Ebert to be honored as Webby Person of the Year
The New York Times and College Humor each won five Webby Awards, the most for anyone in the 14th annual competition.
The organizers also announced Tuesday that Roger Ebert will be honored as its Webby Person of the Year. The band OK Go (film and video artist), Amy Poehler (best actress) and Vinton Cerf – co-inventor of the Internet – will also be given special achievement Webbys.
Other notable winners included Stephen Colbert’s ColbertNation.com (television Webby), streaming-television site Hulu (broadband Webby) and John Mayer’s favorite "new" Web service, Tumblr.
The Muppets, HBO, Sundance Channel, National Geographic and CBS followed the Times and College Humor with four each. Twitter, AOL, Mashable, Vice magazine’s VBS.TV, TED.com and Next New Networks each won three.
B.J. Novak of NBC’s "The Office" will host the 14th annual Webbys ceremony in New York on June 14.
Here’s a partial list of winners (with links):
The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody (Webby and People’s Voice)
Auto-Tune the News (Webby and People’s Voice)
Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno (Webby)
Amir Blumenfeld (People’s Voice)
Jim Carrey Official Site (Webby and People’s Voice)
Davidlynch.Com Presents Interview Project (Webby and People’s Voice)
Live From Daryl’s House (Webby)
Reel Good Show (People’s Voice)
Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
The Onion (Webby)
Web Site Story (People’s Voice)
Comedy: Long Form or Series
Web Therapy II (Webby)
Jake and Amir (People’s Voice)
Evian Rollerbabies (Webby)
Axe “Clean Your Balls” (People’s Voice)
Make it Right (Webby)
Renew the world (People’s Voice)
NPR (People’s Voice)
Mobile Social Networking
Foursquare (Webby and People’s Voice)
Evernote (Webby and People’s Voice)
Selleck Waterfall Sandwich (Webby)
FAIL Blog (People’s Voice)
Broken Secrets (People’s Voice)
The Onion (Webby and People’s Voice)
Hulu (Webby and People’s Voice)
Colbert Nation (Webby and People’s Voice)
Best Web Service and Application
99designs.com (People’s Voice)
Click here for the full list.
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