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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

Awards.

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