Created in 1996, the Webby Awards also known as “the Oscars of the Internet“, honor excellence in seven major media types: Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Social, Apps, Mobile, Voice, Games, and Podcasts, with the Webby Awards presenting two honors in every category, The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award.
For the 2021 Webby Awards, which took place on May 18, Ava DuVernay, Riz Ahmed Anthony Fauci, James Corden and Kristen Bell were among those receiving honors. Plus, the awards ceremony, was hosted by Jameela Jamil.
Among the many winners, we can find Dua Lipa. Her “Hallucinate” music video, won the Webby People’s Voice Award for animation in the general video category.
Megan Thee Stallion and the New York Times ‘Protecting Women of Color’ piece won the Webby Award for Best Editing (Performance & Craft), while Oprah’s Book Club won the Webby Award for Arts & Culture (General Series) in the podcast category.
Pharrell Williams won the inaugural Webby Anthem Award for all the work he does for racial equity in education and entrepreneurship.
And these are just a few of many winners on the night! During the ceremony, each winner had the chance to give a speech, but the only special feature of the Webby Award speeches is that it has to be done in just 5 words, enough to make for rather unusual speeches.
You can take a look at the a full list of winners on the Webby Awards website here.