69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Among Winners of 2016 Webby Awards; Full List!
THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS today won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best event in social. The show was co-hosted by Broadway stars Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming and aired live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7th.
Winners of the 20th annual WEBBY AWARDS were announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a 1,000+ member judging body.
The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category – The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) select the Nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the Winners of The Webby Awards.
Judges for the awards were Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Instagram’s Eva Chen, Questlove, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf and Susan P. Crawford. More than 2 million votes were cast from Internet fans for the Webby People’s Voice Awards.
Here’s the list of Webby Special Achievement Awards:
Webby Lifetime Achievement: The Onion, which has won a record 39 Webby Awards in the humor category since the awards’ inaugural year in 1997
Webby Special Achievement: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, creators of HBO’s “Girls,” will be honored for founding Lenny Letter, a weekly online feminist newsletter with nearly half a million subscribers
Webby Entrepreneur of the Year: Jessica Alba, founder of consumer goods vendor the Honest Company, the first recipient of the award
Social Movement of the Year: #BlackLivesMatter founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza will be recognized for the online civil-rights movement
Film & Video Breakout of the Year Award: “Making a Murderer” creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
Entertainment highlights from the 20th Annual Webby Award Winners include:
Jimmy Fallon won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best social content and marketing
First Lady Michelle Obama won for her appearance in Funny or Die’s “Billy on the Street” with Big Bird, and CollegeHumor’s “Go to College” music video
HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for Best Writing in Social
Funny or Die’s Dennis Quaid “On-Set Freakout” won best individual comedy short
Tracy Morgan won for best scripted branded entertainment for R/GA’s online video “Tracy Morgan in a Christmas Miracle”
The Weeknd’s “In the Night” won for best music video
Tyler Oakley won for best web personality
“Straight Outta Compton” won for best digital campaign
“Saturday Night Live”‘s 40th anniversary special “SNL 40” won for best events and live webcast and both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards in the variety category for online film and video
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won for best overall social presence
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards a second year in a row for his Youtube challenge “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” in the viral-video category
Vanity Fair’s “Call Me Caitlyn” featuring Caitlyn Jenner won in the best documentary category
“Zoolander Returns to the Runway” won three Webbys, including best live experience in the branded entertainment category
“The 69th Annual Tony Awards” won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best event in social
YouTube Music Awards won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best music video channel
Netflix’s “House of Cards” promo campaign “FU 2016” won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best integrated campaign
Photo credit: Heather Wines/CBS
List courtesy of Variety