Winners of the 18th annual Webby Awards have been announced. Among the honorees are celebrities Jay Z, Pharrell, Will Ferrell and Justin Bieber, and companies Netflix, Google, Mashable and Vice Media.
They’ll be feted at an awards ceremony at New York’s landmark Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 19. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the show be available to view On Demand on May 20. Though Internet fans selected winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards, judges across other categories included Arianna Huffington, and “House of Cards” producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.
Webby Lifetime Achievement Award: Lawrence Lessig, co-founder of Creative Commons.
Webby Breakout of the Year: Kickstarter
Webby Artist of the Year: De La Soul
Webby Special Achievement: Freddie Wong, helmer of hit YouTube series “Video Game High School”
Best Music App: Jay Z‘s “Magna Carter”
Celebrity People’s Voice Award: Beyonce
People’s Voice Award for Best Use of Interactive Video: Pharrell, “24 Hour Happy”
Best Comedy, Long Form or Series: Funny or Die for “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bieber”
Best Writing, Editorial: The New Yorker
Best Media Streaming: HBO Go
More winners here.