The Webby Awards were held tonight, with the biggest online achievers of the year being honoured
The 17th annual Webbys were held tonight (April 30), celebrating the biggest Internet achievements of the year, with the Netflix series House of Cards getting the biggest pat on the back whilst other winners included Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber and The Onion.
Kevin Spacey and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos have proved the worth of quality online programming with House of Cards
House of Cards producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti where honoured with a Webby special achievement award for proving that online dramas can be gripping and reward viewing, whilst Netflix also won an award for best streaming media site. The online-turned-full TV comedy series Burning Love was also honoured with a Special Achievement award, with Jerry Seinfeld being handed the Outstanding Comedic Performance award.
Canadian artist Grimes is the Webby's Artist of the Year and fellow musician Frank Ocean picked up the Person of the Year award "for proving the power of the Web as a medium for cultural change when he announced his bisexuality to his Tumblr community."
Frank Ocean was among this years Webby winners
Old Spice's online campaign staring Terry Crews was honoured for Best Promotions and Contests, while The Onion won it's 19th Webby to date, for Best Humour Site. Tumblr picked up two awards for Best User Experince and Best Community website, with Pitchfork, Angry Bird: Star Wars and The New Yorker also picking up awards and even Justin Bieber picked up a gong for his social media campaign for his fragrance launch.
GIF file inventor Steve Wilhite is also among those being honoured, with the web-visionary being handed a lifetime achievement award. Another special achievement award belongs to President Barack Obama's election campaign for its use of the web in last year's presidential election. The full list of winners and nominees are available on the Webby's website.