Sometimes funny stuff happens and you wish you caught it all on video. Other times, stuff happens and you can’t believe you did. That’s the inspiration for the annual Nesties, an Academy Awards style event where a variety of home security clips are crowned best in show.
Google-owned Nest encouraged users to submit their funny – and sometimes bizarre – home videos, captured by their Nest home security cameras. The submissions were vetted and the best were chosen from a series of categories like Best Picture, Best Stunt, Best Visual Effects, and more!
For each video submitted, the winner was given the opportunity to make a speech just like you’d see at Hollywood award shows. Pretty funny, right?
You can always head over to the official page, but we embed all the videos below for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!
10. Best Box Office Hit: “A League of Her Own”
I don’t care what anyone says, that was a nice throw.
9. Best Picture: “Gluck Gluck Land”
It’s no secret why this one was crowned “Best Picture” just look at those gorgeous views!
Tom H. the winner of this video says: ““I would like to thank our two cranes, Sandra and Hill, for their great performances. I could not have done it without them!”
8. Best Stunt: “Priority Mail”
Just look at the way that mailman dives out of the truck to avoid danger! Such bravery! Such confidence!
Sadly, it doesn’t look like the garage door fared as well.
The winner of this video had no speech. I wonder why. Probably still cleaning up the mess…
7. Best Choreography: “Dirty Dog Dancing”
This dog was not supposed to be in the nursery, but it crept it and had a little fun while the owners were gone! The best part? It was all caught on video thanks to a well placed Nest cam!
No speech from this winner either.
6. Best Kiss: “50 Shades of Grrr”
Is that a bear? Oh, this should be interested! What is it…? Oh!
The winner of this video Chris K. says: “I would like to thank the local wildlife in Philo, California, for their many performances we always have to choose from to enjoy on our Nest Cam.”
Anyone else want to see the other videos they had to choose from?
5. Best Visual Effects: “Dad Vader”
So that’s how you handle a lightsaber!
The winners of this video Michael and Mason M say: “On behalf of my son and I, I’d like to thank my wife for buying us lightsabers, and Nest for running such a fun and awesome contest. We are truly thrilled to have won this award.”
4. Best Dog in a Lead Role: “Pawshank Redemption”
What I really want to know is why the dog took so long to escape after it scaled that gate. The suspense is killer.
The winner of this video Lee M. says: “Thanks for the awesome Nestie Award! Gemma likes the trophy so much, she can’t stop licking it! Hope to capture more funny adventures with our pups.”
Wait, the winners got an actual award? That’s pawsome!
3. Best Breakthrough Performance: “Foot Loose”
The winner of this video Ashley M. says: “I hope everyone enjoyed our video and thank you for the Nestie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. Our kids also hope you enjoyed this glimpse of their dad being an idiot. Something they see on a regular basis.”
Oh that’s rough, Ashley. As a fellow ‘Idiot Dad’ I sympathize.
2. Best Fall: “Ice Rage”
The winner of this video Tom B. says: “I’d like to thank Nest, my tile guy for failing to warn me about the slip hazard, and Huacatay for packing my lunch well so I didn’t end up wearing black beans and chicken!”
I’m hungry now.
1. Best Supporting Deer: “When Harry Meets Lion”
The winner of this video is also silent. Hopefully, not because of that big cat.
2017 Nesties Additional Nominees
That’s not all, there are a few more that made the cut. Plus, the year isn’t over, you can still submit a video of your own if you want to!
Best Costume Design: “The Werewolf”
The winner of this video says: “This was on Halloween night 2016, and for some reason my husband had the bright idea of scaring the trick-or-treaters when we opened the door. Most of the time the kids would be startled at best and the parents standing behind them would laugh and laugh. This clip was one of the better scare reactions!”
Best Haunted Blanket: “This Blanket”
Paranormal activity confirmed!
The winner of this video says: “While we were on vacation, one of our grandparents died. A day a later we captured the towel sliding towards my girlfriend, she is at the patio door behind the Christmas tree. We’ve had this checked by many people including one who looks at these incidents, not one can see how it is possible to happen. Spooky…”
Best Horror Remake: “Birds”
Alfred Hitchcock couldn’t have set it up better!
Best Foreign Film: “La Neige de L’ennui”
Now that’s how you do a time lapse. Pretty awesome!
Best Supported Dog: “Free Willie”
Ouch. That had to hurt.
That’s it for now! You can always check this year’s nominees page to see if they add more!