2017 Webby Awards

I did not know this was a thing…. but it IS!! The winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards have been announced. The winners are selected by a panel of judges that include Jimmy Kimmel, Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos, Instagram executive Eva Chen, Questlove and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. A ceremony to award the winners will be held May 16 with host Joel McHale. There were over 13,000 entries across hundreds of categories in six distinct fields — Websites, Social, Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Advertising, Media, & PR. Fan-voted People’s Voice Awards were also given out. A full list of winners can be found at webbyawards.com, but here is partial list:

— Lady Gaga won two Webby Awards for Integrated Campaign (Film & Video) and Branded Content (Advertising, Media & PR) for The Lady Gaga + Intel Performance.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! won the Webby Award for Best Comedy: Long Form or Series for Mean Tweets (Film & Video).

— Coldplay won the Webby Award for Best Music Video for “Up&Up” (Film & Video).

The Ellen DeGeneres Show won the Webby Award for Best Celebrity/Fan Social Presence (Social).

Deadpool won Webby Awards for Best Social Media Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR), Best Social Content and Marketing (Social), and Best Digital Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR).

— Serena Williams’ Match Point won two Webby Awards for Best Mobile Advertising and Best Use of Native Advertising (Advertising, Media & PR).

— Residente won two Webby Awards for Best Music Website and Best Celebrity/Fan Website (Websites).

— Lena Dunham’s Women of the Hour won the Webby Award for Best Lifestyle Podcast (Podcasts & Digital Audio).

— ESPN Films won the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Sports Channel and Network for 30 for 30 Shorts in the Film & Video category.

— BuzzFeed won the Webby Award for Best News App for the BuzzFeed News App (Mobile Sites & Apps) and the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Interview/Talk Show for Another Round (Podcasts & Digital Audio).

Game of Thrones won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Overall Social Presence.

— Kendrick Lamar won the Webby Award for Best Video Remixes/Mashups for “Swimming Pools (Drank)” (Film & Video).

Chef’s Table won the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Food & Drink Video and the Webby Award for Best Documentary: Series (Film & Video).

— Spotify won two Webby Awards for Spotify Release Radar for Best Streaming Audio and Best Music App (Mobile Sites & Apps) and two Webby People’s Voice Awards for President of Playlists for Online Guerilla & Innovation (Advertising, Media & PR) and “Thanks, 2016. It’s been weird.” for Integrated Campaign (Advertising, Media & PR).

— Mark Ronson Case won the Webby Award for Best Music in Social.

— Under Armour Michael Phelps won the Webby Award for Best Viral (Branded) Entertainment (Film & Video).

— HBO NOW won the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Streaming Video (Mobile Sites & Apps).

— Gimlet Media won the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Podcast Drama for Homecoming (Podcasts & Digital Audio).

— MoMA Instagram won the Webby Award for Best Culture & Lifestyle in Social.

— Pokemon Go won the Webby Award for Best Game and two Webby Awards and two Webby People’s Voice Awards for Best Use of GPS or Location Technology and Best Experiential & Innovation (Mobile Sites & Apps).

— Tastemade Facebook won the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Food & Drink (Social).

— Who Is Mr. Robot won the Webby Award for Best Television Website.



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