The Harvey Awards don’t seem to have a place for online comics (or make any effort to include them in other categories) but they do have the “Best New Talent” category and this year they’ve recognized creators with strong online work including Derek Kirk Kim and Matt Brinkman.
Nominees for Best New Talent:
Teratoid Heights | Matt Brinkman (Highwater Books)
Unlikely | Jeffrey Brown (Top Shelf Productions)
Belly-Button Comix | Sophie Crumb (Fantagraphics Books)
Same Difference and Other Stories | Derek Kirk-Kim (Alternative Comics)
Sweater Weather | Sarah Varon (Alternative Comics)