Frank Ocean, Jerry Seinfeld Win At 17th Annual Webby Awards
Frank Ocean had added a Webby to his trophy cabinet.
Frank Ocean was among the winners at the 17th Annual Webby Awards, highlighting achievements on the internet. This year's awards were selected by judges in the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, including Huffington Post boss Arianna Huffington and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Ocean won for his bold 'Thank You's' letter on his Tumblr, which announced his past relationship with a man. He wrote, "4 summer ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping." Ocean was roundly applauded for his decision to come out, and has since gone onto enjoy huge success with his album Channel Orange.
Elsewhere, Jerry Seinfeld won for his web-series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which featured guests including Ricky Gervais and Larry David. Actor Kevin Spacey received an award for his role in setting up Netflix's $100 million series House of Cards.
Other winners included satirical website The Onion, which received its 18th and 19th Webbys for Best Humor Website. This despite causing a wave of controversy during the Oscars telecast in February when tweeting, "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c*nt, right?" about the 9-year-old nominee.
This year's winners will receive their awards during a ceremony hosted by actor Patton Oswalt on May 22, 2013.
Jerry Seinfeld [L] and Kevin Spacey [R] Picked Up Webby Awards This Year