Webby Awards 2012
LIKE the Academy Awards of the internet, the 16th Annual Webby Awards honour excellence online.
Winners have been announced for their genius in web design, creativity, usability and functionality.
To be selected among the best by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, nominees must excel in novel site design, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile application.
With nearly 70 categories, the humorous awards ceremony on May 21 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom is available to view online.
The Webby Person of the Year
Louis C. K. in recognition of his Live at the Beacon Theater online broadcast, charging only a nominal fee to fans and cutting out the middlemen.louisck.net
The Webby Artist of the Year
Bjork, in recognition of her album Biophilia, the world’s first app album, bridging the web and the music industry.bjork.com
The Best Actresses of the Year
Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard for their performances in the video meme Sh* t
Girls Say, receiving nearly 25 million views to date and spawning many spin- offs.
The Webby Breakout of the Year
Instagram in recognition of the social photo- sharing app’s popularity, transforming the way people take and share photos on their mobile devices.instagr.am Watch the Webby Awards ceremony and find out more at webbyawards.com
WINNING WAYS: Actor Juliette
Lewis and Sh* t Girls Say co- creator Graydon Sheppard at this year’s Webby