Here are the Crunchies finalists: Vote for your favorite startups

zuckerberg crunchiesThe initial votes are in for this year’s Crunchies, the annual tech awards cohosted by VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and GigaOm. Now the real fun begins.

Following last month’s open nomination period, we’ve narrowed down each of the award categories to five or six finalists. The voting for the ultimate winners starts right now and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on January 19. Everyone is allowed to vote once per category per day. Cast your votes here.

We’re also releasing our third wave of tickets for the awards ceremony, which will be held on the evening of January 21 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. Tickets cost $75 and include both the ceremony and the afterparty in the Exploratorium. They’ll go on-sale here starting at 1pm Pacific time — as with previous ticket releases, we expect these to sell out very quickly.

Here are the finalists. If you’re one of them, you can encourage your fans to vote by creating a badge for your website.

Best Internet Application
ChartBeat
Greplin
Pandora
Rdio
Ujam

Best Social App
Cityville
Dailybooth
Foursquare
GroupMe
Twitter

Best Social Commerce App
Blippy
Groupon
Jetsetter
LivingSocial
One King’s Lane
ShopKick

Best Mobile App
Bump
Chomp
Google Mobile Maps for Android
Hashable
Instagram

Best Location Based Service
Facebook Places
Foursquare
Gowalla
SimpleGeo
Uber

Best New Device
Boxee Box
Google Chrome Notebook
iPad
iPhone 4
Kno
Xbox Kinect

Best Technology Achievement
Blekko
Google Self-driving cars
Hunch
Palantir
Qwiki
Word Lens

Best Design
1000memories
about.me
Airbnb
Flipboard
Gogobot
Qwiki

Best Touch Interface
Flipboard
Fotopedia Heritage iPad app
Osmos
Pulse
Sencha Touch
Swype

Best Bootstrapped Startup
Addmired (iMob)
Beluga
Easel Learning
Fast Society
Instapaper
Techmeme

Best Enterprise
37 Signals
Buddy Media
CloudApp
Indinero
Millennial Media
Salesforce

Best International
Crivo
PCH International
Soluto
Viki
VNL
Wonga

Best Clean Tech
Coolerado
Kopernik
MicroGreen
Purealytics
Smith Electric Vehicles
Solar City

Best Time Sink Application
Angry Birds
Cityville
Netflix streaming
Quora
StumbleUpon

Angel of the Year
Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC
Ron Conway, SV Angel
Michael Dearing, Harrison Metal Capital
Chris Dixon, Founder Collective
Mike Maples, Floodgate
Paul Graham, Y Combinator

VC of the Year (individual)
Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz
Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital
Jim Breyer, Accel Partners
John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Yuri Milner, DST
Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures

Founder of the Year
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks
Dennis Crowley, Foursquare
Jack Dorsey, Square
Kevin and Julia Hartz, Eventbrite
David Karp, Tumblr
Mark Pincus, Zynga

CEO of the Year
Dick Costolo, Twitter
Reed Hastings, Netflix
Drew Houston, Dropbox
Andrew Mason, Groupon
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Best New Startup or Product of 2010
Flipboard
GroupMe
Instagram
Quora
Square
Uber

Best Overall Startup or Product of 2010
Facebook
Groupon
Quora
Twitter
Zynga

If you’re interested in being one of the event sponsors, please contact Jeanne Logozzo.