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Webby Award Winners Include Jay Z, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, HBO, Google and More

Webby Award Winners Include Jay Z, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, HBO, Google and More

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.

Highlights below:

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.

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