Louis C.K., The Onion honoured with video and media Webby Awards
LOS ANGELES, May 2 — With more than 130 regular categories, the Webby Awards, known as the Oscars of the Internet, announced winners for their 16th edition on May 1, honouring innovations in the digital and Internet world. Among winners in media and online video content were comedian Louis C.K., websites The Onion and Funny or Die, and online TV series The Confession.
Naturally, web services were notable winners, including Google+, Pinterest, music service Spotify, Mashable, cloud storage site Dropbox, Instagram and Facebook, which won the first People’s Special Achievement for Social Change.
Several entertainment selections won significant awards in both the official Webby and the “People’s Voice” choices from online votes.
TED.com won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Education site.
The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, will be handed out May 21 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York in a ceremony featuring winners’ famous five-word acceptance speeches. — AFP/Relaxnews