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Webby Awards 2018: Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Winners

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As entertainment increasingly shifts to the digital landscape, the Webby Awards recognizes and celebrates the movers and shakers in media, the innovators eager to craft a bright future through their contributions to film, video, news, and advocacy. On Tuesday, April 24, the winners of the 22nd annual Webby Awards were announced, chosen for their ability to build long-lasting relationships,  pioneer opportunities and amplify unheard voices.

Among the highlights of this year’s show is the Webby Award Person of the Year. Receiving the highly coveted award will be Susan Fowler, who used the Internet to bring global awareness to sexual harassment and sexual assault experienced by women across industries, call for action among tech companies, and to uplift the narratives of women experiencing mistreatment through the #MeToo movement.

Mitchell Baker, the executive chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, will be honored with the Webby Lifetime Achievement Award. During her tenure at Mozilla, Baker was an advocate for net neutrality and continued access to digital resources.

Among the other notable honorees of the 2018 Webby Awards include Kourtney Kardashian for the Webby’s People Choice Award for Celebrity/Fan,  Lin Manuel Miranda’s Rise Up for Public Service & Activism, and Lady Gaga’s Netflix documentary “Five Foot Two.”

Fans on Twitter reacted to the news of their favorite celebrities winning with great excitement. Check out some of the trending reactions to the news below:

The complete list of this year’s winners can be viewed here.

The 22nd Webby Awards will be held on Monday,  May 14 and will be hosted by Amber Ruffin, comedian and writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

 

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Julia is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside, studying Public Policy with an emphasis in Social and Cultural Policy. While she’s currently on a gap year to help with Hurricane Harvey relief, Julia is a 5x author, a contributor for the Los Angeles Times, and frequent visitor of Disneyland. You can contact her at juliaschemmer@gmail.com.

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