, Sean Percival, Aubrey Sabala, Mike Prasad, Shira Lazar, John Resig, Maya Baratz, Andrew Sorcini, and VVM new media staff — combed through the sites and selected winners. And to keep it fair, none of the judges voted in a category they're affiliated with. Check out the winners below and stay tuned for information on how you can win a spot on the guest list for our private party at Bardot on January 21st to celebrate 2009's best online.

LA's Best Twitterer


LA's Best Flickr Pool

LA Addict

LA's Best Flamer (i.e. best shit talker)


LA's Best Food Blog

Eater LA

LA's Best Music Blog

Aquarium Drunkard

LA's Best Police Blog

Witness LA

LA's Best Tech Blog


LA's Best Politics Blog

Top of the Ticket, LA Times

LA's Best Drinking Blog

Caroline on Crack

LA's Best Low Brow Art Blog

The Streets are Calling

LA's Best High Brow Art Blog

Bldg Blog

LA's Best Business Twitterer


LA's Best Local Activism Site

LA Streets Blog

LA's Best Gamer Site


LA's Best MySpace Music Page


LA's Best iPhone App


LA's Best Most Shameless Self Promoter

Alana Joy

Best Twitpic

Paid to be Nice

LA's Best News Blog


LA's Best Counterculture Blog

LA Taco

LA's Sexiest Site

Suicide Girls

LA's Best Online Video

SecretSauce TV, “Where The Dirty Hipsters Are (Wild Things Spoof)”

LA's Best Home Page

GOOD Los Angeles

LA's Best Designed Site Aesthetic


LA's Best Personal Blog

Wil Wheaton

LA's Best Celebrity Fan Site

Her Name is Jane Lynch

LA's Best Government Site


LA's Best Restaurant Site

Eat at Street

LA's Best Retail Site

Sorting with Style

LA's Best Humor Site


LA's Best 12 Seconds Account

Mike FX

LA's Best Commenter

Sarah J. Gim, The Delicious Life

LA's Best Tweet of the Year

Roger Avary's tweet from jail:

@avary : “#34 is 'rolled up' to a higher security facility for exercising his first amendment rights. The truth he has discovered is too dangerous.”

LA's Best Blog Post of the Year

“100 Things to try in LA Before You Die,” Caroline on Crack

LA's Best Online Photo of the Year

“Walkabout,” by Mathieu Young, GOOD Los Angeles

LA's Best Comment Thread of the Year

“Nike Confuses USC With that School Near Diddy Riese,” Lost Angeles Blog

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