Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino & Kesha Among 2019 Webby Award Winners

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Chance the Rapper poses in the press room with the innovator of the year award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Winners for the 23rd annual Webby Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (April 23). 

Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Reynolds are among the winners selected this year by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Hosted by actress and comedian Jenny Slate, the upcoming Webby Awards ceremony will celebrate the best work on the Internet. The 23rd Annual Webby Awards will take place May 13 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Highlights of the 2019 Webby Awards winners include:

- The New Yorker won the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Magazine (Websites)

- Tha Carter III Anniversary by Spotify won the Webby Award for Celebrity/Fan (Social)

- NASA won the Webby Award for Best Overall Social Presence – Brand (Social)

- Childish Gambino's "This Is America" won the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Music Video (Video)

- HBO Westworld: The Maze won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Use of Machine Learning (Advertising)

- Gritty won the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Athletes & Sports Teams (Social)

- Girls Who Code - Sisterh>>d Campaign won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Public Service and Activism (Social)

- Kesha's “I Need a Woman” won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Editing (Video)

- Patagonia Action Works won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (Websites)

- The Guardian app for iOS and Android won the Webby Award for News & Magazines (Apps, Mobile Sites, and Voice) 

- Headspace for Alexa won the Webby Award for Health, Fitness & Lifestyle (Voice)

- Fortnite won the Webby Award for Best Multiplayer/Competitive Games (Games)

- Will Smith: The Jump won the Webby Award for Events & Live Streams (Video)

- Serial won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Series (Podcasts)   

- National Geographic’s First Ever 3D VR Filmed in Space won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Narrative Experience (Video)

- Slate Magazine’s Slow Burn Season 2 won the Webby Award for Best Podcast Series for (Podcasts)

- The Bleacher Report App won the Webby Award for Sports (Apps, Mobile, and Voice)

- The Walking Dead: Our World won the Webby Award for Best Use of Augmented Reality (Games)

- Marvel Unlimited won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Entertainment (Apps, Mobile, and Voice)   

- Stephen Curry's '5 Minutes From Home' Series won the Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host (Video)

- Undercover Lyft with Chance the Rapper won the Webby Award for Branded Entertainment Viral (Video)

- Billy on the Street with Emma Stone won the Webby People's Voice Award for Comedy: Longform (Video)

- The Ellen DeGeneres Show won the Webby People's Voice Award for Celebrity/Fan (Social)

- Deadpool The Musical 2 won the Webby Award for Best Writing (Performance & Craft)

- Team Coco won the Webby Award for Comedy for Conan Helps His Assistant Buy a Car(Video)

- BBDO New York’s Monica Lewinsky - #DefyTheName campaign won the Webby Award for Best Influencer Endorsements (Advertising)

- The Verge won the Webby Award for Science & Education (Video)

- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon won the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Overall Social Presence - Media/Entertainment (Social)

- CBS Interactive’s James Corden’s Next James Corden won the Webby Award for Best Individual Performance (Video)

- The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library won the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Humor (Websites)

- CNN’s Anthony Bourdain’s Explore Parts Unknown: Little LA won the Webby Award for Travel & Lifestyle (Video)

- Pod Save the People won the Webby Award for Best Host (Podcasts)

- Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s Mean Tweets - Avengers Edition won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Comedy: Shortform (Video)

- Schitt's Creek Social Media won the Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Television & Film (Social)

- GrandSon Creative’s A Star Is Born trailer won the Webby Award for Trailer (Video)

- Astroneer won the Webby Award for Adventure (Games)

Winners of multiple Webby Awards this year include:

- National Geographic (17): Education & Discovery (Social), Sports (Video), Best Photography & Graphics (Social), Best User Experience (Apps Mobile, and Voice), Best Data Visualization (Websites)

- Google (14): Technical Achievement (Apps, Mobile, and Voice), Best User Interface (Websites), Media & Entertainment (Advertising, Media, & PR), Productivity (Apps, Mobile, and Voice)

- Vice (11): News and Politics (Social), Technology (Video), Weird (Video), Food & Drink (Websites)

- Conde Nast (11): Variety (Video), Food & Drink (Social), Magazine (Websites), Best Branded Editorial Experience (Advertising, Media & PR)

- HBO (9): Sports (Social), Best Streaming Service (Apps, Mobile, and Voice), Best Interaction Design (Video)

This year’s Special Achievement Winners are:

- Webby Video Person of the Year: Issa Rae for her diverse body of work through Issa Rae Productions, and her direct use of the Internet to highlight new and original content. 

- Webby Social Movement of the Year, accepted by Greta Thunberg for spearheading the #FridaysForFuture enviornmental activism campaign and using the Internet to bring attention to climate change.

- Webby Artist of the Year: Tierra Whack for her innovative and artful execution of creating 60-second Instagram videos for her debut album, "Whack World."

- Webby Special Achievement: Hasan Minhaj for his entertaining work in his informative and successful Netflix talk show series, “Patriot Act.”

- Webby Entrepreneur of the Year: Emily Weiss for her success as the foudner and CEO of the $1.2 billion company, Glossier, which is a direct-to-consumer brand that utlizes the Internet to emphasize community engagement.