Variety Wins Webby Award for Best Entertainment Website

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Variety has won the Webby Award for best entertainment website, the Webbys announced on Tuesday.

The category — general websites and mobile sites, entertainment — considers sites that are developed for the distribution of entertainment content or focused on the entertainment industry, including, sports, games, news, gossip, humor, reviews or promoting a specific celebrity or group.

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Variety received three nominations in total: general social, entertainment; general websites and mobile sites, entertainment; and video series and channels, entertainment, for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series.

The 25th annual Webby Awards are being announced in a ceremony hosted by actor Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”). This year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 U.S. states and 70 countries worldwide. Fewer than 10% were selected as nominees.

Each year, the Webbys features a trademark five-word acceptance speech from honorees that keeps the celebration vibrant and snappy. William Earl, editor of Variety.com, chose a special message that’s particularly relevant during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: “Support Your Local Movie Theater.”

The media companies with the most nominations were HBO (20), Comedy Central (19), Condé Nast (16), NatGeo (15) ViacomCBS (11), CNN (11) and Vox Media (10).

The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the internet’s infancy, the Webbys are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), which consists of over 2000 members. The board is made up of executive members — leading internet experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities — and associate members, who are former Webby winners, nominees and other internet professionals.

Here is the full list of 2021 winner highlights:

HBO Max’s ‘The Flight Attendant’ — Webby People’s Voice Award for Experience Marketing, Individual (Advertising, Media & PR)

Spotify’s ‘Get the Family On’ — Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Music Supervision, Craft (Advertising, Media & PR)

Spotify’s Your 2020 Wrapped — Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Branded Editorial Experience, Craft (Advertising, Media & PR); the Webby People’s Voice Award for Viral Marketing, Individual (Advertising, Media & PR); the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Use of Data-Driven Media, Media (Advertising, Media & PR); and the Webby Award for Integrated Mobile Experience, Mobile & OTT App Features (Apps and Software)

The Social Dilemma — Webby Award for Politics & Advocacy, Branded Content (Advertising, Media & PR)

HBO Max — Webby Award for Entertainment, General Mobile & OTT Apps (Apps and Software); Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Streaming Service, Mobile & OTT App Features (Apps and Software); Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best User Experience, Mobile & OTT App Features (Apps and Software); and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Visual Design – Function, Mobile & OTT App Features (Apps and Software)

Oprah’s Book Club — Webby Award for Arts & Culture, General Series (Podcasts)

Pod Save America — Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Interview/Talk Show, General Series (Podcasts)

Jemele Hill Is Unbothered — Webby Award for Best Host, Features (Podcasts) and the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Diversity & Inclusion, General Series (Podcasts)

StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson — Webby People’s Voice Award for Science & Education, General Series (Podcasts)

The Motherly Podcast: Kristen Bell gives us the motherhood advice we all need to hear — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Individual Episode, Features (Podcasts)

The Daily Show Podcast Universe — Webby People’s Voice Award for Scripted Fiction, Limited-Series & Specials (Podcasts)

Spotify’s ‘An Oral History of The Office’ — Webby People’s Voice Award for Entertainment, Limited-Series & Specials (Podcasts)

‘Hamilton’ – Twitter Watch Party — Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Events & Livestreams, Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)

Color of Change’s #JusticeForFloyd Campaign — Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Public Service & Activism, Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)

NASA — Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Overall Social Presence – Brand, Features (Social)

Jennifer Garner — Webby People’s Voice Award for Celebrity/Fan, General Social (Social)

Gordon Ramsay & Ramsay in 10 — Webby People’s Voice Award for Food & Drink, Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)

The Late Late Show With James Corden — Webby Awards for Celebrity/Fan, General Social (Social) and Entertainment, General Social (Social)

The Daily Show — The Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Overall Social, Features (Social)

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical — Webby People’s Voice Award for Television & Film, Social Video (Social)

The Daily Show Bonus Tracks — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Interview/Talk Show, Social Content Series & Campaigns (Social)

Marvel’s Make Me A Hero: Real Heroes — Webby Award for Arts & Entertainment, Social Video (Social)

The Daily Show Twitter — Webby Awards for Humor, General Social (Social)

Dear Class of 2020 — Webby People’s Voice Award for Events & Live Streams, General Video (Video)

The Root’s Unpack That — Webby People’s Voice Award for Public Service & Activism, Video Series & Channels (Video)

2020 MTV Video Music Awards — Webby People’s Voice Award for Events & Live Streaming, Social Video (Video)

NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition — Webby People’s Voice Award for News & Politics, Video Series & Channels (Video)

We Are George Floyd — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Documentary: Shortform, General Video (Video)

Daymond John’s Black Entrepreneurs Day — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Business & Finance, General Virtual & Remote (Virtual & Remote)

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Music, Video Series & Channels (Video)

BTS Carpool Karaoke — Webby People’s Voice Award for Variety & Reality, General Video (Video)

Megan Thee Stallion x New York Times – Protecting Women of Color — Webby Award for Best Editing, Performance & Craft (Video)

Project Runway After Show featuring Christian Siriano — Webby Award for Variety, Video Series & Channels (Video)

DudeThoughts: A Day in the Life of a Road Musician — Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Individual Performance, Performance & Craft (Video)

Momsplaining With Kristen Bell — Webby People’s Voice Award for Comedy: Longform, General Video (Video)

Dua Lipa’s ‘Hallucinate’ — Webby People’s Voice Award for Animation, General Video (Video)

Dua Lipa Has New Rules for COVID Dating — Webby Award for Comedy: Shortform, General Video (Video)

Fox News Is Worried About This Candidate — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Video Remixes/Mashups, General Video (Video)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Comedy, Branded Entertainment (Video)

Kiswe Powers BTS’ Innovative Virtual Concert ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Music, General Virtual & Remote (Virtual & Remote)

Shaq’s Fun House vs Gronk Beach — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Sports, General Virtual & Remote (Virtual & Remote)

MTA — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Mobile User Experience, Mobile Specific Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

The Pandemmies — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Humor, General Websites (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Spotify’s Alone With Me — Webby People’s Voice Award for Music, General Websites and Mobile Sites (Websites and Mobile Sites)

Life at Spotify — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Employment, General Websites (Websites and Mobile Sites)

MasterClass — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Media Streaming, General Websites and Mobile Sites (Websites and Mobile Sites) and the Webby Award for Best Streaming Service, Mobile & OTT App Features (Apps and Software)

Apple Arcade Homepage Takeover — Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Homepage, Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

iPad Air — Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics, Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

iPhone 12 — Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Visual Design – Aesthetic, Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)

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