The 20th annual Webby Awards have been announced, with The Onion taking home a Lifetime Achievement award and Jessica Alba being named the Webby Entrepreneur of the year. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Instagram’s Eva Chen, Questlove, Internet inventor Vint Cerf and Susan P. Crawford are members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which voted on the awards; in addition, more than two-million votes were cast for for the Webby People’s Voice Awards. Highlights from the long list of winners below.
The Onion: Webby Lifetime Achievement
Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner: Webby Special Achievement
Jessica Alba: Webby Entrepreneur of the Year
#BlackLivesMatter: Social Movement of the Year
“Making a Murderer”: Film & Video Breakout of the Year Award
Jimmy Fallon: Best Social Content and Marketing
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Best Writing in Social
Funny or Die: Best Individual Short (Comedy)
Tyler Oakley: Best Web Personality
Straight Outta: Best Digital Campaign
“Game of Thrones”: Best Overall Social Presence
“Vanity Fair”: Best Documentary
“The 69th Annual Tony Awards”: Best Event in Social
“YouTube Music Awards”: Best Music Video Channel
This year’s awards were rather presidential, with First Lady Michelle Obama taking home two prizes in the Online Film & Video category. The ceremony will take place in New York and be available on demand at webbyawards.com on May 17.
For more, watch the season-six trailer for the Webby-winning “Game of Thrones”:
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