Lady Gaga, Oprah among Webby nominees
Apple, Spotify, Instagram and some of the year’s most talked-about personalities are among those nominated for the 23rd annual Webby Awards for lighting up the internet through excellence and innovation. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees on Tuesday. They include such celebrities as Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Nominees addressed social issues such as gun control, women’s rights, addiction and bullying.
This year’s awards will include new categories for excellence on social platforms and for celebrating innovations using voiceenabled speaking platforms such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Fans can vote for the Webby People’s Award at vote.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced April 23 and the awards presented May 13 in New York City.