- List of Webby Award winners
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International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
year = 1994-1996 (World Wide Web Organization)
1996 - Present (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences)
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This is a list of the winners of companies and websites that won the annual
Webby Awardsof the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
1997 was the first year of the annual Webby Award event, which was the first-ever nationally televised awards ceremony devoted to the Internet. 700 people attended the event on March 6, 1997 at Bimbo's Night Club in
San Francisco, California[cite news|publisher=Forbes|accessdate=2007-01-03|title=Webbys 2.0|author=Rachel Rosmarin|date=June 9, 2006|url=http://www.forbes.com/technology/2006/06/09/webby_internet_award_cx_rr_0609webby.html] Whereas in later years the panelists were official members of International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, in 1997 the awards were chosen and given by IDG's "The Web Magazine", which appointed a panel to judge the competition. [cite news|accessdate=2008-01-08|publisher=San Francisco Chronicle|title=The Woman Behind the Webbies:S.F., N.Y. woo Web award impresario Tiffany Shlain|author=Carolyn Said|date=July 30, 1998|url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1998/07/30/BU52646.DTL]
The 1998 Webby Awards were held on March 6, 1998 at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, [cite news|url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,3879/article.html|publisher=PC World|date=March 31, 1998|title=The Best of the Web: The 1998 Webby Award Winners] and were the first event ever to be broadcast live via the Web in 3D. [cite news|publisher=PC World|title=1998 Webby Awards: Like the Oscars, Only Funny:San Francisco awards show honors the best Web sites in 19 categories.|author=Glenn McDonald|date=March 10, 1998|url=http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,6187/printable.html] The "People's Voice" awards, chosen by online poll, received 100,000 cumulative votes that year.
"The Web" magazine, which was hosting the awards, was closed down by its parent company
IDGshortly before the awards, and the ceremony continued thereafter under the management of Tiffany Shlain, who IDG had hired in 1996 to coordinate the awards. [cite news|accessdate=2008-01-08|publisher=San Francisco Chronicle|title=The Woman Behind the Webbies:S.F., N.Y. woo Web award impresario Tiffany Shlain|author=Carolyn Said|date=July 30, 1998|url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1998/07/30/BU52646.DTL] The International Academy of Digital Arts and Scienceswas constituted that year as the judging panel for the awards, continues to do so as of the 2007 awards.
The 1999 Webby Awards were held on March 18, 1999 at the Herbst Theater (War memorial Opera House) in San Francisco, with a post-award party at City Hall. [cite news|url=http://archives.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/05/12/webby.awards/index.html|publisher=CNN|accessdate=2008-01-02|title= Glitz, goofiness mark Webby Awards ceremony|date=May 12, 2000] That year, Mayor
Rudy Giulianilobbied to move the ceremony to New York City, but San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown convinced the organization to remain in San Francisco by promising city support. The event was noted for the famous incident in which a representative of Jodi.org, which had won in the arts category, called the event participants "Ugly corporate sons-of-bitches" in his acceptance speech and tossed his trophy to the audience. [cite news|publisher=Computergram International|title=Usual Suspects Takes Webbies in Five Words or Less|date=Marcy 22, 1999|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_1999_March_22/ai_54170019| author=Rachel Chalmers ] In 1999 the Webby Awards asked PricewaterhouseCoopersto help it tabulate and ensure security for the "People's Voice" winners, chosen by online voting. [cite news|title=PricewaterhouseCoopers Address On-Line Balloting Issues for Webby Awards|publisher=Business Wire|date=March 17, 1999|accessdate=2008-01-03|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_March_17/ai_54127102]
Special achievement honorees at 9th Annual Webby Awards [ [http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=9 9th Annual Webby Awards] ] included:
*"Webby Lifetime Achievement Award": Former Vice President
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*"Webby Person of the Year":
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist
*"Webby Artist of the Year": The
*"Webby Breakout of the Year": Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, the founders of
Webby Awards winners included
Mercedes-BenzUSA (Automotive), Skype(Telecommunications).
Special Achievement honorees included:
* Webby Breakout of the Year: MySpace.com and its founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe
* Webby Artist of the Year: The Gorillaz
* Webby Entrepreneur of the Year: Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and HDNet
* Webby Person of the Year: Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The World is Flat: A Brief History of The 21st Century
* Webby Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Robert Kahn, co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols, the technology used to transmit information on today's Internet
* Webby Lifetime Achievement Award: Prince, for "visionary" use of the internet, and being the first major artist to release an album over the internet, Crystal Ball
* Webby Lifetime Achievement: David Bowie was honored for his career which has pushed the boundaries of art and technology – from Ziggy Stardust to BowieNet, the Internet service provider he launched in 1998, to BowieArt, a Web site that connects the new visual artists with art collectors worldwide.
* Webby Lifetime Achievement: eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman accepted the award on behalf of the 150 million registered eBay buyers and sellers
* Webby People of the Year: YouTube Co-Founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley
* Webby Artist of the Year: Beastie Boys were recognized for their 2006 concert film, "Awesome, I F***ing Shot That", which was filmed entirely by dozens of audience members using hand-held cameras provided by the group.
* Two Special Achievement Awards for Acting were presented at the 1st Annual Webby Film and Video Awards:
* Best Actor: "Ninja", the star of the online comedy series "Ask a Ninja"
* Best Actress: Jessica Rose, star of the fictional video diary "lonelygirl15"
The 2008 Webby Awards took place on June 11, 2008 at the Citriani Restaurant event space on
Wall Streetin New York City. [cite news|publisher=CNet|url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-9965724-36.html|date=2008-06-11|title=The Meta-Webbys: The awards for the best Webby acceptance speeches|author=Caroline McCarthy] [cite news|publisher=Fox News|title=Webbys lure top talent:Lorne Michaels on hand to pick up lifetime achievement|author=Alex Woodson|date=2008-06-09|url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199638,00.html] [cite news|url=http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,23846701-5014108,00.html|publisher=news.com.au|title=Stephen Colbert thanks himself at Webbys|author=Andrew Ramadge|date=2008-06-11]
Special Achievement honorees included:
* Webby Lifetime Achievement:
* Webby Artist of the Year:
* Webby Person of the Year:
* Webby Film & Video Lifetime Achievement:
* Webby Film & Video Awards Person of the Year:
* Webby Film & Video Awards Best Actor:
Tim and Eric
"In keeping with the awards themselves, winners are designated according to the website winning the award, although the winner is, technically, the
web designfirm that created the winning site and in the case of corporate websites, the designer's client. Web links are provided for informational purposes where the winning website or a follow-on remains available and can be found; the text used for the hyperlink is as listed on the past winner pages at http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/winners-1997.php and so on. Many older websites, however, no longer exist or are redirected to replacements and are so noted."
* [http://www.webbyawards.com webbyawards.com] - official awards website
* [http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/ flash gallery of award winners]
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