Netflix is having a good year so far in terms of winning awards. Earlier this year, Netflix took home big awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and at the Golden Globes, and now it has won a Webby in several popular categories.
Netflix dealing in awards
Netflix, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Funny or Die and Vice Media have all won the 19th annual Webby Awards, the Oscars of the Internet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. A ceremony will be held at Hannibal Buress at Cipriani Wall Street on May 18th to honor the winners.
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The Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess will be honored with the special achievement award for the best actress and actor respectively. Chelsea Peretti will also receive a special achievement award for outstanding comedic performance for her role in the Netflix special Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats. The streaming service also won the people’s special achievement Webby.
Other Webby winners
Actor Jimmy Fallon received a Webby for People’s Voice awards for the best entertainment app. Fallon also won the Webby for the best television website. Jimmy Kimmel received a comedy Webby in the online film and video category for his Mean Tweets segments, and won the Webby and People’s Voice awards for his Halloween Candy Prank segment in the viral and branded entertainment categories in online film and video.
A total of 10 Webby awards were bagged by Vice Media, Eleven Webby awards were won by #LikeAGirl campaign and TED. The popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge will get a special achievement award for coming up with a global viral concept that not only raises awareness, but also collected more than $220 million for the fight against ALS. The Webby for the breakout of the year was won by Tinder, and lifetime achievement award will be conferred on Wired co-founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe
The Webby Awards for 2015 were selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Science Judges consisting of Conan O’Brien, Tumblr founder David Karp, Arianna Huffington, and YouTube star Freddie Wong, Internet inventor Vint Cerf and Harvard professor Susan P. Crawford. A total of 500,000 Internet users were polled from more than 200 countries and territories across the world for the People’s Voice awards.