Will Smith, NASA, Fort­nite among Webby win­ners

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Ac­tor Will Smith, NASA, Fort­nite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award win­ners for in­ter­net ex­cel­lence, an­nounced Tues­day.

Smith’s The Jump won for events and livestream video, while Disney was cho­sen the Web­byMe­dia Com­pany of the Year for earn­ing the most hon­ors across all Webby cat­e­gories with 32 wins over­all. Fort­nite is rec­og­nized in the game cat­e­gory, and NASA won for best over­all so­cial pres­ence.

Actress Issa Rae is the Webby video per­son of the year for us­ing the in­ter­net to show­case break­through con­tent from di­verse cre­ators. Ac­tivist Greta Thun­berg scored a Webby for so­cial move­ment of the year for ig­nit­ing the #Fri­daysForFu­ture global move­ment for cli­mate jus­tice.

The 23rd an­nual Webby Awards will be pre­sented in New York City on May 13.

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