On the pages linking from here, you can see the complete archives of all previous Winners and Finalists.
You can view the full database of Academy Members HERE.
Each of these websites, was judged, at that time, to be examples of the very best available in each category at that time. Clearly some sites have since disappeared, but most have gone on to enjoy great success.
You can see a full spreadsheet of all NORA Winners from 2001 till now here.